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Riddick: Cowboys need to help Dez more (1:32)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

These 10 wide receivers have been added to the Biletnikoff Award watch list: Darren Andrews, UCLA; Deontay Burnett, USC; Darren Carrington II, Utah; N'Keal Harry, Arizona State; Steve Ishmael, Syracuse; Gary Jennings, West Virginia; Denzel Mims, Baylor; David Sills V, West Virginia; John Ursua, Hawaii; Caleb Wilson, UCLA.

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Dak's return to form energizes Cowboys (1:10)
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Witten dedicated to standing for the national anthem (0:23)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys wanted to maintain what Jerry Jones called the sanctity of the national anthem and the flag in their pregame protest. “The flag and the anthem represent a fight for nearly 250 years for the ideals of our country,” Jason Garrett said. “And I think everybody respected that. You've heard many players form around the league say, This has never been about the flag. This has been about equality and it's been about rights.' We had candid conversations with our team. This country is not perfect. The flag represents the fight and the hundreds and hundreds of thousands of men and women over the last 240 or so years who have been fighting for these ideals all over the world and I think our players understood that. It just felt like it was important to somehow someway demonstrate that and do it in a way that did not involve the flag or the anthem.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Witten's comments from the locker room after the team's pregame display: In my 15 years in this league, the brotherhood I've been able to form with guys from different walks, beliefs, thoughts and that's what makes a locker room special. I'm going to stand for the national anthem with my hand over my heart until the day I die. And I respect our country and love and honor the service men that represent our flag and one nation under God with liberty and justice for all. I believe in that. I believe in that wholeheartedly. I also can respect and agree to disagree. That's what a locker room is all about when divisive thoughts come in. There are lots of different ways. That's what special about a locker room because there's a lot of different opinions, lot of different thoughts. What's important to us and it's important for me is that you take the high road and you show unity and you look for a better good. I think our team tried to do that tonight.

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Cowboys' victory showed the team's toughness (0:47)
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Jones proud of Cowboys' statement of 'unity and equality' (1:00)
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Astros dominate Rangers in Arlington (1:41)
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Dak tumbles over two Cardinals for touchdown (0:43)
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Dak: 'We just showed the character of this team' (1:03)
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Cardinals couldn't finish off Cowboys early (2:10)
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Prescott, Elliott bounce back to top Cardinals (2:25)

ESPN Stats and Information  

DeMarcus Lawrence had 3.0 sacks. He's the 2nd Cowboys player with 3.0 sacks on Monday Night Football, joining Ed "Too Tall" Jones in Week 8 of 1987 against the Giants.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys offense fought for everything it got in their 28-17 win against the Arizona Cardinals Monday. When they look back on this night, Jason Garrett will point to the team's toughness. He can also point to the three sacks by DeMarcus Lawrence. He leads the NFL with 6.5 sacks in the first three weeks.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMarcus Lawrence has three sacks of Carson Palmer and 6.5 on the season. Just a reminder that he had one sack a year ago and his career high is eight. It is the most sacks in the first three games of a season in Cowboys history.

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Zeke scores his first TD of season (0:40)

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Zone scheme on the Ezekiel Elliott TD run. Slight hesitation and then speed through the hole to find the end zone. Elliott now has 83 yards rushing on 19 carries and a score.