On the one hand, there are only three out of 12 playoff spots still up for grabs heading into the final week of the regular season. On the other hand, there are so many possibilities in terms on a) who gets those three spots; and b) where teams fall in the seeding. Here are the playoff scenarios heading into Sunday:
Posts Tagged ‘Dallas Cowboys’
Posted: Monday, December 26th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Jay Cutler, John Skelton, Josh McCown, Kahlil Bell, Kevin Kolb, Larry Fitzgerald, Matt Forte, Tony Romo
Jay Cutler is hoping to make his way back for Chicago’s season finale, but fantasy owners shouldn’t rush to put him back in their lineups just yet.
Posted: Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Ben Roethlisberger, Caleb Hanie, Charlie Batch, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Felix Jones, Josh McCown, Pittsburgh Steelers
It looks like Ben Roethlisberger could sit out the remainder of the regular season. That could put a lot more of the offensive burden on the shoulders of Rashard Mendenhall
Seven down, five to go, two weeks left to figure it all out. Seven teams have clinched playoff spots and four more can do so this weekend: The cowboys, falcons and Lions in the NFC and — that’s right — Tim Tebow and the Broncos in the AFC. Of course, there’s still plenty of jockeying for playoff position – home-field advantage, byes, etc.
Cowboy fans had huge expectations coming into this year. A second year with Dez Bryant and Miles Austin at wide receiver, another year with DeMarcus Ware rushing the passer, and their first go-round with renowned defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. But after two consecutive, heartbreaking losses, first to the Cardinals and last week to the Giants, the mood in Dallas is shifting. Fans are wondering: What’s wrong with the Cowboys?
Losing Greg Jennings to a knee injury certainly will impact fantasy owners currently in the playoffs, but there is plenty of value to be found in the rest of Green Bay’s deep receiving corps.
Posted: Thursday, December 8th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Dallas Cowboys, David Diehl, DeMarcus Ware, Eli Manning, Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants, Playbook, Rob Ryan, Tale of the tape, Tony Romo
Watching tape in preparation for the Giants this weekend, Rob Ryan has to be licking his lips or plucking his gray beard; however excitement manifests with the Cowboys defensive coordinator, he must have shown plenty of it after seeing New York’s situation at offensive tackle.
With both Laurent Robinson and Miles Austin back at Cowboys practice, Robinson’s fantasy value is in flux. But fantasy owners could do worse than to take a chance on Robinson for another week.
Posted: Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 | jasonfsmith1 Tags: Blog Log Blog, Dallas Cowboys, Felix Jones, frank gore, Green Bay Packers, John Kuhn, Kendall Hunter, Mark Sanchez, New England Patriots, Pierre Garcon, Roy Helu, San Francisco 49ers, Shane Vereen, Shonn Greene, Stevan Ridley
As fantasy leagues head into the playoffs, Jason Smith looks at garbage points — those points that come late in lopsided games — and how useful they can be in the pursuit of a fantasy championship.
Posted: Monday, November 28th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Andre Johnson, Arizona Cardinals, Blaine Gabbert, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, John Skelton, Kevin Kolb, Larry Fitzgerald, Laurent Robinson, Luke McCown, Maurice Jones-Drew, Miles Austin
Kevin Kolb could return for Arizona this week, which might not be good news for Larry Fitzgerald.
Posted: Monday, November 14th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Alex Smith, Chris Johnson, Dallas Cowboys, Dave Tollefson, DeMarco Murray, frank gore, Mathias Kiwanuka, New York Giants, Playbook, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans, Tony Romo
In the NFL, defensive coordinators wish stopping a team was as simple as stopping one guy.
Posted: Monday, November 7th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Dallas Cowboys, frank gore, Kendall Hunter, Laurent Robinson, Mike Tolbert, Miles Austin, Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers
In the latest Three and out: Miles Austin could be gone awhile, Ryan Mathews could be back soon and Frank Gore is uncertain.
Ahmad Bradshaw is out indefinitely, Willis McGahee is no lock to return Sunday while it’s anyone’s guess when Felix Jones will be back.
Posted: Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 | Adam Rank Tags: Three and out, Baltimore Ravens, Chris Johnson, Dallas Cowboys, DeMarco Murray, Jackie Battle, Jason Garrett, Ray Rice, Ryan Torain, Shanahanigans, Tennessee Titans, Terrell Suggs, Tony Romo
There’s no question that DeMarco Murray should be the starter for the Cowboys.
With injured starter Felix Jones out, DeMarco Murray had a chance to step up and seized the opportunity in the biggest of ways, setting a franchise record with 253 rushing yards on 25 carries.