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2018 Schedule
3-4, 2nd in NFC East

Did Derek Carr Cry On The Bench

Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre react to reports that say Derek Carr has a "fractured relationship" with his team-mates because he was crying, debate if a 1st round pick was too much for the Cowboys to give for Cooper, if Pat Schumer cost the Giants the game and more.


Schefter Podcast: Trade Reaction, Conner On Performace In Bell's Absence

Before chatting with Steelers RB James Conner about his standout season in Le'Veon Bell's absence (10:15), Adam Schefter reacts to the Amari Cooper & Eli Apple trades with ESPN's Evan Kaplan (:55). Plus, best-selling author Mitch Albom discusses his career in and out of sports writing (20:58) and we answer your #AskAdam questions (55:41).

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With a 3-4 record at the bye week and sitting in third place in the NFC East, Jason Garrett said the trade for Amari Cooper should not be viewed as an “all-in” move. “I think we're always all-in and we like our football team,” Garrett said. “We have a young football team and we're growing with each experience that we've had. We've done some good things over the course of the first seven games, obviously not good enough. We're trying to address an issue on our team but more than that we're trying to bring a player in who we think fits in to the kind of cornerstone players we have for now and for the future at a position we think can really help us. So I think it fits with what we've been trying to build here the last few years and it's a move that can help us here in 2018 and for the future as well. Excited about bringing Amari in, excited about this team we've got to learn from our experiences and keep moving forward.”

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Pro Bowl right guard Zack Martin and tight end Geoff Swaim suffered sprained medial collateral ligaments against Washington and will not practice this week with the Cowboys off Sunday. After the game, Martin said he should not miss any game action in the future. Swaim might need more time to recover from his injury than Martin. Cornerback C.J. Goodwin is set to undergo surgery on a broken forearm but he remains on the active roster.

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Defensive end Randy Gregory had arthroscopic surgery on his knee on Tuesday but the expectation is he will be ready for the Cowboys next game Nov. 5 against Tennessee. Gregory had been bothered by a knee injury since the season opener.

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Garrett: Cooper has 'bright future,' worth cost

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday that while Dallas paid a high price to get Amari Cooper from the Oakland Raiders, he believes Cooper has a "bright future" and will improve the passing game immediately.

Jalen to Stephen A.: You're just like Cowboys fans (1:51)

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Amari Cooper is expected at The Star Tuesday afternoon for his first day with the Cowboys. The Cowboys have two short practices Wednesday and Thursday on their bye week as Cooper begins to get familiar with a new offense. "It's going to require overtime by him, by the coaches, to get him going," coach Jason Garrett said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.

Clark: Cooper will help Cowboys evaluate Dak (1:33)

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To make room for Amari Cooper, Brice Butler will be released. He signed in September but did not have a catch and barely played when he was active.

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As the Cowboys enter their bye week, they are scheduled to have two brief practices on Wednesday and Thursday and then have four days off before they get begin their preparation for the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 5. Amari Cooper had been in the concussion protocol after getting hurt in Oakland's last game against Seattle in England.

Cowboys add Cooper to bolster offense (1:09)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's what Jason Garrett had to say about Amari Cooper prior to the Cowboys playing Oakland last December: “Obviously highly regarded coming out and not a surprise to anybody who's studied him that he was going to be this good this quickly,” Garrett said. “Really a complete player. Does everything you would ask a receiver to do. Great route runner. Got great speed, quickness, acceleration. Can catch the ball, run after the catch. He's just a really good football player. Well trained at Alabama obviously but transitioned smoothly and doesn't surprise us one bit that he's been the impact player that he's been over the first couple years.”

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In giving up a first-round pick for Amari Cooper, the Cowboys are further casting their lot with Dak Prescott as their quarterback of the future. If the Cowboys were going to be in the quarterback market in next year's draft, they would almost have to have a first-round selection to make that sort of pickup. Now the Cowboys have to hope the acquisition of Cooper works out far better than the trade for Roy Williams in 2008 worked out.

Hasselbeck: Cooper trade 'makes a ton of sense' for Cowboys (1:16)
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Cowboys trade 1st-round pick for Raiders' Cooper

The Dallas Cowboys made a move to benefit quarterback Dak Prescott by acquiring wide receiver Amari Cooper from the Oakland Raiders for a 2019 first-round draft pick.

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After loss, Cowboys at a loss on snap penalty

A first-ever snap penalty for the Cowboys' L.P. Ladouceur pushed a game-tying field goal to 52 yards, and it was then missed by Brett Maher when the ball hit the upright.

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Dak Prescott said he was checked for a concussion in the first half after taking a big hit along the sideline on a 5-yard scramble. “I've been hit many times and it was a good solid hit, but I was fine,” Prescott said. “Obviously I got checked for all that. We have the best doctors. They called down for me to get checked again. I was fine.” Prescott said his left hand was dinged on the play but did not affect him in the game.

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Only stranger ending to a Cowboys-Redskins' game I've seen than today's 20-17 Dallas loss came in 2006 when Mike Vanderjagt's potential game-winning 35-yard try was blocked, picked up by Sean Taylor and returned 30 yards. A 15-yard facemask penalty moved the ball to the Dallas 29 and Nick Novak made a 47-yarder on an untimed play for a 22-19 Washington win.

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Brett Maher had made 16 straight field goal attempts before his game-tying 52-yarder hit the left upright. He said he pulled the kick slightly and the wind may have played a part as it was coming down. A snap infraction penalty moved the attempt from 47 to 52 yards. “That penalty had zero impact on the result of that kick, I can promise you that,” Maher said. “(Snapper L.P. Ladouceur and holder Chris Jones), like they've done all year, they made my job easy and it was the same in that situation. Yeah, I felt like I was very capable of making that kick. Just didn't get it done.”

Team Stats

Passing Yards183.129th
Rushing Yards136.93rd
Points For20.026th
Points Against17.62nd