By: Edward Egros

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VIDEO: The Meaning of Takeaways with Sean Lee

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If there's one thing everyone attached to football can agree upon, turnovers have a huge impact when it comes to the outcome of a game. Where the disagreement persists is what causes turnovers. While there are certainly things players can do to minimize turnovers offensively or maximize takeaways defensively, how much does technique and play design really matter? Does style make a statistically significant impact to increasing the turnover margin? In this interview with Cowboys veteran linebacker Sean Lee, I ask him about how much his technique matters versus plain luck, and how he evaluates takeaways in his overall game.

VIDEO: 1-on-1 with Superagent Leigh Steinberg

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Sports agent Leigh Steinberg has represented hundreds of athletes throughout his 41-year career. He is in Dallas to promote an event to groom the next generation of sports agents. In our conversation, we talked about the industry and how analytics have changed the game for agents, as well as players and teams.

Packers at Cowboys Final Stats

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In one of the more dramatic games in NFL playoff history, the Green Bay Packers advance to the NFC Championship Game, defeating the Dallas Cowboys 34-31. No team decisively controlled the game more, both teams were relatively the same concerning offensive efficiency and both teams' quarterbacks had nearly the same Net Yards/Pass Attempt. Green Bay only slightly performed better at the end, having possession at the end of the game.

Cowboys at Eagles Final Stats

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The Dallas Cowboys lose their season finale to the Philadelphia Eagles, in a game with zero playoff implications for either team. Dallas used all three of its available quarterbacks, with Tony Romo scoring the lone touchdown. Cowboys finish the season at 13-3, a few games over their expected record, making them large overachievers for the season.

Lions at Cowboys Final Stats

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The Dallas Cowboys had their most efficient offensive performance of the season, en route to their 13th win by knocking off the Detroit Lions 42-21. Dallas had already clinched the top seed in the NFC playoffs, but played nearly all of its starters. They are expected to do the same next week against Philadelphia, the regular-season finale before the playoffs.

Buccaneers at Cowboys Final Stats

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The Dallas Cowboys defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26-20. Dallas improves to 12-2 and moves one step closer to grabbing the top seed in the NFC. Dak Prescott went 32/36, the second-best completion rate among any quarterback who has thrown at least 30 passes.

Cowboys at Giants Final Stats

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The Dallas Cowboys suffer their first loss since the beginning of the season, to the same team they played, the New York Giants, 10-7. Dak Prescott played his worst game of his career and the Cowboys offense was the least efficient it has been all season long. Though the Giants did not play much better, they come away with a season sweep.

Cowboys at Vikings Final Stats

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The Dallas Cowboys improve to 11-1 on the season, defeating the Minnesota Vikings 17-15. Dallas needed a stop on a two-point conversion attempt to survive in Minneapolis. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott had some of their lower standard statistics (and a few advanced statistics too).

Redskins at Cowboys Final Stats

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The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Washington Redskins, on Thanksgiving, 31-26. Washington was incredibly inefficient offensively, mounting lengthy drives that ended in either field goals or missed field goal attempts. Dallas controlled the game especially in the 4th quarter, despite not winning time of possession.

Ravens at Cowboys Final Stats

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The Dallas Cowboys set a couple of franchise marks after defeating the Baltimore Ravens 27-17. It's the first time Dallas has defeated the Ravens, so the franchise has now defeated every modern-day team in the NFL. They also win their ninth-straight, the first time they have ever done that within the regular-season.

Cowboys at Steelers Final Stats

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The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 35-30, in a game with seven lead changes, including two in the final two minutes. Dallas improves to 8-1, now the best record in the NFL.

Cowboys at Browns Final Stats

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The Dallas Cowboys earned their most lopsided win of the year, beating the Cleveland Browns 35-10. It was also Cleveland's most lopsided defeat of the season. Dallas is 7-1, improving on the best record in the NFC.

Eagles at Cowboys Final Stats

Screen Shot 2016-10-31 at 1.58.19 AMThe Dallas Cowboys extended the longest winning-streak in the NFL this season in the team's most dramatic win of the season. They knocked off the Eagles 29-23 in overtime, improving to 6-1.