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2019 Schedule
6-7, 1st in NFC East

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jerry Jones' won three Super Bowl with college coaches Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer and speaking on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, but if he is in market for a coach after this season, he made an interesting comment on 105.3 The Fan. "College football has the lowest rate of success. It's pretty obvious. They have to get acquainted with personnel. College coaches spend Sunday working … So you pay a price for somebody to get up to date that haven't spent the prior months or years in the NFL.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive lineman Michael Bennett was not on the field during the open portion of practice to the media. He has been dealing with a foot injury and is expected to play Sunday against the Rams. Linebacker Sean Lee is sitting out his third straight practice because of pectoral and thigh injuries but there is optimism he will play as well.

Vilma: Garrett saying he's on his way out with highlight tape tactic (1:57)
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Can Cowboys finally beat a team with a winning record? (0:55)
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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

There is no magic formula to right all the Cowboys' wrongs, but Dak Prescott and Jason Witten said the team still has its fight. “You can't confuse losing with fight. You can't confuse losing with not good leadership. You can't confuse those things,” Witten said. “When you win, there's great chemistry. When you lose, it's in disarray. You have to play better. There's critical moments in the game that you have to play better.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

For the first time in franchise history, the Cowboys have a 4,000-yard passer (Dak Prescott), 1,000-yard rusher (Ezekiel Elliott) and 1,000-yard receiver (Amari Cooper) in the same season but they have a 6-7 record. “It shows you the talent we have, the potential and we can be productive when we're doing the right thing and we're in the right spot,” Prescott said. “...It takes everybody. Those numbers and are good but when you're not winning games, they don't matter..

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Dak Prescott said his injured right index finger has not been a problem during the week of practice and does not expect it to be an issue Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. He has worn tape on his finger the last two days. “Probably wear the same tape in the game, but that's it, nothing serious,” Prescott said.

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Garrett hopes 'highlight reel' ends Cowboys' slide

As he did earlier this season after a three-game losing streak, coach Jason Garrett compiled a "highlight reel" to show the slumping Cowboys how things should be done and that they have the ability to "do it the right way."

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Sherman, Jenkins join Payton Award nominees

Veteran defensive backs and team leaders Richard Sherman of the 49ers and Malcolm Jenkins of the Eagles are among the 32 nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Lee officially did not practice because of pectoral and thigh issues but in talking to the veteran linebacker after practice, it sure sounded like he would play Sunday. He was upbeat. If Lee has a setback, the Cowboys would be thin at linebacker with Leighton Vander Esch set to miss his fourth straight game with a neck injury.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Elliott feels better now through 13 games than he has in any year in which he has played a full season. He broke 1,000 yards for the third straight season, but he calls that mark “the expectation.” With 246 carries for 1,071 yards, Elliott wants more work. “Whatever is in the game plan, whatever the team needs me to do to win, I'm going to go out there and do,” Elliott said. “They know I'm always ready to get as many touches as they need me to get.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys can't use health as an issue. The only player missing practice is linebacker Leighton Vander Esch (neck). Linebacker Sean Lee (pectoral, thigh) was working off to the side on resistance training during the portion of practice open to the media. Amari Cooper (knee) Jeff Heath (shoulders) and Antwaun Woods (knee) are practicing.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The question was about the struggles of the Cowboys offense, but Jason Garrett took a bigger view of the team's struggles. “We just haven't played well enough as a team in all three phases to win the ballgames,” he said. “It's really as simple as that. Offense hasn't been good enough. Defense hasn't been good enough. Special teams hasn't been good enough. Coaching, playing everybody. You use this as an opportunity to get better, you look at it closely and you get back to work.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Leighton Vander Esch did not undergo more tests on Monday on a neck injury that has caused him to miss the last three games and will not practice today, according to Jason Garrett. The Cowboys are not ready to put him on injured reserve just yet and Garrett said there has been improvement but not enough to the point where Vander Esch will practice and play.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaylon Smith caught heat a few times in last week's loss to Chicago, including breaking out The Swipe after a fumble recovery when trailing 24-7. “The Swipe is so much more than a celebration,” he said. “I'm trying to eradicate all the negative energy that's happened in the past and trying to create some momentum to help propel us forward. It's something I've done since I was a sophomore in high school and it's worked, so we're going to keep it going. But we've got to turn things around.”

Finebaum: Jerry Jones and Urban Meyer would be a terrible marriage (0:51)
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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

With teams being told the 2020 salary cap will be in the range of $196.8 million to $201.2 million, that helps the Cowboys to a degree. According to ESPN Stats & Information, they have $132.35 million committed toward the cap in 2020 but that is with just 38 players under contract. The Cowboys will have ample cap space with the ability to create more room through releases, pay cuts and restructures.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jerry Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas a report that Stephen Jones recently met with Urban Meyer was “absolutely not correct.” That's not to say the Cowboys would not have interest in the former Ohio State coach should the Cowboys be on the market for a new coach, but “the facts are we just have not talked to any coach or potential coach in the NFL,” Jones said.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Eight years after signing with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent, Kai Forbath will get a chance to kick for the Cowboys after a successful tryout on Monday. He made his one try this season in his Week 13 stint with New England. “I definitely feel more comfortable coming in here after getting that one game in,” said Forbath, who replaces Brett Maher. “Just scoring points. That's what I've done for seven years now so I'm just here to be consistent and make kicks when they need me to.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

As a father of three, DeMarcus Lawrence's holiday visit to Children's Medical Center in Dallas with teammates, hits home. “It fills me up with joy and that's what the Christmas holiday is all about,” Lawrence said. “Spreading the love. Spreading the joy and being able to come back and give to the kids that are less fortunate, whatever they're going through in their lives, it's just really truly a blessing to show them that we are and their community cares.”

Team Stats

Passing Yards306.81st
Rushing Yards124.110th
Points For25.79th
Points Against20.5