The Cowboys are finally getting the band back together. With the entire coaching staff and every player except Nahshon Wright back from COVID protocols, the Cowboys are nearing full strength for their Week 14 showdown in the nation’s capital. Except for Tony Pollard, maybe; he sat out Wednesday practice with some sort of foot injury. Ezekiel Elliott says he’s full-go, though… as is the defense, now new and improved with DeMarcus Lawrence, Neville Gallimore, and Randy Gregory. That will affect where rookie phenom Micah Parsons takes his snaps on Sunday, but one teammate says it hardly matters because he’s already a gamewrecker of legendary proportion.
Elsewhere, a look at who Washington will be without… and who is lighting it up for the Football Team. We examine an incredible stat about Coach McCarthy’s annual November nosedive, we look at why so many ex-NFLers (like Cowboys Jason Witten and Jon Kitna) are going back to the high school gridiron, we rank the Cowboys’ Top 30 players, and we dig into what has to happen over the course of the next five games for the road to LA to go through Dallas. All that, plus a fascinating look at the first woman to ever put on the iconic Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders uniform. That’s all up in News and Notes.
Micah Parsons, The Cowboys’ ‘Little L.T.’? :: The Mothership
Fans gushing over the rookie linebacker is one thing. Veteran teammates doing it is something else. And when it comes to one comparison that many have drawn this season, even DeMarcus Lawrence admits he has to agree. “I heard somebody called him The Little L.T., and I was like, ‘Yes. We do have a Little L.T. on our team.’” Lawrence Taylor was the first and only player to win NFL Defensive Player of the Year in his first pro season; Parsons is in the conversation to follow suit.
Micah Parsons challenges Zack Martin for top spot in Week 14 Cowboys Player Rankings :: Cowboys Wire
A good bit of movement in the player rankings since Week 11. Welcome…