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  1. Dez Bryant ends dramatic week with 'frustrating' day

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dez Bryant didn't throw up the X when he plucked the pass out of the air in the end zone. Garbage time in a lopsided loss is no time to strut. And this was certainly no day to celebrate for Bryant, whose long week ended with th...

    Blog | November 02, 2014
  2. How did Vernon Davis get so wide open?

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- How does a Pro Bowl tight end get left uncovered up the sideline? The simple answer is that the Dallas Cowboys' zone defense broke down when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick scrambled before firing a 29-yard tou...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  3. Marinelli: 'Unbelievable confidence' in CBs

    Tim MacMahon

    OXNARD, Calif. -- The Dallas Cowboys' coaching staff did a disservice to their cornerbacks last season. With Monte Kiffin making the defensive calls, the Cowboys primarily used zone coverages, rarely allowing their cornerbacks to play press man. T...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  4. Young WRs make Austin an afterthought

    Tim MacMahon

    PHILADELPHIA -- Terrance Williams stopped in the middle of the end zone and waved to the not-so-friendly folks in the Lincoln Financial Field stands. Williams was sarcastically bidding farewell to the Philadelphia Eagles' comeback hopes after his ...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  5. Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne cites zone coverage for confid...

    Tim MacMahon

    Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne admitted his confidence has taken a hit, attributing many of his issues this season to adjusting to playing primarily zone coverage.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  6. Third-down red-zone throws to rookie: why?

    Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas - Why the heck do the Dallas Cowboys keep throwing short passes to rookie receiver Terrance Williams on third-and-long in the red zone? They've done it in both games so far this season. It hasn't come close to working either time. ...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  7. Cowboys Tracker: Miles Austin

    Tim MacMahon

    OXNARD, Calif. -- Monday's one-on-one drills were Miles Austin's best work of training camp. Austin took three red zone reps against top cornerback Brandon Carr and got the best of him each time. Austin scored twice on fade routes, including a pre...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  8. DeMarcus Ware wants his share of sack

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - The tape shows DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer meeting at Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, forcing the fumble that Jason Hatcher recovered in the end zone in the final minute of the Cowboys' win in Philadelphia. The official statistics do...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  9. Cowboys must go for knockout punch

    Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas -- It's one thing to go extreme right wing in the red zone during the late stages of a close game with Cam Newton standing on the other sideline. Jason Garrett got away with it last week, when the Dallas Cowboys survived against the ...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  10. Dallas Cowboys can't go conservative against Eli Manning

    Tim MacMahon

    Cowboys must deliver knockout punch if opportunity is there against Eli Manning, Giants.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2012
  11. Dez Bryant drops another ball in the end zone

    Tim MacMahon

    CHARLOTTE - Dez Bryant had a legitimate complaint this time. The cornerback really should have been flagged for pass interference committed before this critical drop. That, however, doesn't change the fact that Bryant dropped a pass in the end zon...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  12. Morris Claiborne passes test, denies Rams

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Rookie cornerback Morris Claiborne really got tested for the first time as a pro Saturday night. He gave up a few catches, but Claiborne passed the tests with flying colors, especially in the red zone. Rams quarterback Sam Br...

    Blog | August 26, 2012
  13. Play of the day: James Hanna's second TD catch

    Tim MacMahon

    OXNARD, Calif. -- With Laurent Robinson and his 11 touchdowns from last season gone, the Dallas Cowboys can use all the red-zone receiving weapons they can get. That just might include rookie tight end James Hanna. The speedy Hanna, a sixth-rou...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  14. Josh Gordon goes well before Cowboys' comfort zone

    Tim MacMahon

    The Cowboys' need for a third receiver doesn't merit a second-round draft pick. That meant that the price for former Baylor receiver Josh Gordon in the supplemental draft was far too steep for the Cowboys. He went to the Cleveland Browns in the se...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  15. Dez Bryant might make Victor Cruz's dance his own

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Dez Bryant's salsa dance in the end zone wasn't a spur-of-the-moment celebration. "Man, I practiced on it the whole week, I'm not going to lie," Bryant said while walking to his car after the Cowboys' 37-34 loss to the Giants. ...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  16. Rob Ryan embarrassed by red-zone defense

    Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas - Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan believes his staff spends more time studying the red zone than anyone in the NFL. It hasn't been enough. The Cowboys are ranked 22nd in the NFL in red-zone defense efficiency, having allowed 17 touchd...

    Blog | November 23, 2011