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November 30 Updates

11 p.m. — The leap in Year 2 by Jake Ferguson continues to be a superb one, and the Seattle Seahawks are now the latest victims of his level-up. The former fourth-round pick joined with Dak Prescott to deliver the go-ahead touchdown that gave the Cowboys a 38-35 lead late in the fourth quarter against the Seahawks (inclusive of a two-point conversion from Prescott to Brandin Cooks).

The touchdown wasn't only one of the best catches Ferguson has made this season, but it also put him in rare air — extremely rare — tying with future first-ballot Hall of Fame tight end Jason Witten for second-most receiving touchdowns by a Cowboys' tight end in the first two seasons with the team (7).

The current record (9) belongs to Billy Joe Dupree, and Ferguson will have a chance to tie or take the record against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 14, a team he's routinely found pay dirt against since entering the league in 2022.

Ferguson has been as advertised and much more in the mission to prove he's a worthy successor to not only Dalton Schultz, but also to the former Cowboy he just pulled up alongside in the category of receiving touchdowns to start an NFL career.


6:00 p.m. — A decision is looming on tight end Peyton Hendershot, but it's not been made ahead of the looming matchup against the Seattle Seahawks at AT&T Stadium. The second-year talent remains on injured reserve for this contest, the Dallas Cowboys having chosen to not yet place him on the active roster.

The 21-day window for Hendershot expires early next week, and he must either be placed on the active roster or remain on IR for the remainder of the regular season and playoffs.

There is an additional tight end on the field against Seattle, however, but his name is Princeton Fant, who was elevated from the practice squad on Thursday morning. It marks the first of three eligible elevations for Fant, the undrafted rookie taking the same field tonight as his cousin, Noah Fant. 

Inactives against the Seahawks include Deuce Vaughn, Asim Richards, Noah Igbinoghene, Eric Scott, Jalen Brooks and Trey Lance, the latter serving as emergency quarterback.


3:46 p.m. - The Cowboys used one practice squad elevation on Thursday for their game with the Seahawks, bringing up tight end Princeton Fant for the first time this year. 
Fant, an undrafted rookie from Tennessee, spent training camp and the preseason with the Cowboys. He caught two passes for 10 yards in the preseason games. 

With Fant, the Cowboys will have four tight ends active against Seattle in Jake Ferguson, Luke Schoonmaker and Sean McKeon. 

The team is close to bringing back Peyton Hendershot, who has been on injured reserve with an ankle injury but is in the 21-day practice window to return. 


November 29 Updates

5:10 p.m. - Once again, the fans have voted for Dak Prescott, who continues to light up opposing defenses. Prescott was named FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week after his impressive performance on Thanksgiving, when he completed 22 of 32 attempts (68.8 percent) for 331 yards and four touchdowns for a 142.1 passer rating over the Commanders. 

This is the second win for Dak for this award in the last three weeks. 

By winning the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week Award, FedEx will make a $2,000 donation in Prescott's name to a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), which will be applied towards needs-based scholarships to deserving HBCU students.

Also, Christian McCaffrey of the San Francisco 49ers was awarded the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week award for rushing for 114 yards on 19 carries (6.0 avg.) and two touchdowns in Week 12.


3:15 p.m. – The game designations are out for both the Cowboys and the Seahawks ahead of their Thursday Night Football clash, and while the Cowboys held a fully healthy practice on Wednesday with no game designations heading into Thursday, the picture is a little bit more complex for Seattle.

Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker is doubtful to play with an oblique injury that kept him out of the Thanksgiving game against San Francisco and DL Leonard Williams is questionable with an ankle injury.

Additionally, G Phil Haynes is out with a toe injury, TE Will Dissly is questionable with a hip, WR Dee Eskridge is questionable with a rib injury and WR Dareke Young is doubtful with an abdomen.


November 28 Updates

3:48 p.m. - With Thursday's game just a couple of days away, the Cowboys don't want to be adding names to the injury report, especially a top player such as Micah Parsons.

But the Cowboys' sack leader missed Tuesday's practice, which is a "Friday" schedule for the Cowboys as they play in two days. Parsons was not on the injury report before Tuesday.

Parsons has 11.5 sacks, closing in on his career-high of 13.5 he set last year.


8:28 a.m. – As expected, linebacker Shaquille Leonard is meeting with the Cowboys at The Star in Frisco Tuesday morning.

Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones said on 105.3 'The Fan' on Tuesday that Leonard was visiting with the coaches and staff "right now as we speak." Jones said he plans to have lunch with Leonard later in the day.

The former Colts linebacker, who was recently waived, is drawing interest from several teams, but the Cowboys are the first team he's visited with.

"It's not real hard to see what kind of player he's been. He's been outstanding," Jones said. "When you've played as long as he's played, at the level he's played, this isn't a hard scouting job at all. The question is, where he is in his career and where he is health-wise. That's what it's all about as far as evaluating everything. The next thing is, how do you get something worked out, if in fact, all that other fits."

Drafted in 2018 by the Colts, Leonard was the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, and he's made three Pro Bowls and three first-team All-Pro selections. 


November 26 Updates

3:45 p.m. — Jayron Kearse was absent in the blowout victory on Thanksgiving against the Washington Commanders, sidelined by back tightness that cropped up on a short week — preventing him from playing in two days in a four-day span.

The veteran safety is trending in the right direction for this week, however, according to head coach Mike McCarthy on Sunday, which is technically a Wednesday as it relates to the Cowboys' practice schedule ahead of their second consecutive Thursday contest.

McCarthy noted that Kearse "looks good" and has a "good chance" of playing when the Seattle Seahawks visit AT&T Stadium later in the week.

In his absence, it was second-year safety Juanyeh Thomas taking the lead, and if Kearse is unable to go in Week 13 — due to a setback or the like — it would again be Thomas getting the start; but the initial news is promising on Kearse.


November 24 Updates

10:37 a.m. — It wasn't just a legendary showing on the field on Thanksgiving for the Dallas Cowboys, headlined by DaRon Bland making history in a blowout win over the Washington Commanders, but also in what iconic singer Dolly Parton did as well.

She not only put on a fantastic show during halftime that brought everyone to their feet, but what she did off of the field equally deserves and ovation — donating $1 million to The Salvation Army on the holiday, per owner and general manager Jerry Jones.

"I'm about an hour into my 9 to 5," Jones told 105.3FM the Fan on Friday morning, a nod to one of Parton's most celebrated records. 'It was such a real privilege to know that Dolly Parton was gonna be donning those Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders' uniforms and stepping out there in front of 50 million people. It was surreal and, boy, was it special.

"... It means so much because she's a part of the Red Kettle Campaign and, as a matter of fact, she gave $1 million to the [campaign]. That's going to millions of people across the country and it will no doubt increase the generosity of [others] by millions of dollars."


November 23 Updates

2:00 p.m. — Dan Quinn's defense will be without a key player when the Dallas Cowboys host the Washington Commanders on Thanksgiving Day at AT&T Stadium.

The veteran safety is nursing back tightness that, on a short week that involves playing two games in a span of only four days, has led to the Cowboys ruling him inactive on Thursday, a move that will thrust second-year talent Juanyeh Thomas into the limelight.

Thomas has played exceptionally well whenever the opportunity has presented itself this season, and he'll have big shoes to fill in the absence of Kearse. CeeDee Lamb and Rico Dowdle will both take the field though, the latter being ruled questionable this week.

The other players deemed inactive in the first bout against the Commanders this season are Trey Lance, Eric Scott, Noah Igbinoghene, Asim Richards, Deuce Vaughn.


November 22 Updates

3:23 p.m. - The Cowboys could be without a key defensive player on Thursday against Washington. Safety Jayron Kearse missed three days of practice with a back injury and has been listed as "doubtful" on the final injury report for the Thanksgiving Day game.

Kearse currently ranks third on the team in tackles with 46 and is tied for third on the team with three tackles for loss. He has 1.5 sacks and an interception.

If he doesn't play, the Cowboys will rely more on starting safeties Malik Hooker and Donovan Wilson, but also Juanyeh Thomas, who has been playing more in recent weeks as well.


3:01 p.m. - The Cowboys' backup running back has seen carries here in the last few games, but he's also dealing with an ankle injury that has kept him on the injury report the last two weeks.

For the second straight game, Dowdle will enter game day with a "questionable" status. Dowdle did play last week in Carolina and he also did limited work on Wednesday after two days after not practicing.

The best sign that Dowdle is expecting to play is the Cowboys opting not to elevate up a running back from the practice squad before the game.


2:12 p.m. - The Cowboys will have a new player on the field for the first time this season in defensive back Sheldrick Redwine, who was elevated from the practice squad for Thursday's game.
Redwine has been with the Cowboys the entire offseason and training camp. He was injured some in the preseason but has spent most of the season on the practice squad.

Listed as a defensive back on the Cowboys' roster, Redwine should be able to contribute some at corner or safety if needed, but definitely on special teams.

Redwine is no stranger to NFL games, having played in 33 since the 2019 with eight starts. Redwine has played for the Browns, Dolphins and Jets before joining the Cowboys this season.


Safety Jayron Kearse has been listed as a non-participant in both practices this week as he recovers from a back injury suffered against the Panthers. When asked about his availability for the team's final practice of the week on Wednesday, head coach Mike McCarthy provided a bit more clarity.

"We're waiting to see the availability today," he said. "If he's not available today, I think that answers the question for tomorrow."

If Kearse cannot go, the depth safety group – highlighted by second-year safety Juanyeh Thomas – will be relied upon.

"We have a lot of confidence in our young safety group, starting with Juanyeh and everyone behind him," McCarthy said.


November 21 Updates

2:30 p.m. — Dak Prescott is currently the highest-rated quarterback in the NFL, per Pro Football Focus, and he leads the league in several substantive categories after establishing himself and the Dallas Cowboys' offense as explosive over the past several games.

It's a unit that now boasts a record-setting receiver in CeeDee Lamb and have found ways to get Brandin Cooks involved amidst what has also become a coming out party this season for tight end Jake Ferguson.

Entering the Thanksgiving battle against the Washington Commanders, a bitter rival who suffocated the Cowboys in their final clash last season, Prescott explained his mindset as the regular season gets ready to round third base; with a chance to extend their win streak at home to 13 games.

"The way that I feel, the confidence I have in this group, myself, [being in] the zone, I guess you could call it," he said on Tuesday. "Whatever it is — the coaches, the chemistry of this team, yeah, by far the best I've ever felt. It's not just me, it's a lot of the things around me."


November 20 Updates

3:12 p.m. – Despite coming up short on a touchdown two weeks ago in Philly, and having a dropped pass last Sunday against the Giants, rookie tight end Luke Schoonmaker said he hasn't lost any bit of confidence this year.

More importantly, his quarterback hasn't either. That was evident in Carolina when Dak Prescott fired a strike to his rookie tight end for an 18-yard touchdown, the first of the game.

"I think (Dak) does a great job to go around to everyone in their individual (meeting) rooms to break things down. He's got a great relationship with everyone and the confidence is really there. I know he trusts his guys to go make plays for him and I'm glad I could do that on that play."

This year, Schoonmaker has five catches for 37 yards with two touchdowns.


1:15 p.m. — The Dallas Cowboys did not hold a practice on Monday, but had they took the field, CeeDee Lamb would have been limited with an ankle injury, according to the team's practice estimation. Along with Lamb, Terence Steele was also listed as limited with an ankle injury.

Jayron Kearse (back) and Rico Dowdle (ankle) were listed as non-participants on the practice report, while KaVontae Turpin (ankle), Osa Odighizuwa (hamstring) and Peyton Hendershot (ankle) were all listed as full participants.

When asked about Thursday's availability with Lamb and Kearse vs. Washington, head coach Mike McCarthy said there is not a "high level of concern."


1:12 p.m. — While CeeDee Lamb saw his NFL-record streak of three games of 150 yards and 10+ catches end in Carolina, Lamb did score another touchdown – his fifth of the season and surpassed the 1,000-yard mark already this year.

In doing so, Lamb became the second-fastest Cowboy (Michael Irvin, 1995) to reach the 1,000-yard mark in just 10 games and he's the first player in franchise history to have three 1,000-yard seasons in his first four years. Lamb just missed four straight by getting just 935 yards in his rookie season in 2020.

Lamb also became the third Cowboys player in franchise history to have at least five touchdown catches in each of his first four years in the league, joining Bob Hayes and Dez Bryant.


November 19 Updates

11:30 a.m. — After a full week of practice for Rico Dowdle, despite nursing an ankle injury, all signs pointed at the veteran running back being a full go against the Carolina Panthers, until he was downgraded to questionable following Saturday's walkthrough. 

One day later, he's been cleared to play, and will take the field as the usual complement to Tony Pollard, and the decision once again pushes Deuce Vaughn to the inactives list.

The remaining inactives for Week 11 include Noah Igbinoghene, Eric Scott, Asim Richards and Trey Lance, who will serve his usual duties as emergency quarterback.

Dowdle is coming off of a career effort in the defeat of the New York Giants last week, and will now have a chance to equal or better his performance when he battles the Panthers.


November 18 Updates

1:45 p.m. — The Dallas Cowboys have activated LB Rashaan Evans to the active roster ahead of the game against the Carolina Panthers. This comes after Evans used the last of his three practice squad elevations against the Giants last week when he played 39 snaps on defense and special teams.

To make room for Evans' activation, the Cowboys have moved rookie defensive lineman Viliami Fehoko Jr. to the reserve/injured list after he popped up on the practice report this week with a knee injury.


1:41 p.m. — Running back Rico Dowdle has been downgraded to questionable with an ankle injury.

The Cowboys had a light practice on Saturday before taking off to Carolina. 

Dowdle is coming off a career-high 79 rushing yards last week against the Giants with a touchdown. 

Tony Pollard is expected to start again at running back. 

The Cowboys chose not to elevate Malik Davis from the practice squad. So if Dowdle doesn't play, Deuce Vaughn and Hunter Luepke could also get more carries. 


November 16 Updates

11 a.m. — It appears KaVontae Turpin is trending toward returning to the field when the Dallas Cowboys visit the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, the Pro Bowl returner having been sidelined against the New York Giants with a shoulder injury.

In Wednesday's injury report, an estimate based upon a walkthrough, Turpin was listed as a full participant. On Thursday morning, head coach Mike McCarthy voiced solid optimism about his chances for this weekend — contingent upon no setbacks this week.

"We'll see how he does today, but it's padded and full practice and he's scheduled to take all of his reps today," McCarthy said. "I'm hopeful that he can have a great week and lines up on Sunday."

It was rookie sixth-round pick Deuce Vaughn taking on return duties in the absence of Turpin, along with running back Rico Dowdle opening the game as kickoff returner. Turpin's absence also opened the door for undrafted rookie Jalen Brooks to grab his first four NFL receptions.


November 15 Updates

12:30 p.m. —In the first injury report of the week leading up to the game in Carolina, the Dallas Cowboys opened the practice window for tight end Peyton Hendershot, who has been on the IR with an ankle injury since Oct. 12. He will have 21 days to be activated to the active roster and can play as soon as this Sunday against the Panthers.

Also listed on the injury report are WR KaVontae Turpin (shoulder), WR Jalen Tolbert (knee), DT Osa Odighizuwa (hamstring), RB Rico Dowdle (ankle), CB Jourdan Lewis (neck) and DL Viliami Fehoko (knee). All were listed as full participants in Wednesday's practice estimation.


November 14 Updates

12:30 p.m. — Leighton Vander Esch has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2023 season, and his future as an NFL player is now undetermined. 

In delivering the news on Tuesday, owner and general manager Jerry Jones lamented the loss, while also stating his level of comfort with the current LB corps — noting their is no current interest in waiver claims or signings.

"Not at all," Jones told 105.3FM The Fan. "As a matter of fact, If I had to pick an area of strength, I would pick this area, because of how we play the linebackers. [LVE] can't be replaced, but we've made the kinds of adjustments you'll see in the future.

Markquese Bell has stepped in to wonderfully complement Damone Clark, and Rashaan Evans has now ramped up to full go. The team also has Malik Jefferson and Buddy Johnson on the practice squad.


November 13 Updates

4:11 p.m. – For the third straight week, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott needs your votes to claim the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week award.

Dak passed for 404 yards – a season-high – along with four touchdown passes and ran another TD into the end zone to help the Cowboys beat the Giants 49-17. Prescott had a 138.3 QB rating as he won his 13th straight game over the Giants.

Prescott is one of three QB candidates for the "Air" portion of the award, joining Detroit's Jared Goff and Seattle's Geno Smith.

Dak was also nominated for the award for his performances against the Rams on Oct. 29 and the Eagles on No. 5.

FedEx gives fans the opportunity to recognize weekly top-performing quarterbacks and running backs in games played on Thursday through Sunday through the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards. Voting is open until Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. ET at **** each week of the season. Fans can also vote on Twitter via the @NFL published polls and on the NFL Mobile App.


November 12 Updates

7:21 p.m. – CeeDee Lamb isn't the only player who has reached milestones in the last three games. Tight end Jake Ferguson became the first Cowboys tight end to catch a touchdown in three straight games.

Ferguson had just four catches for 26 yards, but had a 1-yard touchdown from Dak Prescott, marking three straight games for Ferguson to find the end zone. The last Cowboys tight end to accomplish that feat was Jason Witten in 2011. Ferguson becomes the seventh tight end in team history to catch a TD in three straight games.


6:29 p.m. – DaRon Bland is joining some elite company early in his career. With an interception on Sunday, Bland now has five picks on the season, tying his five from last year's rookie season.

With a handful of picks the last two years, Bland is now the first Cowboys player in 42 years, and only the second ever, to have five interceptions in each of his first two years.

Everson Walls had 11 picks in 1981 – an NFL rookie record, and then had seven the following year in a strike-shortened 1982 season.

But not since then has a player picked off five or more to begin a career for the Cowboys.


3:51 p.m. – For the second time since his rookie season, CeeDee Lamb has found the end zone as a runner. Lamb scored the first touchdown of the game Sunday on a 14-yard late in the first quarter.

Lamb is the fifth player to have a rushing touchdown this year for the Cowboys.

It marked the second time this year the Cowboys have scored a rushing touchdown with a wide receiver against the Giants. In Week 1, Turpin scored on a 7-yard run in the 40-0 win. Today, Turpin is inactive with a shoulder injury.


1:55 p.m. — KaVontae Turpin finished the week with a chance to take the field against the visiting New York Giants, but the Dallas Cowboys have made the game-time decision to rule him out just ahead of kickoff.

Turpin's injury ushers Deuce Vaughn back into the mix, the rookie sixth-rounder having been relegated to the inactives list in the previous several contests. It also pulls rookie wideout Jalen Brooks onto the gameday roster as well, for depth at wide receiver. 

Vaughn has the ability to impact the game as a returner, and the Cowboys are still working on his integration into the offense, so it's possible he produces in two fashions on Sunday. 

Other inactives for Dallas against New York include Noah Igbinoghene, Asim Richards, Junior Fehoko, Eric Scott and Trey Lance (serving as emergency QB).


November 10 Updates

10:30 a.m. — Terence Steele has successfully climbed from the ranks of the NFL undrafted to a very good starting right tackle for the Dallas Cowboys, one who earned a five-year extension in September, but he's had some bad days at the office as of late.

His outing in the narrow loss to the Eagles saw him allow a game-high 12 pressures, his worst showing of the season. He was playing well over the first several contests of the season, as well as seasons prior, and the Cowboys are emphatic in their belief in him.

Especially when considering he's returning from having had several ligaments in his knee surgically repaired only a few months ago.

"We got a lot of confidence in Steele," owner and general manager told 105.3FM the Fan on Friday. "That was a pretty impactful situation we had there with the pressures. But we can do better there. We can do better with help there as well."


November 9 Updates

During Thursday's press conference, head coach Mike McCarthy said that it's still undetermined how much wide receiver/returner KaVontae Turpin (shoulder) will do in practice on Thursday on the heels of his recovery from an injury suffered against the Eagles.

"We'll see how he feels," McCarthy said. "He's questionable. He'll be either limited or with the rehab group. I'll know more when I get down to practice."

Turpin briefly exited the game against the Eagles after landing on his shoulder after a tackle on a punt returner. However, he was able to return and haul in a touchdown reception on a critical third-and-goal. He finished the game but missed practice on Wednesday.


November 8 Updates

2:45 p.m. — Tyron Smith returned from a neck stinger to protect Dak Prescott's blindside from the Philadelphia Eagles, and he had one of the best recent outings of his career, but he's working through something different at the moment.

The future first ballot Hall of Fame left tackle was absent on Wednesday with illness, though it was simply a walkthrough for the Cowboys and not a full-on practice. It's key to note he participated only in a mock game and a walkthrough last week before the aforementioned stellar outing in Philly.

Smith was joined on Wednesday's injury report by Markquese Bell (limited - calf), Osa Odighizuwa (limited - hamstring) and KaVontae Turpin (DNP - shoulder). Turpin suffered the injury on a return against Philly, then re-entered the game to grab a touchdown reception.

Tyler Biadasz (ankle) and Jayron Kearse (toe) were also on the injury report, but both were listed as full participants.


November 7 Updates

8:00 a.m. — KaVontae Turpin continues to make his presence felt for the Dallas Cowboys but, this season, it's in more than one aspect of the game; and his toughness continues to shine as well.

The Pro Bowl returner has also become a viable weapon for Dak Prescott and the offense, his most impressive outing having come in a hard-fought battle against the Philadelphia Eagles. 

The Cowboys ultimately fell short, but Turpin added a receiving touchdown to keep them in the game early, and he did it despite an injury. He'd leave the game for evaluation following a 47-yard return that put Prescott in position to do the rest with a touchdown to Jake Ferguson and, on his first play back from being evaluated, Turpin scored the aforementioned TD.

"It was one of those plays where I had to test myself out and see if I could still go," he said. "But I also wanted to be a playmaker for Dak, and that's what I did."


November 6 Updates

5:19 p.m. – When it comes to stats, Jake Ferguson clearly had his best game of the season and even his career as well.

It was the most targets (10), catches (seven), yards (91) that he's had in a single game, and also caught his fifth career touchdown, including two in the last two weeks.

Ferguson is one of just five Cowboys tight ends in team history to have five career touchdown catches in his first two seasons. Billy Joe DuPree (1973-74) has the most with nine.

One might assume Ferguson is getting excited about the connection he's forming with Dak Prescott but the tight end's focus was more about the plays he didn't make.

"While the (connection) is growing right now, I've still got to be better on my end. I definitely had two that I should've had in my eyes," Ferguson said after the game. "I just have to coming and working after practice, meeting room, whatever it is. I'm sure there are some positive things, but it's not very positive right now."

Ferguson is second on the team with 32 catches and 328 receiving yards and is tied for the team lead with total touchdowns with three.


New York Giants QB Daniel Jones suffered a torn ACL on Sunday against the Raiders and will miss the rest of the season, according to a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. With backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor on the injured reserve, the Giants will turn to rookie Tommy DeVito for the game against the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Stadium.

With DeVito being the only healthy quarterback on the roster, it's expected that New York will sign a quarterback this week to backup DeVito in his first career start.


November 5 Updates

8:31 p.m. – Last year, he scored his first career touchdown in Philly. This time around, Jake Ferguson had his best game to date, catching seven passes for 91 yards and another touchdown, marking the second straight game in which he's hauled in a score from Dak Prescott.

Ferguson, who was targeted a career-high 10 times, also drew a pass interference call near the goal line on another drive that led to a Cowboys touchdown.

This year, Ferguson is second on the team in catches (32) and yards (328) and is tied for the team-lead in TD receptions with CeeDee Lamb with three each.


7:24 p.m. – When Brandon Aubrey missed his first-ever kick in an NFL game, which was an extra point in Week 1, there were many who wondered if he would make it Week 9 in the regular season.

Not only did he make it, but he's made every other kick along the way, setting an NFL record on Sunday by hitting his 19thstraight field goal, the most-ever by any player to begin a career. He passed Travis Coons, who made 18 straight in the 2015 season as a rookie.

Aubrey has also made 14 straight extra points as well, including two more on Sunday.


7:12 p.m. – For the second straight game, Turpin is finding some room to run in the return game. He had a 48-yard kickoff return on Sunday to ignite the Cowboys' first touchdown. Last week, he had a 63-yard return after a safety that led to a score. In the same game against the Rams, Turpin had a punt return for a touchdown called back because of a penalty.

And if that's not enough, Turpin caught a 5-yard touchdown on Sunday, just a few plays after suffering a rib injury.

This year, Turpin is among four Cowboys that have scored three touchdowns.


2:55 p.m. — It will be a whole offensive line for Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys when they take the field to battle the Philadelphia Eagles, because starting left tackle Tyron Smith has officially been ruled active/in for the contest.

Smith, who was sidelined in Week 8 against the Los Angeles Rams with a neck stinger suffered in practice following the bye week, has missed three games this season due to injury — the last having pushed Chuma Edoga into the starting role.

With Smith back on the field, the inactives for the Cowboys are as follows: Deuce Vaughn, Jalen Brooks, Eric Scott, Noah Igbinoghene, Junior Fehoko and Trey Lance (emergency QB).

Today will mark only the third time this season that the Cowboys have had a fully healthy offensive line, and it couldn't have come at a better time as the Eagles defensive front has proven to be one of the best in the league.


November 4 Updates

12:45 p.m. — This week's clash with the Philadelphia Eagles will mark the second time Rashaan Evans sees the field for the Dallas Cowboys. 

The former first-round pick was signed ahead of the bye week and made his debut in the Week 8 throttling of the Los Angeles Rams, helping to add depth to the linebacker position.

 His second call-up from the practice squad will see him face the very team he spent a short time with to start the season. 

Per NFL rules, Evans can only be elevated one more time and, at that point, he must be carried on the active roster — barring a waiver. 


November 3 Updates

3:21 p.m. – Not only is Tyron Smith 'questionable' to play Sunday against the Eagles this weekend, but his backup also has the same status on the final injury report.

Chuma Edoga, who has started the last two games for Smith with his neck injury, is also questionable to play because of a knee and ankle injury.

Smith did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday but was listed as 'limited' for Friday's practice. Edoga has been on the injury report as 'limited' all three days.

Smith has played in four games this year and has missed three, extending his streak to eight consecutive seasons of missing at least three starts.


12:45 p.m. — Tyron Smith still has an opportunity to take the field when the Dallas Cowboys take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, in the most important NFC East clash thus far this season.

Smith, who was sidelined against the Los Angeles Rams with a neck stinger, has yet to practice this week but head coach Mike McCarthy noted the starting left tackle participated in the team's mock game on Friday.

McCarthy went on to note that while he awaits medical feedback following Friday's mock game, that Smith is "expected to participate" in practice on Saturday — to what degree is undetermined.

The decision on Smith versus the Eagles will likely be made following that workout. He has missed three games this season due to injury, and the Cowboys are working to avoid this coming Sunday marking his fourth. 


November 1 Updates

8:15 a.m. — There were no trades executed by the Dallas Cowboys ahead of the NFL deadline, but they did find themselves doing some housekeeping as it relates to their practice squad.

Less than one week after signing Eric Saubert to the practice squad, during the team's bye week, and using his first elevation to the active roster in Week 8 against the Los Angeles Rams, the veteran tight end has been poached by the Houston Texans. He must now remain on their active roster for a minimum of three games.

The same is true of offensive lineman (guard) Chris Glaser, who was also poached, though he's heading to the New York Jets, effective immediately. To replace Glaser, the Cowboys re-signed Dakoda Shepley to the practice squad — ensuring insurance for the offensive line.

Shepley is a former CFL first-round pick who entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2018, going on to spend time with several teams, including joining the Cowboys in 2022. This marks his return to Dallas after being released by the Colts in October.


October 31 Updates

9:45 a.m. — Tyron Smith missed his third game of the season when the Dallas Cowboys kicked off on Sunday against the visiting Los Angeles Rams — a neck stinger suffered during the week sidelining him and forcing Chuma Edoga back into the role of starting left tackle.

Edoga went on to exit the contest late with what's been described as a low ankle sprain, and there is optimism that, as such, it is not a long-term injury; rookie Asim Richards entering the game in Edoga's absence.

But it doesn't appear Richards will see the start at left tackle in the all-important battle to come against the Philadelphia Eagles, however, according to owner and general manager Jerry Jones.

"When you look at both of their situations, I think it's more than likely that both will be available on Sunday," Jones told 105.3FM the Fan on Tuesday. "I wouldn't want to speculate anything beyond that, but certainly one of the two should be available on Sunday, but both may be." 


October 30 Updates

1:30 p.m. — On Sunday, it was again Chuma Edoga stepping in at left tackle to take the place of an injured Tyron Smith, who missed his third outing of the season, this time with a neck stinger that occurred in practice last week.

Edoga got off to a rough start but recovered well over the remainder of the contest, but he didn't finish due to an injury. The veteran lineman went to the ground in pain on a play that resulted in a 24-yard catch by CeeDee Lamb before ultimately being helped off of the field, not to return.

On Monday, the Cowboys' front office sounded optimistic about his outlook. 

"Actually, the initial news we're getting back on Chuma is it's not as bad as we first feared," said Executive Vice President and Director of Player Personnel Stephen Jones to 105.3FM the Fan. " … The good news is it wasn't torqued in the direction that would've given him a high ankle [sprain]. I think he's got an opportunity to be in the plans as early as this week [vs. Eagles]."


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