Hopefully, no Dallas players will be able to play in the Pro Bowl.
Demarcus Lawrence, Defensive End
Where would the Cowboys’ defense be without the play of DeMarcus Lawrence? While he is not the most talked-about defender, he is still very important. Lawrence has 44 total tackles, six sacks, and eight tackles for loss this season, but his play in the run game has made the biggest impact on the defense.
DeMarcus Lawrence ranks 2nd among all EDGEs in total stops (20) this season. #Cowboys
— John Owning (@JohnOwning) November 21, 2022
The biggest weakness for the Dallas defense has been their inability to stop the run, so the continued elite play of Lawrence in that area is crucial. While his counting stats, like sacks and tackles for loss, are not amongst the league’s best, if the genuine best edge defenders are elected to the Pro Bowl, “Tank” should be one of them.
DeMarcus Ware, Darren Woodson Semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame 2023 - Shane Taylor, Inside The Star
One, or both, of these former Cowboys could be enshrined in Canton next year.
This isn’t the first time flirting with the chance to make the hall for either, though.
He should have been a first ballot last year but was left off.
Ware finished his career with seven All-Pro selections (four first-team), nine Pro Bowls honors, and a two-time sack leader (2008, 2010).
He won the Butkus Award twice (2008, 2011), and a spot on the NFL 2000s All-Decade team.
Ware amassed 35 forced fumbles, 171 tackles for loss, 229 quarterback hits, and 25 passes defended for his career.
— NFL (@NFL) November 22, 2022
Woodson, on the other hand, has been a semifinals six times, but has never advanced further than that.
Woodson retired following the 2003 season as the Cowboy’s all-time leading tackler (1,350 career stops).
A few interesting questions get answered.
How has Tyler Biadez played this year at center?
— Donald Andrews (@modrews07) November 25, 2022
The most underrated player on the Dallas Cowboys offensive line has been C Tyler Biadasz. He had a rough start in his rookie season but you can see the growth in 2021 and 2022.
He is having a good season. Playing 720 snaps and has allowed no sacks through week 12. Kudos to the Cowboys for finding him in fourth round of the draft.
Biadasz is a slightly above average starting center in the NFL. This says a lot about the player and the player development in Dallas.
He has been quite solid this season. He has not been the weak link on the offensive line.
Will be see Antonio Calloway any time soon and how far away is James Washington
— Mista Rose (@KING_in_MEMPHIS) November 25, 2022
Not this year. I believe Antonio Callaway is a future stash. Coming out of college some compared him to Stefon Diggs because of hands and speed but poor decisions off the field have been his biggest hurdles.
Let’s say Dallas doesn’t sign Beckman (and I am starting to have my doubts they will). I can see James Washington returning by week 15 – if not sooner. But will he provide any kind of impact that late into the season?
Let’s see how it all plays out.
These accusations center around the unnecessary roughness call late in the Thanksgiving matchup.
Gates said Parsons “full-on punched” him in the chin to draw the penalty and that he expected the New York officiating office to throw him out of the game.
“I’m surprised he didn’t get ejected, but New York said it was open-handed. He’ll get [fined]. He must not like his money,” Gates said of Parsons, via Dan Duggan of TheAthletic.com.
Gates also said he got under Parsons’ skin, noting, “I’m not the best football player, so I’ve got to do other things to try to help out the team.”
Parsons saw that quote from Gates and didn’t take kindly to it, tweeting, “When he says others things that means play dirty, take cheap shots and try to hurt other opponents!! I’m never going to intentionally try and hurt another player but we constantly allow this in the league!”
The NFL will review both players’ actions for potential league discipline, and any fines would be announced on Friday.
An odd story concerning Odell Beckham Jr.
Odell Beckham Jr. was removed from a flight at Miami International Airport on Sunday after police say the free agent wide receiver was “in and out of consciousness” and refused to leave the airplane when asked.
According to a statement from the Miami-Dade Police Department, officers were called to the airport for a medical emergency after the flight crew expressed concern that Beckham was seriously ill.
“The flight crew was concerned for a passenger [Mr. Odell Beckham], as they tried to wake him to fasten his seat belt, he appeared to be coming in and out of consciousness, prior to their departure,” the police statement said. “Fearing that Mr. Beckham was seriously ill, and that his condition would worsen through the expected 5 hour flight, the attendants called for police and fire rescue. Upon the officers arrival, the flight crew asked Mr. Beckham several times to exit the aircraft, which he refused.”
Police said the airplane was evacuated and that Beckham ultimately got off the plane when asked by officers. Social media video appeared to show Beckham walking into the terminal with police officers.
Beckham appeared to address the incident in a series of tweets Sunday morning, writing ”Never in my life have I experienced what just happened to me... I’ve seen it alll..” and calling the situation “comedy hr.”
Power Ranking the Cowboys’ six remaining opponents based on difficulty of the matchup- Matt Holleran, Blogging The Boys
Who is the toughest opponent remaining on Dallas’ schedule?
Current Record: 9-1
Playoff Odds: 99.9%
As much as this hurts to say, the Eagles have clearly been the best team in the NFC 10 games into the season. Jalen Hurts has played like an MVP candidate, their receiving duo has been dynamic, and their defense is tied for the league lead with 20 takeaways.
If the Cowboys want any shot of winning the division they obviously absolutely must win this game. If the Eagles are to lose just one game before this matchup and the Cowboys are able to enter it sitting with an 11-3 record, they have a legitimate shot to win this division.
Overall this will be one of the better remaining games in the regular season across all of football and will be Dallas’ biggest test the rest of the way.
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