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Want to Beat Cowboys? Vikes Showed How

Dieter Kurtenbach, Fox Sports

Vikings Were Jobbed In Loss

Nate Scott, For the Win

Cowboys Continue to Prove They Have It

Mike Freeman, Bleacher Report

Texas Football Has Gone Soft

Mac Engel, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Cowboys have won 11 straight games — they're red hot — and some could infer that Dallas is taking on the air of invincibility en route to home-field advantage in th...(full article)

The Vikings got hosed on Thursday night. They were jobbed. Ripped off. Having fought back against the Dallas Cowboys and with a 2-point conversion needed to tie the game at 17, Vik...(full article)

They can win big. They can win small. They can win ugly. They can win any damn way they have to. The Dallas Cowboys played horrible football on Thursday night against Minnesota. Th...(full article)

Even now, with Dak Prescott on the fast track to NFL stardom, Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen can't resist the urge to send his former pupil constructive criticism. A typical te...(full article)

Perhaps we are just in a bear market but right now the state of football in the great state a Texas looks and smells more like cow flop. Bevo can’t beat Kansas, and had to ea...(full article)

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