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Sept. 30 Updates

1:48 p.m. -- Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence played fewer snaps in the second half and only 39 total against the Saints. It was his lowest snap count since the season opener against the Giants, when he was on a bit of a pitch count in his return from offseason surgery.

Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones told 105.3 The Fan that Lawrence tweaked his shoulder (not the surgically-repaired side) but "but hopefully that's not going to be an issue" moving forward.

Jones also said safety Kavon Frazier has a pectoral injury that the team might have to address. It's unclear at this point whether it will require surgery. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett will have injury updates at his daily press conference Monday afternoon.


Sept. 29 Updates

11:57 p.m. - Despite recording a sack in the fourth quarter, Lawrence wasn't on the field for several key snaps, including the start of the Saints' final possession. 

Lawrence, who seemingly rotated with Kerry Hyder for parts of the second half, got back in the game late in the fourth and had to be helped off the field with an injury. 
After the game, when asked about both Lawrence's rotation and his injury, head coach Jason Garrett only would say that Lawrence's injury was not deemed to be serious.


11:22 p.m. - Robert Quinn tied a Cowboys record last week with seven QB pressures in one game.

This week, he became just the second player in team history – and the first in a non-strike year – to record a sack in each of his first two games with the team. Quinn's two sacks on Sunday night, coupled with last week's sack vs. Miami, gives him the team lead with three, edging out DeMarcus Lawrence, who got a sack to give him 2.5.

Quinn joined Randy Watts as the only player in team history to record sacks in each of his first two games. Watts only played five games for the Cowboys, including three in 1987 season as a replacement player during the strike.


11:15 p.m. – Starting left tackle Tyron Smith suffered an apparent ankle sprain on the final drive of the Cowboys' 12-10 loss to the Saints and left the field on a cart.

Immediately after the game, Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones confirmed that Smith hurt his ankle. The Pro Bowl lineman will be re-evaluated when the team returns to Dallas.

Smith left the Superdome with the team in a boot, walking under his own power.


9:44 p.m. - After four games, Dak Prescott's third-quarter magic is certainly not a coincidence or a fluke. He continued his hot streak coming out of halftime once again, completing all six of his passes en route to the team's only touchdown drive.

For the season, Dak is now a perfect 28 of 28 for 457 yards, three touchdowns and no picks for a perfect passer rating.


8:25 p.m.– Backup safety and core special teams contributor Kavon Frazier has been ruled out of the game with a pectoral injury.

Frazier was limited in practice during the week with an Achilles injury but was active tonight.


8:15 p.m. - If Jason Witten's fumble was a surprise to see, it's because it just doesn't happen that often. The veteran tight end lost just his sixth career fumble in the second quarter after a 16-yard catch against the Saints. 

It's the first time since the 2016 season against the Bucs that Witten has lost the ball. The fumble was just his eighth overall of his career, with him recovering the ball once and another going out of bounds.


7:35 p.m. - The Cowboys were one of just five teams heading into the weekend without an interception. But that changed on the first defensive drive with Chido Awuzie catching a deflected pass in the first quarter. 

Saints Pro Bowl WR Michael Thomas had it jarred loose by Jeff Heath and Awuzie hauled it in on the sideline for just his third career interception.


6:05 p.m. – There's not much drama with the Week 4 inactives.

Michael Gallup, Tyrone Crawford and Antwaun Woods were all ruled out on Friday afternoon, so most of the Cowboys' injury concerns had crystalized heading into this primetime game against the Saints.

In addition to those three, the team also ruled Donovan Wilson, Luke Gifford, Adam Redmond and Brandon Knight inactive for Sunday night.

It was always a long shot Gifford would be available this week, as Wednesday was his first practice in roughly six weeks after injuring his ankle on Aug. 10. Wilson, Redmond and Knight are all healthy scratches to make room for veteran players.

Tavon Austin is active for the first time since suffering a concussion in Week 1, while Xavier Woods is returning to the lineup after hurting his ankle during the Week 2 win in Washington.


Sept. 27 Updates

2:23 p.m. – Wide receiver Michael Gallup (knee) and defensive linemen Antwaun Woods (knee) and Tyrone Crawford (hip) are officially ruled out of Sunday's game against the Saints. None practiced during the week.

Rookie linebacker Luke Gifford (ankle) is listed as questionable. No one else on the injury list has their status for Sunday in question, including guard Zack Martin (back), who returned to practice on a limited basis Friday, and fellow starters Amari Cooper (ankle) and Xavier Woods (ankle).


10:49 a.m. – Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones is confident wide receiver Amari Cooper (ankle) will be ready to play Sunday night at New Orleans.

Cooper has been listed as a limited participant in practice the last two days.

Asked Friday on 105.3 The Fan if the Pro Bowl receiver should be at full power Sunday, Jones said, "Yes. I feel very good about that. … As far as anything we're seeing relative to his ability to push off, his ability to do anything, I think we're in good shape."


Sept. 26 Updates

4:26 p.m. - Zack Martin was officially listed as a "DNP" for Thursday by missing practice with a back injury that has plagued him since training camp. Although he was limited on Wednesday, the Cowboys don't seem to think their All-Pro guard is in jeopardy to miss Sunday's game in New Orleans.

Cowboys VP Stephen Jones said he think Martin, along with wide receiver Amari Cooper (ankle) will be ready to play this weekend but the team is being overly cautious.

Cooper was limited in Thursday's practice after missing most of Wednesday with the ankle setback.


4:18 p.m. – Though both sides have said they want to get a long-term deal done at some point, the Cowboys and Dak Prescott have yet to agree on one.

How does Prescott keep his focus away from those contract talks during the season?

"Simple," he said. "The reason we're having contract talks is because of what I do on the field. That's the main focus and that's my focus in everything I do. Talk about the ads, the marketing, all this stuff, I know realistically none of that happens if I'm not handling my business on the field. For me about it's about taking care of that – being the best football player I can, and a lot of good things and great things happen when you do that."


4:12 p.m. – Jason Witten has played against the Saints inside the Superdome more often than anyone on the current roster.

The 16th-year veteran knows the offense must handle the dome's noise in order to continue its efficient start to the season.

"It's body language, it's pointing, it's non-verbal communication. And that's a challenge in that environment," he said. "That's as good of an environment, especially at night, that there is in the NFL, that crowd noise.

"Being able to communicate that, we've all got to be on the same page. We've got to anticipate some of that. We can't just put it all on (quarterback) Dak (Prescott)."


12:27 p.m. -- Guard Zack Martin was not practicing during the portion open to the media on Thursday.

Martin has been mostly limited in practices this season, including Wednesday this week, as part of the team's plan to manage his training camp back injury (disk irritation) leading up to game day.

The Cowboys will announce their official practice report later today.


10:38 a.m. - While Jason Garrett didn't exactly commit to Amari Cooper being ready to play on Sunday, he didn't seem overly concerned with his receiver's latest ankle injury that will likely keep him out of Thursday's practice. 

"He had been dealing with a foot and ankle thing coming out of the ballgame," Garrett said of Cooper. "He was limited (Wednesday). I don't know how much he'll do in practice today. We're hopeful he'll be fine as the week goes on." 

When asked again about his chances of playing against the Saints, Garrett gave a familiar response: "We'll take his situation day by day and see what he's doing as we lead up into the ballgame."


Sept. 25 Updates

4:32 p.m. – Three games into the season, Ezekiel Elliott is feeling fresh.

The Cowboys built big leads in wins over the Giants, Redskins and Dolphins, allowing them to rest Elliott some in the second half.

"That's the biggest thing that'll help is just keeping me fresh down the stretch and just making sure I'm not piling those touches on early in the season and staying fresh for later in the season," he said.

The coaching staff has also shown faith in rookie Tony Pollard taking some carries. He rushed for a career-high 103 yards and got his first touchdown last Sunday against the Dolphins.

"I think it's great having Tony to spell me because there hasn't been any drop-off or any fall-off when he's in there. He's been playing his tail off," Elliott said.


4:22 p.m. – DeMarcus Lawrence and the defense aren't reflecting on last year's gritty win over the Saints. It's on to the rematch this Sunday.

But the Pro Bowl pass rusher acknowledged the 13-10 victory last season was "big for our team" in terms of establishing a tough mindset for a full game against an elite offense.

"And you have to have that mentality for 60 minutes straight," Lawrence said. "To go out and demonstrate that and a whole group of guys to go out and demonstrate that, it was big for our team."

That'll be the approach again Sunday night inside the Superdome in New Orleans.


11:08 a.m. - The Cowboys are getting some bodies back to practice today.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Xavier Woods, Tavon Austin and Luke Gifford should all be limited at the team's first practice of the week on Wednesday morning.

Woods is the most significant member of that trio, as he figures to return to his starting safety role once healthy. But it is interesting to hear that Gifford will be back on the field. The rookie linebacker hasn't been available since he injured his ankle all the way back on Aug. 10.

Garrett said Tyrone Crawford and Antwaun Woods will not practice on Wednesday. Michael Gallup is also unavailable, as he continues to rehab his knee injury.

10:35 a.m. - How is this for an instant impact? Robert Quinn was acquired so he could deliver some pressure opposite of DeMarcus Lawrence off the edge. Not only did Quinn get a sack in his first game last week, but he was credited with seven quarterback pressures.

Since the Cowboys started tracking this stat over the last 10 years, seven pressures in a game is tied for the most in team history as Quinn joins DeMarcus Lawrence (2017 at Arizona) and DeMarcus Ware, who had seven pressures twice in his career in 2012 at Philly and 2009 vs. Oakland.

But neither D-Law or D-Ware did that in their first games with the Cowboys.

Sept. 24 Updates

4:53 p.m. – Here's the development head coach Jason Garrett saw from Tony Pollard last Sunday against the Dolphins, when the rookie posted his first career 100-yard game and rushing touchdown playing behind Pro Bowl starter Ezekiel Elliott:

"I just think he's getting better and better with every opportunity he gets," Garrett said. "He's playing more decisively. He's playing I think tougher. I think he's finishing runs really well. He had a number of good runs in the game that were after first contact. He made the guy miss, or he broke through the tackle and finished downhill on the run. It's great to get him out there, getting him some work."


4:07 p.m. – The Cowboys' linebacker depth was on display against the Dolphins.

Backup Joe Thomas, a former starter in Green Bay, played a season-high 33 snaps last Sunday, spelling Jaylon Smith and Sean Lee for stretches. He finished with five tackles and added another stop on special teams.

"A little bit like what we're talking about with (running back Zeke (Elliott) and Tony Pollard, when you can give some of those guys on defense a chance to come out a little bit, that's only going to make them that much better," head coach Jason Garrett said. "So he handled the work really well and was very productive in the game."


9:19 a.m. – Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said the team will evaluate safety Xavier Woods (ankle) throughout the week in hopes he'll be available against the Saints this Sunday.

"I don't know, but I do know that we're looking maybe to see him practice this week, which tells you all you need to know," Jones said Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan. "We'll see how that goes."

Darian Thompson played well at free safety in Woods' place against the Dolphins.


Sept. 23 Updates

5:54 p.m. – Cowboys safety Jeff Heath sent Dolphins receiver Allen Hurns a text message after Sunday's game, checking on his former teammate after their nasty first-half collision resulted in a concussion for Hurns.

"I just let him know I was thinking about him, and he texted me back," Heath said. "Obviously just praying for him, and hopefully he recovers quickly."

No flag was thrown on the play. Heath said it was a "bang-bang play" and he was simply going for the football.

"They threw a seam ball and I was just looking at the ball," he said. "I knew there was probably going to be a collision. I was just trying to hopefully get to the ball before but wasn't able to do that."


4:24 p.m. - Jason Garrett doesn't throw out the word "excellent" too often, but defensive end Robert Quinn's performance in his Cowboys debut warranted some high praise from his coach. 

"I thought he did an excellent job in the game," Garrett said of Quinn, who returned from a two-game suspension. "He played well against the run. He chased the ball down from sideline to sideline. I thought his spirit was contagious throughout our team and everyone felt it. He played more than we initially anticipated. Can he do more? At no point in the game did we think he wasn't able to handle the work. He played a lot of snaps and played well." 

Quinn recorded a sack and applied heavy pressure on another sack from DeMacus Lawrence.


Sept. 22 Updates

6:30 p.m. – Trysten Hill worked hard and waited patiently for his opportunity.

Active for the first time this season, the Cowboys' rookie defensive tackle/second-round draft pick posted two quarterback hits and helped a goal-line stand that forced the Dolphins to settle for a field goal in the second quarter.

The Cowboys needed Hill's contributions in the defensive line rotation with starters Antwaun Woods and Tyrone Crawford inactive due to injury.

"I believe that these coaches have my best interests in mind," Hill said. "(Defensive coordinator) Coach (Rod) Marinelli does a phenomenal job. I needed to go and learn how the NFL works and learn the game a little bit more. I think I was really prepared when I came out here today, and that's what it's all about."


4:28 p.m. - As expected, the rookie from Memphis got a heavy dose of action in the second half, and took full advantage. Not only did Pollard score his first touchdown of his career, but posted a personal-high of 103 rushing yards.

Pollard became just the 10throokie in franchise to rush for over 100 yards and score a rushing TD in a single game. However, he's the only player amongst that group to not lead the team in rushing that day. Ezekiel Elliott's 125 rushing yards paved the way but Pollard made the most of his limited carries later in the game.


3:33 p.m. - Making his Cowboys debut, ironically against the team that traded him to Dallas back in the offseason, Robert Quinn didn't disappoint, recording a sack Sunday against the Dolphins.

Quinn started the game at right end and finished the day with three tackles, including one for loss and another hit on the quarterback.

The Cowboys were without starter Tyrone Crawford (hip) but didn't seem to miss a beat in this game with Quinn in the lineup.


1:14 p.m. – Three games, three touchdowns for Amari Cooper.

His 5-yard touchdown catch from Dak Prescott in the first quarter against Miami marked a career-best streak of three straight games with a TD reception.

Cooper is the fifth player in team history and the first since Drew Pearson in 1982 to catch a touchdown pass in each of the first three games of a season.


12:44 p.m. - Making his NFL debut and sporting a new number in No. 97, Trysten Hill had some nice plays down by the goal line to force a Dolphins field goal.

He didn't start the game, but was lined up right off the center when Miami was knocking on the door early in the second quarter. Hill was able to knife his way into the backfield twice to disrupt the plays and force Miami to go for three points.


10:30 a.m. – Injuries handled the Cowboys' decisions for them this week.

With the team declaring six players out on Friday, determining the seven game day inactives wasn't much of a challenge this week. In addition to Tavon Austin, Michael Gallup, Xavier Woods, Luke Gifford, Tyrone Crawford and Antwaun Woods, the club has ruled out Brandon Knight.

Knight is the only healthy inactive, as the other six were ruled out due to injury. Gallup is recovering from knee surgery, Austin is still in the concussion protocol, Gifford is recovering from an ankle injury, Crawford is nursing a hip injury and Woods is still recovering from the knee injury he suffered last week in Washington.

Fortunately for the Cowboys, all of those are not considered long-term issues moving forward.


10:29 a.m. - Rookie defensive tackle Trysten Hill will make the first regular season appearance of his career after being inactive for the last two weeks.

On the other sideline, it looks like the Cowboys will have a chance to play against their former teammate. Taco Charlton, who was waived on Wednesday, will be active for the Dolphins less than 48 hours after his first practice with his new team.


Sept. 19 Updates

2:16 p.m. -- The six Cowboys players who did not practice all week are officially ruled out of Sunday's game against the Dolphins: WR Tavon Austin (concussion), DE Tyrone Crawford (hip), WR Michael Gallup (knee), LB Luke Gifford (ankle), DT Antwaun Woods (knee) and S Xavier Woods (ankle).

By ruling out six injured players, the Cowboys will have only one healthy scratch on their seven-player inactive list Sunday.

Check out the entire injury report for Cowboys/Dolphins.


1:49 p.m. – Speaking Friday on 105.3 The Fan, Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones weighed in on the team's decision to waive defensive end Taco Charlton this week.

Jones believes how Charlton handles adversity will help determine how the rest of his NFL career goes.

"For whatever the reason, that area of Taco, and it had as much to do with his own disappointment, his own feeling that he can do better," Jones said. "I'd seen him do a rep at practice. I saw this year at training camp and when he didn't get there, he just wilted. It just looked like it impacted everything that he was going to do for the rest of the practice.

"You say, 'Well, I can correct that' if you're a coach, 'I can correct that' if you're a manager. But on the other hand, you've got to get it done. How that is done, how he deals with that, that can be in the future. Tom Landry used to say, 'Don't ever give up on a defensive lineman for three years.' I think maybe a change of scenery is the answer."

The Dolphins claimed Charlton off waivers Thursday. It remains to be seen if Miami will play him Sunday against the Cowboys.


12:04 p.m. – Jaylon Smith watched and appreciated wide receiver Devin Smith's career at Ohio State because his brother Rod Smith was on the Buckeyes' roster then, too.

Jaylon Smith's recovery from a devastating 2016 knee injury is well documented. The defensive captain can identify with Devin Smith's return from two major knee injuries with the Jets.

"Anytime you experience injury, it builds you," Jaylon said. "It builds your character and your mentality for sure.

"Just happy that he's been able to persevere. He's a great guy."

Devin Smith is in line for more snaps Sunday against Miami with starter Michael Gallup (knee scope) sidelined two to four weeks.


Sept. 18 Updates

The Cowboys have six players who didn't practice on Thursday, but the one who seemingly has the best chance to play is safety Xavier Woods.

Cowboys VP Stephen Jones said Woods has improved each week and said he "could certainly" play on Sunday vs. Miami. However, Woods will likely have to practice on Friday to have a chance. If not, Darian Thompson and Donovan Wilson will get more snaps this week.

Other players who missed practice were Tyrone Crawford, Tavon Austin, Luke Gifford, Antwaun Woods and Michael Gallup.

Check out the entire injury report for Cowboys/Dolphins.


Dak Prescott was sacked 56 times last season, but through two games, just once. While he credits the receivers, the bakcs and the new play-caller, Prescott knows it starts up front with the line. 

"Having that time in my head when it comes to me knowing my reads and getting the ball out. But credit those guys protecting and the receivers getting open within that time so we're not stressing and putting the offensive line in bad situations and creating coverage sacks," Prescott said. "I said after the game that one sack last week was my fault. The offensive line is doing an incredible job, but it's the whole offense playing together."


The player who might have the toughest matchup of all this Sunday for the Cowboys is Amari Cooper. While he is one of the NFL's top receivers, he'll go up against the Dolphins' Xavien Howard, a Pro Bowler in 2018.

The Dolphins don't have many playmakers on either side of the ball, but Howard is the best defensive back, especially now that Miami traded Minkah Fitzpatrick.

Cowboys' football analyst Bryan Broaddus broke down the matchup between Cooper and Howard in Sunday's game.


10:44 a.m. - With Xavier Woods not practicing on Thursday, his chances of playing Sunday with an ankle injury is certainly questionable. If he doesn't play, the Cowboys will likely turn to Darian Thompson, who is returning from his own ankle injury. Jason Garrett, who constantly reiterates the "next man up" philosophy when players get injury, has plenty of confidence in Thompson's ability to step up.

"He's experienced player. You like about him the most is how smart he is and how he communicates," Garrett said of Thompson, a third-round pick of the Giants in 2016. "He gets guys lined up and making the right adjustment. That positon is like a quarterback on the back end of the defense. We have a lot of confidence in him."


Sept. 18 Updates

5:40 p.m. – Defensive tackle Antwaun Woods did not practice Wednesday because of a sprained knee but is working with the athletic training staff to get back as quickly as possible.

"Just seeing how good I get day to day and really focusing on rehab just to see the progress that's being made day by day," he said.

Woods sprained his knee in the first half against Washington and did not return to the game. Test results confirmed the MCL sprain.

If Woods can't play Sunday against the Dolphins, Christian Covington would be in line for more snaps and second-round pick Trysten Hill would seem more likely to be active for his first NFL game.


3:45 p.m. – Xavier Woods did not participate in practice, as it turns out.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett expressed optimism that the third-year safety might be able to do something in practice on Wednesday, but he was unable to go, per the team's official practice report.


3:25 p.m. – For all the stats and accolades he's racked up over the years, it's strange to think this is the best start Ezekiel Elliott has ever had to a season.

With 164 yards through two games, Elliott is 17 yards better than his next-best total to this point. It's especially impressive, considering he missed all of training camp during his contract dispute. That's a testament to the training he did while he was away from the team.

"I mean, we've been productive in these two weeks, but there's still a lot to improve on," he said Wednesday. "I did take care of my business while I was gone, but that was expected."

Elliott's snap count jumped from 37 to 53 from Week 1 to Week 2, and he said he wants to continue to acclimate after spending a month away from the field.

"Just getting in the flow of things, getting in the flow of football and being used to being out there. That's the biggest thing," he said.


9:32 a.m. – The Cowboys have signed linebacker Chris Covington back to the practice squad, taking wide receiver Cedrick Wilson's old spot.

Covington was promoted to the active roster for part of last week. But with wide receiver Tavon Austin (concussion) unable to play against Washington, the Cowboys waived him last Saturday to make room for Wilson on the 53.


Sept. 17 Updates

10:39 a.m. – Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones says he's "not in any way dismissing" defensive Taco Charlton helping the team this season despite being inactive the first two games.

"And obviously he started out as a No. 1 draft pick," Jones told 105.3 The Fan. "Everybody is aware that their expectations are elevated the minute they have that tag, a No. 1 draft pick. More is expected. That's probably unfair, if there's such a word in this process. … But overall, Taco can step out there and play winning football for us and may be just early on in his career. So, I'm not in any way dismissing Taco."


9:000 a.m. – For the second straight week, the Cowboys have a player up for the weekly FedEx Air & Ground Player of the Week. This time, the focus is on the ground as Ezekiel Elliott is one of three finalists that fans can vote for, along with Minnesota's Dalvin Cook and Green Bay's Aaron Jones. Zeke had 111 yards on 23 attempts and another touchdown against Washington.

Fans can visit or the NFL Twitter page to vote for their favorite performances of the week, with FedEx awarding a $2,000 donation in the winning players' names to The USO.


Sept. 16 Updates

4:30 p.m. – Michael Gallup will indeed undergo knee surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks, head coach Jason Garrett said Monday.

The second-year receiver is off to a great start through two games, leading the team in both catches (13) and receiving yards (226).

"Michael is having surgery tomorrow, hopefully surgery goes well," Garrett said. "Devin (Smith) will play more. Cedrick Wilson will get an opportunity. I think we feel good about how those guys performed. You have to keep giving them shots and hopefully their confidence will build as we go."


4:30 p.m. -- Defensive tackle Antwaun Woods is considered day-to-day with a sprained knee suffered against Washington.

"We'll just take his situation really day by day leading up to the ballgame this week," Garrett said.

The team will also monitor defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford, who's still dealing with a hip injury.

"We'll just see what he's able to do this week as we lead up to the ballgame," Garrett said.


1:50 p.m. – Wide receiver Michael Gallup could undergo a knee scope to address meniscus damage sustained in the Cowboys' win over Washington.

Further tests on Gallup's knee Monday reportedly revealed the issue. Through two games, the second-year wideout leads the Cowboys with 13 catches for 226 yards.

It remains to be seen how much time Gallup could miss, perhaps up to a month. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett will provide injury updates at his daily press conference at 4:15 p.m. Central.


8:40 a.m. — Starting defensive tackle Antwaun Woods sprained his knee in the first half Sunday against the Washington Redskins and did not return to the game. He'll undergo further evaluation Monday to confirm the MCL sprain.

Wide receiver Michael Gallup sustained a knee contusion late in the game and will be re-evalulated, too, head coach Jason Garrett told 105.3 The Fan.

"They were going to get checked out this morning, so we'll find out more about it once they come in and they get a chance to see the doctors and the trainers," Garrett said Monday.

Defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford also has been working through a hip injury that sidelined him in the offseason and most of training camp.


Sept. 15 Updates

5:11 p.m. – It's not going to stop the speculation, but Jerry Jones declined to comment about Taco Charlton's future on Sunday.

The Cowboys' owner/general manager was asked about Charlton after the third-year defensive end was a healthy scratch for the second week in a row. There has been plenty of chatter that the Cowboys might be trying to trade Charlton, but Jones declined to elaborate.

"We're not getting into that at all, in any way," Jones said. "I know there's discussion, but we don't get into that."

What Jones did want to talk about was Robert Quinn, who can return to work on Monday. Quinn was suspended the first two weeks of the season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Heading into Week 3, he figures to be available again.

"That probably was a little ironic that that happened to him, he's got such high character quality – Robert Quinn does," Jones said. "So I'm glad he's going to be back out here, we need him."


5:07 p.m. – Jason Witten's second-quarter touchdown catch against Washington gave him 70 for his career.

He's now the third Cowboys player to reach 70 touchdown receptions and the fifth tight end in NFL history to the mark, joining Antonio Gates, Tony Gonzalez, Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham.

Now in his 16th season, Witten has caught a touchdown catch in consecutive games for the first time since 2017.


5:06 p.m. -- Tyrone Crawford's second-quarter sack moved him past defensive tackles coach Leon Lett for 13th on the Cowboys' all-time sacks list (22.5).

Specific to Sunday, it might have been the play of the game. Leading 7-0, the Redskins were forced to punt. Seven plays later, quarterback Dak Prescott hit Devin Smith for a game-tying 51-yard touchdown. The momentum had shifted for good.


With a 27-yard run in the final minute of play, Ezekiel Elliott not only gave the Cowboys their third-longest play from scrimmage, and not only put the game away for good, but put Zeke over the 100-yard mark for the first time this year. 

Elliott finished the game with 111 yards on 23 carries with a touchdown, his second of the season. For the second straight week,  Zeke has scored the Cowboys' final touchdown of the game with a fourth-quarter score.


There was a reason the Cowboys kept Devin Smith as their fifth wide receiver – it's because he can really run.

Smith showed it on a 49-yard touchdown catch to tie the game. The speedster ran right by Redskins cornerback Josh Norman for his first touchdown catch since his rookie season with the Jets in 2015.

Smith is the fifth different player to catch a TD from Dak this year. WATCH NOW


1:05 p.m. – Starting defensive tackle Antwaun Woods suffered a knee injury in the second quarter against Washington and his return to the game is questionable.

Woods limped to the sideline with the assistance of the Cowboys' athletic trainers and headed for the locker room. Christian Covington likely will get more snaps next to starter Maliek Collins in the meantime.


11:30 a.m. – It'll be another week on the sideline for Taco Charlton.

The Cowboys announced their game day inactives for Week 2 against Washington, and the third-year defensive end is a healthy scratch once again. Charlton is joined by Tavon Austin, Donovan Wilson, Luke Gifford, Adam Redmond, Brandon Knight and Trysten Hill on the inactive list.

Austin and Gifford are both injury-related absences. Austin is coping with a head injury, while Gifford is still recovering from an ankle injury. Redmond and Knight are healthy scratches as the ninth and 10th members of the offensive line. Wilson returned to practice Wednesday after recovering from an ankle injury, but the Cowboys elected to keep him down this week.

The decision to sit Charlton won't do anything to stop the speculation about him. The Cowboys will have to make a roster move when Robert Quinn returns from suspension next week, and the team has reportedly talked with other NFL clubs about trading Charlton.


Sept. 14 Updates

Cedrick Wilson will make his active roster debut on Sunday.

With Tavon Austin missing practice all week with a head injury, Wilson is being called up from the practice squad to be the Cowboys' fifth receiver in Washington. Linebacker Chris Covington is being released to make room on the roster.

It's been a long time coming for Wilson, who was a sixth-round draft pick in 2018 before spending last season on injured reserve. The Boise State product didn't make the initial roster coming out of training camp, but he'll now have a chance to show his stuff.

With Austin sidelined, Wilson figures to back up Randall Cobb as the Cowboys' punt returner, in addition to special teams and possible slot receiver duties.


Sept. 13 Updates

3:13 p.m. – Wide receiver Tavon Austin and rookie linebacker Luke Gifford have been ruled out of Sunday's game against Washington. No other Cowboys player has their status in question for Sunday, according to the official injury report.

The Redskins have ruled out a few key players, including running back Derrius Guice (knee) tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) and defensive tackle Jonathan Allen (knee).

For the full injury report for both teams, click HERE.


12:05 p.m. – Wide receiver Tavon Austin is expected to miss his third straight practice today with a concussion, head coach Jason Garrett said.

If Austin can't play Sunday against Washington, the Cowboys currently would have only four healthy receivers for the game. They could look to sign a receiver, possibly Cedrick Wilson, off their practice squad by Saturday at 3 p.m. Central but would have to make a cut in order to do so.

Defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford (hip) did well in his return to practice Thursday and should practice again today, Garrett said.


10:35 a.m. - Cowboys DB coach Kris Richard, who filled in for coordinator Rod Marinelli in this week's media briefing about the defense, was asked about both Taco Charlton and Trysten Hill, who were inactive in Week 1.

"They've come back and competed. We all know how it works. The best guy is going to be up and available for us," Richard said. "We're in the humbling business. The NFL will humble you. He's handled it great. He's come back this week and has been focused and ready to go."

Hill, a second-round pick from UCF, is hoping to make his NFL debut this week in Washington.


Sept. 12 Updates

3:35 p.m. – Don't try to sell it as a perfect game to Dak Prescott.

Yes, the stat sheet said the Cowboys' quarterback had a perfect passer rating in Sunday's win against the Giants. Predictably, Prescott said he saw plenty to work on that had nothing to do with a passer rating.

"I don't ever honestly even look at the rating," he said. "There's a lot of other things I guess I could say I look at. Timing, was I in the right spot, were my eyes in the right spot, what was the anticipation -- things of that matter that a rating doesn't justify."



3:32 p.m. - The Cowboys still have a lengthy list of players on the injury report, but only a couple that did not practice. One of them is wide receiver Tavon Austin, who has missed both practices this week with a concussion. Austin's availability for Sunday is now in jeopardy, and it's likely the Cowboys will keep him sidelined for Sunday, unless he returns to the field Friday.

Defensive end Tyrone Crawford improved from DNP to limited with his hip injury and should be able to play on Sunday. 

Full Injury Report for Cowboys/Redskins

3:29 p.m. – Jason Witten first knew offensive coordinator Kellen Moore had an impressive football mind when Moore was a backup quarterback on the Cowboys' roster in 2015.

"Talking about the coverages we were seeing and what was different and how we were going to adjust," Witten recalled. "He was quite like an assistant coach for (former offensive coordinator) Scott (Linehan). And I think he gives Scott a lot of credit for kind of bringing him into this league. And now he's kind of branched off to his own identity in a lot of ways."


Sept. 11 Updates

3:56 p.m. -- Tyrone Crawford sat out most of training camp and all of the preseason with a hip injury but returned to action in Week 1. But he was on the injury report Wednesday after missing Wednesday's practice with a hip injury. It could just be a precautionary measure, but head coach Jason Garrett didn't seem overly concerned that Crawford would be back in the lineup this week.

Safeties Darian Thompson (ankle) and Donovan Wilson (ankle) were both limited in practice on Wednesday after missing all of last week, and then the game with injuries.

Full Injury Report for Cowboys/Redskins click HERE


3:46 p.m. – It wasn't just that Dak Prescott threw for 405 yards against the Giants. He completed passes to seven different receivers, including four touchdowns to Amari Cooper, Jason Witten, Randall Cobb and Michael Gallup.

That type of balance is key moving forward.

"I think it's a good start. It says a lot that everybody's making plays," Cooper said. "The Redskins are going to have a harder time game-planning for us, and hopefully we can come out, practice hard this week and have the same result on Sunday."


3:44 p.m. -- Starting right guard Zack Martin said his back feels good after returning from a preseason injury in time for the opener against the Giants.

"It held up well," Martin said. "Kind of still stick the program as we go along in the season and make sure that I'm out there on Sundays."

Martin sat out a good portion of training camp and preseason to rest and rehab the injury. The Cowboys subbed in Xavier Su'a-Filo at right guard in the second half with a comfortable lead against the Giants, not because Martin aggravated the injury.


Linebacker Chris Covington is back on the roster and could have a role in this week's game in Washington. The sixth-round pick from 2018 was released earlier this month and placed on the practice squad. But he replaces Jordan Chunn, who was cut on Tuesday after he played one game. 

Covington gives the Cowboys more depth at linebacker, and another backup along with Justin March to help on special teams, especially while rookie Luke Gifford rehabs his ankle injury. 

The Cowboys filled Covington's practiced squad spot with Darius Jackson, who has now on his fourth stint with the team after being drafted in 2016.


8:16 a.m. -- Dak Prescott is the NFC Offensive Player of the Week, winning the honor for the first time in his career.

Prescott became only the second quarterback in team history (Craig Morton) to post a perfect 158.3 passer rating, throwing for 405 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in last Sunday's 35-17 win over the Giants.

Prescott is now one of only four players in NFL history to produce 400 passing yards, four passing touchdowns and a perfect passer rating in a single game.


Sept. 10 Updates

2:45 p.m. – The Cowboys have waived first-year running back Jordan Chunn.

Chunn was initially waived at final cuts on Sept. 1, then signed to the 53-man roster last week before Ezekiel Elliott returned from his contract holdout. Chunn was active against the Giants and appeared in 16 special teams plays.

Chunn's release creates an open spot on the 53-man roster.


11:50 a.m. – As expected, Dak Prescott was one of three finalists for this week's FedEx Air & Ground Player of the Week. His 405 passing yards with 4 TDs and a perfect passer rating of 158.3 is one of the greatest individual performances in team history. 

But he'll have some tough competition even with this award, going up against Baltimore's Lamar Jackson, who also had a perfect QB rating with 5 TDs, along with the reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes, who had 378 yards and 3 TDs. 

Each Tuesday morning of the regular season, through Thursday at 3 p.m. ET, fans can visit or the NFL Twitter page to vote for their favorite performances of the week, with FedEx awarding a $2,000 donation in the winning players' names to The USO.


Sept. 9 Updates

5:52 p.m. – From the sounds of it, the Cowboys came out of Week 1 pretty cleanly.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett updated the team's injury status during his Monday press conference, and there were only a few concerns coming out of the win against New York.

"Jeff Heath got banged up a couple different ways, but hopefully he'll be OK to practice this week," Garrett said. "Randall Cobb also had a lower rib thing he was dealing with, so we'll see what his availability is on Wednesday."

Heath spoke with reporters in the locker room on Monday and said he'd be able to go on Wednesday. Cobb's status will bear monitoring later in the week.


Zack Martin left the game in the second half, but Garrett confirmed it was only a precautionary measure. The All-Pro had been limited by a back injury during the preseason.

"Zack seemed to do fine in the game," Garrett said. "Obviously he hadn't practice very much with that back injury, so we had an opportunity to take him out and put Xavier in, so we went ahead and did that. There was nothing in the game that said 'Let's take Zack out.'"


1:04 p.m. – As talks with Dak Prescott continue regarding a long-term extension, Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones reiterated Monday that he's hopeful a deal will get done "sooner than later."

"I think in due time it'll find it's way and I think we'll put this in the rearview mirror hopefully sooner than later," Jones told 105.3 The Fan.

"It's just a matter of finding things as you get closer that are really important to Dak. And obviously we'll continue to verbalize what's really important to keep as many of these players as we can on this young football team and he understands and appreciates that. At the same time, he's got really good representation and they're also wanting to make sure someone's really looking out for Dak and they're doing a great job of that. We'll just continue to progress."


Sept. 8 Updates

7:36 p.m. – Michael Gallup was expected to take a step forward this season, but it may be way more than that.

When you catch seven passes for 158 yards, including a long of 62 in the third quarter, you're going to take a lot of steps.

"It felt great," Gallup said. "We had a good preseason, but you've got to put it on film when it really counts. I think we did that today."

The Cowboys are optimistic Gallup will provide a threat across from Amari Cooper to keep opposing secondaries honest in their coverage. After one outing, that optimism feels well-founded.


9:13 p.m. – After spending the preseason rehabbing from offseason shoulder surgery, Pro Bowl pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence made a key play in the third quarter when he stopped Giants quarterback Eli Manning for a sack/fumble on fourth down from the Cowboys' 7-yard line. The Cowboys took a commanding 25-point lead one possession later in their eventual 35-17 victory.

The defense held the Giants to 2 of 11 third-down conversions, but Lawrence and his teammates weren't satisfied with their overall performance.

"It's all about going out there and making our plays and making our stops, and I don't feel like it was good enough," Lawrence said. "So we have to keep building and get better at this."


7: 22 p.m. - With so many stars on the offensive side of the ball, don't forget about some of the defensive standouts, including Vander Esch in his Year 2 debut. 

The linebacker made a few "wolf calls" throughout AT&T Stadium, flying around the ball. The stat sheet gave him 10 tackles, with a half-sack, a pass deflection and a forced fumble, which was recovered by Chido Awuzie in the fourth quarter. Vander Esch's combo sack with DeMarcus Lawrence occurred on a fourth-down and resulted in a fumble.


6:09 p.m. – Here's what Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones said on Pregame Live about the status of contract talks with quarterback Dak Prescott:

"Yeah, I think there's momentum. We obviously want to take care of Dak. He's our future. He's our quarterback for the future. This business has gotten really big in terms of what these contracts represent. His people, Dak, want to get it right. We want to get it right. And I feel like at some point here, as long as they're willing to keep working into the season, we're certainly willing to. And the same holds true for (wide receiver) Amari (Cooper). He's got a great group. And at some point we want to get that deal done too."

As Sunday's opener winds down with the Cowboys leading 35-10, Prescott currently is 25-of-32 for 405 yards, 4 touchdowns and no interceptions for a perfect 158.3 rating.


4:53 p.m. – Well, the early returns are positive.

Halfway through the Cowboys' season opener, they hold a 21-7 lead against the New York Giants. The biggest reason for that is an outstanding early performance from their offense, which has racked up 305 yards and 17 first downs at halftime.

Dak Prescott has completed 20-of-26 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns, hitting Blake Jarwin, Jason Witten and Amari Cooper for scoring strikes.

4:13 p.m. – Jason Witten isn't just back – he's back in the end zone.

Beginning his franchise-record 16th season, the veteran tight end gave the Cowboys a 14-7 lead in the third quarter with a 4-yard touchdown catch.

Quarterback Dak Prescott made a solid play-action fake to Ezekiel Elliott and found Witten wide open on the right side.

Witten's last touchdown catch before his temporary 10-month retirement came against the Giants in December 2017.


Blake Jarwin's success against the Giants continues. After catching a career-high three TDs against New York in last year's regular season finale, Jarwin found the end zone against the Giants with a 28-yard TD catch in the first quarter. 

That gives Jarwin four touchdowns against the Giants in the last five quarters – but also four for his entire career – all against the Giants.


2:00 p.m. – Trysten Hill and Taco Charlton will have to wait to make their 2019 debuts.

The Cowboys have announced their game day inactives for Week 1 against the New York Giants, and both of the young defensive linemen are among them.

Hill and Charlton are the headliners, but the full list includes Darian Thompson, Donovan Wilson, Adam Redmond, Brandon Knight and Luke Gifford.

As always, several of these inactives are a result of injury. Thompson and Wilson have both been limited by ankle injuries and did not practice all week, while Gifford is still recovering from an ankle injury suffered during the preseason.

The rest of this is a numbers game. With only 46 spots available on the game day roster, it was always going to be a challenge for Redmond and Knight to be active, as they are currently the ninth and 10th offensive linemen on the roster.

The same can be said for Hill and Charlton – although that's admittedly disappointing, since they're both highly-touted draft picks. Between special teams work and versatility along the defensive line, the Cowboys' coaching staff ultimately opted to make Joe Jackson and Kerry Hyder active instead.

As disappointing as it might be for Hill and Charlton, it's quite a story for Jackson, the fifth-round pick out of Miami. Given the talent on this defensive line, Jackson fought tough odds to even make the active roster, let alone play a role on game day.

That role might be small when considering the talented pass rushers playing in front of him, but Jackson could see time at both defensive end and defensive tackle.

For Hill and Charlton, perhaps their chance will come next week in Washington.


11:13 a.m. -- The Cowboys won't officially announce their seven inactive players until 90 minutes before Sunday's kickoff, but Taco Charlton indicated Saturday on Twitter that he doesn't expect to play against the Giants.

Charlton tweeted, "Maybe next time Eli. I guess I'll have to wait for that now," in reference to the Giants' veteran quarterback.

The Cowboys are deep on the defensive line, which will require some tough choices on game day, even with defensive end Robert Quinn suspended the first two games.


Sept. 6 Updates

6:29 p.m. – As he said Thursday, Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones told 105.3 The Fan the club is "holding out hope" it can agree to a new contract with quarterback Dak Prescott by Sunday's season opener.

At the moment, Sunday doesn't appear to be a hard deadline for either side, however. Jones reiterated that the club is "open for business" to talk contracts into the season if necessary.

"I know sometimes the players don't care to do that, but we can obviously juggle that and do that and would be fine with doing that," Jones said.


2:22 p.m. - The veteran linebacker is obviously no stranger to the injury report, but he was listed as "Did Not Practice" on Friday, however the team is saying it wasn't injury related.

The Cowboys have given veteran days to several players, and Lee apparently got one on Friday. He is still expected to play on Sunday, especially considering the Cowboys are rather shorthanded at linebacker, with just five linebackers practicing this week: Leighton Vander Esch, Jaylon Smith, Joe Thomas and Justin March and Lee. Rookie Luke Gifford (ankle) has been ruled out.

Check out the full injury report for the Cowboys/Giants.


1:58 p.m. – The Cowboys' defense pride itself on being a strong tackling unit. That will be put to the test Sunday against Giants star running back Saquon Barkley.

The season opener always tests a defense's tackling ability because teams don't go to the ground in training camp.

"I think that's an awesome opportunity for the whole entire defense to go up against a runner like that because it's going to test all of our tackling skills right off the bat," linebacker Leighton Vander Esch said. "It's going to tell us a lot. I'm excited for it."


1:36 p.m. – This time last year, Leighton Vander Esch was preparing for his NFL debut after missing the last part of training camp due to injury. There were some nerves, no doubt.

The comfort level is much different as the Pro Bowl linebacker enters Year 2.

"Now going into this season, just more confidence trusting my abilities even more and just going out there and putting myself in better position to go make more plays," he said.


10:40 a.m. - By playing on Sunday, Jason Witten will become the longest-tenured Cowboys player in franchise history, playing in his 16thNFL season with the team. He already owns the record for most games played with 239 and most starts with 229.

When Witten retired last year, he remained tied with three other players – Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Bill Bates and Mark Tuinei for years of service with the Cowboys at 15 seasons. But Sunday will take Witten to an even higher level.

Check out a recently-published feature of Witten’s journey from the broadcast booth back to the field.

Sept. 5 Updates

3:58 p.m. – The Cowboys' injury report remained the same from Wednesday, with only three players still not able to practice Thursday: linebacker Luke Gifford and safeties Darian Thompson and Donovan Wilson.

Starting right guard Zack Martin (back) had limited participation again, but head coach Jason Garrett said before practice that Martin hasn't had any setbacks and is simply working back in.

The Giants' injury list had one addition: offensive tackle Mike Remmers was limited due to an illness.

Full Cowboys/Giants Injury Report: Click Here


2:01 p.m. - Dak Prescott said he's still in no hurry to get a new contract, even after watching his teammate and friend Ezekiel Elliott score a $90 million extension with $50 million guaranteed earlier this week.

"There's still no timetable," Dak said on Thursday. "I'm focused on the Giants and their defense."

Prescott only laughed when asked if he ever considered a holdout such as Elliott, who missed all of camp and the preseason.

The Cowboys have remained in talks with Prescott and his agent regarding a new deal, with reports ranging that his asking price has even been as high as $40 million per season, which would be the most in the NFL.


11:04 a.m. - While Zeke talked for a while on Wednesday, he'll get a chance to discuss his new deal even more.

The Cowboys have called for a 2 p.m. press conference Thursday at The Star, likely to involve both owner/GM Jerry Jones and chief operating officer Stephen Jones. 

Zeke signed his six-year, $90 million extension on Wednesday before his first practice since the summer. The All-Pro running back held out for 40 days, missing all of training camp and the preseason, looking for a new contract.


Sept. 4 Updates

The Cowboys have 12 players on the injury report for Wednesday, however most of them were practicing in full.

All-Pro guard Zack Martin, who has missed all of the preseason with a back injury, was the only player listed as "limited."

The Cowboys had three other players that did not practice at all, while the Giants had five players on their injury report, including three who sat out.

Full Cowboys/Giants Injury Report: Click Here


2:12 p.m. - After missing an entire season with Guillain Barre Syndrome, Travis Frederick is trying to say it's just another game. But even he knows that's not the case.

"I think this week is a big step for me. In my head, I'm not making a big deal," he said. "But, at some point, you have to look back and reflect a little bit on what last year was like and how big an accomplishment it really is to be back. It's one thing to be back, but I just don't want to be out there I want to be playing at a high level and doing everything I can to help this team win."

Frederick made the Pro Bowl at center from 2014-17 and is certainly looking to regain that same form.


The Cowboys turned the corner on defense last year, particularly because of the improved play of youngsters such as Leighton Vander Esch, Byron Jones and Jaylon Smith.

So what can we expect from this group in 2019? Smith was asked to name one big difference from this year's defense.

"Attention to detail. We're a team that prides itself on stopping the run and being physical and that sprints to the ball," Smith said. "We understand our identity and we just have to go out and prove it every week. It's Week 1 and its' here. We have to step up to the plate."


2:03 p.m. - While Frederick is making his own comeback this week when he starts at center against the Giants, his first question on Wednesday regarded another return, in the form of Ezekiel Elliott.

"He just brings energy to the building and to the group. We're happy to have him back," said Frederick, who asked when Zeke would start to contribute. "I think it's immediate (his impact). The fact we have him back and can have him out there, we're excited to see him doing his things. You see, he looks great."


12:04 p.m. – Now that Ezekiel Elliott is back with the Cowboys, what's the plan for him this week?

Elliott is practicing in pads with his teammates today, and head coach Jason Garrett said they'll monitor his on-field work, having been away from the team since mid-June.

"He's in very good shape, he looks good, but he hasn't been practicing with pro football players," Garrett said. "We'll just see how he fits back in, but he's a quick study, he's a smart guy and he's got an excellent football IQ. We'll just see where he is and adjust accordingly as we go."


12:18 p.m. – Head coach Jason Garrett said the Cowboys' veterans who sat out with injuries late in training camp – Zack Martin (back), Tyron Smith (back) and Amari Cooper (heel) – responded well after Monday's practice and are expected to participate on some level Wednesday.


10:38 a.m. - Just before heading out to the practice field on Wednesday, Elliott officially signed the contract that guarantees him $50 million and over $100 total in the next eight years.

Elliott hasn't practiced since the final minicamp back in June. He chose not to report to training camp in late July and has been away from the team for 40 days before agreeing to the contract early Wednesday morning.

Zeke signed the deal and literally sprinted off to get ready for his first practice since the summer.


Sept. 3 Updates

7:22 pm – While there has been nothing official to report from either side, it does appear Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys are getting closer to a deal. Some media reports have even speculated a new contract will be finalized as early as Wednesday.

However, on Tuesday Zeke returned from Cabo, where he has spent the last few weeks training. he was met by reporters who asked if he was ready to play.

"I've been ready," Zeke said.


9:17 a.m. – On Monday, La'el Collins hadn't yet agreed to his long-term contract extension. But he spoke at length about his enjoyment playing with the Cowboys' offensive line and being part of the organization as he enters his fifth season.

"Honestly, I think this is one of the best things to happen to me, coming here," Collins said. "For me, it prolonged my career in the way of just the coaching that I've been able to get since I've been here.

"I'm excited to be where I am in my career right now, going into year 5, year 3 at right tackle. I'm just ready to go out there and show what kind of player I am this year and show what kind of unit we are as a group."


7:31 a.m. – Jaylon Smith got a long-term extension two weeks ago. As it turns out, La'el Collins is next.

Multiple reports surfaced Tuesday morning that Collins was close to finalizing a new five-year extension Tuesday. Speaking during his weekly interview on 105.3 FM The Fan, Cowboy owner/general manager Jerry Jones confirmed that fact. Jones didn't disclose the terms of the deal, but he did allow that it's been agreed to.

"We'll have those coming, but we've agreed to them and they're good and they're good for both parties."

Collins has started every game at right tackle the past two seasons. He was entering the final year of a two-year extension he signed in 2017, though it sounds like he'll now be under contract for quite some time.


Sept. 2 Updates

2:35 p.m. – The Cowboys have released linebacker Rolando McClain.

Though he did not count toward the active roster, the club still held McClain's rights during the veteran linebacker's indefinite suspension dating back to 2016. The NFL recently reinstated McClain.

He played for the Cowboys from 2014-15 and made 161 tackles.


The Cowboys have moved rookie offensive lineman Connor McGovern to injured reserve and signed rookie running back Jordan Chunn to take his place on the 53-man roster.

McCovern, the team's third-round pick, has dealt with a pectoral injury since organized team activities in the spring. Per NFL rules, he must be on IR for minimum of eight weeks.

Chunn, among the team's 26 roster cuts Saturday, cleared waivers Sunday.

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