The writing seems to be on the wall for Cowboys fans hoping to see Dak Prescott suit up on Halloween night, but the team isn’t ready yet to read what it says out loud. Prescott’s official designation on the injury report gives him a 50/50 chance to play, but backup Cooper Rush has confirmed he’s the one who was working with the first team in practice this week. Add to that the news that Prescott is now dealing with another family tragedy, and it would appear that the odds may be stacked against No. 4 playing in Week 8.
Elsewhere, the Vikings are having some injury woes of their own, including to a key piece of their run defense. Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons has used the bye week to sharpen his mental game for a 14-week run to the Super Bowl, wide receiver CeeDee Lamb gets grilled, and a film breakdown shows the beauty behind running back Ezekiel Elliott’s success this season. Also, digging into the advanced metrics of the Dallas/Minnesota matchup, La’el Collins opens up on why he fought his five-game suspension so hard, and the Halloween spirit is upon America’s Team. Here’s the News and Notes.