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Ravens vs Cowboys Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, analysis

Ravens vs Cowboys Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, analysis

It's Week 11 of the 2016 NFL season, which means it's time for Ravens vs. Cowboys.

The Ravens (5-4) have a tall task head, as the face off with the red-hot Cowboys (8-1), winners of eight straight game. It's simple for the Ravens.

They need to score. And score. And score some more.

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has been the recipient of criticism recently, and the Super Bowl champion can make a major statement with his play.

Steve Smith is looking to follow up his two-touchdown performance in Week 10 against the Browns with a big showing against the Cowboys. The Ravens will need their offensive line and run game to be stout if they are to win their third-consecutive game.

Despite the noise regarding Tony Romo returning from injury, quarterback Dak Prescott continues to prove that he and the rest of team are for real.

Prescott would be a clear-cut favorite for the Rookie of the Year award if not for his teammate Ezekiel Elliott, who is injecting his name into the NFL MVP race.The Cowboys' offensive line is still one of the league's best, and with Dez Bryant finally healthy, the Cowboys are as dangerous as ever.

The Cowboys have no problem scoring the football. That is why the Ravens will finally need to score, score and score some more.

Be sure to tune into Ravens Kickoff at 12:00 PM on CSN. 

Be sure to leave your comments below the live updates game thread.

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Ravens vs Cowboys Live Updates: Score, Stats, Highlights

4TH QUARTER

4:06 p.m: Ravens lose, 27-17. Record drops to 5-5. With a Pittsburgh win in Cleveland, the Ravens and Steelers are now tied for the AFC North lead. 

4:00 p.m: Dan Bailey hits a 21-yard field goal to make it 27-17. Ravens have 90 seconds to score 10 points with no timeouts. 

3:51 p.m: With that completion to Beasley, Dak Prescott goes over 300 yards passing on the day. It's been a day to forget for one of the NFL's top pass defenses. 

3:41 p.m:

3:37 p.m: TOUCHDOWN RAVENS. Flacco finds Steve Smith from five yards out and it's a one score game. 24-17 Cowboys. 

3:31 p.m: Cowboys fans take their football seriously. 

3:26 p.m: TOUCHDOWN DALLAS. Prescott again connects with Dez Bryant. Bryant now has six catches for 80 yards and two TDS. 24-10 Cowboys. 

3RD QUARTER - COWBOYS 17, RAVENS 10

3:25 p.m: Here's CSN Ravens Insider Clifton Brown on Steve Smith's 1,000th reception. 

3:21 p.m: ouch:

3:10 p.m:

3:02 p.m: TOUCHDOWN DALLAS. Prescott goes to Dez Bryant for a four-yard TD pass. 17-10 Cowboys. 

3:00 p.m: Ezekiel Elliot is sort of athletic:

2:57 p.m: If you missed it, here's Smith's 1000th career reception:

2:53 p.m: Steve Smith joined some pretty elite company today:

2:50 P.M: With that reception, Steve Smith officially has 1,000 career receptions. 

2ND QUARTER - RAVENS 10 COWBOYS 10

2:42 p.m:

2:32 p.m: DALLAS FIELD GOAL IS GOOD. Dan Bailey connects from 30 yards out to tie it up at 10. 

2:28 p.m: A Dez Bryant appearance! So far today: three receptions for 59 yards.

2:25 p.m: FIELD GOAL IS GOOD. Ravens take a 10-7 lead thanks to a 46 yard field goal from Justin Tucker. 

2:19 p.m: Flacco takes a shot deep and just barely misses a big TD. Two minute warning now. 

2:07 p.m: TOUCHDOWN Cowboys. Prescott connects with Beasley for a three yard score. Tied up at seven. 

2:07 p.m: Here's a closer look at Steve Smith's highlight reel catch in the first quarter:

2:01 p.m:

1:51 p.m: Something to watch for: Steve Smith is one reception short of 1,000 for his career. Seems likely to get there today. 

1:47 p.m: Call stands. Ravens pick up a first down on 3rd and 12 and Dallas loses a timeout.

1:43 p.m: That's about as pretty a catch as you're going to see from Steve Smith. Hard to tell if he got both feet down, though. Dallas throws the challenge flag.

1ST QUARTER - RAVENS 7, COWBOYS 0

1:40 p.m: Ravens are doing a good job showing how to stop the Cowboys by shutting down Prescott and Elliot. Through one quarter: Prescott is 4/8 with 31 yards and Elliot has 26 rushing yards on six carries. 

1:35 p.m:

1:25 p.m: TOUCHDOWN. The Ravens draw first blood. Terrance West scores from 18 yards out. PAT is good and Baltimore takes an early 7-0 lead. 

1:18 p.m:

1:15 p.m: With his two-yard run on the Cowboys' first drive, Ezekiel Elliot broke Tony Dorsett's record for most rushing yards by a Cowboys rookie. 

1:10 p.m: After moving the chains through the air, Flacco's third down pass attempt to Steve Smith falls incomplete. Baltimore is 30th in the league in 3rd down conversion percentage (33.5%). 

1:07P.M: Ravens get a sack on third and long, force the Cowboys to go 3-and-out on their first drive of the game. There are worse ways to start a game. 

PREGAME:

12:55 p.m: Right before kickoff, our Brent Harris ran into and chatted with Baltimore's own Michael Phelps. 

12:21 p.m: Sure, why not:

12:07 p.m: The Ravens inactives were released, with CB Jimmy Smith headlining the list of players not suiting up today. The secondary's day against Dez Bryant just got a lot more challenging. 

11:24 a.m: Charley Casserly weighs in on how the Ravens defense can stop that highly-billed Cowboys offense:

10:38 a.m: Before the action kicks off at 1, revist our 5 bold predictions for today's game. 

10:00 a.m: Be sure to follow our CSN Ravens account and CSN Insider Clifton Brown, who is in Dallas covering the game.

9:55 a.m.: Welcome to CSN's live blog of Ravens vs Cowboys in Week 11. This is your home for live updates of the important matchup between two teams hungry for yet another win.

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Lamar Jackson’s play this season has begun to make some analysts and fans backtrack 

Lamar Jackson’s play this season has begun to make some analysts and fans backtrack 

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Lamar Jackson is starting to make people reconsider what they think of him. 

After the Ravens’ 49-13 win over the Bengals on Sunday, the rest of the NFL is starting to take notice about Lamar Jackson’s status in the NFL. Especially considering his spin move through the Bengals defense.

Hall of Fame NFL general manager Bill Polian recently admitted that he was wrong when he said that Jackson should be an NFL wide receiver during his draft process in 2018.

“I was wrong, because I used the old, traditional quarterback standard with him, which is clearly why John Harbaugh and Ozzie Newsome were more prescient than I was,” Polian told USA TODAY Sports. 

Jackson is currently building an MVP case for himself and is on-pace for over 30 touchdowns and nearly 5,000 yards of total offense. 

It’s a nice change of pace for the 22-year-old quarterback in his second year as a pro. Jackson had to face heavy criticism after he left Louisville for a variety of reasons headed into the draft. Even after he took over as the Ravens quarterback, those evaluations persisted. 

“We always knew what he was about,” Ravens center Matt Skura said. “We always knew his ability to make plays and all that stuff. I think it’s just people right now seeing it on a much larger scale and it’s just getting the attention now.”

At this point, however, it’s clear that not only is Jackson a quarterback, he might even be the MVP of the league.

Of the five quarterbacks drafted in the first round of the 2018 Draft, only four are starting and just two have led their teams to a winning record. Jackson leads all of his draft counterparts in total yards and total touchdowns. 

But as anyone in the Ravens’ locker room will say, the accolades don’t concern Jackson — only the record does.

“I think he’s more concerned with winning than anything,” Orlando Brown Jr. said. “As individuals, we’ve all got people to prove wrong and things that we used to put a chip on our shoulder. At the end of the day, I know he’s more concerned with winning more than anything.”

Still, it’s noteworthy that it only took Jackson a complete season of starts, through two partial seasons, to begin the backtracking across the NFL landscape.

“If you watch ESPN or you watch TV, it’s going to come up no matter what,” Skura said. “Even on your Instagram feed it’s going to come up. I think for a lot of us, just in one ear and out the other as far as people pumping us up. You’ve kind of got to stay level-headed and ride the rollercoaster, so to say.”

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Hayden Hurst set on helping those with depression, anxiety with new documentary titled “Headstrong”

Hayden Hurst set on helping those with depression, anxiety with new documentary titled “Headstrong”

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Hayden Hurst immediately saw the impact of his documentary last week when, just hours after it aired, people reached out to him to tell their stories. 

Hurst was a part of a documentary titled “Headstrong” that aired on NBC Sports Washington last week, which detailed his struggles with depression and anxiety as a baseball player. The documentary will air on NBCSN on Nov. 20.

Now, Hurst is reaching out to tell his story in hopes of impacting those who struggle with mental illness, as he did.

“I think it’s going to reach a lot of people,” Hurst said. “Some people even reached out to tell me stuff that affects them in their lives. It’s very cool, it’s very humbling.”

Hurst was a standout baseball player in high school and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 17th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. He signed immediately and began his professional baseball career. 

But shortly thereafter, Hurst developed the “Yips,” and he was unable to throw strikes like he once did. On the mound, his hands shook when he attempted to pitch. Off the field, his condition began to deteriorate. 

He said he began to self-medicate and that’s when he started to seek help. 

After he retired from baseball, he decided to play football at the University of South Carolina and began to treat his mental illness. In 2018, he was a first-round pick of the Ravens.

“It’s night and day from where I was,” Hurst said. “Back in the baseball days, my lack of success in baseball kind of led to my off the field issues. I kind of self-medicated a little bit to make everything go away. Where I’m at now, I’m so much more mature, I’m so much more in-tune with the person that I am, I’m close with my family.”

Hurst is now set out on telling his story to help others who might be in the same situation that he was in. With his background as a professional baseball and football player, he’s hopeful that people will see his situation and feel compelled to talk about what they’ve been going through.

“I really want to tell my story so I get it out there and people can relate to it and they can see it and read it and see the silver lining in it,” Hurst said. “I think a lot of people struggle with things and not a lot of people like talking about it.”

It’s difficult for him to make speeches and speak with others during the NFL season, but he’s got plans to travel to Columbia, South Carolina and Jacksonville, Florida to reach out to people who might be in need of help in the offseason.

He’s already begun work in Baltimore and wants to continue to help through his foundation, the Hayden Hurst Family Foundation. 

For now, though, he wants everyone to know that it’s OK to not be OK. Hurst’s story proves that. 

“I think more people are affected by it than we think,” Hurst said. “It’s a sensitive topic and not many people like talking about it. I’m in a position where — this sounds worse than it is — I really don’t care what people think about me. I am who I am, it’s part of the make up of who I am and I’m going to tell my story.”

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