As NFL defenses continue to try to figure out Kellen Moore, Cowboys fans are enjoying getting to know the evil genius behind the high-powered offense, too. Turns out that his “philosophy” isn’t so much about an identifiable scheme, but simply running plays. Any personnel grouping, any formation, in any situation, at any spot on the field, even on fourth downs- where old-school wisdom might dictate playing it safe with a punt. It’s one of the reasons why he’ll be a hot coaching candidate once again next offseason.
He, along with Dan Quinn, that is. Quinn’s star linemen may not be back before the calendar changes though, an update from Stephen Jones indicates.
Elsewhere, Thursday’s practice report sees Tyron Smith trending in the right direction and Greg Zuerlein back. We’re looking way ahead at Dak Prescott’s Hall of Fame credentials based on his career so far. We’re examining weaknesses still to be fixed before the Cowboys start a playoff run, giving Coach Mike McCarthy more credit for the team’s current success, and previewing Sunday’s showdown in Kansas City… despite one source already giving the Chiefs the win. All that, plus going inside the mind of Tony Pollard, and what the league will be doing differently this holiday season regarding COVID-19. That’s ahead in News and Notes.
Updates: Tyron Smith limited again; injury report :: The Mothership
The team’s left tackle practiced for the second day in a row. Although Smith was limited once again, it’s a step in the right direction toward playing Sunday in Kansas City. Rookie cornerback Kelvin Joseph did not practice due to a personal matter, fellow rookie CB Nahshon Wright was limited, and kicker Greg Zuerlein participated in full after being brought back from the Reserve/COVID list.
Kellen Moore and the Cowboys are proving you don’t need one system to win :: The Ringer
The Cowboys offense is like a restaurant with a big menu. It’s ambitious and awfully hard to pull off….