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Tweet Break: Dallas Cowboys Win Again in Washington

Sean Martin



The Star News - Tweet Break: Dallas Cowboys Win Again in Washington

Happy Monday, Cowboys Nation! It is a happy Monday indeed (a #VictoryPoloMonday as our RJ Ochoa would put it), as we are celebrating the Dallas Cowboys' first win of the 2016 season. Jason Garrett's squad came out on top against literally the only team that loses at home to a Cowboys team without Tony Romo the Washington Redskins, evening their record at 1-1 on the season and in the NFC East.

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Cowboys are 2-1 since 2015 without Tony Romo against the Washington Redskins. Cowboys are 0-11 without Romo in all other games.

Whether your plans for the day involve working, attending class, or even just watching more football, its time for a celebratory edition of Tweet Break - victory style!

Dazzling Dak Prescott

One of the biggest reasons for added excitment following this Cowboys win is that they got the job done on the road with a rookie quarterback making just his second start.

Dak Prescott continues to grow in front of our eyes, now proving that this team absolutely can remain relevant without Tony Romo in 2016.

Gil Brandt on Twitter

Another first: First time QB named Dakota won a game in the NFL. Of course, Prescott is also first Dakota or Dak to play in the league.

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Dak Prescott sets NFL record for most passes w/o an Int in a player's 1st 2 games in NFL history. (via @EliasSports)

Of course, his critics continue to doubt the latest star-wielding signal caller, with their takes being summed up nicely in this old tweet from Colin Cowherd.

Colin Cowherd on Twitter

Dak Prescott is a back up in NFL. At tight end.

If Dak Prescott was a tight end, he wouldn't be a Dallas Cowboy. We have Jason Witten, Geoff Swaim, Gavin Escobar, and James Hanna. We also have a very capable quarterback - named Dak Prescott - to get these tight ends the ball.

Moving on...

Not a Happy Monday for Some

Known Dallas Cowboys hater Stephen A. Smith was fired up after this game, proposing a question that Cowboys' fans have been pondering for years.

Nobody really knows what purpose the Washington Redskins serve, but yesterday they were here to lose (as always), and we thank them for that.

Cowboys Nation will carry on and enjoy this win heading into week 3, and I encourage you all to get an even bigger laugh out of my mockery of Stephen A. Smith from last October - "Stephen A. Smith: Cowboys Nation Is Pathetic"

Winning in the Trenches

The Cowboys were able to win this game thanks in large part to their offensive line, while they also got some big-time plays on the defensive line to seal the deal.

Players on both sides of the ball took to Twitter to chime in about the 27-23 victory.

Jack Crawford on Twitter

Wasn't pretty by any means but a win is a win. Love going to battle with my brothers. #CowboyNation

SeVeN OnE on Twitter

For these men I'll go to war on any day!! Great win fellas nothing feels better than a W, hard work pays off!!

Even the newly signed Ryan Davis, who began his Cowboys' career as an inactive today, chimed in about the excitement for what lies ahead.

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Submissions from the best fans in football!

To wrap up this Monday edition of Tweet Break, we asked Cowboys Nation to send in their best tweets following the game to be featured here.

Above is a look at what you guys came up with! Continue to tweet about this Cowboys win using the #TweetBreak, and you too can be featured on Inside The Star!

I'd also like to give a special shout out to this Dallas fan that made the trip to FedEx Field, equipped with this awesome sign!

Noah Bullard on Twitter

Fan sign of the day #DallasCowboys @NBCDFW @BlueStarBlog

We do like Dak, Noah. We like him quite a bit...

Cowboys Nation on Twitter

Dak runs one in for a TD! Cowboys take a 20-17 lead with 5:41 left in the 3rd.

For more Cowboys analysis and discussion, you can follow me on Twitter @ShoreSportsNJ! Also feel free to comment below this post with your feedback, or email 

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Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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Was Sunday A “Wake Up Call,” Or Were Cowboys Exposed?

Kevin Brady



Was Sunday A "Wake Up Call," Or A Flashback To Reality?

Entering last Sunday's game in Indianapolis, the Dallas Cowboys were riding high. Having won five straight games, including key victories over the top seeded Saints and division rival Eagles, everything seemed to be breaking right for the Cowboys heading into the home stretch.

Their defense was playing like one of the best in football, and after firing Paul Alexander and trading for Amari Cooper their offense was clicking just as they'd hoped. They needed (and still need) just one win to officially close out the division and clinch a home playoff game in January.

Instead, the Cowboys got absolutely demolished by the Indianapolis Colts. Of course, there's no shame in losing a road game to an 8-6 team in the NFL, but the way in which they lost certainly deserves some shame. Not even the 23-0 score can encapsulate the complete butt-kicking Dallas received at the hands of the Colts, and it was the type of loss that can sometimes make you question the blueprint.

The Cowboys, however, are not looking at it that way. Multiple leaders in the locker room have spoke this week about how they "needed" to lose like that. Running back Ezekiel Elliott called the loss embarrassing, but also said it is better for Dallas in the "grand scheme of the season."

Clearly, the leaders and coaches are calling the putrid performance a wake up call, something that will galvanize them and reset their win streak heading into the postseason. But is this really the case, or was the shutout defeat more of a sign of things to come?

Obviously it's too early to say for sure, but I do think it can be a little bit of both.

No, the Cowboys are not the class of the NFC, despite beating what can be called the best team in the same conference a couple weeks ago. There probably will prove to be some drop-off from the top 3 seeds in the conference and the Cowboys, if for no other reason than Dallas will have to go on the road to play those teams in the playoffs. It's really hard to win on the road in the NFL, especially with the increased wackiness of 2018.

The Cowboys offense is far from perfect or prolific, though if clicking they now have the skill talent to drop 30+ points any given Sunday. Their defense is talented, has a high ceiling, but is still very young and inexperienced. Though they've played elite level games before, they've also had some stinkers against the Colts and Titans during the same season.

All of this can be true. The Cowboys can be a team deserving of the playoffs, a team we should not be panicking over, but still a very flawed football team. They can be a team that if "hot" could make a run through the postseason, but also will have to answer some tough questions about coaches and players during the next two offseasons.

After all, who isn't greatly flawed in today's NFL? Hell, we just saw the beloved Rams lose two straight games.

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Is it Too Late For Dallas to Fire OC Scott Linehan?

Brian Martin



Scott Linehan

Grab your pitchforks and your torches, it's time to run the Dallas Cowboys Offensive Coordinator Scott Linehan out of town. His playcalling has been absolutely atrocious season and it's time for him to hit the road, even if there are only two regular-season games left on the schedule.

It's completely unorthodox for an NFL team to fire an offensive coordinator this late in the season, but just last week we saw the Minnesota Vikings do just that when they parted ways with John DeFilippo. It was definitely a bold move to make considering the Vikings are still in playoff contention, but it was something they believed was in the best interest of their team.

I believe if the Dallas Cowboys want to do what's best for their team right now and not later, then they should go ahead and cut ties with Scott Linehan. His predictability and un-creativeness as a play caller is holding back a talented offense, which is hurting the overall team as a result. He's been given every opportunity to turn things around, but enough is enough.

I'd personally be on board with Jason Garrett taking over the playcalling duties. He has the experience and held the position with the Cowboys from 2007 until Linehan was hired. I'd even consider giving Kellen Moore a shot as the OC. He knows the system and has worked closely with Quarterback Dak Prescott. Regardless, the Cowboys need to find some way to increase their offensive productivity.

Kellen Moore

Dallas Cowboys QB Coach Kellen Moore

Right now the Cowboys offense is the 26th scoring offense in the NFL and are averaging just 19.7 points per game. To make matters worse they are the 31st ranked Red Zone offense in the league. I don't know about you, but I think that is completely unacceptable with the talent they have on the offensive side of the ball.

Firing Linehan has been a long time coming. The Cowboys flirted with the idea earlier this season during the bye week and should've pulled the trigger then, but for some reason or another decided to let him stick around. They are definitely still paying for that mistake now.

The Cowboys mistake not to replace Linehan could mean yet another early exit in the playoffs, something we have unfortunately become accustomed to. Scoring just 19 points a game isn't going to get them very far, which is truly unfortunate considering the talent they've acquired this season.

Unfortunately, as much as we would love to see Scott Linehan tarred and feathered and run out of town, I just don't see the Cowboys doing that before their season is officially over. But, in no way should he be allowed to retain his position beyond this season. He clearly isn't the answer any longer.

Do you think the Dallas Cowboys should fire Scott Linehan?

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Despite Embarrassing Showing, Health Remains Biggest Cowboys Concern

Kevin Brady



Zack Martin

What is it about the AFC South with these Dallas Cowboys?

Dallas' five game winning streak came to a close on Sunday, as they got straight-up embarrassed by the now 8-6 Indianapolis Colts on the road. The loss was the first since the Cowboys were embarrassed by a different AFC South competitor, the Tennessee Titans, on Monday night football earlier this season.

Though the final was 23-0, and not a single phase (or really even a single player) showed much fight or promise, the biggest concern I have for the Cowboys moving forward didn't change because of the putrid performance. It didn't change because the defense was gashed play after play or the offense failed to finish a single drive. And it didn't even change because both the Redskins and Eagles secured season-saving victories on the same day Dallas was dismantled.

The biggest concern is still their health, particularly across the offensive line.

That was not a playoff caliber interior offensive line the Cowboys put out their on Sunday. Not even close.

With their backup center in Joe Looney, backup guard in Connor Williams, and the very last interior offensive linemen on their roster in Adam Redmond playing for basically the entire game, this offense never had a chance. Dak Prescott wasn't any more inaccurate or indecisive than normal, but all those who like to scream "step up in the pocket" whenever he is sacked did not seem to have an argument this week.

There often was no pocket to step into, as those interior three, specifically Looney and Redmond, failed to provide much protection or confidence for Prescott at all. Joe Looney has actually been rather solid this season, but Sunday felt like one of his worst games of the entire year.

The Cowboys absolutely need Zack Martin to get healthy if they are to make any noise whatsoever in the postseason. At the very least, the need Xavier Su'a-Filo to come back and replace Redmond, and regain the form he displayed during his debut against the Eagles back in November.

Prescott already has issues with his pocket presence and footwork when pressured, so throwing three backup-level linemen right in front of him is not a recipe for success for the Cowboys.

I'm not jumping out of the window over this loss, and I don't think any of you should be either. Dallas had won three straight incredibly emotional and important home games to extend, save, and solidify their season respectively before this loss. They had also just about clinched the NFC East a week ago with their win over Philadelphia, and they played like a team that was due a flat performance

A letdown loss on the road, against a good team I might add, is not the end of the world. The bigger issue here is their health, because if Martin can return to anchor this offensive line, the offense should look a whole lot better than they did against Indianapolis.

It's time to move on from Sunday, go beat Tampa Bay, officially clinch the division, and get ready for Wild Card Weekend.

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