The Cowboys have known their offensive coordinator would be a hot commodity for coach openings, but they might not have expected the rumor mill to crank up quite this soon. A major college program is reported to be interested in the offensive wunderkind. Meanwhile, Dallas’s Week 9 contest is right around the corner, but will the team’s nicked-up playmakers be ready to be there? We have updates on Dak Prescott, Tyron Smith, and Michael Gallup heading into Thursday’s important practice. Also, the only thing hurting on Ezekiel Elliott is his pride as he remembers back to the last time he faced Denver; he’ll set out to erase a bad Bronco memory on Sunday.
Elsewhere, a recent cut comes back to the Dallas practice squad, and what about bringing back Jaylon Smith? We’re handing out report cards to the Cowboys positional groups and still talking takeaways from the improbable 20-16 win over Minnesota. Micah Parsons had his best game of the season by actually doing less, Kellen Moore is attacking more on long third-down situations, and Amari Cooper is leading football classes on the sidelines during games. All that, plus an unlikely ex-Cowboy is already in Canton, a superstar drops serious coin on bling for his guys, and America’s Team is changing up its iconic uniform for the first time in nearly half a century. Here’s the News and Notes.