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Cowboys news: “No, no, no” chance he was missing a second game, says Dak Prescott

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Dak Prescott says Dallas Cowboys weren’t keeping me out 2 games, will play vs. Denver - Clarence Hill Jr., Star Telegram

Looks like QB1 wasn't having any parts in being held out another game.

There was no way the Cowboys were going to keep him out two straight weeks.

“No, no, no. They got their two weeks with the bye. We’ll give them that,” Prescott said following practice Thursday.

“I’m feeling good. Obviously, I had two weeks to do a lot of rehab and recover, get everything that I needed to, the different modalities. I feel good. I’ve had two great days of practice and I’m looking forward to Sunday.”

While the Cowboys supported Rush and were excited about his play in helping their extend their winning streak and further cement their place atop the NFC East, they were glad to see Prescott back at practic on Thursday and they are all looking forward to getting practice back on the field.

“It’s just natural,” said receiver Cedrick Wilson. “That’s who we’ve been working with for the first 8 weeks. I felt Coop got in there and did a great job also, whenever it’s his time again he’ll be able ready to ball out once more.”

McCarthy Provides Injury Updates On 8 Players - Jonny Auping, Dallascowboys.com

Everything you need to know as it pertains to the guys coming back, and being put on the shelf for the Dallas Cowboys.

Amari Cooper: Cooper is dealing with a hamstring injury this week that bothered him on the final drive against the Vikings, and his status will be monitored this week in practice.

“I would put him in the limited [category],” McCarthy said. “Get him out there, go through the individual [period], see how that goes.”

CeeDee Lamb: Lamb apparently hurt his ankle in practice on Wednesday.

“Ankle sprain, so he’ll be limited today,” McCarthy said.

Blake Jarwin: Jarwin injured his hip in Sunday’s win against the Vikings. His status for Sunday is looking doubtful and McCarthy said that Jeremy Sprinkle and Sean McKeon will get more reps in practice Thursday.

“Slow to come back, so he won’t participate today,” McCarthy said.

Michael Gallup: Gallup has started his practice window on IR/Designated to Return, but when he will return to game action from a calf injury is still unknown.

“Just want to see him get through a full week and then evaluate it,” McCarthy said. “I thought he had a really good week last week. We’ll just see how it goes. We’re kind of up in the air on where he is.”

To the left, to the left: Cowboys will move Terence Steele, La’el Collins to start at RT - KD Drummond, Yahoo Sports

Cowboys have some moving parts looking to settle into new roles at least for this week.

Fans of NFL teams spend an inordinate amount of time contemplating the what ifs. Most recently, fans of the Dallas Cowboys have fired up their synapses in trying to figure out exactly how the club will be able to add the litany of players who have missed games over the first half of the season back to the 53-man roster. Having depth is a beautiful thing and it has certainly served the 6-1 Cowboys well in 2021.

However there’s one true edict when it comes to football, things have a way of working themselves out. There’s no sense in trying to figure out which players may end up released to make room for guys coming off of IR or PUP weeks in advance because by the time the situation calls for it, there’s bound to be a solution presented. A similar occurrence is taking place now, as fans have wondered since La’el Collins return from a five-game suspension, what would happen at right tackle with Terence Steele playing so well. It took just one game, one half really, for the solution to present itself.

That happened with the high ankle sprain aggravation of left tackle Tyron Smith. He’ll miss at least the Week 9 game against the Denver Broncos and with that, the only decision that needed to be made was which of the other two starting-caliber tackles would play on the left side. The answer, according to quarterback Dak Prescott, is that Steele will move over from the right side and land on the left.

Cowboys to wear red-striped helmets in honor of U.S. military for Week 9 game vs. Broncos - NFL.com

Its been a long time coming, and it is going to look awesome.

For the first time in a decade, the Dallas Cowboys will don a red-striped helmet in honor of the United States’ military for the NFL’s Salute to Service game on Sunday against the Denver Broncos.

The patriotic motif is also meant to honor the nation’s National Medal of Honor recipients while serving as a subtle nod to the 1976 season when Dallas wore them to commemorate the country’s bicentennial.

“This will truly be a special day for all of us as we salute the men and women around the world who protect and defend our country,” Charlotte Jones, the Cowboys’ executive vice president and chairman of the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation, said in a statement. “We are honored to have our Medal of Honor recipients in attendance, representing the 3,508 recipients of the nation’s most prestigious military decoration, who made heroic sacrifices, many the ultimate sacrifice, while preserving our freedom. The red stripe on the helmet provides a beautiful ribbon to wrap around this salute to those who currently serve our country’s military — and the patriotic love and appreciation that we all share for those who came before them.”

Notes: Diggs & Jeudy, Team Bonding; More - David Helman, DallasCowboys.com

The Cowboys chemistry has been a big theme this year.

Amari Cooper chuckled when he was asked why the Cowboys seem to have such good team chemistry this season. Anyone who watches the games can tell that this is a close knit group, but it’s harder to pinpoint why exactly that’s the case.

“I don’t know, I guess vibes,” Cooper said. “The vibes were there, I guess.”

The Cowboys could make a fortune if they could bottle the type of vibes that have fueled this 6-1 start. Cooper might know for sure how it happened, but he did point to the fact that it’s a team-wide thing. In a world where players typically build chemistry within their position groups, Cooper said it’s special when the camaraderie extends to the entire roster.

“That’s how you know you have good chemistry on the team,” he said. “Typically, the guys in the same position group are close to each other. Other than that, it’s really the guys who probably came in in the same draft class or something like that. But you got guys who haven’t known each other for a full year and are really close to each other.”

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