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Greg Cosell's Week 6 analysis: How the Cowboys beat the Seahawks | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
The foundation of the Dallas Cowboys this season is their running game, with a fantastic offensive line and running back DeMarco Murray.

Film Room: How the Cardinals' defense continues to thrive despite injuries | theScore
In 2013, the Arizona Cardinals' defense was one of the NFL’s best. It was top 10 in many important statistical categories. Arizona allowed the eighth-lowest quarterback rating, second-fewest yards per carry and forced the fifth-most interceptions.

After two losses, Seattle Seahawks look nothing like defending Super Bowl champions - NFL -
Through the Super Bowl era, every team with multiple consecutive Super Bowl wins has developed a clear, successful identity.

Legion of Boom suddenly a major concern for Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
It is unclear how long Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell will be out after he suffered a calf strain against Dallas on Sunday. Yet with fellow cornerbacks Jeremy Lane and Tharold Simon also injured, fears of an inconsistent — and inadequate — secondary arise.

Is Seahawks' Reign of Terror Already Over? | Bleacher Report
There was a time, not so long ago, when teams were afraid of the Seattle Seahawks. No one will admit this, but they were. They were terrified.

Best way to celebrate a win over the Seahawks? Shoplifting - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
How did Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle celebrate his team’s decisive victory over the defending Super Bowl champions? Shoplifting, allegedly.

The Film Don’t Lie: Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
A weekly look at what the Seattle Seahawks must fix:

Team Grades: Cowboys Shock NFL With Win Over Seahawks " CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
The Dallas Cowboys beat the Seattle Seahawks and have extended their winning streak to five games. Here is a look at the Dallas Cowboys team grades for the big win.

Huard's Chalk Talk: Offense's issues were more than a lack of Lynch - Brock and Salk | 710 ESPN Seattle
Marshawn Lynch wasn't the only key piece of Seattle's offense that had a minimal impact in Sunday's loss to Dallas.

Pete Carroll: 10 carries 'not enough' for Marshawn Lynch - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Of all the issues Seattle had Sunday against Dallas, none were more glaring or open to second-guessing that Marshawn Lynch's minimal involvement in the offense. That's something coach Pete Carroll said the team is intent on not repeating. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Notebook: Seahawks will 'wait and see' with Bobby Wagner's turf toe - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Bobby Wagner's turf toe injury was painful enough to require a shot before he returned to Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, but it's up in the air if he'll need to miss action in the coming weeks. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Monday in Hawkville: Marshawn Lynch’s limited carries glaring in Seahawks’ two losses
Marshawn Lynch was limited to 10 carries in Sunday’s loss to Cowboys at CenturyLink Field, prompting coach Pete Carroll to offer, "We don’t ever want to play a game when Marshawn carries the ball 10 times."

RENTON: Seattle Seahawks experiencing one of the common post-Super Bowl issues: injuries all over | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Middle linebacker Bobby Wagner has turf toe. Cornerback Byron Maxwell has a calf strain. The injury list goes on for the Seattlee Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks hoping Tharold Simon's return will help cornerback depth | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
While the news about Byron Maxwell today was better than feared — sounds like he may only be out a week or two at the most with a calf strain suffered Sunday — it still could mean the Seahawks are short-handed at cornerback for a little while.

Report: 49ers' Patrick Willis (toe) likely out Week 7 -
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis will likely miss Sunday's matchup against the Denver Broncos due to a sprained toe suffered in Monday night's win over the St. Louis Rams, per a report.

Report: Terrelle Pryor works out for Cincinnati Bengals -
Former Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Terrelle Pryor reportedly worked out for the Cincinnati Bengals. What was coach Marvin Lewis' potential rationale?

49ers playing 54-man roster trick with Josh Johnson | ProFootballTalk
NFL teams are permitted to have 53 players on the roster.  Sometimes, teams find a way to carry a 54th. It goes like this:  A vested veteran not subject to waivers gets cut late in the week, after being around long enough to get a game check.

Weekend flashback | National Football Post
Get ready for ‘Jerryboasting’ because the Dallas Cowboys are back.

The fantasy waiver wire report | National Football Post
22 names to consider as we approach Week 7 in the NFL.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Week 6 DVOA Ratings
The Denver Broncos remain on top of the Football Outsiders DVOA ratings this week, despite their sort of-close call against the New York Jets on Sunday. Right below Denver is a surprising No. 2, Baltimore. And to some people, the team at No. 3 is even more surprising, because it is still Seattle despite the loss to the Cowboys. Yet Dallas, the team now being lauded as the best in the NFC by most NFL observers, is still only tenth in our DVOA ratings.What gives?

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Clutch Encounters: Week 6
Week 6 featured nine close games, or three fewer than a wild Week 5, but there were some real quality finishes. Even Thursday Night Football decided to get interesting for the first time this year. We just failed to get a winner in Cincinnati after the highest-scoring overtime tie in NFL history.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Any Given Sunday: Cowboys Over Seahawks
Usually, when a team pulls a big upset, it sticks to a tried-and-true formula. A little bit of luck, maybe a big play in the kicking game, win the turnover battle, and squeak one out. On Sunday, Dallas did none of that. They gave up a blocked punt for a touchdown. They lost another punt on a Dwayne Harris muff. The next possession, they lost a fumble on a blown shotgun snap. On the game, they lost all three fumbles and the turnover battle. The Cowboys were unlucky against the Seahawks.

Rookie Watch: The quarterback class -
Blake Bortles and Derek Carr lead a quarterback class that is far from being judged as a success or failure. Which other rookie QBs have surprised so far?

Coaches Corner: Learning the Wrong Lessons From Failure
With just under five minutes left in last Sunday’s game against the Giants and his team trailing 27-20, Mike Smith went for it on 4th and 1 from his own

San Francisco 49ers at best when things look bleak -
Like their coach Jim Harbaugh, this San Francisco 49ers team appears to revel in drama. Anquan Boldin and his teammates seem to play their best when things look dark, like on "Monday Night Football."

LaDainian Tomlinson: Seahawks' offense lost identity -
Marshawn Lynch has carried the ball a total of 16 times in the Seattle Seahawks' two losses after averaging 20 rushes per over the past 42 games entering the 2014 season.

The worst division in NFL? Defensively inept NFC South has no rival |
Bengals fans don’t have to like it, but the Carolina Panthers and all who pledge allegiance to them should be darn thankful for that ugly tie they received Sunday in Cincinnati. That Mike Nugent shank of a 36-yard field goal try at the end of overtime is the gift that’s keeping the entire NFC South from sinking to .500 or below after six weeks of the regular season.

The NFL: The Buffalo Bills Reboot Once Again | Rolling Stone
With new ownership and a renewed commitment to their city, the Bills make their move