<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Blue Star]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcdfw.com/blogs/blue-star http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:25:38 -0500 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:25:38 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Patriots-Inspired Deflated Football Hats Hit the Market]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:34:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/deflategate-hats-apparel.jpg
If not the Patriots, these silly hats will likely tweak Patriots fans.

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<![CDATA[Dez Bryant (Probably) Won't Play Against Vikings]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:20:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/453321588.jpg
According to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, the team is leaning toward holding Dez Bryant out of Saturday's dress rehearsal game against the Vikings in Arlington.

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<![CDATA[Orlando Scandrick Has Successful Knee Surgery]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:21:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/orlando-scandrick12.5.11.jpg
Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick underwent successful surgery in Dallas on Thursday to repair the torn ligaments in his knee.]]>
<![CDATA[A.J. Jenkins Making Push for a Roster Spot]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:41:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/458294338.jpg
After a rough start to his NFL career, A.J. Jenkins is getting his confidence back and at least making a push for a spot on the Cowboys' 53-man roster.

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<![CDATA[Rash of Camp Injuries Nothing Unusual: NFLPA]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:12:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/scandrick-injured.jpg
It's unfortunate, but NFLPA Medical Director says there's not really anything unusual about the rash of season-ending injuries we've seen in the NFL over the past few weeks.

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<![CDATA[Randy Gregory Fielded a Punt to Send Cowboys Home Early]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:13:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/randy-gregory-cowboys.jpg
Thanks to rookie defensive end Randy Gregory's sure hands, the Dallas Cowboys got to head home from training camp a day early.]]>
<![CDATA[Cowboys Need to Show Improvement Vs. Vikings]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:05:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/485064310.jpg
Unlike the first two pre-season messes, Saturday night's game actually is important.

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<![CDATA[With Weeden Out, Garrett Takes Some Snaps at QB]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:19:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/459955034.jpg
With Brandon Weeden sidelined with a concussion, Cowboys head coach and longtime quarterback Jason Garrett jumped in to help pick up the slack this week at practice.

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<![CDATA[Darrion Weems Making Push for Swing Tackle Gig]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:00:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/joseph-randle-darrion-weems.jpg
Darrion Weems has been making a push for the swing tackle position left vacant by the departure of Jermey Parnell.

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<![CDATA[McFadden 'Definitely' Available Against Vikings]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:30:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/darren-mcfadden-49ers.jpg
Cowboys running back Darren McFadden came away from his preseason debut a little sore, but expects to be ready to go when the Vikings roll into town this weekend.
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<![CDATA[Cowboys See Some Orlando Scandrick in Tyler Patmon]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:19:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tyler-patmon-big-night.jpg
The Cowboys see a lot of similarities between Tyler Patmon and the man he'll attempt to replace, Orlando Scandrick.
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<![CDATA[Anthony Hitchens Still Dealing with Foot Issue]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:19:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/anthony-hitchens9.11.jpg
Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens is still dealing with the foot injury he suffered two days after the preseason opener.
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<![CDATA[Cowboys Will Leave Camp With Unanswered Questions]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:37:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/485063396.jpg
Joseph Randle remains the starting running back, kind of by default.

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<![CDATA[Dez Bryant Returns to Practice]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:11:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/460752926.jpg
Dez Bryant practiced on Tuesday after missing almost three weeks with a hamstring issue, and could see some action against the Vikings on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Byron Jones Returns, Says Shoulder Issue "No Big Deal"]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:54:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/byron-jones-draft-night.jpg
Cowboys first round pick Byron Jones is back at practice and feeling good after missing more than a week with a shoulder issue.]]>
<![CDATA[Whitehead Feeling "More Poised" as Cowboys' Return Man]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:35:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-455168706.jpg
With each week, Lucky Whitehead is feeling more comfortable back deep as the Cowboys' return man.

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<![CDATA[Geoff Swaim Making a Case for Third TE Spot]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:19:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Geoff-swaim-cowboys.jpg
Cowboys rookie tight end Geoff Swaim has been making his impact felt while James Hanna deals with a sprained knee.]]>
<![CDATA[Jerry Jones Sounds Pretty Excited About Randy Gregory]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:05:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/randy-gregory-cowboys.jpg
Throughout camp and two preseason games, Jerry Jones says rookie defensive end Randy Gregory has blown his expectations out of the water.]]>
<![CDATA[Brace Yourselves, Claiborne is a Starter ]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:45:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mo-claiborne-hurt-shoulder.jpg
Scandrick's departure means a door opens for Claiborne. Yikes.]]>
<![CDATA[3 to Watch at Cowboys Camp - Aug. 25]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:30:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/232*120/scandrick.JPG
NBC 5 Sports' Pat Doney has 3 to Watch after Dallas cornerback Orlando Scandrick sustained an apparent knee injury at training camp Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Coach Garrett Inspired by Bruce Springsteen]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:39:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_brucespringsteenpng_bim.jpg
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has seen Bruce Springsteen in concert at least two dozen times.

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<![CDATA[Seahawks Pick Up Ex-Cowboys WR George Farmer, Move Him to DB]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:55:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/george-farmer-cowboys.jpg
The Seattle Seahawks have picked up George Farmer, the undrafted receiver who was waived by the Cowboys a week ago, and will attempt to turn him into a defensive back.]]>
<![CDATA[Barry Church on Run Defense: "We'll Get it Fixed"]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:34:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/461029616.jpg
After the Cowboys gave up 155 rushing yards to the 49ers on Sunday night, safety and defensive captain Barry Church vowed that the team will get the run defense fixed.

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<![CDATA[Romo Wanted More PT in San Francisco]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:58:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/485062724.jpg
Tony Romo wishes he could've played more on Sunday night but, to hear Jason Garrett tell it, limiting the Pro Bowler to one series was the plan all along.

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<![CDATA[Garrett Singles Out Defensive Line as "Bright Spot" in Loss to 49ers]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:43:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/4594860021.jpg
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett called the young defensive line a "bright spot" in what was an ugly preseason loss to the 49ers on Sunday night.

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<![CDATA[0-2 in Preseason, Wake Me When it Matters]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:22:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/485068262.jpg
Luckily for Cowboys fans, the results of meaningless preseason NFL games are in no way predictive of what's to come in the regular season.

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<![CDATA[Mo Claiborne Says He's Physically Ready to Return]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:21:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mo-claiborne-cant-relax.jpg
Mo Claiborne wants to make it clear that his absence from Sunday's preseason matchup with the 49ers doesn't mean he isn't ready to return.]]>
<![CDATA[5 Things to Know About the Loss to San Francisco]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:59:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pdoney-5things.jpg
NBC 5's Pat Doney has five takeaways from the Cowboys loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.]]>
<![CDATA[McFadden Feeling Good After Quiet Preseason Debut]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:37:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/darren-mcfadden-49ers.jpg
Darren McFadden didn't do much on Sunday night, but after missing the preseason opener completely, it felt good for the veteran to just be on the field.]]>
<![CDATA[Another Preseason Game, Another Sack for Randy Gregory]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:49:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/randy-gregory-cowboys.jpg
Cowboys second round pick Randy Gregory recorded his second sack of the preseason on Sunday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Sean Lee Set to Return Against Vikings]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:52:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cowboys-sean-lee-camp.jpg
If all goes according to plan, Sean Lee will return to the field for the first time since December 2013 on Saturday, when the Cowboys host the Vikings at AT&T Stadium.

Photo Credit: Pat Doney, NBC 5 Sports]]>
<![CDATA[Jerry Jones "Concerned" About Special Teams]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:33:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/485056164.jpg
The Cowboys' special teams play was sloppy enough on Sunday night to stir up some concern in owner Jerry Jones.

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<![CDATA[Sideline Images: Cowboys, 49ers]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:32:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/485064506.jpg
The San Francisco 49ers beat the Dallas Cowboys 23-6 on Sunday night in the second week of preseason action.

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<![CDATA[Weeden Suffers Concussion in Loss to 49ers]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:33:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/485064514.jpg
Cowboys backup quarterback Brandon Weeden played three forgettable series on Sunday night before suffering a concussion.

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<![CDATA[Vaughan Throws Away Chance to Shine at QB]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:36:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/485049032.jpg
He sure looked more like practice-squad fodder than a candidate to be the Cowboys' quarterback of the future.

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<![CDATA[5 to Know at Cowboys Training Camp - Aug. 21]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:05:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/212*120/doney+machota.JPG
NBC 5 Sports' Pat Doney and Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News have 5 to Know ahead of the Cowboys' game against the San Francisco 49ers.

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<![CDATA[Romo, Witten Growing 'Old' While Seeking Title for Cowboys]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:27:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/081515+pat+witten+and+sons.jpg
Tony Romo crouches to give his little son Hawkins instructions on running a pass route while Jason Witten carries one of his kids nearby, surrounded by autograph seekers.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys RG Zack Martin Feels Fine After Stinger Scare]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:19:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/zack-martin-minicamp.jpg
Cowboys All-Pro guard Zack Martin says he'll be fine after suffering a neck stinger in practice on Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Cowboys Part Ways with RB Lache Seastrunk]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:03:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/460086263.jpg
In one of a handful of roster moves made by the team on Thursday, the Cowboys waived running back Lache Seastrunk.

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<![CDATA[Byron Jones on Shoulder Issue: "I'll Be Around Soon"]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 11:40:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/471748516.jpg
After getting a second opinion on his banged up left shoulder, rookie cornerback Byron Jones believes he'll be back soon.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Get CBs Scandrick, Carr Back]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 11:18:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Brandon+Carr+011215.jpg
On Thursday, Brandon Carr and Orlando Scandrick returned to practice for the first time in two weeks.

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<![CDATA[Randle's Setback Shines More Light on Smith's Durability]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 11:03:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/emmitt-smith-passes-walter-payton.jpg
As the current crop of running backs struggle to stay healthy, we're reminded that their all-time best back never got hurt.]]>
<![CDATA[3 to Watch at Cowboys Camp - Aug. 20]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 20:56:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/CLM0NQOUMAASJjb.jpg
NBC 5 Sports' Pat Doney breaks down 3 to Watch ahead of the Cowboys' preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers. Follow the Cowboys Training Camp on Twitter @newyscruggs, @PatDoneyNBC5, @BlueStarBlog.

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<![CDATA[Garrett Says NFL Needs to Address Teams Fighting]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:46:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/081715+Vic+Cowboys+20.JPG
Jason Garrett seems conflicted after another practice ends in a fight.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Hope to End Season at the Site of This Week's Game]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:43:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/LEVIS-STADIUM-SUPER-BOWL-VO-okay---00002827.jpg
The Cowboys next preseason game is also where they hope to end the upcoming season.

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