<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Blue Star]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcdfw.com/blogs/blue-star http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usSat, 03 Dec 2016 20:35:30 -0600Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:35:30 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Your Cowboys Fan Photos - Gallery III]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:50:58 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/085006846bee4557a52e0b151b2ffbce.JPG.jpg Your Dallas Cowboys fan photos.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Fan Meets Players in Minnesota]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:14:42 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/taystern.jpg Kayley Shade, who is fighting a form of spinal muscular atrophy, had the opportunity to be on the sidelines for Thursday night's Cowboys game in Minnesota.

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<![CDATA[Witten's Streak Ends in Cowboys Win]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:54:45 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cowboys_Newy_Talks_Witten_1200x675_822635075945.jpg Cowboys' tight end Jason Witten says a team win more important than extending his streak of 130 straight games with a catch, which was snapped in Thursday's win over the Vikings.]]> <![CDATA[Newy, David Recap Cowboys' Win Over Vikings]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:48:47 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cowboys_Newy_Watkins_1200x675_822635075956.jpg Newy Scruggs and David Watkins talk about the importance of the Dallas Cowboys' win against the Vikings in Minnesota Thursday night.]]> <![CDATA[Cowboys vs. Vikings: Thursday Night Football]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:16:55 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-627071736.jpg The Dallas Cowboys traveled to Minneapolis for a Thursday night matchup with the Minnesota Vikings on NBC's Thursday Night Football.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Legend Drew Pearson Previews Thursday Night]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:03:30 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cowboys_-_Omni_Drew_Pearson_6p-_120116_1200x675_822385731793.jpg Drew Pearson, the Dallas Cowboys' "Original 88" previews Thursday's game between the Cowboys and Vikings on NBC 5.]]> <![CDATA[Dallas Skyline Takes on #TNFonNBC]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:45:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cowboys-Omni.jpg

The Dallas skyline lit up for the Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings for Thursday Night Football on NBC.

The Omni Hotel put on a show featuring "Light Up Thursday Night" as well as the Cowboys star and NBC 5 logo.

<![CDATA[Cowboys Fan Fever Spreading With 11th Straight Win]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:34:51 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cowboys+fever+dog.jpg Dallas Cowboys fans are feeling the winning fever, as the team notched its 11th straight win Thursday against the Vikings.

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<![CDATA[Drew Pearson Looks Ahead to Cowboys-Vikings]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:41:59 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Pat_on_Cowboys_5p_120116_1200x675_822326851558.jpg NBC 5 Sports' Pat Doney talks with former Cowboys great Drew Pearson about the Cowboys' matchup with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday Night Football on NBC 5.]]> <![CDATA[Newy Scruggs Previews Cowboys-Vikings Game]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:22:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cowboys_vs_Vikings_5p_120116_1200x675_822317635976.jpg America's Team looks to make it 11 wins in a row tonight when the Cowboys face the Minnesota Vikings on NBC 5.]]> <![CDATA[The Impact of Zimmer's Absence for Vikings ]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:29:35 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Vikings+Zimmer.jpg NBC 5's David Watkins and KARE 11's Eric Perkins talk more about Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer missing Thursday night's game against the Cowboys.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Fan Photos - November 1, 2016]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:48:24 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/5P_Cowboys_Fan_Photos_5p_120116_1200x675_822337603965.jpg Mason, Marq Family, Tony and Cece and Maverick and Jazzy were featured during the Silver and Blue fan photos segment on Thursday, November 1, 2016.]]> <![CDATA[Cowboys Keep Arlington Grannies Young at Heart ]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:21:10 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cowboys+grannies.jpg

You can’t go anywhere these days without running into die-hard Cowboys fans, but you’ll find perhaps the most excited ones in a place you’d least expect.

They call themselves the “Greenfield Girls.”

A group of 70-, 80- and 90-year-old grandmothers living in the Greenfield Residences, a senior living center in Arlington, decked out head-to-toe in Cowboys gear. They’re loud and proud and they’ve been fans longer than most have been alive.

“Ever since I can remember,” said 89-year-old Jean Gibson.

Her most vibrant Cowboys memory might ring a bell. It was Roger Staubach’s famous Hail Mary pass to Drew Pearson with 32 seconds left against the Minnesota Vikings back in 1975.

“We screamed and hollered until my neighbor came running to see what was wrong,” Gibson said, laughing.

Nearly 40 years later, the screaming and hollering hasn’t calmed down one bit.

“I’ve had to walk outside and get my breath,” said John Davis, a Cowboys fan surrounded by a ton of estrogen for every single game.

“We tell ‘em what to do,” said Jo Dodson. “We all tell ‘em what to do!”

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<![CDATA[Vikings' New Stadium Reflects Features at AT&T Stadium]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:36:51 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEWY_DAVID_VIKINGS_WEB_PREVIEW_1200x675_821528643914.jpg NBC 5 Sports Director Newy Scruggs takes you on a tour of the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, where the Dallas Cowboys face the Minnesota Vikings Thursday on NBC 5.]]> <![CDATA[D/FW Airport Cowboys Club Bracing for Crowd]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:39:39 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cowboys-club-fans-dfw.jpg The Dallas Cowboys Club restaurant at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will be packed with die-hard fans Thursday as their team faces off against the Minnesota Vikings.]]> <![CDATA[Silver and Blue: Cowboys Superfan Miss Price]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:00:47 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/miss-price-cowboys-120116.jpg Ms Carolyn Price, The Dallas Cowboys Number 1 superfan, joined NBC 5 to discuss her favorite Silver and Blue memories.]]> <![CDATA[Newy Tours Vikings' New Stadium]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:54:59 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEWY_MINNESOTA_STADIUM_TOUR_FOR_WEB_1200x675_821580867995.jpg Newy tours the home of the Minnesota Vikings, U.S. Bank Stadium, which bears some resemblance to the Cowboys' stadium.]]> <![CDATA[Newy Previews Thursday's Cowboys-Vikings Game]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:48:25 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEWY_PREVIEW_OF_VIKINGS_GAME_FOR_WEB_1200x675_821589059589.jpg The Dallas Cowboys' take on the Vikings in Minnesota Thursday night, which could be a tougher test than many Cowboys fans expect.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show' Superlatives: Cowboys and Vikings]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:56:55 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ts+frederick.jpg The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon hands out superlatives to Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings players ahead of Thursday night's game on NBC 5.]]> <![CDATA[Preview: Cowboys Look for 11th Straight Win Thursday]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:23:51 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEWY_DAVID_VIKINGS_WEB_PREVIEW_1200x675_821528643914.jpg NBC 5 Sports' Newy Scruggs and David Watkins preview Thursday's game between the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings on NBC 5.]]> <![CDATA[Newy and David Predict Cowboys vs. Vikings Game]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:21:11 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NEWY_DAVID_VIKING_PREDICTION_FOR_WEB_1200x675_821527107841.jpg NBC 5 Sports' Newy Scruggs and David Watkins give their predictions for Thursday night's game between the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings. Watch the game at 7 p.m. on NBC 5.]]> <![CDATA[Charles Haley on Cowboys Win Streak, Jerry Jones Hall of Fame Chances]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:47:33 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Pat-and-Charles.jpg Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer Charles Haley spoke with NBC 5's Pat Doney about the Cowboys' run in 2016, and why he believes Jerry Jones should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.]]> <![CDATA[Cowboys' Jones Building Two Developments in Prosper]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:50:41 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/gates+of+prosper+map.jpg

Football is the focus for the Dallas Cowboys right now. But owner Jerry Jones has another major project on his plate.

He already owns developments in Allen and Frisco and now he's adding another city to the list: Prosper.

Construction is now underway on two developments in Prosper called the Gates of Prosper and Star Trail.

They’re owned by Jones’ Blue Star Land Co.

“I believe the Cowboys is a priority to him and then his real estate development,” said Prosper Mayor Ray Smith.

The $1 billion Gates of Prosper will feature 650 acres of restaurants and shopping north of State Highway 380 and the Dallas North Tollway.

A few miles away, the the Star Trail neighborhood will include 1,800 homes, an elementary school and three parks.

It’s right across a dirt road from the Garcia family home of 40 years.

“I think it's a good opportunity for Prosper. For us, we're not used to living in the city so we're looking to move farther up north,” said Candy Garcia.

While Garcia ready to put Prosper behind her, Mayor Smith says families to the south can't get there fast enough.

“Things are in motion and they just can't go fast enough,” Smith said.

Blue Star Land CEO Joe Hickman says the first phase of the commercial development will open sometime next fall.

Hickman says homes will be built starting in April and will go on sale next year.

He expect homes to cost between $350,000 and $800,000.

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<![CDATA[Silver and Blue Photos]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:07:23 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cowboys_Fan_Photos_4p_113016_1200x675_821293635747.jpg Noah and the Hickson Family as well as Kooper and Raider were featured during the Silver and Blue Photos segment on November 30, 2016.]]> <![CDATA[Die-Hard Cowboys Fans Take Off for Minneapolis]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:51:37 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cowboys+fans+dfw+airport.jpg

Dozens of die-hard Dallas Cowboys fans flew out Wednesday to Minneapolis to see Thursday night's matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.

The team took off in an American Airlines plane at about 2 p.m., in pursuit of their 11th straight win.

Right across the street at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, fans decked out in Cowboys gear were catching their own flights.

For Dawn Douglas, it's a bit of a homecoming – and a house divided.

She grew up in Minneapolis as a Vikings fan. But living in Dallas for 21 years has converted her.

"Why wouldn't you be a Cowboys fan? C'mon!" Douglas said, laughing. "There's a huge rivalry there."

She and John Castro didn't think twice about taking the trip.

"It's one of those things if you don't do it, you're going to miss it, so we got invited and we took them up on it!" Castro said.

Scott Pittman's family has had Cowboys season tickets every year since 1969. He goes to every home game and one away game.

"Been planning this for about six months," Pittman said, about going to Minneapolis. "It's like the Cowboys of the 90s. It's fun like it used to be."

Fun whether you're in the stands – or on the field.

"It's awesome. I've never been a part of a team that has chemistry like this one. It's definitely exciting just looking forward to the future," said Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley.

You can catch the Cowboys play the Vikings on NBC 5. Kickoff is at 7:25 p.m.

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<![CDATA[Silver and Blue: Cowboys Fan Pics 11.30]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:44:59 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/silver-and-blue-1130.jpg NBC 5 viewers celebrate the Silver and Blue by sharing their photos at isee@nbcdfw.com.]]> <![CDATA[Cowboys' Defense Slipping While Team Keeps on Winning]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:01:44 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NFL3-Cboys-Packers-GettyImages-615060694.jpg

Cornerback Brandon Carr bristled at the suggestion that the Dallas defense had lost its mojo through four straight games without forcing a turnover, or 53 pass attempts by Washington's Kirk Cousins without a sack.

"Are you trying to take it from us?" Carr shot back. "I won't let you get it. It's cool. We got it. Don't worry about it. We'll be all right. Thanks for the concerns."

The nine-season veteran has a pretty strong argument behind him, as does second-year safety Byron Jones when he summarily dismisses any negative numbers. The Cowboys have won 10 straight games, the most in franchise history in the same regular season.

Dallas is a win away from topping the 10-game streak in 1971 that included the playoffs and the Cowboys' first Super Bowl title. With a win over Minnesota on Thursday night, Dallas (10-1) will match the longest streak of any kind for the club -- an 11-game run that bridged the 1968-69 regular seasons.

So, forget the late, easy touchdown drive for Ben Roethlisberger that put Pittsburgh back in front and forced Cowboys rookie Dak Prescott to answer for the second time in the final two minutes to keep the winning streak alive.

And never mind on three straight second-half drives that ended in touchdown passes by Cousins, who threw for 449 yards on Thanksgiving.

"You can look at numbers and stats and all those things. But the objective of the game is to win the football game," Carr said. "I feel like we made crucial stops at those moments in the game when we needed to step up the most."

The Cowboys were improving weekly on defense and had reached the top 10 statistically going into the Pittsburgh game -- a week after dominating Cleveland and its quarterback-challenged offense 35-10. But they've been sliding since then.

The takeaway drought comes a year after Dallas was the worst in the league in that category, then started this season by forcing at least one turnover in six of the first seven games. And now the Cowboys are coming off their first game without a sack.

Takeaways and sacks are treasures for defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli.

"Not good enough," Marinelli said of the pass rush. "We've got to keep working on it."

There's a common denominator in the four-game stretch without a takeaway: the absences of safety Barry Church (broken right arm) and cornerback Morris Claiborne (groin injury). Church is expected to return against the Vikings, and owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he believes Claiborne will be back before the end of the regular season.

"I feel like we were kind of beating ourselves on the big plays we let up," Church said. "It's very hard to drive on our defense 80 yards, just dinking and dunking all the way down there. If we can minimize those big plays that we've been giving up lately, we'll have a lot better stat show."

Jones shamelessly acknowledges that the Cowboys have invested more in their offense, and he likes to point out that drafting rookie NFL rushing leader Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth overall pick was in part a move for the defense by giving Dallas more power to control the clock.

And the stats show the discrepancy. Tyrone Crawford is the sacks leader with just 3 1/2, and Church is the only player with more than one interception despite missing four games. He has two.

"I know what we've got," Jones said on his radio show Tuesday. "However, the way I look at it, and I know this is a positive way to look at it, is there's room for improvement that we've got on defense. Can we do it? Can we start getting some turnovers? I'd like to think that we can."

Marinelli prefers to let teams drive without giving up big plays, figuring it will work in Dallas' favor. The first half against Washington was a good example, when the Redskins drove all four times they had the ball but didn't get in the end zone and missed two field goals. Cousins had 216 yards passing at the half and six points to show for it.

"We did some good things the last few weeks on defense," coach Jason Garrett said. "Having said that, too many explosive plays, too much yardage and cashing in on points late in the ballgame. Those are things we've done a better job of earlier on in the year, so we've got to make sure we get back to that."

The Cowboys haven't skipped a beat on the winning part, though.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Players Support Causes With Cleats]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 07:17:27 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/zeke-cause-cleats.jpg

The hot topic in Week 13 of the NFL? It's gotta be the shoes.

This week, the NFL is taking a break from preventing players from standing out as individuals by allowing them to show support the causes important to them on their shoes.

Dallas Cowboys players will support a wide variety of causes.

Rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott's cleats will be adorned with dogs, bones and paw prints in support of animal cruelty prevention.

Tight end Jason Witten's cleats feature the phrase, "Stand Up, Stop Domestic Violence," a cause he has supported for years with his SCORE Foundation.

Tight end Gavin Escobar will raise awareness for testicular cancer with his "feeling nuts" cleats. Escobar was diagnosed with testicular cancer when he was 18. He found out after dealing with pain he didn't ignore.

"I kind of want to raise awareness for that because I know if I hadn't gotten myself checked, it might have been a different story for me," he said.

Cornerback Brandon Carr will wear cleats that promote the Carr Cares Reading Buddy Program promoting literacy. So will Byron Jones, but his have a different design featuring the Dallas skyline.

Running back Alfred Morris will wear cleats supporting the Salvation Army.

Defensive end Ryan Davis will promote Stop Diabetes. His father died of diabetes.

Wide receiver Brice Butler will wear cleats supporting Love Jones 4 Kids. The non-profit community-based organization founded by wide receiver James Jones focuses on at-risk children.

Online: My Cause, My Cleats

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Fans Excited About the Future]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:39:07 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Redskins+Cowboys.jpg With the Cowboys 10-1 season, fans are very excited about the rest of the season and the possibility of a Super Bowl appearance.

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<![CDATA[Emmitt Smith Announces Mother's Death on Instagram]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 04:02:59 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Emmitt+Smith2.jpg

Emmitt Smith says his mother has died.

The former Cowboys running back and NFL Hall of Famer announced Mary Smith's death on Instagram, writing: "I've lost many things in my life but nothing like the loss of my first Love, my mother. My heart is truly aching at this moment because I will never ever hear her voice again."

A spokeswoman for Smith said Mary Smith died Saturday in Dallas, where she was visiting her son and his family for the Thanksgiving holiday. The spokeswoman didn't say how she died or how old she was.

Smith added, "Mom, you will be forever missed and always treasured." He added, "I can hear her voice saying get up and get back in the game." He also posted a picture of himself and his mother.

Smith is receiving support from his former Cowboys teammate Michael Irvin, who tweeted to Smith : "We r lifting u guys up in our prayers."

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<![CDATA[Thursday Night Football: Cowboys Go for 11th Straight Win]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:03:22 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_16330088209607.jpg

Dak Prescott will face as good a pass defense as he has seen all year when the rookie quarterback tries to run the Dallas Cowboys’ winning streak to 11 in-a-row on Thursday Night Football against the Minnesota Vikings.

The teams face off on NBC at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Minnesota is coming off a loss to Detroit in the last seconds that was their fifth in six games following a 5-0 start. Prescott, a fourth-round draft pick who has supplanted Tony Romo, threw for a TD and ran for another on Thanksgiving Day.

The Vikings will play without their coach Mike Zimmer. He will miss the game following emergency surgery to repair a detached retina. Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer will serve as the interim head coach.

The Vikings’ defense has allowed 13 TDs through the air and picked off passes 12 times. Against the comparably dangerous Philadelphia defense, Prescott made a couple of shaky throws, including an interception in the end zone. But he also led Dallas back from a late 10-point hole and threw a winning TD pass in overtime.

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Minnesota QB Sam Bradford should have an easier time against the Cowboys’ secondary. The sixth-year-player is on pace to blow away his previous best in completion percentage. A 31-for-37 game against Detroit bumped him up to 71.3 on the year and he’s at nearly 80 percent in November.

Four to watch:

Dallas RB Zeke Elliott: Another rookie enjoying a breakout year for the Cowboys; he’ll be leaned on heavily. His next yard will be 1,200 for the season and 200 ahead of the nearest competitor.

Dallas CB Anthony Brown: The rookie cornerback had a howler against Washington, and figures to be targeted heavily by Bradford and top Vikings WR Stefon Diggs. 

Minnesota CB Xavier Rhodes: Leads the Vikings with four interceptions this season, all in the last eight games, including one he took back for a touchdown.

Minnesota DE Danielle Hunter: Has 3.5 of his 7.5 sacks this season in the last three games. He’ll go up against a line that has allowed 15 all year.

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<![CDATA[Fans Craving Cowboys Merchandise]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:07:42 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cowboys+gear+merchandise.jpg

Retail stores are capitalizing on the success of the Dallas Cowboys.

At Rally House in Plano, nearly half of all sales are Cowboys merchandise.

"Right now, Cowboys are about 35 to 40 percent of our business," said Rally House sales associate Caleb Zigler. "It just shows you how much people are coming in."

Zigler estimates the store is making more than $30,000 a week in Cowboys merchandise.

"Fans are coming in, spending $600, a $1,000, $1200. They don't even care as long as it has a star on it. They're willing to slide their card," Zigler said. "They're constantly wanting everything. Two, three or four jerseys. I can't keep them filled because of the demand."

Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott continue to top NFL jersey sales. Sizes and quantities are limited, due to their rising popularity.

"Everybody calls almost every single day looking for Prescott jerseys," said Rally House Frisco manager Celina Pate. "We cannot keep them on the shelves. Everybody is excited."

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<![CDATA[No Jinx: Possible Playoff Scenarios for the Cowboys]]> Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:07:47 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cowboys+Elliott+Redskins.jpg NBC 5's David Watkins and Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News discuss future scenarios for the Cowboys this season, which includes the playoffs.

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<![CDATA[As 'Dak-Mania' Spreads, Prescott Ave is Abuzz]]> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 20:16:20 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-625636002.jpg

The Cowboys are still riding high after a seasonal sweep of the Washington Redskins. With a franchise-best 10 straight wins, the NFL and the nation are taking notice.

While almost all of Dallas is abuzz, there is a certain pride on Prescott Avenue.

“I’m definitely a Dak Prescott fan. I live on Prescott. You’ve got to be a Dak Prescott fan,” Cordell Adams said. “Dak has brought a whole new meaning to the Cowboys.”

Blue and silver fire hydrants dot the street and conversations about the ‘Boys are plentiful.

“We’re going to have a Prescott-themed party instead of a Christmas-themed party,” Courtney Lewis said. “We’re going to do a ‘Prescott at Prescott’ in December. I’m a big fan.”

Fans said they are hopeful for this season and beyond.

“You’ve got Dez that’s been there a while and Tony and other veterans with the rookies and they’ve all been jiving so well,” Lewis said. “It’s really inspiring and it’s really cool to see, especially for America’s Team.”

“When he is setting records and Zeke is setting records, we keep on pushing them,” Adams added.

They believe the entire team is talented with Dak Prescott at the helm.

“What a great leader he is. He’s really poised. He obviously plays really well under pressure,” Lewis said.

“I think he’s everything that we’ve been looking for as far as a quarterback is concerned. He’s mobile, he’s agile. He can pass. He can throw,” Lewis added.

Longtime fans are thinking back to the glory days.

“So you get more into it and you think, ‘That’s the reason I’ve been a Cowboys fan forever.’ So, he’s making it all come back for everybody,” Lewis said.

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<![CDATA[Five to Know: Cowboys Beat Redskins]]> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 22:59:37 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/doney_five_to_know_cowboys_redskins_1200x675_817328195870.jpg NBC 5 sports reporter has five things you need to know about the Cowboys win versus the Redskins Thursday in AT&T Stadium.]]> <![CDATA[Newy and Pat Talk Redskins, Cowboys Game]]> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 22:52:04 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/newy+pat1.jpg NBC 5's Newy Scruggs and Pat Doney recap the Cowboy's victory over the Redskins on Thanksgiving Day.]]> <![CDATA[Couple Cross the Atlantic to See Cowboys on Thanksgiving]]> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 23:33:20 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Matt+and+Lucy+McQueen.jpg

Matt McQueen might be married to the best woman in the world.

His wife, Lucy, was trying to determine where to go for their honeymoon and came up with an idea that Matt will spend the rest of his life trying to beat.

"He wanted to do a Thanksgiving game, so I came home and I was like 'What if we go in November for Thanksgiving?'" Lucy said. "He was like 'Yeah, let's book it now.'"

Matt couldn't believe it.

"I was making sure she wasn't drunk. I wanted it in writing," he said. 

The British couple has spent the last week traveling the southern coast of the United States.

The Dallas Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day game against the Washington Redskins is their final stop.

"We met a guy in New Orleans and when he found out where we were from he said, 'they're not just America's team, they're the world's team,'" Lucy said.

Lucy is still learning to love the sport, but she's head over heels for tailgating, a tradition that hasn't spread across the Atlantic Ocean yet.

"Everyone's a family here, everyone's on the same page, even the rival [fans]. You would never get on the bus with rival fans at a soccer game. Never, they'd kill each other," the pair said.

For Matt, a longtime Cowboys fan, Thursday was a dream come true. He got to meet and take pictures with Cowboys legends Drew Pearson and Ed "too tall" Jones.

Pearson even let him try on his Super Bowl ring.

"It's better than a wedding ring," Matt said, drawing a sarcastic chuckle from Lucy.

Once the pregame festivities were done the couple headed to AT&T Stadium for their first game as Mr. and Mrs. McQueen.

Thursday's win was the perfect end to an unforgettable honeymoon.

"She's been a good luck charm," Matt said. "We've never seen them lose."

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<![CDATA[Silver & Blue Photos - November 24, 2016]]> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:36:37 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/COWBOYS_FAN_PHOTOS_112416_1200x675_817179203944.jpg Carlos' truck picture as well as Oliva and Jason's game day picture were featured during the Silver and Blue Photo segment on November 24, 2016.]]> <![CDATA[Thanksgiving Tailgating: Cowboys vs. Redskins]]> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 19:33:21 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/cowboys1+%288%29.JPG Fans tailgating outside AT&T Stadium ahead of the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins game, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 2016.]]> <![CDATA[Cowboys OL, Ford Renovate Dallas Firehouse for Thanksgiving]]> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 04:19:07 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cowboys-dfr-renovation-01.jpg

The Dallas Cowboys offensive line partnered with Ford, Fox Sports and The Leary Foundation to renovate a Dallas firehouse in need of repair -- just in time to watch the Cowboys face the Redskins on Thanksgiving Day.

Lineman Doug Free, Ronald Leary, Travis Frederick, Tyron Smith and Zack Martin were given a tour of Fire Station 43 before assisting in the demolition and remodel of the firehouse.

"A team of home makeover experts performed a whirlwind renovation of Fire Station 43 in northwest Dallas. The crews demolished and rebuilt the station's kitchen, dining area and living room in just under 72 hours, with the remaining work to bedrooms and the station's workout room to follow," organizers said in a prepared statement.

In a video supplied by Ford Trucks, the starting offensive linemen from the Dallas Cowboys - just named Built Ford Tough Offensive Line of the Week for the second time this season - welcome the firefighters back to the firehouse after helping with the demolition and final touches.

The firefighters will now be able to use their new kitchen and dining area for their Thanksgiving Day meal -- and of course to watch America's Team take the field Thanksgiving Day.

Actor Denis Leary capped off the event by delivering a 2017 Ford Super Duty to the firehouse on behalf of Ford and $50,000 worth of equipment donated on behalf of the Leary Foundation.

"Today and every day, we're grateful to the firefighters of Fire Station 43, and to firefighters across the country for their courage and bravery," said Leary. "The Leary Firefighters Foundation is proud to team up with Ford to provide Dallas with much needed equipment, and to support the men and women who risk their lives to keep us safe."

Founded in 2000, after a fire in Leary's native Worcester, Massachusetts, took the life of his cousin and five other firefighters, Leary Firefighters Foundation provides funding and resources for fire departments to acquire the best available equipment, technology and training necessary for the health and safety of firefighters and, in turn, the public they serve. To date, the foundation has raised more than $10 million for fire departments across the country.

As Official Truck of the National Football League, Ford celebrates the toughest players each week with the Built Ford Tough Offensive Line of the Week selected by Shaun O'Hara.

Of course, the Dallas Cowboys and Ford have a strong partnership. The team's new headquarters in Frisco is named Ford Center at The Star and Ford is producing a limited-edition Dallas Cowboys F-150 pickup truck.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Set to Host Redskins in NFC East Showdown]]> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 07:53:51 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/2014-redskins-at-cowboys.jpg Pat Doney breaks down an NFC East showdown between the Dallas Cowboys and rival Washington Redskins in Arlington Thursday afternoon.]]>