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4-5, 2nd in NFC East

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.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Leighton Vander Esch opened the game with the first interception of his career in the first quarter and closed the game with a critical third-down tackle on the Eagles second-to-last drive. He was credited with a game-high 13 tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass deflection. “I have high expectations for myself and I'm going to put myself in position to be successful as soon as I need to be,” Vander Esch said. “(Sean Lee) goes down and I've got step up and be there. Even when he's there, I've got to step up and give him a blow every now and then. Just taking pride in my role and doing what the coaches are asking from me.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

When Dak Prescott saw how upset his teammates were when they got back to work for the first time after last week's loss to Tennessee, he felt a win like Sunday's against Philadelphia was possible. “We didn't hang our heads down,” Prescott said. “We picked our heads up. We looked at each other, locked arms and kept moving forward. I knew we were going to give ourselves a great chance to win this game.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

In what they considered a must win the Cowboys got what they needed by beating the Eagles, 27-20. Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott looked the way they did in 2016. Elliott ran wild Prescott avoided mistakes and made key plays. And the defense made big plays, especially rookie Leighton Vander Esch. At 4-5, the Cowboys showed life. Now they have to show consistency.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

With Dak Prescott's touchdown pass to Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys have scored 20 points in a road game for the first time this season. They have also converted on 6-of-13 third-down chances, their most conversions they have had on the road this season. Cowboys lead 20-13 with 11:42 to play.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Elliott had more than 61 yards rushing just once in the last four games. He has 104 yards on 10 carries tonight against the second-ranked run defense. He's just the second runner to go for more than 100 against Philadelphia this season. Saquon Barkley had 130 yards on 13 carries for the New York Giants.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

In what Ezekiel Elliott termed a must-win game, the Cowboys lead Philadelphia 13-3 at halftime, which led to the home fans to boo the defending Super Bowl champs as they went to the locker room. Dak Prescott had his most efficient half of the season (17 of 24, 176 yards) and had his best drive of the season that ended with his quarterback sneak for a touchdown with 19 seconds left in the half. Prescott completed all five of his passes for 79 yards, including a 25-yard completion on third and 15 to Michael Gallup. The Cowboys converted five of 36 chances on third and 10 yards or more entering the game.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Elliott had not brought out the hurdle this season but he leaped over Tre Sullivan on his way to a 32-yard run, his second-longest run of the season. Unfortunately for Elliott he lost his balance after the leap and fell at the Philadelphia 8 and did not score a touchdown. For a team that has found every yard a struggle to gain, that might be something worth remembering in a close game if the Cowboys can't get in the end zone.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaylon Smith throws up the X after a big fourth-down stop in honor of former teammate Dez Bryant, who tore his Achilles on Friday in his second practice with the New Orleans Saints. Smith had arranged to swap jerseys when the Cowboys and Saints meet Nov. 29.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Zack Martin is in pain after reaching for his left knee. He has been playing through a sprained MCL. The Cowboys are playing with their backup right guard Xavier Su'a-Filo and have not had their starting center, Travis Frederick, all season. Adam Redmond is replacing Martin.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

A mini-scrum broke near midfield as the Cowboys came on to the field as a team for full warmups. It seemed more like a bunch of words than any kind of actions. It looked like Ezekiel Elliott was the peacemaker.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Xavier Su'a-Filo will start at left guard with Connor Williams out following knee surgery earlier in the week. The Cowboys went with Su'a-Filo over Adam Redmond mostly because of experience. He started 43 games in four years with the Houston Texans.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys inactives: QB Mike White, WR Tavon Austin, LB Joe Thomas. LB Sean Lee, OL Connor Williams, DL David Irving, DE Taco Charlton

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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Taco Charlton has been ruled out of Sunday's game at Philadelphia after missing his third straight practice with a shoulder injury. Sean Lee (hamstring), Connor Williams (knee), David Irving (ankle) and Tavon Austin (groin) have been ruled out. Geoff Swaim (knee) and Randy Gregory (knee) are questionable but Swaim said he expects to play after getting through practice the last two days.

Team Stats

Passing Yards194.028th
Rushing Yards133.45th
Points For20.124th
Points Against19.03rd