Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

For the first time in two weeks Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith will get some work on the field Friday, according to Jason Garrett, but he did not go through any individual work during the portion that was open to the media as he works through a groin injury. The Cowboys are likely going to take the decision on whether he plays to game time Sunday. Jason Garrett said Smith has made progress this week in his rehab. Sean Lee (hamstring) and Jeff Heath (concussion) will not practice.


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WVU senior LB Al-Rasheed Benton makes his broadcasting debut! Texas vs W.Virginia 12 ET ESPN

Stephen A. can't decide if Dak is better than Wentz (1:51)
Stephen A. counting on Eagles to crush Cowboys' playoff hopes (1:58)
Stephen A.: Jones looks incredibly petty (1:42)
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Lewis, Woods among top 25 NFL 'prospects'

Jourdan Lewis has been boom and bust early in his professional career, but the talent is there. Also in the secondary is Xavier Woods, who can play close to the line or deep.

The tipping point between Goodell and Jones (2:05)
The uncivil war between Jones and Goodell (3:32)
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Sources: Owners set meeting over Goodell deal

An owners-only session that will deal with commissioner Roger Goodell's impending contract extension has been set for Dec. 13 in Irving, Texas, after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had requested a sit-down in front of owners Nov. 28, sources told ESPN.

Injury-plagued Cowboys looking to make a statement (1:01)
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Report: Jones wants sit-down over Goodell deal

Jerry Jones sent a letter to ownership suggesting a Nov. 28 meeting to discuss the negotiations over Roger Goodell's contract extension negotiations, but league owners currently don't plan to act on the request, a source told ESPN.

Young: Wentz has advantage vs. Dak (0:48)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

While it looks as if Byron Bell will start at left tackle Sunday if Tyron Smith can't play after Chaz Green gave up four sacks last week, offensive coordinator Scott Linehan does not want to get into a situation where the Cowboys overcorrect their issues last week and go max protection in the pass game against Philadelphia. “I don't know if this is a good analogy, but I don't know if a pro golfer goes out and plays, he's a top player … if he shoots a 77, probably doesn't go out and get new golf clubs and fire his caddy and do all that,” Linehan said. “He probably goes out to the range and gets better at some stuff. I think that's kind of what our approach has to be.”

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FPI: Near coin flip in Big D

The Eagles are red hot, and the Cowboys are reeling a bit, but FPI sees a tight battle: Only one Week 11 game is more evenly matched. The Cowboys haven't been FPI underdogs at home since Week 5 of last season, when they ran all over the Bengals.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

With Ezekiel Elliott calling an end to the appeal process of his six-game suspension, the Cowboys were able to gain closure of sorts and know that their running back will for sure be back Dec. 24 against Seattle. “I was really impressed with how Zeke went about it, that process, and I know that he and his team were trying to fight for what they felt was right and I think he went about it the right way,” tight end Jason Witten said. “So I respect his decision and his team's decision and know that he's going to do everything in his power to get back when his number is called in four weeks and be in the best shape and mindset he can be in to help us down the stretch. And hopefully we're holding up our end to be in position that we're in the hunt when he gets back.”