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Two Cowboys Tackles Continue to Miss Practice Getting Ready for the Jets

A couple key Cowboys players are still out of practice on Thursday, as PFT reports that left tackle Tyron Smith and right tackle La’el Collins are not on the field for the team.

There was hope that both would be ready to go for the game against the Jets on Sunday, but right now it’s a big unknown if they will be able to take the field.

Neither player took part in practice on Wednesday and head coach Jason Garrett said that they would both be on the sideline for Thursday’s session as well.

“Hopefully they can practice before the week is over with,” Garrett said, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News.

Smith missed last Sunday’s loss to the Packers with an ankle injury and Cameron Fleming took his spot in the lineup. Collins hurt his knee during the game and gave way to Brandon Knight.

Garrett also said that linebacker Leighton Vander Esch will miss a second straight practice because of illness, so there will be several things to watch once the Cowboys close out the practice week on Friday.

Dak Prescott’s Price Isn’t Going Up and Down Week to Week Says Jerry Jones

Dak Prescott is in a contract year, but owner Jerry Jones said his performance — whether hot or cold — won’t affect his price tag, Alexis Mansanarez of the Sporting News reports.

The fourth-year quarterback is in the final year of his rookie deal and exceeded expectations to start the season. Prescott led the Cowboys to a 3-0 record out of the gate with a league-best 74.5% completion rate (at the time) to go with 920 yards and nine touchdowns with just two interceptions.

“Well, first of all, the narrative about his financial as opposed to how he’s playing is laughable. It’s just not that way,” Jones said on his weekly radio show on 105.3 “The Fan”. “It’s too much on both ends of that for both ends of the team and for Dak to equate his performance, stats, or won-loss these first two or three games.”

Jones reiterated that sentiment as negotiations have reportedly stalled.

“Let me get that real clear. It’s not impacting that with me at all,” Jones said. “But I do see Dak showing the ability to handle adversity and basically go out and make the kind of plays that win important games for the Cowboys in the future. I see that.”

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Not Ready to Fire Coach Jason Garrett

Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is not taking an emotional ride each week with the futures of head coach Jason Garrett and quarterback Dak Prescott.

As good as things appeared during the Cowboys’ 3-0 start to the season, Jones is not ready to change his expectations for his team after two straight losses to the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers.

“Everything is here to have success on the field and we just need to get out here and play better,” Jones said Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.

With the Washington Redskins firing Jay Gruden after an 0-5 start, one oddsmaker has made Garrett the second-favorite to be let go in-season behind Atlanta’s Dan Quinn.

Jones, who has made one in-season head-coaching change when he elevated Garrett to Wade Phillips’ spot in 2010, dispelled that possibility.

“Don’t bet any money [on] that happening,” Jones said. “You’ll lose it.”

Garrett does not have a contract beyond 2019 and is in a must-win situation to return in 2020. Prescott is set to be a free agent after this season, but the Cowboys want to lock him up long-term and if they don’t get a deal done by next March will use the franchise tag to keep him.

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Cowboys Roll Past Dolphins 31-6 to Move to 3-0

The Cowboys had little trouble putting away the awful Dolphins Sunday, doing pretty much everything right as they trounced Miami 31-6.

Here’s a video recap of the win putting them to 3-0:

Cowboys WR Michael Gallup to Miss 2-4 Weeks After Knee Surgery

Cowboys second-year wide receiver Michael Gallup will undergo knee surgery to repair his damaged meniscus and will be out two-to-four weeks according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

The good news is that there’s reportedly no structural damage besides the meniscus tear, so the return is expected to be quick. Look for Devin Smith to take the majority of Gallup’s outside snaps.

Smith demonstrated some of the elite field-stretching ability that made him a second-round pick back in 2015 last week, catching all three of his targets for 74 yards and a touchdown. Amari Cooper will continue to work as the Cowboys’ undisputed No. 1 pass-game target, while Randall Cobb will stick to his slot role.

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Says Deal with QB Dak Prescott is “Imminent”

On Friday, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said there was a hope a new contract would be done for quarterback Dak Prescott before the season opener.

Well it didn’t happen. The Cowboys opened the season with a 35-17 trashing of the New York Giants on Sunday at AT&T Stadium and Prescott remains on his rookie contract.

Yet, the Jones Family continues to stress a new deal for Prescott is close, Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News reports.

“Oh yes, and when I say that, it would probably be fair to say it will be done in an imminent basis,” Jerry Jones said after the game. “Without being real clear, … it’s not done. On what’s imminent? Days or something like that.”

The Cowboys have held talks with Prescott’s agent, Todd France, the last few days. On Wednesday morning, the Cowboys finalized a deal with running back Ezekiel Elliott, making him the highest-paid running back in league history.