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6-6, 1st in NFC East
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Cowboys DT arrested on pot, tampering charges

Cowboys DT Antwaun Woods has been charged with possession of marijuana, tampering with evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia in Frisco, Texas.

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Stephen A. doesn't want to hear about Garrett's likability (0:59)
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Brady, Cooper headline 2020 NFL free agent class (1:31)
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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie running back Tony Pollard suffered an ankle injury that kept him out of Tuesday's practice and leaves his availability for Thursday's game at Chicago in question. The Cowboys carry only three running backs on the 53-man roster in Pollard, Ezekiel Elliott and Jamize Olawale. They have two on the practice squad in Jordan Chunn and Mike Weber. Receiver Randall Cobb returned to practice after missing Monday's work because of an illness.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Why are the 6-6 Cowboys still confident? “We've got every reason to be,” right tackle La'el Collins said. “Especially the games we lost, I mean, it's not like teams just blew us out or stuff like that. It wasn't like we wasn't in the game. We hurt ourselves. We know the type of team that we have. Just knowing when everybody's clicking, we're focused and locked in, if we don't beat ourselves, nobody can beat us. That's just the mindset.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Bennett did not want to get into his speech after the Buffalo loss, but he said the mood around the team this week has been good. “Everybody just wants to win,” Bennett said. “I think when you want to win there's always going to be some chippiness, but at the same time everybody respects the amount of work each player puts in and what the coaches put in. At the end of the day we just want great output. The output is winning.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

From the looks of it, the Cowboys will practice outside for a third straight day, which is not something they have done this season. The final practice of a game week is typically red-zone and short-yardage work and a briefer session than a "Wednesday," or "Thursday," practice. Temperatures are cooler than normal, but Jason Garrett has talked about the importance of practicing on grass when a game is on grass, like at Chicago.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Even though the Cowboys have lost six of nine games, Jerry Jones is confident his team can turn things around and once again backed Jason Garrett. “I'm glad to have him,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. “He's the guy for the job.” He did not say what Garrett has to do to earn an extension, but added, “In my opinion, Jason Garrett will be coaching in the NFL next year.”

Tannenbaum: Prescott's leadership is 'priceless' (1:02)
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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Amari Cooper thought the worst when he took a hit to his left knee against Buffalo, but went through a full practice on Monday and said “I'm good to go.” But back to the hit: “I tried to get up, but the shocking pain was so much that I couldn't get it,” Cooper said. “So it hurt a lot. I thought it was pretty bad. I thought I would linger. It's healed better than I thought it would.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Amari Cooper made it clear he wants to remain with the Cowboys after this season ends. He is set to be a free agent but the Cowboys could use the franchise or transition tag on him that could limit his market. “I love it here. I want to be here,” Cooper said. “I just love this situation, my teammates. I just feel it's the place for me.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Dak Prescott knows it's about actions. “When it's times like this, it's more lead by example. Talk is cheap, right?,” he said. “We've talked a lot. We've talked a bunch and got ourselves right to where we are. In a moment like this, I say hell with the talking and I'm going to do more. I'm going to work harder … Look at me and some of these other guys because that's exactly what we're doing - putting our head down focusing and doubling down on ourselves.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Dak Prescott is wearing gloves at practice in preparation for colder temperatures Thursday in Chicago. He as worn them on occasion in practice over the years, but he wore them in a game for the first time two weeks ago in New England after a few series in which he could not drive the ball because of the rain and cold.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys are practicing outside on a "Thursday practice," for one of the few times this season. Temperatures Thursday in Chicago are forecast to be in the high 30s around kickoff so Jason Garrett wants to replicate as close as he can the conditions the players will see during the game. Wide receiver Randall Cobb is not practicing because he is sick, but Michael Bennet (foot) is expected to do more work today. No Leighton Vander Esch, Antwaun Woods or Jeff Heath.

Ryan: Eagles' loss was the best game Garrett's coached all year (1:02)
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ESPN Daily: Does the Patriots' upset mean Tom Brady is slipping?

After the Texans upset the Patriots we have to ask (again): is it real this time? Is Tom Brady slipping? Host Mina Kimes and ESPN Senior Football Writer Bill Barnwell turn to the numbers for answers. Then, after the Eagles fell to the Dolphins and the Cowboys lost to the Bills, another pressing question: does any team really want to win the NFC East?

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

For all of the Cowboys woes, they still have a one game lead in the NFC East with Philadelphia losing 37-31 to Miami on Sunday. Not sure if the Cowboys will be popping champagne like the ‘72 Dolphins but this assures they will head into the final three games with at least a share of first place in the division.

Team Stats

Passing Yards305.21st
Rushing Yards127.68th
Points For25.88th
Points Against19.7