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THE BOYS ARE BACK: Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys in week #8 conference showdown | Dez expected to play | Your 2015 Dallas Cowboys gameday resources

THE BOYS ARE BACK: Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys in week #8 conference showdown | Dez expected to play | Your 2015 Dallas Cowboys gameday resources

GAMEDAY RESOURCES: Trackers and Scoreboards

View NFL | Dallas Cowboys game stats and scores online while you watch or listen to the game.

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GAMEDAY RESOURCES: Sounds of the game

Listen to the “Voice of the Dallas Cowboys” Brad Sham

on KRLD-FM 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.

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or KMVK-FM 107.5 Mega

for the Spanish broadcast with Victor Villalba and Luis Perez

Don’t live in the Dallas area?

Click HERE for stations broadcasting from the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network and

Compass Media Network out-of-market national radio coverage

or listen via the Dallas Cowboys Android App on your phone or tablet

GAMEDAY RESOURCES: Watch the game

To watch on network TV, tune to:

KDFW-TV/FOX 4 Dallas/Ft. Worth

Out of market? Click HERE to (legally) watch online (NFL Sunday Ticket)

When: Sunday, November 1st, 2015 | Kickoff: 3:25 p.m. (Dallas time)

Where: AT&T Stadium | Arlington, TX

Watch on TV: FOX | DirecTV

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GAMEDAY RESOURCES: Dallas Cowboys pregame/postgame shows

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Note: The pregame show starts about two hours before kickoff. The postgame show starts approximately 30 minutes after the game is over.


Dez Bryant expected to return

Dez Bryant will make his return to the field today against the Seahawks, barring a late setback during warm-ups.

He’ll wear a custom orthotic on his foot.

His bone is healing well, and they don’t believe he’s at further risk of injury. Bryant’s presence should provide a lift for the team badly in need of a win.

The Dallas Cowboys medical and training staff, widely respected around the NFL, took several steps to speed up Bryant’s recovery from the Jones fracture. The bone graft they did was actually proactive, not as a result of a chronic component to the injury as is often the case. They used it to promote long-term healing.

A few weeks later, the Cowboys had Bryant undergo a procedure to remove bone marrow stem cells from his hip and inject them into his ankle. That was believed to accelerate the process, too. And Bryant worked hard with the training staff to get back as soon as he could.

Bryant practiced off to the side last week, and was a limited participant in practice this week.

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BOYS BYE-WEEK BOUNCE BACK: Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants in week #7 division rematch | Dez out, Cassel confident | Your 2015 Dallas Cowboys gameday resources

BOYS BYE-WEEK BOUNCE BACK - Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants in week 7 division rematch - Dez out, Cassel confident - Your 2015 Dallas Cowboys gameday resources

GAMEDAY RESOURCES: Trackers and Scoreboards

View NFL | Dallas Cowboys game stats and scores online while you watch or listen to the game.

Click HERE to choose from a list of popular online game trackers.

GAMEDAY RESOURCES: Sounds of the game

Listen to the “Voice of the Dallas Cowboys” Brad Sham

on KRLD-FM 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.

Click HERE.

or KMVK-FM 107.5 Mega

for the Spanish broadcast with Victor Villalba and Luis Perez

Don’t live in the Dallas area?

Click HERE for stations broadcasting from the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network and

Compass Media Network out-of-market national radio coverage

or listen via the Dallas Cowboys Android App on your phone or tablet

GAMEDAY RESOURCES: Watch the game

To watch on network TV, tune to:

KDFW-TV/FOX 4 Dallas/Ft. Worth

Out of market? Click HERE to (legally) watch online (NFL Sunday Ticket)

When: Sunday, October 25th, 2015 | Kickoff: 3:25 p.m. (Dallas time)

Where: MetLife Stadium | East Rutherford

Watch on TV: FOX | DirecTV

GAMEDAY RESOURCES: The Boys Are Back website

The Boys Are Back – Dedicated to TRUE BLUE fans of the Dallas Cowboys

Check back here for Dallas Cowboys box scores and stats, NFL and Dallas Cowboys videos, Dallas Cowboys pictures, gameday highlights, gameday resources, game recaps, interesting articles, and the latest Dallas Cowboys news and information all season long.

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GAMEDAY RESOURCES: Dallas Cowboys pregame/postgame shows

LISTEN LIVE–RIGHT NOW

Dallas Cowboys Pre-game/Postgame Show

on the

Dallas Cowboys Radio Network

Note: The pregame show starts about two hours before kickoff. The postgame show starts approximately 30 minutes after the game is over.


Dez Bryant will miss fifth game

Dez Bryant is officially out of the lineup for today’s game with the Giants. The Dallas Cowboys have downgraded his status to out. Bryant will join the team to give his support from the sideline.

Without Bryant and Tony Romo, the Cowboys have lost three straight games, but will hope to break that trend at MetLife Stadium, where the Cowboys have won three straight games over the Giants.

The Cowboys will start Brice Butler opposite of Terrance Williams. Butler, acquired via trade the week after Bryant broke his foot in the season opener. His first catch as a Cowboy, a 67-yarder in the Superdome that remains the longest completion this season by the Dallas offense. Butler is back after suffering a hamstring injury in Week 4. Butler, a third-year veteran, already knew Cassel as a fellow former USC Trojan before this season.

“I have a decent rapport with him from before he came in,” Butler said. “You come into a new place and you don’t really know everybody and then you find out he gets traded a week after you, it brings you some type of comfort or peace just in case he went in. And he’s in now. I think we’ll be fine.”

The only other uncertain injury situation involves tight end James Hanna, who is questionable to play with an ankle injury. He missed the last game against the Patriots and if he doesn’t play again, rookie Geoff Swaim will get the nod again.

Rain expected, field position key

With rain in the Meadowlands forecast and Matt Cassel making his debut at quarterback, field position is one key area for the Cowboys against the Giants.

Currently tied with Jacksonville for last in takeaways (3), the defense will look to force their first turnover since Week 2. And on special teams, the Cowboys are seeking their first big kickoff or punt return of the season.

So far, the longest totals have been a 32-yard kickoff return from Lance Dunbar and a 12-yard punt return from Cole Beasley. Dunbar’s season ended in Week 4 when he tore his ACL on a kickoff return, leaving the Cowboys without their primary kickoff returner and part-time punt returner. Rookie Lucky Whitehead had the team’s only kickoff return the following week against the Patriots, and he and Beasley each had one punt return.

In the 30-6 loss to New England, the Cowboys’ average starting field position was their own 18-yard line. Those are long drives for an offense. Some shorter fields would help.

Assistant head coach/special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia said the return game can improve. Part of it has been dealing with difficult field position against some good punters. Part of it is creating more room for the returners.

“It’s not always the return guy,” Bisaccia said. “I’ve said that for years. In the past we’ve had a good group of guys blocking in front and certainly a dynamic returner, and now we’re getting comfortable with the returns that we’ve used and getting a little bit better blocking up front.”

For the Giants, former Cowboys wide receiver/returner Dwayne Harris has held the same duties in New York. In four seasons with the Cowboys he scored two punt return touchdowns and averaged 11.1 yards on 87 returns. This year he’s averaging 7.4 yards on 16 punt returns and 27.8 yards on five kickoff returns.

GAMEDAY GUT-CHECK: Dallas Cowboys state-0f-the-star | Can America’s Team bounce back after the bye-week?

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The Dallas Cowboys and Jersey Giants meet again for the second time in seven weeks. Dallas won’t have Tony Romo to lead them on another game-winning drive in the final seconds as he did in the opener. It’s Matt Cassel’s show today. The 11-year veteran making his first start at quarterback for America’s team with Romo (fractured collarbone) still out a few more games.

Here are the gut feelings from a few local insiders/writers:

Phillips: For two weeks everyone has debated the differences between Brandon Weeden and Matt Cassel. Will Cassel take chances downfield where Weeden checked down? There needs to be a balance between conservative and plain risky, and Cassel has to find it Sunday. With Dez Bryant out against the Giants, Cassel is likely to see the Giants crowd the line the way opponents did against Weeden. He’ll need to hit open receivers when they’re there, but a bunch of turnovers on forced throws won’t help the Cowboys’ cause. I think Cassel will indeed be efficient and effective enough to win this game, and he’ll get help from the Cowboys’ defense ending its three-game takeaway drought. Dallas outlasts the Giants, 23-21, despite a 250-yard effort from Eli Manning.

Broaddus: Gut feeling this week is that Rod Marinelli goes back to his 3-2-6 defensive scheme to attack this Giants offense. There are two things that he gets out of it that can help this defense. First he gets the one-on-one matchups across the board to attack Manning, which puts pressure on the offensive line, but more importantly Marinelli gets extra defensive backs on the field. To win this game I believe the Giants are going to have to win the battles on the outside. If Dallas can hold up in the secondary, then it’s going to be a long day for the Giants. Look for Marinelli to mix and match his fronts and coverage’s but the 3-2-6 look being a go-to one in this game. Cowboys win, 19-17.

Helman: There’s just enough different about this team to make me feel optimistic. No, I don’t think Matt Cassel is going to make anyone forget Tony Romo, but I do think he’s capable of sparking a more explosive passing game. No, I don’t think Christine Michael is going to have a 100-yard day, but I do think he can contribute enough to get the ground game out of its funk. On the other side of the matchup, the Cowboys have an absurdly favorable look against a leaky Giants offensive line. I don’t know if they’ll get five sacks, but Greg Hardy, Tyrone Crawford and Randy Gregory should be able to make life difficult for Eli Manning. And if Manning is struggling to find time, that should make it hard for Odell Beckham to hurt the secondary. It’s not going to be easy – it never is at MetLife Stadium. But I think the Cowboys have changed enough to make a push, even as Dez Bryant doesn’t play. I really think they can pick up their game and get out of New York with a win – something like 24-20.

Eatman: While it’s easy to say the Cowboys have the Giants’ number up in New York – winning the last three games in the Meadowlands – you could also say that perhaps it’s Tony Romo that has it, and not the Cowboys. We know this team is not the same without him and Dez Bryant in the lineup, so I think you have to throw out the history here, even if it’s recent history. The Cowboys certainly don’t beat the Giants in Week 1 without Romo. But, that being said, I still think the Cowboys can and will win this game. I don’t know if Matt Cassel lights the world on fire but I think he plays well. They’ve got to figure out how to get Jason Witten going and I can see him getting at least seven catches. Brice Butler will make some plays down the field and I think the Cowboys get their first 100-yard rusher, and don’t be surprised if it’s Joseph Randle. This guy might not get all of the snaps but he’ll run well with the ones he gets and might even break off a long one. The Cowboys are healthier than the Giants, they’re more desperate than the Giants and I still think they’re a better team. Like all of these games, it’ll be closer but give me Dallas, 21-20. 

VALLEY RANCH SHAKE-UP: Veteran QB Matt Cassel back in the saddle | Rookie La’el Collins rejoining the trenches | RB Christine Michael to get more reps | Dallas Cowboys bye-week report 2015

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IRVING, Texas – The bye week is typically a time to make some adjustments and even big changes. The Dallas Cowboys are doing just that. Continue reading →

THE BOYS ARE BACK: New England Patriots vs. Dallas Cowboys | Greg Hardy and Rolando McClain to defend the star against another undefeated NFL rival in week #5 | Matt Cassel set to backup Weeden | Your Dallas Cowboys gameday resources

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THE BOYS ARE BACK: Atlanta Falcons vs. Dallas Cowboys | America’s Team hosting undefeated NFC South rival in week #3 | Weeden takes the reins in 2015-16 debut this afternoon | Your Dallas Cowboys gameday resources

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THE BOYS ARE BACK: Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles | America’s Team faces another evil division rival in week #2 | First 2015-16 road game this afternoon | Dallas Cowboys gameday resources

THE BOYS ARE BACK: Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles | America’s Team takes on another evil division rival in week #2 | First 2015-16 road game this afternoon | Dallas Cowboys gameday resources

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DALLAS COWBOYS GAMEDAY PRIMER: The 2015 Bone Bowl–Broken Bryant and DeMarco’s Meat | Week #2 Practice & Injury Update | Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles

DALLAS COWBOYS GAMEDAY PRIMER - The 2015 Bone Bowl–Broken Bryant and DeMarco’s Meat - Week #2 Practice & Injury Update

With the Dallas Cowboys All-Pro wide receiver Dez Bryant sidelined by foot surgery, there was no crowd around his empty locker. Instead, scattered groups were talking to his fellow receivers – the ones who will be asked to fill his shoes in Philadelphia. Continue reading →

THE BOYS ARE BACK: New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys | America’s Team officially kicks off 2015-16 season tonight! | Dallas Cowboys gameday resources

THE BOYS ARE BACK: New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys | America’s Team officially kicks off 2015-16 season tonight! | Dallas Cowboys gameday resources

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BACK IN THE SADDLE: Team adjusts sack leader salary | DE Jeremy Mincey back with the ‘boys | 2015-2016 Dallas Cowboys training camp

BACK IN THE SADDLE - Team adjusts sack leader salary - DE Jeremy Mincey back with the ‘boys - 2015-2016 Dallas Cowboys training camp

OXNARD, CA – Defensive end Jeremy Mincey spent the first few days of camp at odds with the Dallas Cowboys. In his first day back with the team, he was back to his team-leading, peace-making ways once again. Continue reading →

IT’S TRUE-BLUE ENVY: Dallas Cowboys have NFL’s best fan base | America’s Team haters face the most avid, engaged, passionate and supportive fans in the league

IT’S TRUE-BLUE ENVY - Dallas Cowboys have NFL’s best fan base - America’s Team haters face the leagues most avid, engaged, passionate and supportive fans

Here at The Boys Are Back website, we knew it all along. The Dallas Cowboys have the best fans in the NFL.

The new study from Emory University is sure to turn some heads and anger Dallas Cowboys demonizers, and haters, all around the world.

The Dallas Cowboys are not only “America’s Team”, but they are also have “the best fans” in the NFL according to Mike Lewis and Manish Tripathi (at Emory Sports Marketing Analytics). The authors define “best” as “the most avid, engaged, passionate and supportive fans.”  Continue reading →

MEET AMERICA’S TEAM CENTENARIAN: Troy Aikman surprises lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan Evonne Morgan | 100th Birthday visit delights adorable True Blue fan

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The Dallas Cowboys have legions of fans, of all ages, in the U.S. and around the world.

Evonne Morgan stands out.  Continue reading →

THE BATTLING BACK ‘BOYS: The Journey from Injured Reserve to Redemption | Comeback Cowboys Sean Lee & Morris Claiborne fighting back

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For some Cowboys, there has been no offseason.

For the few players that ended the 2014 campaign on the injured reserve list, the offseason consisted of about one week before returning to the Valley Ranch facility to continue their rehabilitation process.  Continue reading →

EXPECT EXTRA-LONG EXTRA POINT: NFL owners approve PAT rule changes for 2015 season | Kickers moved back 15 yards | Defensive scoring opportunity created

EXPECT EXTRA-LONG EXTRA POINT - NFL owners approve PAT rule changes for 2015 season - Kickers moved back 15 yards - Defensive scoring opportunity created

The NFL has been tinkering with the PAT in hopes of making it a more difficult and therefore entertaining play for spectators.  Continue reading →

HOW ‘BOUT THEM WOWBOYS?: Dallas Cowboys make sure La’el Collins has his moment in the sun; Rookie’s inspirational message sends shockwaves around Cowboys Nation | The trade-bait debate | A true-blue must-see video

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Wow.

What else can you really say about what has happened here this week, particularly on Thursday afternoon at Valley Ranch.  Continue reading →

UNITY UNIT UNITED: O-line is fine with current RB stables | Dallas Cowboys offensive line ready to gel with running backs | North Texas Food Bank benefit

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The Dallas Cowboys offensive line sticks together, on the field and off it.  Continue reading →

MEET YOUR NEWEST DALLAS COWBOYS: Depth Secured–Five prospects roped and branded in Day-3 Finale | Pro Scouting Reports | Bonus Audio–Secret Calls and more | NFL Draft 2015

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The Dallas Cowboys continued addressing defense at the start of Day 3, selecting Minnesota linebacker Damien Wilson with their fourth-round pick at No. 127.  Continue reading →

MEET YOUR NEW DALLAS COWBOY: Swing Secured–OT Chaz Green grabbed at 91 | Pro Scouting Report | Bonus Audio–Secret Call and more | NFL Draft 2015

MEET YOUR NEW DALLAS COWBOY - Swing Secured–OT Chaz Green grabbed at 91 - Pro Scouting Report - Bonus Audio–Secret Call and more - NFL Draft 2015

After getting one of the better value players in the entire draft earlier in the night, the Dallas Cowboys came back in the third round to take offensive tackle Chaz Green with the 91st pick.  Continue reading →

MEET YOUR NEW DALLAS COWBOY: Sacker Secured–DE Randy Gregory slips to sixty | Pass rusher too good to pass, twice | Pro Scouting Report | Bonus Audio–Secret Call and more | NFL Draft 2015

MEET YOUR NEW DALLAS COWBOY - Sacker Secured–DE Randy Gregory slips to sixty - Too good to pass on the pass rusher - Pro Scouting Report - Bonus Audio–Secret Call and more - NFL Draft 2015

The Dallas Cowboys took another step toward fortifying their defense in the second round, selecting Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory with the 60th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.  Continue reading →

MEET YOUR NEW DALLAS COWBOY: Secondary Secured–CB/S Byron Jones snagged 27th overall | Pro Scouting Report | Bonus Audio–Secret Call and more | NFL Draft 2015

MEET YOUR NEW DALLAS COWBOY - Secondary Secured–CB S Byron Jones snagged 27th overall - Pro Scouting Report - Bonus Audio–Secret Call and more - NFL Draft 2015

IRVING, Texas – Having patiently waited throughout the opening night of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys selected one of the best athletes in this draft class, snagging Byron Jones with the 27th overall pick.  Continue reading →

GOING DEEP–BEYOND THE HUDDLE: Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence answers your questions | True-Blue special feature

GOING DEEP–BEYOND THE HUDDLE - Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence answers your questions - True-Blue special feature - The Boys Are Back website 2015

Dallas Cowboys rising star DeMarcus Lawrence answers fan submitted questions. A part of being a True-Blue is getting to know your players, beyond their jersey numbers and stats. Check out his answers:  Continue reading →

REAL BALLS, RED CARPET & RECORD BOOKS: Star-studded stadium stuffed–Guinness World Records set | 70,252 fans pack AT&T Stadium on ACM’s 50th anniversary | Tony Romo’s Real Balls | Dallas Cowboys Jason Witten & Troy Aikman

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The roof was open and the stars were out for as The Academy of Country Music held its annual awards show live from AT&T Stadium last night.   Continue reading →

BOYS BIG BRITISH BRUTE: Dallas Developing Defender–DE Efe Obada | From home hopping to home shopping | Living the American Dream with America’s Team | Cowboys commit to promising prospect with 3-year contract

BOYS BIG BRITISH BRUTE: Dallas Developing Defender–DE Efe Obada | Promising prospect goes from home hopping to home shopping | Cowboys commit with 3-year contract

IRVING, Texas – Not only did the Dallas Cowboys have a productive week in London last fall, which ended with a victory over the Jaguars, but they might have found an interesting prospect along the way. Continue reading →

AMERICA’S TEAM–LOST LEGEND: Amazing journey ends for Dallas Cowboys first QB Eddie LeBaron | Fascinating life of American war hero | Eddie LeBaron Jr 1930-2015

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