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2019 Schedule
1-0, 1st in NFC East
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Sources: Cooper intentionally patient in talks

Amari Cooper has been intentionally patient in his talks with the Cowboys for a new deal, sources told ESPN, as the contract figures for other top receivers have recently skyrocketed.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

With Tavon Austin out of Sunday's game against Washington, the Cowboys have called up wide receiver Cedrick Wilson from the practice squad and released linebacker Chris Covington. The Cowboys called Covington up from the practice e squad earlier in the week but needed the roster spot when Austin reported concussion symptoms. The Cowboys wanted to have five receivers active for the game.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have had discussions with the Miami Dolphins regarding Minkah Fitzpatrick but sources say it is more a normal course of business than the teams closing in on a potential trade. Stephen Jones acknowledged 105.3 The Fan in Dallas conversations with Miami within the last 24 hours but would not get into specifics. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen the Dolphins are seeking a first rounder in return and while the Cowboys were willing to give up first-round pick last year for Amari Cooper, they were more desperate at that time for a receiver than they are now at defensive back.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Tavon Austin has been ruled out of Sunday's game because of a concussion. The Cowboys have four receivers remaining on the roster but could look to call up Cedrick Wilson from the practice squad. He can work the slot and speciality situations as well as handle punt return duties. If they opt not to add Wilson, then tight end Blake Jarwin or running back Tony Pollard could see more time.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

After scoring 35 points and putting up nearly 500 yards in offense in the season opener, offensive coordinator Kellen Moore has been hailed as a hero for the Cowboys. But Moore has been around football long enough to know struggles lurk around the corner in a week-to-week league, especially with a defensive front like Washington's that has caught Moore's attention. “It'll happen. It's a long season. We'll have our ups and downs,” Moore said. “Fortunately able to start well, but we know the inevitable aspect of the NFL. We'll go through some challenges. I think we've got the right guys to deal with it.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Witten played in 45 of the offense's 68 snaps in the season-opening win against the New York Giants. He woke up the next day feeling, well fine. And the 37-year-old tight end has felt in practice this week preparing for the Washington Redskins. “I think whether it's Year 16 or whether it's Year 1, there's nothing like Week 1. I was proud of my tape that I put out there. I was running in and out of cuts. The transition was good. I thought we blocked well,” Witten said. “And then felt good Monday when I woke up. I missed that feeling waking up feeling like that. Just get back into it. Body has responded well. As excited as I was for Week 1. I'm even more excited for Week 2.”

Cruz: Prescott is only going to get better (0:49)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Last week's game against the New York Giants when he threw for 405 yards, had four touchdown passes and a perfect 158.3 passer rating seems like a year ago to Dak Prescott. “You move forward. Simple as that,” Prescott said. “You move forward. You get back to what you know. The work is in the dirt as they say. Just getting back to practice, doing all the things you've done and finding a way to get better from that. You can't sit back and hang your hat on something like that or hang your hat on one game. It was a good performance for us to go out and do that in the passing game, obviously win that game the way that we did, but it's about turning the page. Definitely say myself and this team has done that.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys play their second NFC East game in as many weeks when they play at Washington Sunday. Since 2014, the Cowboys are 22-9 in the division. The Eagles are 19-12, while the Redskins and Giants are 11-20 during that time span. How important are division games? “Winning the division is the first goal and winning division games is the most important thing to winning the division,” coach Jason Garrett said. “So you play these teams twice, you know each other inside out and winning these games is very, very important.” Should the Cowboys improve to 2-0 with a win Sunday, don't get too carried away too fast. The Cowboys opened 2-0 after two division wins in 2015 and finished 4-12. They did win the Super Bowl in 1992 with back-to-back NFC East wins to start the season.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyrone Crawford was on the field during the open portion of practice to the media Thursday after sitting out of Wednesday's practice because of a sore hip. The Cowboys might have to manage Crawford through the injury during the week as the season progresses. Tavon Austin will miss his second straight day of practice in the concussion protocol. If he can't play Sunday, then Cedrick Wilson could get a call up from the practice squad since the Cowboys would want to have five receivers on the gameday roster.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Having spent eight years with the Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb was used to rivalries against the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings. This Sunday, he gets his first taste of Cowboys-Redskins, but admits rivalries in the NFL are different these days. “At the NFL in this day and age (rivalries) are moreso the fan base than the players,” Cobb said. “It's so much fluidity when it comes to players, guys being on different teams year in and year out. I'm excited to see what it is with the fan bases. I want to see how many Cowboys (fans) show up. I'm excited to see that … Being out in Hawaii (for the preseason), seeing how many Cowboys fans there, that was pretty cool.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

One game does not make a season, but Ezekiel Elliott might have been as happy about Dak Prescott throwing for 405 yards and four touchdowns as the Cowboys' quarterback. “It's really exciting to see those guys on the outside gash them like that because now, I mean, teams are going to have to play us different,” Elliott said. “They might not be able to put an extra guy into the box so it's going to open things up for the run game.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Elliott said the pain was “tolerable,” after last week's opener but noted he did not play as much as normal. He said he is prepared to do more as he gets ready for Washington in Week 2. “I think I'm ready now for a normal workload. Just depends on how (running backs coach Gary Brown) and Kellen (Moore) and coach Garrett are feeling on Sunday,” Elliott said. “But if they ask me, I'll be able to go out there and do it.” In 37 snaps against the Giants, Elliott had 13 carries for 53 yards and a touchdown, but Jason Garrett said the team will still be mindful of how little practice time Elliott has had this summer. “There's a difference in going out there running around and not being hit and then being hit and having to come back and do the same thing,” Elliott said. “So that takes a little bit more out of you but, I mean, I think I'm good.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jerry Jones met T. Boone Pickens when he was in his late 20s and developed a close friendship with the businessman who passed away at the age of 91 on Wednesday. "A lot of constituency lost a great friend. Boone was a personal friend and confidante of mine. He was inspirational," Jones said. "And he was a man of sports. His love for competing, frankly, was unmatched. He wanted to bet you in shooting quail. He had a lot of (Tony) Romo in him. He wanted to beat you flipping nickels. He was a natural born competitor so much of the things that he accomplished were not about the dollar but more about the competitiveness of the game that he was involved in. At a time when many have had their best days ... or certainly when you were at the end of your best days, in Boone's case, in his 70s, that's when he was his very best … He is a great face of what our system is about in our country. I'm personally going to miss Boone. I really do wish and want his family to know our hearts and the Dallas Cowboys hearts are with them."

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

A week ago, Ezekiel Elliott was practicing with his teammates for the first time since June after signing a six-year, $102.9 million extension with the Cowboys after a summer holdout. Today, he is going through just his fourth practice and second in pads and coach Jason Garrett said the team will continue to monitor Elliott during practice to determine his workload for Sunday. "We'll take it step by step and we're going to work our way through Wednesday," Garrett said.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive end Tyrone Crawford is not practicing because of a sore hip, according to Jason Garrett. Safeties Darian Thompson and Donovan Wilson are practicing after missing the opener because of ankle injuries.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys' plan to call up linebacker Chris Covington from the practice squad could be altered because of the concussion-like symptoms receiver Tavon Austin is battling. Austin was able to go through the Monday workout but reported symptoms on Tuesday and will not practice Wednesday. If he is unable to play Sunday against Washington, then the Cowboys could look to call up receiver Cedrick Wilson from the practice squad instead.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys are calling up linebacker Chris Covington from the practice squad after releasing running back Jordan Chunn, who played a special teams' role in Week 1. Covington, a sixth-round pick in 2018, battled a shoulder injury for a part of training camp. With running back Mike Weber slowed by a knee injury, the Cowboys plan to add Darius Jackson to the practice squad.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jerry Jones said on Sunday a long-term deal for Dak Prescott was "imminent." Speaking on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas in Tuesday, Jones said, "I think we are fast approaching an agreement," but added that is his opinion and may not be the opinion of Prescott or the quarterback's agent. The talks continue.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards405.01st
Rushing Yards89.021st
Points For35.04th
Points Against17.0Tied-9th