Cowboys News: Kearse’s comeback, Rush’s rank, players question artificial turf

Kearse & Gallup could return in Week 4; Prescott won’t. Tony Romo gets a field named after him, and why don’t more NFL stadiums have grass? | From @ToddBrock24f7

It’s time to close the book on the Giants win and look ahead to Washington. But there are some interesting tidbits left to chew on before that happens. We’ll go deep into the 3rd-and-long playcall that shocked everyone, we’ll look at why Michael Gallup didn’t play after all, we’ll recap just another day at the office for the unexcitable Cooper Rush, and we’ll look at what we learned from the division win… including what the Cowboys should keep doing even after Dak Prescott comes back.

Elsewhere, injury updates on Prescott and Jayron Kearse, a preview of how players will be putting their international heritage on display this weekend, and how one four-yard catch impacts a promising rookie as he starts his NFL journey. We’re checking out the ratings from Monday Night Football, seeing where Cooper Rush ranks among the league’s passers, and we’ll get into why so many players are fed up with fake turf. All that, plus Tony Romo comes home to Wisconsin for a special accolade under Friday Night Lights. News and Notes, coming right up.

Cowboys News: Dak’s stitches out; Cooper can’t lose; Giants’ massive goof on Elliott’s TD

Prescott’s comeback ramps up; Rush joins elite company; the Cowboys are now sackmasters, and replays reveal a Giant mistake on defense. | From @ToddBrock24f7

Tuesday was overflowing with good news for Cowboys Nation after their 23-16 win in the Meadowlands. We’ve got full coverage: CeeDee Lamb’s redemptive story arc that took him from goat to hero in one night, the sudden sack explosion spreading through DeMarcus Lawrence and the Dallas defense, the elite company Cooper Rush just joined, the wonderful disappearance of Terence Steele from the spotlight, and the Giant mistake from the New York defense that may have helped Ezekiel Elliott find the end zone just a little bit easier.

We’ve got full postgame analysis, too, including the player of the game and a look at the night in photos. And Cooper Rush’s wife gets the loudest laugh with her message for Big Blue upon leaving NYC. We’ve got the latest on Dak Prescott, including what getting his stitches out means for his recovery, and why he’s the biggest cheerleader of all for his understudy. We’re putting what Dan Quinn has done in perspective, we’re examining the ongoing penalty problem, and we’re seeing what the latest win has done for the Cowboys’ standing in the power rankings. Oh, and that photographer that CeeDee Lamb bowled over after his scoring grab? Wait until you see the shot she got. That and more, in News and Notes.

Cowboys News: Micah’s 2nd missed practice, seeing through Giants’ 2-0 record

Micah Parsons didn’t practice Friday due to a cold, Cooper Rush reacts to the QB “controversy,” and Dak gets a wardrobe change in his TV ad. | From @ToddBrock24f7

Could the common cold be the opponent that finally gets the best of Micah Parsons? The linebacker sat out his second straight day, but the Cowboys maintain that he’ll be back in good health by the time Monday night’s kickoff rolls around. We have the latest injury report. We’ll also look into why the Giants’ 2-0 record may not be what it seems, and we’ll get into what Dan Quinn wants to see from his defense to make it even better. We’ve got a preview of the meeting with the New York rivals, Michael Gallup is doing Michael Gallup things in advance of his return to action, and Mike McCarthy and Cooper Rush both weigh in on the quarterback “dilemma” that Jerry Jones wished for this week.

Elsewhere, Jones is still offering explanations as to why Amari Cooper was traded away, Sean Payton may have just effectively ruled out ever coaching the Cowboys, and Dak Prescott gets a digital wardrobe change in his latest commercial. All that, plus we head to College Station for a look at Texas A&M’s top draft prospects. It’s all up next in News and Notes.

Cowboys News: Manufactured storylines from the big man himself

The awaited return of a key receiver, Jerry Jones stirring the pot, the Cowboys injury status and more in the latest News and Notes. | From @CDBurnett7

The Cowboys, like all other NFL teams, would rather the conversation not center around injury status this early in the season. But Dallas doesn’t have the power to manipulate this particular narrative. Fortunately, after spending the first two weeks as a limited participant, wide receiver Michael Gallup was a full-go on Thursday. The Cowboys may have WR2 back in the fold for Monday Night Football.

On the other side of the coin Dallas had six key players held out of practice, however the cold which kept linebacker Micah Parsons out doesn’t seem to put his availability in question for the Monday matchup with the Giants. The Cowboys have owned the matchup for years but are avoiding overlooking the opponent, especially with every win’s value increased due to quarterback Dak Prescott’s absence.

The strong performance of backup Cooper Rush presented a classic moment for team owner Jerry Jones to find another way to strike up conversation about his billion-dollar investment; inventing a potential QB controversy. Details on Jones’ comments, Parsons’ value all over the field and more in the latest Cowboys News and Notes.

Cowboys News: Turpin secret skills revealed, young TEs’ time is now

Prescott being ready for Week 4 is Jones marketing, the biggest surprise of the Cowboys season so far, KaVontae Turpin shows dunk skills. | From @ToddBrock24f7

As the Cowboys turn the page in earnest to the New York Football Giants, some personnel pieces are falling into place. While Michael Gallup is tracking to play and Jason Peters has a chance to go, tight end Dalton Schultz is still a question mark after his PCL sprain last Sunday. If he’s unavailable, two rookie backups are eager to step up and show what they’ve learned. First-year man Tyler Smith continues to impress, Brett Maher is savoring this stint wearing the star, and the defense is the surprise of the season thus far.

Elsewhere, those reports about Dak Prescott being ready to go in Week 4 seem unlikely, the Cowboys get back a rookie prospect, and a new batch of quarterbacks and receivers get workouts Wednesday. We’ve got a report on KaVontae Turpin’s slam dunk game, we look at why every matchup on the Week 3 docket is worth watching, and the Giants are preparing to turn MetLife Stadium into a sea of white under the Monday Night lights. That’s all up next in News and Notes.

Cowboys News: Micah’s rare combo, Kellen Moore’s Week 2 adjustments, Dak fan rides horse into Wal-Mart

Should Micah Parsons be a full-time pass rusher? Also, Jerry Jones previews Jalen Hurts, and a Cowboys fan and his horse go viral. | From @ToddBrock24f7

One win can do a lot, and Sunday’s outing did a lot more than even the Cowboys’ early record. It’s raising questions once again about whether Micah Parsons should just make a permanent switch to pass rusher, it had Dan Quinn raving about the tackling skills of his interception machine, it brought monster ratings to CBS, it moved the team up in the power rankings, and it inspired one devoted fan to ride his horse right into a local Wal-Mart in a celebration that’s gone viral.

But it was also the last hurrah for a first-year darling of training camp. We’ll get into what that move means, and we’ll look ahead at the underrated Giants. A former fan favorite is coming back to the NFC, a handful of Cowboys greats are among this year’s nominees for Canton, and Kellen Moore made some smart adjustments that may have just made the difference in Week 2. All that, plus a worthy adversary is rising in the East… and could another division rival be eyeing a former league MVP for 2023? That’s up next in News and Notes.

Cowboys News: Parsons’ historic pace, defense dodges headset snafu, Jaylon Smith to NYG

Recapping the win over the Bengals, plus Jaylon Smith joins a division foe, any why the punt that hit the video board was allowed to stand. | From @ToddBrock24f7

Week 2’s thrilling win over Cincinnati provided a wealth of storylines that gave Cowboys Nation plenty to chew on well into Monday. Apart from recapping all the standout performances and big-time moments, we’ve got injury updates on Dalton Schultz, Michael Gallup, and Dak Prescott. We’ll get into what Cooper Rush said- or didn’t- heading into that game-winning drive, look at Noah Brown’s coming-out party, and put what Micah Parsons is doing into historic perspective.

Also, a few interesting details have come to light regarding Tony Pollard’s scoring plunge, we find out why that punt that hit the video board was allowed to stand, and we discover that an ill-timed headset failure nearly cost the Dallas defense one of the biggest plays of the game. The Cowboys lose a 2022 draft pick to waivers, Jason Peters could be active in Week 3, and a former Dallas star will be on the opposite sideline when the Cowboys invade New York. All that and more in this edition of News and Notes.

Cowboys News: Stephen Jones talks 5-year cap plan, Jerry confronts fan complaints

Jerry reminds fans that he’ll never sell the Cowboys, while Stephen is angering the faithful with his save-but-don’t-spend strategy. | From @ToddBrock24f7

Saving for a rainy day is one thing. But fans who witnessed the Cowboys’ horrid showing on Sunday are wondering how much harder it has to pour to convince the front office to acquire some experienced football players. Stephen Jones shared his cap strategy on Friday, and it’s sure to rub many the wrong way. Jerry, meanwhile, is offering to listen to fans’ complaints… but admits right up front that nothing at the top is going to change.

Meanwhile, there’s a game to play on Sunday, and a win would wash a lot of the bad taste out of everyone’s mouths. We’re getting to know Cooper Rush the way his teammates do, even though one outspoken DB isn’t convinced the Cowboys have a prayer with him at the helm. We’re looking for improvement on both sides of the ball as both Kellen Moore and the run defense were found to be lacking last week, the team’s staff writers make their gameday predictions, and there’s a humble submission for what the Cowboys should do on their very first play from scrimmage against Cincinnati. The Bengals are bringing two old friends back to town, and a legend from the dynasty days is tackling a new opponent. All that and more, in this edition in News and Notes.

News: Bengals’ Chase calls Diggs not ‘technically sound’, Cowboys rally ’round Rush

Prescott returns to aid QB2; when will Dak be back to play? An ex-Cowboy scouts his old team for Cincy, and Ja’Marr Chase vs. Trevon Diggs. | From @ToddBrock24f7

The Cowboys’ signal-caller is still the center of attention in Dallas. Dak Prescott was back in the building on Thursday, but in a new capacity… and the team is rallying around the backup who’ll lead them in Week 2. The Bengals aren’t taking Cooper Rush lightly, though, with both their defensive coordinator and an ex-Cowboy providing preview reports. But how much slack will the Cowboys actually cut their QB2?

Elsewhere, Ja’Marr Chase is jawing about a rematch with Trevon Diggs, the Cowboys look to re-establish the run, and why is Jalen Tolbert still M.I.A.? Kellen Moore catches heat for the offense’s ice-cold performance, Micah Parsons gets a boost from an unlikely (read: rival) source, and why exactly is one legendary Cowboy not enshrined in Canton? We’ve got reasons to watch every game this weekend, an outlook on Dak’s return to the field, and the fascinating ways in which more and more NFL teams are gathering scouting intel… on officials. That’s all in News and Notes.

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Surgeon talks Prescott, mock-draft WRs, OL ranking plummet all headline Cowboys news

Storylines for Cowboys-Bengals, where the offense needs to go next without Dak Prescott and updates on Michael Gallup nearing his return.

Moving forward from one of the difficult-to-watch season openers in recent memory is difficult for fans of the Dallas Cowboys, but the team itself must. If there’s one glimmering hope for the public to look forward to it’s linebacker Micah Parsons and the defense. Thinking back to when quarterback Cooper Rush took over against Minnesota in 2021, the defense stepped up and they will have to again for the next month to keep any hope alive while Dak Prescott is sidelined.

On the offensive side, running back Ezekiel Elliott had an efficient first outing, but the lack of volume hurt what could’ve been a big game for the Dallas workhorse. With Rush needing help on offense, a consistent Elliott could smooth out the process after the Cowboys managed to be the only team without a touchdown after Week 1.

Defensive end Tarell Basham is the most recent Cowboy to be added to the group out for Week 2 while the Cincinnati Bengals have nine players on their injury report as they head to AT&T Stadium coming off a tough loss to Pittsburgh. Storylines for Cowboys-Bengals, updates on wide receiver Michael Gallup and more in today’s news and notes.