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Oct 18

Roster look: How Rick Carlisle may divide up time on the court; how Mavs roster compares with rest of NBA

It’s a bit of guesswork every season to figure out how Rick Carlisle will divvy up the playing time. But if the clues we got in the preseason hold true, here’s how it could break down. The starters: Harrison Barnes and Wesley Matthews will average 32 and 35 minutes. Dirk Nowitzki will be around

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Oct 17

Best Cowboys memes of the season so far, from Wade Phillips to Odell Beckham holding Cole Beasley’s beer

The Cowboys are at their bye week, five games into the season. Things have gone right and things have gone wrong for the 2-3 Cowboys. But one thing that’s only gone right: the meme production from you fans during and after every single game. Here are the best Cowboys memes from the season so far,

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Oct 16

Pregame video honoring American flag scheduled at Mavericks’ opener

Before the regular-season opener Wednesday against Atlanta at American Airlines Center, the Mavericks will show a video tribute to the American flag, owner Mark Cuban said. He gave reporters a sneak peek at the video, which is based on the premise that…

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Oct 16

Ex-NFL scout: Dak Prescott not getting much help; Cowboys are below average

Broaddus: “It’s easy to hate the quarterback. It’s easy. … Not me. I think that we all feel like we’re evaluators of quarterbacks, that we all know what- I thought he went toe to toe with [Aaron Rodgers in Week 5]. I really, really did. Their quarterback took some sacks and Dak was

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Oct 16

Will Ezekiel Elliott play on Sunday? Here’s where things stand in Cowboys running back’s suspension fight

With the Cowboys’ bye week over, the players will report Tuesday afternoon back to The Star dealing with a new reality: Ezekiel Elliott won’t be among them. While legal maneuvering continues in the running back’s fight against his six-game suspension by the NFL, he is indeed suspended, no

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Oct 16

Grading Cowboys rookies through 5 games: Who looks best, what makes Taco Charlton’s situation worse

Through the first five games last year, rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott were already showing signs of being cornerstone pieces for the Cowboys franchise. Elliott had 546 rushing yards and five touchdowns during Dallas’ 4-1 start. Prescott was completing 70 percent of his passes and still

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Oct 15

With Curry out at least the first three regular-season games, rookie Clavell looking like a keeper

The Mavericks are leaning strongly toward signing guard Gian Clavell to their second two-way contract, president and general manager Donnie Nelson said. The injury situation to Seth Curry, who will miss the start of the regular season as he will rest t…

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Oct 15

With Seth Curry out at least the first three regular-season games, this Mavs rookie looks like a keeper

“Clavell’s here today, which is a pretty positive situation for him,” he said. “I’ve been in his shoes. You got to live life day to day and every day you have to bring everything you can and keep working at getting better. I love the job he’s done so far in camp. And there&

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Oct 15

With Seth Curry out at least the first three regular-season games, this Mavs rookie looks like a keeper

“Clavell’s here today, which is a pretty positive situation for him,” he said. “I’ve been in his shoes. You got to live life day to day and every day you have to bring everything you can and keep working at getting better. I love the job he’s done so far in camp. And there&

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Oct 15

Ed Werder breaks down what should be the Cowboys’ focus during their bye week

On the bye week… Werder: I think [the Cowboys] have got to spend this bye week making some significant corrections to their defense – and it’s not, to me, just Sean Lee’s absence. Although, that has certainly exacerbated their weaknesses. But they’ve got to figure out a way to compete on

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Oct 15

Cowboys Catch-Up (Oct. 15): Why it might be time for Ezekiel Elliott to accept suspension; What Jim Nantz told Tony Romo

1. With no good options remaining, is it time for Elliott, Cowboys to accept his suspension? Ezekiel Elliott was always going to serve a six-game suspension. The refusal of Cowboys fans to face that reality didn’t make it any less true. The running back’s fate was determined when arbiter Harold

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Oct 15

Who is the real Cole Beasley? How family reconciles Cowboys WR with the dad, son, hunter off the field

His tweet came at 9:05 a.m. on Jan. 16, just 14 hours after he and his Cowboys teammates were gut-punched by Green Bay 34-31 in a divisional playoff game at AT&T Stadium. Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley’s social media followers are accustomed to his offbeat and sometimes, ahem, saucy tweets. But this

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Oct 15

Cowboys at the bye: Grade Dallas’ defense and special teams

The Dallas Cowboys are 2-3 at the bye week and the defense has its fair share of struggles. Dallas is 20th in the league in total defense and allow the fourth most points per game.  Special teams, meanwhile, has been fine behind the ever-reliable Dan B…

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Oct 14

Cowboys TV ratings in Dallas-Fort Worth are tanking

Any television show or any sporting event would take a rating of 30.0 in the Dallas-Fort Worth market and laugh all the way to the bank. It’s a terrific number. It means that an average of 30 percent of all homes with televisions in the area were tuned in at any moment. That translates to approximately

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Oct 14

Cowboys TV ratings in Dallas-Fort Worth are slipping

Any television show or any sporting event would take a rating of 30.0 in the Dallas-Fort Worth market and laugh all the way to the bank. It’s a terrific number. It means that an average of 30 percent of all homes with televisions in the area were tuned in at any moment. That translates to approximately

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Oct 14

Nate Newton on Jaylon Smith: ‘He’s missing on all cylinders’

He’s missing on all cylinders. You can see the eagerness in him, but this game’s more complex than lining up in the spread offense. If he just had to line up against the spread offense like they do in college over and over again, he’d probably be able to flourish a little bit better. But

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