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Cowboys Headlines: No-Quit Mentality, Choice With A Shot, Dez Bryant For ROTY?

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No quit in Garrett-led Cowboys - San Antonio Evening News
Tom Orsborn compares the utterly disappointing final two games under Phillips to the Garrett-led team of the last three weeks that has been physical, has forced turnovers and has improved its running game. Bottom line: Nobody can accuse the Cowboys of quitting anymore.

Cowboys show spunk in 1st loss under Garrett -
This AP wire report argues that the second half against the Saints showed ample evidence of the new life Garrett has breathed into the club. The offense started making plays, the defense slowed down the Saints and the special teams helped as well. All told, the game could be considered another step in the right direction in Garrett's bid to remain in charge.

Score another for the Alley Dogs - Star-Telegram
Players on the Cowboys practice squad refer to themselves as the "alley dogs", always hungry and fighting for the scraps from the 53-man roster. After Bryan McCann's two recent big plays, it was Jesse Holley's turn against the Saints.

Tashard Choice's shot could come vs. Colts - ESPN Dallas
Cowboys fans have asked the question countless times this season: What will it take for Tashard Choice to get a chance to crack the running back rotation? Tim McMahon writes that Choice’s chance could be coming next weekend against the 29th-ranked Indianapolis Colts run defense, now that Marion Barber looks to be out with a calf strain.

Austin ready to go against Colts -
Miles Austin says that his sore right forearm won't keep him out of the Cowboys' December 5th clash with the Colts.

In gloomy Cowboys season, Dez Bryant emerges as a star -
Someone say, Playmaker, Part II? Dez Bryant has miles to travel before he can be considered The Second Coming of Michael Irvin, but some early comparisons are inevitable as the rookie wide receiver leads the Dallas Cowboys with eight touchdowns in 10 games.

Dez Bryant As Offensive ROY: Three Reasons Why Voters Need To Cowboy Up - Bleacher Report
The Cowboys will not make the playoffs, but in a season full of disappointment and heartbreak, this version of No. 88 may prove to be an indication that the 'Boys may have yet another legend on their hands and a bright spot in an otherwise lost season.

Dez Bryant has passion for game coach Jason Garrett admires - Dallas Morning News
David Moore writes that Dez Bryant is in the conversation for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, but that conversation may have come to an awkward stop after his no-catch performance against the Saints. But he also offers this review of where the leaders in the ROY discussion stand:

A look at what the top candidates have done in the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year race - DMN
Player Pos. Team Key Stats
Jahvid Best RB Lions 757 yards (rush./rec.), 5 TDs
Sam Bradford QB Rams 228-of-376, 2,158 yds., 14 TDs, 9 Int
Dez Bryant WR Cowboys 44 receptions, 547 yards, 8 TDs*
Mike Williams** WR Buccaneers 43 receptions, 681 yards, 6 TDs
* 6 receiving TDs, 2 return TDs; ** Arrested for DUI on Nov. 19th, 2010

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