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Latest Cowboys headlines: Tony Romo shares a performance milestone with Steve Young and Peyton Manning; How the Cowboys can create cap space; Long weekend gives Cowboys ideal time to rest.

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Peyton Manning, Steve Young & Tony Romo share performance milestone - David Moore, DMN
In an article about how the Cowboys finally have a winning season under their belt, Moore points out a statistical milestone that only three QBs have achieved in the history of the NFL.

Seven days after an ineffective performance against Philadelphia, Romo completed just above 80 percent of his passes for three touchdowns and no interceptions. He finished with a quarterback rating of 138, the fifth time this season he’s been at 135 or higher.

Peyton Manning (2013) and Steve Young (1993) are the only other quarterbacks in NFL history who have reached that standard.

Dallas Playoff Possibilities: The Scenarios - KD Drummond, Scout.com
KD walks us through every possible way the Cowboys make the playoffs - as long as they don't drop more than one of their remaining three games.

Twitter mailbag: How the Cowboys can create cap space - Todd Archer, ESPN Dallas
In response to a question about whether releasing Carr or Claiborne would create cap space, Archer explains how the Cowboys can create cap space next year.

Not so much on Morris Claiborne because his money is guaranteed. If the Cowboys want to cut Brandon Carr, it would have to be as a post-June 1 cut if they want to create real salary-cap space. If they do that, then they would gain $8 million in space for 2015 but he would be on the cap in 2016 at a cost of $7.4 million in dead money. To me, that's the way they would go but I've said before they could look for him to take a paycut because they don't have any cornerbacks ready to play at the moment.

The Cowboys will be in decent cap shape when they re-work the deals for Tony Romo and Tyron Smith. You mention Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray and Rolando McClain. I think a guy they need to really re-sign is right tackle Doug Free.

Up against cap, how can Cowboys re-sign offensive stars and updgrade D? | Rick Gosselin, DMN
Maybe Gosselin should have called Todd Archer for some cap advice.

Long Weekend Gives Cowboys Ideal Timing To Rest, Recover For Eagles Rematch | David Helman, DC.com
Zack Martin likes the way the schedule has worked out for the Cowboys so far:

“I’ve said this before, and I think the way the season is set up is pretty great for us," said Zack Martin. "We played 10 games, had a bye week, played three more, have – not a bye week, but an extended weekend where we get some time. So it really, I think, has played to our favor.”

Romo's rib injury no longer bothers him, sources say; QB's back fractures almost healed | Brandon George, DMN
The rib injury, which was only revealed after Thursday's game, apparently no longer bothers Romo, and Romo said the fractures in his back are almost healed.

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Cowboys look like they're paving the way for Peterson | Minneapolis Star Tribune
If the Vikings decide to ditch their star, he could wear one on his helmet, Jim Souhan cleverly writes, though why the Cowboys would want to ditch a 26-year old for a 30-year old is beyond my paygrade.

Dispute over Redskins’ Robert Griffin III could lead to showdown between Jay Gruden, Bruce Allen - The Washington Post
Washington head coach Jay Gruden could be "one and done" with the team if he insists on moving on from quarterback Robert Griffin III heading into the 2015 season, according to a report from Jason Reid of The Washington Post.

Some Washington Redskins tickets selling for $4 - ESPN
The Redskins, a franchise that once boasted a season-ticket waitlist near 100,000 people, now has a team whose tickets are being sold online for as little as $4, far less than the $10 cost to watch the Virginia High School League football playoffs.

Giants haven’t won a game in 63 days — and they know it | New York Post
It has been 63 long days since Giants 30, Falcons 20 at MetLife Stadium. Seven straight losses since, interspersed only with Odell Beckham's great yet meaningless catch against the Cowboys.