2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
4-5, 2nd in NFC East

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys inactives: QB Mike White, WR Tavon Austin, LB Sean Lee, DE Daniel Ross, DT David Irving, DE Taco Charlton, DT Antwaun Woods.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Even though Connor Williams will be available today against Atlanta after missing a game because of knee surgery, Xavier Su'a-Filo will start at left guard. Su'a-Filo played well last week at Philadelphia.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

With a number of injuries on the defensive line, including three players that have been ruled out and a fourth doubtful for Sunday's game at Atlanta, the Cowboys have called up Christian Ringo from the practice squad. To make room for Ringo, safety Darian Thompson has been released. The Cowboys hope to re-sign Thompson if he clears waivers.

Young: Cowboys will be 'overmatched' at Falcons (0:34)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Five players have been ruled out for Sunday's game at Atlanta, including three defensive linemen: Taco Charlton, David Irving and Daniel Ross. Antwaun Woods is doubtful as he remains in the concussion protocol, and Maliek Collins is questionable with a knee injury but expected to play. Linebacker Joe Thomas, who is questionable with a foot injury, could make his return for the first time since Oct. 7 at Houston. Connor Williams is questionable with a knee injury but Xavier Su'a-Filo is expected to start again at left guard. The best news: left tackle Tyron Smith went through a full practice and is no longer on the injury report.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, today from President Trump. “Roger Staubach's one of the most amazing people I've ever met,” coach Jason Garrett said. “Obviously his resume as an athlete is as good as it gets. Heisman Trophy winner. He won Super Bowls as quarterback here. Regarded as one of the all-time great players in this league, but the story of Roger Staubach goes way, way beyond that. Incredibly successful as a businessman but most successful as a person. He's just been a really rare gift to this community, to this state, to this league and to everybody who's come across him. I feel so fortunate to have a relationship with him. He's had such a positive impact on my life and so many others. He's deserving of that and any other honor that they can bestow on him. He's just one of the all-time greats.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Linebacker Sean Lee (hamstring) and wide receiver Tavon Austin (groin) are not close to playing in a game but they are doing resistance training with director of rehab Britt Brown. Have not spotted defensive tackle David Irving doing any on-field rehab as he works back from high ankle sprain.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys are looking at possibly calling up defensive tackle Christian Ringo from the practice squad with the injuries up front. Taco Charlton (shoulder), Daniel Ross (calf), Antwaun Woods (concussion) and David Irving (ankle) will not practice have not practiced this week. Maliek Collins is working through a knee injury but should be available. Speaking on 1053. The Fans, Jerry Jones said Woods has a chance to play Sunday but the Cowboys will need more depth against Atlanta.

Bruschi, Woodson expect Cowboys to win in Atlanta (0:49)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys worked out defensive lineman Tank Carradine on Thursday but multiple sources said they will not sign him at this time. The Cowboys have a number of injuries on the defensive line that could leave them shorthanded Sunday. Carradine was with the Oakland Raiders until his release last month.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Left tackle Tyron Smith (back) and right guard Zack Martin (knee) were back to practice after sitting out Wednesday's work. Both are expected to play Sunday at Atlanta. Defensive tackle Maliek Collins (knee) was back to practice but Taco Charlton (shoulder), Daniel Ross (calf), Antwaun Woods (concussion) and David Irving (ankle) are not practicing.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Left tackle Tyron Smith was one of nine Cowboys not to practice Wednesday. Smith had his back tighten up, but the expectation is he will be able to play Sunday at Atlanta. The bad news is he has had back troubles the last two seasons. Smith has played in every game this season and had his best game last week against Philadelphia. His absence in last year's game against the Falcons' contributed mightily to the eight times Dak Prescott was sacked with four coming against Smith's replacement, Chaz Green.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Heading into last week's game against Philadelphia, Ezekiel Elliott called it a must win. Heading into this week's game against Atlanta, Elliott said the Cowboys' mindset is not changed. “It's hard to need extra motivation. We're going into the game 4-5,” he said. “For the rest of the season our backs are going to be against the wall. We have to do the best we can to go out there and try to win every one of these last games. I'm sure those guys on the other side are the same way.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys do not have five defensive linemen practicing Wednesday: Daniel Ross (calf), David Irving (ankle), Maliek Collins (knee), Taco Charlton (shoulder) and Antwaun Woods (concussion). There is hope Collins, Charlton and Woods will be available for Sunday's game but the Cowboys could have to call up defensive linemen from the practice squad.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Even though Jason Garrett praised the work of Xavier Su'a-Filo at left guard in Sunday's win at Philadelphia, he was not ready to commit to starting the veteran at left guard this week with Connor Williams coming off knee surgery. Garrett said, Su'a-Filo “did a good job with his opportunity,” and Williams will be day to day during the practice week. More importantly, Garrett said the Cowboys received “some favorable reports,” on the status of Zack Martin's left knee. He's not sure Martin will practice to start the week but the indications are he will play against Atlanta.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Garrett has already turned the page to Atlanta after the Cowboys' at least temporarily season-saving win against Philadelphia. “The biggest thing we try to do is focus on ourselves each and every day to prepare the right way to play our best on Sundays. That's really where our attention is. That's what our focus is,” Garrett said. “There's a lot of things that happen outside of our building that I'm not really aware of. Our players, we try to make sure they're focused on what's happening inside our building. That's what's most important. That's when you're going to play your best. That's really where our attention is. This game is over, we're on to the next one. Another big challenge going to Atlanta this week against a very good football team so that's where our attention is, that's where our focus is.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaylon Smith sent a message to Dez Bryant after a big fourth-down stop in Sunday's win against Philadelphia by “throwing up the X,” the former Cowboys' receiver's trademark. Bryant's season ended before it could really begin in New Orleans because of a torn Achilles. “He's a brother of mine,” Smith said. “For him to experience what happened, a lot of people were saluting him. So I had to be one of those guys. I hope he saw it.”

Team Stats

Passing Yards194.0
Rushing Yards133.4
Points For20.1
Points Against19.0