Commanders, embattled coach Ron Rivera face tall task at Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys and Washington Commanders enter their NFC East Thanksgiving Day matchup in vastly different mindsets. While the Cowboys (7-3) are rolling toward their third straight playoff appearance, the Commanders (4-7) are on track for their seventh consecutive non-winning season. With speculation flying about a potential pink slip for coach Ron Rivera on Black Friday, especially if Washington lays another egg on national TV in Dallas, there’s one overarching storyline entering the game. Rivera

Panthers need to get offense going vs. explosive Cowboys

There are increasing signs that the Dallas Cowboys have put their offense in good order. That’s far from the case for the Carolina Panthers. The Cowboys will try to keep it going when they face the Panthers on Sunday afternoon in Charlotte. Dallas (6-3) has won three of its last four games, with the offense a big part of that success. The Panthers (1-8) have the worst record in the NFL. The Cowboys are the

Ailing Giants hand rookie QB keys at Dallas in rematch of 40-0 loss

Scoreless in the season-opening loss to the Cowboys, the Giants lost six of their past seven games and are preparing their third starting quarterback in as many games for Sunday’s rematch in Dallas. New York (2-7) has scored only eight offensive touchdowns in nine games and crash-lands into the NFC East matchup with more concerns than can be counted. The worries start with rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito. He’s thrust into the unexpected role of starter

Cowboys, Eagles ratchet up focus for elite matchup

One of the NFL’s more heated rivalries comes out of hibernation Sunday as the Dallas Cowboys visit the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones held his tongue when asked about the key division matchup, saying he didn’t want to “poke the bear.” Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott did not show similar restraint as his Cowboys (5-2) prepared to take on the Eagles (7-1). “Pour honey on me,” Prescott said. “I always say that. If

Finally back home, Cowboys welcome up-and-down Rams

Set to play on their own field for the first time in four weeks, the Dallas Cowboys are as healthy as they have been all season ahead of a meeting with the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. The Cowboys earned a 20-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Oct. 16 then went into their bye week savoring their ability to regroup and recover, one week after they were blown out on the road against

Cowboys try to get back on track against former OC Kellen Moore, Chargers

The Dallas Cowboys are coming off a dreadful performance and former offensive coordinator Kellen Moore would like to deliver some payback. Moore now runs the Los Angeles Chargers’ offense after having the keys to the Dallas attack the previous four seasons. He’ll look to keep the scoreboard busy when the Chargers (2-2) host the Cowboys (3-2) on the Monday Night Football stage at Inglewood, Calif. Moore was pushed out the door by Dallas coach Mike

49ers, Cowboys renew rivalry in marquee matchup

The San Francisco 49ers have knocked the Dallas Cowboys out of the playoffs in each of the past two seasons. However, the regular season has been a different story, and Dallas will attempt to defeat the 49ers for the eighth time in the past 10 meetings between the teams in their Sunday night showdown at Santa Clara, Calif. Of course, the regular-season success enjoyed by the Cowboys (3-1) is dwarfed by the postseason setbacks. San