Hard to overshadow a barnburner of a game that featured 800-plus yards of offense and came down to a last-minute field goal in primetime, but La’el Collins may have done it. News of his five-game suspension rocked the Cowboys and the league late Friday, but it may not be a simple open-and-shut case. Representatives for Collins are arguing everything from an arbitrary and made-up punishment to the questionable way the announcement was made. The team, meanwhile will scramble to develop a Plan B they didn’t think they’d need… as an unfortunate streak for the Dallas O-line is about to be extended even further.
That still leaves plenty to dissect from the game itself, from Michael Gallup’s bad news to good news for NBC in the ratings department. Dak Prescott had a record-setting night of sorts, and he feels he’s not just back from his injuries but better. Greg Zuerlein breaks down how he booted this game away, and Brian Baldinger breaks down Micah Parsons in his first regular season action. All that, plus Tyron Smith shows himself to be an impenetrable fortress, Ezekiel Elliott strikes one pundit as excess baggage, and all the big moments and recaps of a wild Week 1 game… all in News and Notes.