DALLAS Teams

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Amari Cooper (knee) was listed as a limited participant Thursday, as was Zack Martin (elbow), after missing Wednesday. Cooper did not practice much last week and had 11 catches for 147 yards and a touchdown. “We have guys who want to fight through. We have guys who want to practice, but you have to be smart,” Jason Garrett said. “The most important three hours is Sunday. So you got to be able to get some guys to the game. I think our guys have done a good job of that throughout the year."

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore was asked about the thought process over the late-game playcalling in the loss to Minnesota that included two run calls. “Really just trying in a second-and-2 situation, trying to get first down there and play it out as it goes,” Moore said. “Obviously you can drive yourself crazy going through that process again and again. Didn't work out.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

At 5-4, the Cowboys are at a crucial point in the season where they have to start stringing together wins, like they did a year ago when they finished 10-6. Dak Prescott is confident it will turn around. “No concerns,” Prescott said. “They're going to flip and when we get them flipping, this team, these players, the character of these men, there's no doubt it's going to go the right way.”

Ninkovich: Cowboys can't hang with the big boys (1:13)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

How meaningful was Robert Quinn's sack of Kirk Cousins last week? It earned the Cowboys defensive end a bonus of $878,789 since he eclipsed last year's 6.5 sacks he had with Miami. The money will hit the Cowboys' cap at the end of the season. Despite missing the first two games of the season, Quinn leads the Cowboys with 7.5 sacks.

The Hoop Collective: Inside Portland's Slow Start, Boston's Strong Start And New York's Dysfunction

The Knicks are incapable of sticking to a plan says Brian Windhorst, who is joined by Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon to discuss dysfunction in New York (14:37). Plus, does Portland's uninspiring start to the season mean it's time to deal one of their stars (31:31)? And, the crew talks about Boston's strong start to the season and roster changes they need to make to become serious title contenders.

Pavelski battles for a Stars' goal in the 2nd period (0:25)

CFB Pod: Negandhi and Pollack react to the Week 12 rankings. Plus, Dinich and Maisel

Kevin Negandhi and David Pollack kick off the podcast by discussing David's triumphs in his youth football championships and their reactions to the Week 12 College Football Playoff rankings. Then, they get into LSU's awesome play calling, why the Tigers shouldn't want to see the Crimson Tide again in the Playoff, Minnesota's win over Penn State, David's Dude and listener questions. Next, Heather Dinich joins the show (33:18) to explain why this is the first time in the CFP-era it feels like Alabama could be left out of the Playoff, the Pac-12's overall resume and why Baylor might be doomed no matter what. Finally, Ivan Maisel hops on the pod (44:13) to talk about why he thought Minnesota should've been higher in the rankings and why it's hard to know when a dynasty ends.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

On Dalvin Cook's 30-yard screen, the Cowboys had only 10 defenders on the field. Jason Garrett said the coaches were not on top of the situation fast enough. Linebackers Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch noticed a defensive tackle was missing from the unit before the snap and while they can call a timeout, they didn't. “If I was in the same situation, I would do the same thing,” Smith said. “Line up and play the next play.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Bennett did not practice Wednesday due to personal reasons, but it is nothing that would affect his ability to play Sunday against Detroit.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The management of wide receiver Amari Cooper is in effect. He is not at practice as he deals with a knee injury, but he is expected to play Sunday at Detroit. He took part in one limited practice last week leading into the Minnesota game and performed well. Cooper has played through heel, ankle and quadriceps injuries so far this season.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The right side of the Cowboys' line, Zack Martin and La'el Collins, were not at the open portion of practice to the media. Martin is dealing with an elbow injury, while Collins has a back issue. Backup left tackle Cameron Fleming (calf) is practicing for the first time since the bye week. Defensive lineman Michael Bennett was not spotted at practice but Jason Garrett did not list him among the injured players.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

While Jason Garrett was unsure, the Cowboys will have a representative at Colin Kaepernick's workout Saturday in Atlanta, according to a source. The team flies to Detroit that afternoon for Sunday's game against the Lions, so it is not clear who will be in attendance but the club will have a member of the personnel department there.