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2018 Schedule
5-5, 2nd in NFC East
20h

MNF Recap, Turkey Day Preview And More.

The SuperBook's John Murray joins Doug to recap a wild and historic MNF game. They also preview the NFL triple-header on Thanksgiving and the rest of the Week 12 card.

Leon Lett's Thanksgiving Day blunder (2:12)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys are going through a "Thursday practice," at a "Friday tempo," to get ready for Washington on Thanksgiving but Zack Martin (knee) is not practicing and it looks like Tyron Smith (stinger) will be limited at best. After missing last week's game at Atlanta, defensive linemen Taco Charlton (shoulder), Antwaun Woods (concussion) and Daniel Ross (calf) are on the practice field. Michael Gallup remains with family as he deals with the passing of his brother.

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Cowboys lose starter Swaim to wrist surgery

Dallas starting tight end Geoff Swaim needs surgery and will miss the foreseeable future; the Cowboys' three other tight ends have combined for 121 yards on nine receptions this season.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Garrett said the Cowboys will allow Michael Gallup determine when the receiver returns to the team following the death of his brother on Sunday. Gallup remained in Atlanta with family. “I just think everybody, you try your best to show him love, care and support in any way that you can,” Garrett said. “The relationships that he's developed with his teammates and coaches, you just want to be there for him. The Jones family is incredible in times like this offering support to him. It's a very challenging time. It's a tragic situation. Try to stay in communication with him and let him know we are here for him in any way possible.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Tight end Geoff Swaim will have wrist surgery, according to Jason Garrett, but the coach was not ready to say Swaim will miss the rest of the season. Swaim has been a solid performer in his first year as a full-time player but has struggled through a sprained knee.

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Ezekiel Elliott doing it all for the Cowboys

His stats are easy to admire, but things such as his pass protection might go unnoticed by everyone except his teammates and coaches.

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Gallup away from Cowboys after brother's death

Cowboys rookie receiver Michael Gallup is away from the team after being told following Dallas' victory in Atlanta that his brother had died by suicide.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Garrett didn't care about the Cowboys slaying any kind of demons from last year's loss to Atlanta that sent their season spinning. He didn't care about Washington losing to Houston either, despite what it means for the Cowboys' postseason hopes. “Not really focused on anything but our football team and what we need to do,” Garrett said. “This game just ended and it's a quick week for us. We have to clean it up quickly, go back in the office and get ready for the game on Thursday.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys had 323 yards on offense in the 22-19 win against the Falcons. Ezekiel Elliott was responsible for 201 yards, 122 rushing and 79 receiving. Last year's 27-7 loss to Atlanta weighed heavily on him. “It means a lot because I think this was the first game I missed last year and I mean it was so hard to watch them go out and lose that ballgame and the way the game went,” Elliott said. “It feels great being here for these guys and getting this win.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

First place in the NFC East will be on the line when the Cowboys meet Washington on Thanksgiving. “I just think it's huge, Redskins on Thanksgiving,” executive vice president Stephen Jones said. “It doesn't get better than that. They'll be ready to play. They're a really good football team. We're going to have to give it our best shot again. We got to build on this and take it home and make some plays.”

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Maher boots FG on final play, Cowboys beat Falcons 22-19

Brett Maher shook off a missed extra point and kicked a 42-yard field goal on the final play, giving Dallas a 22-19 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday after the Cowboys squandered a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys are alive. At 5-5 after their 22-19 win against the Atlanta Falcons, the Cowboys have a winning streak for the first tune this season. Thank Brett Maher for the winning field goal. Thank Dak Prescott for his last-drive heroics. Thank Ezekiel Elliott for his 100-yard rushing game. Thank a defense that allowed just one touchdown to a high-scoring offense.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Even when it goes good for the Cowboys with Dak Prescott's touchdown run on a zone read, it goes bad with Brett Maher hooking the point-after attempt to the left. That's his first missed PAT on the season. He has now missed four kicks in four games. Cowboys lead, 12-9, with 14:19 to play.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Elliott was home watching the Cowboys lose at Atlanta last year because of a suspension. Through three quarters he has 149 yards from scrimmage. The Cowboys have 205 yards on offense. Elliott has 83 yards on 17 carries and five catches for 66 yards. Trailing, 9-6 as the fourth quarter starts, the Cowboys will go as far as Elliott carries them.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Falcons leading, 9-6, a reminder Atlanta entered the game allowing 28.2 points per game (29th) and 414.3 yards per game (30th). The Cowboys have 153 yards and nine first downs. The Cowboys have to get something going offensively and it has to be about Ezekiel Elliott.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Amari Cooper entered Sunday with 11 catches for 133 yards and a touchdown in two games with the Cowboys. He did not have a first-half catch against the Falcons and was targeted just twice. He had 11 targets and eight catches in the first halves of his first two games.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys trail Atlanta, 6-3, at halftime because of a recurring issue: red-zone offense. The good news for the Cowboys is Dak Prescott was sacked just once in the first half. In last year's 27-7 loss, he was sacked four times in the first half on his way to getting sacked eight times. The bad news is the Cowboys have not been able to sustain much and had to settle for a field goal on their first drive of the game. The Cowboys have scored touchdowns on only 14 of 28 red-zone drives this season.

Team Stats

Passing Yards193.7
Rushing Yards133.3
Points For20.3
Points Against19.0