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Tweet Break: Jason Witten Saves the Day Against the Eagles

Sean Martin

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The Dallas Cowboys are 6-1, in first place in the NFC East, and are the best team in the NFC. Basically, Cowboys Nation rules the world.

Often times, the world of Cowboys Nation finds itself indulging in the Twitterverse to react, discuss, and celebrate with fellow fans. You all did plenty of that during the prime time win on Sunday, and carried it over into #VictoryPoloMonday.

Here are some of the best tweets out there surrounding #PHIvsDAL:

Is Zeke Good?

Yes, Ezekiel Elliott is incredible. Elliott has been so good, that he consistently is highlighted by the NFL on Twitter for the big plays he turns in.

https://twitter.com/nfl/status/792896171689639936

Elliott is such a freak of nature, that he has turned jumping over other freakish athletes into a mere hashtag. Do better, Eagles. Or don't, that's fine too.

Freezing Cold Takes on Twitter

Today's "good at football" subject: Ezekiel Elliott #DallasCowboys

America's Team Draws Ratings

When the Dallas Cowboys are playing a prime time game against a rival NFC East team, people everywhere will be watching.

https://twitter.com/CBS11BillJones/status/793071329033396225

So many people, in fact, that this game owned the Sunday night ratings in DFW. Nationally, Sunday Night Football came close to Game 5 of the World Series, but didn't surpass it.

The World Series features two teams on long championship droughts in the Cubs and Indians, but plenty of people were more interested in watching the Cowboys beat a certain team with no Super Bowl wins.

Whataburger? Witten-burger?

Whataburger® on Twitter

Whataburger and Jason Witten: Always open

The Eagles chose to finally accept defeat in this game at the hands of the greatest football team in the world by not covering a future Hall of Fame tight end in Jason Witten during overtime.

Bold strategy, in my humble opinion.

The Cowboys and Whataburger have combined for awesome stories before, such as this one, and this tweet just further adds to it.

Celebratory burgers for Cowboys Nation! (I've been told that Whataburger is amazing by our Staff Writer RJ Ochoa, but don't have the luxury of testing his theory up here in New Jersey).

Cowboys Nation - A Community of Winners

Doesn't winning football games just make everything else in life so much better? Plenty of fans certainly feel this way, including one very close to us here at Inside The Star!

Cowboys Nation on Twitter

My son's class was allowed to dress up for Halloween today using a vocab word, w/ a definition. His idea: he went as a Winner (& Cowboy)

Cowboys shirt? Check. Vocabulary word? Check. Swagger? Check. Winner.

Another way to celebrate this win was with #VictoryPoloMonday, which we have officially had seven of in a row! Here are your submissions.


We are the first place Dallas Cowboys, and we wear polos on victory Mondays!

Game-Changing Plays

Another aspect of Twitter that makes it such a great resource during live games is that we can all react to a specific play instantly, and in such a short time also put out all of the amazing GIFs, reaction pictures, and memes we want.

Here are just a few of the plays that had us buzzing on Sunday, in tweet form.

DCBlueStar on Twitter

Here'a a short film about the Cowboys running away with the division, staring Chris Jones. https://t.co/hhTeR2YA6h

NFL on Twitter

WIDE OPEN. @Dak to @JasonWitten! This @dallascowboys game-winning TD was awesome! #PHIvsDAL

Even RJ Ochoa, in attendance for this victory, provided us with this great Twitter video of Dak Prescott's rushing touchdown.

RJ Ochoa on Twitter

@dak touchdown! https://t.co/s7eHkU1uv7

The Cowboys came to win this game. They did just that, and we're thankful for another week of celebration before heading to Cleveland to face the Browns - a game that I'll be in attendance for!

Hopefully you had a great Halloween, Cowboys Nation, and you're as hungry as Ezekiel Elliott for not only some of that candy - but for another win on Sunday.

Ben Rogers on Twitter

Terrell McClain just showed up hahahahhahaahhahshgsgsgahahaha

Want to be featured in Tweet Break here on Inside The Star? Use the hashtag #TweetBreak! Its that simple. You can also tag me in anything silver and blue related that needs to make this article @ShoreSportsNJ!

Tell us what you think about "Tweet Break: Jason Witten Saves the Day Against the Eagles" in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!



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 wmscradio.com every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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Despite Embarrassing Showing, Health Remains Biggest Cowboys Concern

Kevin Brady

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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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Where In The World Is DE Taco Charlton?

Kevin Brady

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Sean's Scout: Defense Comes Alive In Loss At LA Rams 2
Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Over pretty much the last decade, the Dallas Cowboys have been rock solid with their first round picks. With selections of Ezekiel Elliott, Travis Frederick, Byron Jones, Tyron Smith, Zack Martin, and Leighton Vander Esch (just to name a handful), Dallas has rebuilt the core of their roster through the NFL Draft.

It's nearly impossible to bat .1000 in any round of the draft, however, and this appears to be the current case with the Cowboys' 2017 first round pick.

Defensive end Taco Charlton has not had the sophomore season that he, or anyone, had hoped for. A healthy scratch last Sunday, Charlton has only been active for 1 of the Cowboys' last 5 games, and has not recorded a sack or tackle since week 9.

Prior to disappearing with injuries and "attitude issues," Charlton had only recorded 1 sack on the season and was beginning to fall behind his Hot Boy-brethren. Defensive end Randy Gregory has reached his form over the last few weeks, Tyrone Crawford is having arguably a career year, and DeMarcus Lawrence is one of the best ends in all of football.

This doesn't leave much room for Charlton, who's now having issues even getting on the gameday roster. Rod Marinelli dodged questions about Taco Charlton earlier this week, vaguely saying they are "moving forward" and that he'd like to talk about other players on his defensive line who are performing.

Calvin Watkins on Twitter

Rod Marinelli on Taco Charlton's benching and being inactive last week: "We just keep moving along keep going forward. It's kinda been out there I'd leave it at that. I'd rather talk about our two tackles.

Charlton has not been quiet about his displeasure as of late, either. He's taken to Twitter to voice his frustrations, saying that not only is his shoulder fine but that the Dallas media is making up stories about his absence. He's also posted some cryptic tweets such as this one, with a picture of Allen Iverson and a caption reading "Every players needs that one coach to believe in them."

https://twitter.com/TheSupremeTaco/status/1072203745868554240

Maybe Taco is right. Maybe he just needs increased opportunity and a support system/coach that believes in him whole-heartedly. After all, Charlton has faced nothing but doubters and detractors since the second he was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys.

But in the NFL, the ultimate "what have you done for me lately" sport, it's hard to imagine he'll get that unwavering support anywhere in the league. He's going to have to "earn" his playing time, as head coach Jason Garrett spoke to earlier in the week. But with the plethora of talent the Cowboys are already putting out there on the defensive line, it's becoming difficult to see exactly where Taco Charlton can fit in on this defense.

It's possible, and fine, if it is simply not a fit between Charlton and the Cowboys at this point. But I'd also be wary of giving up on your first round pick in just his second NFL season. Another offseason with the team, working on his craft and getting fully healthy, should do Charlton wonders, and hopefully allow us to get a better read on his future with the Cowboys going forward.

Until then, we are all left to scratch out heads and wonder what in the world is going on with the Cowboys and Taco Charlton, and if the former first round pick will have a future in Dallas at all.



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Cowboys, Bears Proving Defense Can Win the NFC

Mauricio Rodriguez

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Cowboys, Bears Proving Defense Can Win the NFC

2018 has seen the emergence of high-powered offenses in both NFL conferences. The Kansas City Chiefs sit atop the AFC and the NFC is spearheaded by the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams. Through 14 weeks, these three teams are the top three offenses in the NFL, each averaging over 30 points per game. This year, for the first time in NFL history, two teams scored more than 50 in the same game.

Thanks to this consistent impressive offensive performances, you would think "offense" is the name of the game for the 2018 NFL season. Well, not so fast, my friend. Despite sitting atop the NFC, the Saints and the Rams have recently suffered losses that indicate hope is anything but lost for defensive teams in the league.

The Chicago Bears were able to bring down the Rams last Sunday Night 15-6. The same offense that averages 33 points per game was limited to six points. Sean McVay's remarkable offense went home with no touchdowns to talk about on the plane back home. Instead, they probably discussed Jared Goff's four interceptions.

Weeks earlier, the Dallas Cowboys shocked the world when they brought down the Saints. Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas simply couldn't move the ball against Leighton Vander Esch, DeMarcus Lawrence and Byron Jones. 13 points were all the Cowboys needed to score to beat an offense that was averaging 37 per game heading into week 13 but was only able to put up 10 in Dallas.

The Cowboys are the #4 seed with the Bears slightly ahead of them as the #3 seed in the NFC. Together, these teams have defeated the top two in the conference. Now granted, playoffs will definitely be different.

For starters, if they are to advance to the divisional round, they'll be on the road. Chicago was surely benefited by playing in such a cold weather versus a Los Angeles team. As far as the Cowboys are concerned, few times has AT&T Stadium been as loud as when they beat the Saints.

Hopefully, we'll get to see both of these elite defenses advance to the Divisional Round to  square off against this couple of high-powered offenses again. We will not only be witnessing amazing football games, but a great discussion regarding the everlasting debate between offense and defense.

For years, "defense wins championships" has been a widely accepted statement in football. The Cowboys and Bears have made that same statement resound recently with their impressive wins.

Can they do it again in January football? Can they do it on the road?

Tell me what you think about "Cowboys, Bears Proving Defense Can Win the NFC" in the comments below, or tweet me @MauNFL and let’s talk football! If you like football and are looking for a Dallas Cowboys show in Spanish, don’t miss my weekly Facebook Live! show, Primero Cowboys!



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