The Cowboys didn’t make a big acquisition at the trade deadline, but they did thin their ranks by one. Second-year defensive end Bradlee Anae has seen his time on the roster come to an end; he was released by the club Tuesday. And while Tyron Smith is considered “day-to-day” with an ankle injury, his absence from the lineup could cause a major shuffling along the offensive line come Sunday. This, just days after the team unveiled a new personnel package featuring a larger-than-life seven linemen at once.
Elsewhere, a couple former Cowboys are in the news: one for his release after a short stint with a new team, one for a dazzling performance in his first start for his new squad. The Cowboys owner believes his starting quarterback will be back in action against Denver in Week 9, even as the dust is still settling from the dramatic Week 8 win; we’re dissecting what we learned and naming our three stars of the game. There’s also a new edition of Sounds From the Sideline where fans can get a closer look (and listen) at the unflagged moment between CeeDee Lamb and Vikings defender Harrison Smith. That and more in this installment of News and Notes.