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Veteran Aaron Rodgers, rookie Dak Prescott highlight Packers/Cowboys matchup

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Aaron Rodgers has been unbeatable on a seven-game run that carried Green Bay to the divisional round. So was Dallas rookie Dak Prescott for 11 straight in the regular season, a surge that ultimately benched 10-year starter Tony Romo and led to the No. 1 seed in the NFC for the quarterback’s playoff debut Sunday against the Packers (11-6). Rodgers plays at the home of the Cowboys (13-3) for the first time since winning his only Super Bowl following the 2010…

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Cowboys, Redskins both rolling for Thanksgiving showdown

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Kirk Cousins was rolling going into his previous visit to Dallas with Tony Romo sidelined, just as the Washington quarterback is this season. The Cowboys have an answer this time in rookie Dak Prescott, who’s been so good that Romo didn’t get his job back when the 36-year-old completed his recovery from a preseason back injury. Dallas, at an NFL-best 9-1, is looking for its first 10-game winning streak in the same regular season in another Cowboys-Redskins matchup on Thanksgiving.…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.29.16 — Colin Kaepernick says he can take the heat for speaking out

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The National Football League concluded its third and most interesting weekend of pre-season games last night, and while there are stories galore about what’s happening on the gridiron (Denver sacking Mark Sanchez, Tony Romo out for a few months with another injury, Jameis Winston looking quite impressive with the Tampa Bay Bucs against the lowly Cleveland Browns), the big story was out of Santa Clara, where 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem before their game against Green Bay on Friday night, the third…

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Chuck Pagano’s fake punt vs. Patriots heads list of worst calls

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With Andrew Luck watching from the sideline, special-teams ace Colt Anderson lined up under center and took the snap at a critical point during the much-anticipated rematch between the Colts and Patriots. It was easily the worst play of the 2015 season. Indianapolis trailed New England 27-21 late in the third quarter and faced a fourth-and-3 at its own 37. Obviously, it was a punting situation. But Colts coach Chuck Pagano had other ideas. Wide receiver Griff Whalen played center.…

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Big problems emerge for 3 teams

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Call it a Thanksgiving Thud. What happened to the Eagles, Cowboys and, most shockingly, to the Packers on Thursday signals some major problems with all three teams. What’s happened to these three, all of which had winning records in 2014 and seemed headed for big things this season, is emblematic of the mercurial nature of the NFL. Other than the Panthers and Patriots at the top, the Browns, Chargers and Titans at the bottom, consistency has been elusive. At least…

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NFL teams can collapse after losing QB; ask 2014 Cardinals

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Peyton Manning is out. So is Andrew Luck. Tony Romo is finally ready to come back, after the Cowboys went 0-7 without him. Losing an elite quarterback can be devastating to a team. No one knows that better than the Arizona Cardinals. They are the poster child for how things can head south in a hurry when the main man goes down. Since the midpoint of the 2013 season, the Cardinals are 20-4 when Carson Palmer starts, 5-6 without him.…

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Rashad Jones’ interception helps preserve 20-19 victory for Dolphins

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Rashad Jones made a game-saving interception in the end zone with 4:32 remaining to preserve a 20-19 victory by the Miami Dolphins over the Philadelphia Eagles. Jones picked off Eagles’ QB Mark Sanchez’s throw intended for Miles Austin, ending the Eagles final scoring threat and disappointing their screaming (and booing) fans. Scoring came in bunches as the game was a punt-fest for both teams. Miami punted 8 times while Philadelphia kicked it away 6 times. Neither team rushed for 100…

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