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#4 QB
3:18 p.m. – Dak Prescott (calf) participated in Wednesday’s short practice as head coach Mike McCarthy scaled back the team’s workload coming off the Sunday night road game.
Prescott was listed as a limited participant, though the participation levels on Wednesday’s injury report are a reflection of a full practice. The Cowboys are scheduled to have a normal practice Thursday, and McCarthy said Prescott might be a full participant if he continues to make progress with his calf.
Prescott was inactive against the Vikings because of a calf strain, but the Cowboys are optimistic that he can return to action Sunday against the Broncos if the week of practice goes well.
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#77 T
10:35 a.m. – Not only will Tyron Smith not practice on Wednesday, but Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said his chances of playing Sunday seem unlikely.
McCarthy said Smith would be “pressed to play” this week against Denver because of spurs in his ankle.
Smith missed the second half of the Vikings game and parts of the New England game as well two weeks earlier with an ankle injury.
McCarthy said the Cowboys will work on a few options at left tackle but said he’d “rather Denver find out when they find out.” Those options likely include Ty Nsekhe starting at left tackle, or perhaps La’el Collins. Terence Steele has started the last six games at right tackle but he practiced at left tackle during training camp.
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#89 TE
10:31 a.m. – The tight end is expected to miss Wednesday’s practice with a hip injury.
Jarwin suffered the injury in the game against the Vikings. He was held without a catch for the second time in the last three games. He has just 10 catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns.
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#56 DE
3:03 p.m. – The Cowboys made two roster moves Tuesday afternoon.
In addition to moving Jabril Cox to injured reserve with his torn ACL, the team opted to waive second-year defensive end Bradlee Anae.
Anae drew a costly offside penalty in the second quarter of Sunday’s win against Minnesota. With the Vikings facing a 4th-and-5 from their own 30-yard line and punting, Anae jumped early and afforded the Minnesota offense a new opportunity. The Vikings would ultimately move the ball into range for a 45-yard field goal, extending their lead to 10-3.
Anae will be subject to the NFL’s waiver system. It’s possible the Cowboys could bring him back to their practice squad if he does clear waivers.
With several players – including Michael Gallup – working their way back from injury, the Cowboys now have two open roster spots heading into Week 9.
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#11 LB
5:11 p.m. – Head coach Mike McCarthy wasn’t shy with his answer when asked about rookie linebacker Micah Parsons, who has already wowed the Cowboys with his play so far. But apparently, Sunday night’s game in Minnesota was on another level.
“I thought it was his best game purely as a football player,” McCarthy said. “Clearly, it was his best week of preparation. He had a huge night. He was all over the field. I thought he clearly played his best game as a Cowboy.”
Parsons had 11 tackles, including four for loss, becoming the first rookie in NFL history to have 10+ tackles and four behind the line of scrimmage in a single game.
Parsons spent most of the game as a pure linebacker, but had a few pass-rushes from the defensive line rotation.
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#14 LB
11:58 p.m. — The Cowboys announced three injuries following Sunday’s win over the Vikings:
Left tackle Tyron Smith sprained his left ankle and did not return to the game. Smith was on the injury report during the week with an ankle issue from the Patriots game before the bye week. Ty Nsekhe replaced him in the lineup.
Cornerback Trevon Diggs sprained his right ankle on the game’s final drive but said afterward that the injury wasn’t serious.
Rookie linebacker Jabril Cox suffered a right knee sprain and left the stadium with the team on crutches. He’ll be re-evaluated Monday.
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#21 RB
11:58 p.m. — With 73 scrimmage yards against the Vikings, Ezekiel Elliott became the fifth-fastest player in NFL history to reach 9,000 scrimmage yards (78 career games). The only players to reach that milestone faster: Edgerrin James, LaDainian Tomlinson, Eric Dickerson and Le’Veon Bell.
The most important of those 73 yards: Elliott’s 15-yard catch and run on third-and-11 to set up Cooper Rush’s winning touchdown pass to Amari Cooper in the final minute.
“We ran a triple-seam play, looking at taking a shot at the end zone,” Elliott said. “They covered that up, everyone got depth. Coop just threw the check-down. After that, I just ran hard, and just got the first.”
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#4 QB
5:44 p.m. – After a week of suspense, the news is now official: Dak Prescott will not play in this Halloween game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Prescott went through an extensive pregame routine Sunday evening in an effort to play through his current calf injury, but the Cowboys ultimately deemed he wasn’t ready.
Cooper Rush will make his first NFL start in Prescott’s place. The former Central Michigan standout signed in Dallas as an undrafted free agent in 2017 and has spent much of the last four years as the Cowboys’ backup. Rush was released last spring when the team signed Andy Dalton, but he rejoined the roster in the fall when both Prescott and Dalton were lost due to injury.
Rush entered training camp as the presumed No. 3 quarterback behind Prescott and Garrett Gilbert, but he made a late push and ultimately won the backup job in the final week of the preseason.
As for Prescott, he’ll now have an additional week to rest and recuperate in the hopes of starting next week when the Cowboys host the Denver Broncos.
The Cowboys’ four other inactives for this game are Israel Mukuamu, Azur Kamara, Matt Farniok and Simi Fehoko.
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#24 CB
2:37 p.m. — Rookie cornerback Kelvin Joseph is set to make his NFL debut.
The Cowboys have activated the second-round draft pick from the injured reserve/designated to return list ahead of Sunday’s game against the Vikings.
If active Sunday, Joseph will provide depth at cornerback and likely play on special teams.
Joseph missed the first six games with a hamstring injury suffered in preseason.
The Cowboys also elevated defensive tackle Justin Hamilton from the practice squad (standard elevation) Saturday.
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#4 QB
3:02 p.m. – Quarterback Dak Prescott (calf), left tackle Tyron Smith (ankle) and defensive end Dorance Armstrong are officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Vikings.
The Cowboys are likely to wait until the weekend to decide whether Prescott will start Sunday.
Like Prescott, Smith and Armstrong had limited participation in practice this week. Armstrong has missed the previous four games with an ankle injury.
Smith rolled his ankle in the Cowboys’ Oct. 17 win over the Patriots, but head coach Mike McCarthy said the bye week helped him heal up and the team will be smart with his practice workload as they move into a stretch of six games in 33 days.
Click here for the full injury report for the Cowboys and Vikings.
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#10 QB
3:02 p.m. – Cooper Rush knows a final decision on Dak Prescott’s playing status Sunday won’t be made until the weekend, but the backup quarterback is staying ready in case Prescott doesn’t play due to a calf strain that has limited his work in practice this week.
Rush has taken first-team reps in practice this week while Prescott has rehabbed on the side and worked in individual drills.
“That helps more than usual,” Rush said. “Usually you’re preparing for a game as the backup without getting any reps all week. So definitely going into it, you feel a whole lot better.”
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#4 QB
5:33 p.m. — Thursday’s injury report for the Cowboys looks exactly the same as Wednesday’s: quarterback Dak Prescott (calf strain), left tackle Tyron Smith (ankle), cornerback Trevon Diggs (ankle) and defensive end Dorance Armstrong (ankle) all had limited practice participation once again.
Click here for the full injury report for the Cowboys and Vikings.
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#4 QB
10:46 p.m. – Head coach Mike McCarthy said Dak Prescott’s calf responded well to his limited practice work Wednesday and the Cowboys will take a similar approach to Thursday’s practice.
“He’ll start with the rehab component, then get into the individual (drills), then we’ll see what he can do after that,” McCarthy said.
cott appeared to be moving well in his warmup and some individual drills during the open portion of Wednesday’s practice. He’s working through a calf strain suffered Oct. 17 in the Cowboys’ overtime win over the Patriots.
Regarding Prescott’s playing status for Sunday against the Vikings, McCarthy said “there’s no timeline on when we’re going to make the decision.”
“I think you take in the full week,” McCarthy said. “Dak has a ton invested as far as his personal conditioning and we trust the relationship between him and (associate athletic trainer/director of rehabilitation) Britt (Brown) to get across that threshold. That’s frankly where we stand.”
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