Dan Reeves passes, 53-man roster shuffle for flexed Cardinals game

While the Cowboys were deep in preparation for their big Sunday matchup, the NFL world was shaken by a second major passing in less than a week. Former Cowboys’ running back and assistant coach Dan Reeves sadly lost his life on Saturday at the age of 77. Reeves had been a part of nine Super Bowl appearances, the majority with Dallas.

Wide receiver Amari Cooper calls this season’s version of the Cowboys rare and he recognizes the opportunity they have to achieve something special as one of the top contenders in the NFC. Cornerback Trevon Diggs has terrorized quarterbacks all season by snagging 11 interceptions, and he recently spoke on how Cowboys’ secondary coach Al Harris and his guidance have gotten his game to its current and future levels. A look at how COVID and injury have shaped the Cowboys’ 53-man roster for Week 17, especially at linebacker, keys to victory and more highlight the news and notes for the first game of the new year.

NFL legend, former Cowboys player-coach Dan Reeves passes away at 77 :: Cowboys Wire

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Sad news hit the Cowboys organization on the first day of 2022. Dan Reeves, who won two Super Bowls with the Cowboys as a player (1965-1972) and assistant coach (1972, 1974-1980) and spent 24 seasons as a head coach for three different teams passed away at the age of 77.

Cowboys 53-man roster vs Cardinals uber-thin at LB as COVID, injuries mount :: Cowboys Wire

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Dallas has a big NFC matchup with the Cardinals on Sunday with playoff-seeding implications on the line. Their 53-man roster heading into the game looks a little different than it has recently due to a few injuries and positive COVID tests in the last several days.

Coverage map for updated kickoff time of Cowboys-Cardinals in Week 17 :: Cowboys Wire

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The Cowboys’ battle with the Cardinals was originally set for a noon Central time start but was later pushed back to 3:25 p.m. to get more eyeballs on the contest. All the areas that will broadcast this game and how one can…

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