Updates to Parsons, Barr; Maher is money again; Kearse claps back

So much to indulge in after a historic performance on the road, but so little time before it’s game day again. We take a quick look back at Sunday’s dismantling of Minnesota with standout performances from Dak Prescott, Brett Maher and Tony Pollard; a look at what Odell Beckham Jr. seems to have thought about the blowout; and how Micah Parsons changed the game on the third play after scrimmage.

Meanwhile, an update on two key defensive players and whether they’re ready to attend Thanksgiving, a check on New York’s dismal injury report and where Mike McCarthy is now on a legendary list. All of that, plus the Dallas rushing duo striking the perfect balance of what Twitter had to say about CBS getting out of the game early, an ex-Viking trolling the fans who used to cheer him on, and what’s on the Cowboys -Coach waited when he came home from Minnesota. All that and more in News and Notes.

Updates: Barr suffers setback, doubtful against NYG:: The Mothership


The linebacker again aggravated a hamstring injury Saturday, resulting in late inactivity for the team’s game in Minnesota. It will also side him for Thursday’s matchup against the Giants, but he may be able to return in time for the Dec. 4 Colts.

Micah Parsons is estimated as a non-participant with knee and ankle injuries :: ProFootballTalk


Parsons claimed he was fine after being rolled up in Minnesota. “I felt like everyone on the line just fell on my leg,” Parsons said. “It was a quick shot. I’ve never had that before [pain] Forward.” Parsons was on Monday’s estimated practice report as a non-participant.

New York Giants face gruesome injury report as week 12 game fast approaches :: Empire Sports Media


Big Blue needs roster practice at a few positions while the rest of his roster faces a brief turnaround after a loss to Detroit. Receiver Wan’Dale Robinson was lost for the season on Sunday, and defenseman Adoree Jackson will now be out for four to six weeks. Aside from these new additions to the injury report, there were six other DNPs in Monday’s report.

‘Vintage Dak’: Cowboys QB responds to critics with an incredibly accurate performance against Vikings :: Cowboys Wire


Prescott has been hearing talk of his “irregular” play lately and responded Sunday with one of the most accurate days of his Cowboys career. “You saw the dak that I hope to see for at least 10 years,” said Jerry Jones. As for Prescott, he’s just hoping to put in another good performance on Thursday.

‘Money Maher’ continues to deliver from deep :: The Mothership


The kicker has only impressed in his last appearance in the team; He went 4-of-4 on Sunday, with three of his field goals coming from 50 yards or more. He even had to ramp up his 60-yarder twice, thanks to a late whistle signaling a retest. “The emotions were kind of out there after I did the first one,” Maher said. “To be able to back out and [regather] getting me to where I needed to be, I’m very happy with how I handled it.”

“We’ve found our formula: ‘Cowboys ride Pollard-Elliott tandem in runaway win over Minnesota :: Cowboys Wire


Pollard caused more excitement on Sunday, recording 189 scrimmage yards and scoring two touchdowns in highlight reel pass games. But Elliott’s return added two rushing points on the floor as well as an additional bruise dimension to the Dallas offense. With 15 carries for both backs contributing to the Cowboys’ most complete game of the season, the team may have found the ideal balance for their fast-paced tandem.

Cowboys explain how a key game influenced Kirk Cousins ​​early on and changed the game :: The Athletic


Micah Parsons’ stripsack against the Vikings passer in the third play earned Dallas just three points but had a monumental impact on the rest of the game. DeMarcus Lawrence claims Cousins ​​was never the same after that punch. “I saw a big difference,” Parsons said. “[Trying to get] the ball goes out faster. He was much more hesitant.”

Cowboys S Jayron Kearse fired Kirk Cousins ​​then taunted fans with the Vikings ‘Skol’ clapping :: For the Win


Former Vikings Jayron Kearse got one of the Cowboys’ seven sacks against Kirk Cousins ​​on Sunday and then played in front of the US Bank Stadium crowd. He celebrated by trolling Minnesota fans with an abbreviated version of their own traditional “skol” clap.

Odell Beckham approves of the Cowboys’ dominant performance in Week 11 :: Cowboys Wire


The free agent wide receiver carefully watched the Cowboys’ loss to the Vikings and perhaps wondered how he would fit into the high-profile offense he was seeing. He took to social media to rave about it someone is going “crazy,” and it has to be assumed he was referring to the Cowboys squad, which he’s rumored to be interested in joining. He’s supposed to visit the club after Thanksgiving.

Cowboys prepare for NFC East rematch, Mike McCarthy hits coaching milestone :: Dallas Morning News


After earning his 150th career win on Sunday, McCarthy overtook Bill Cowher for 23rd on the all-time list. With three more wins he will pass Sean Payton and overtake Joe Gibbs with another five wins. But he transitioned to preparation for the Giants so quickly that he only checked half of the Cowboys’ impressive 40-3 Week 11 win.

Coach McCarthy’s daughter made him an adorable poster to celebrate the No. 150 win :: Jori Epstein (Twitter)

NFL Stats and Records, Week 11: Cowboys Post Biggest Away Win in Team History :: NFL.com


The 40-3 lead was the biggest away win in franchise history, but the Cowboys also set other records on Sunday. Their seven sacks in the season were the most in a game ever for Kirk Cousins, and they ended his streak of 39 straight games with a touchdown pass. Tony Pollard and Dan Reeves (1966, 1967) are now the only Cowboys to receive 100+ yards and multiple touchdowns in a game. And Micah Parsons now has five games with two sacks this season; Reggie White holds that record at eight.

Cowboys-Vikings Analysis :: Cowboys Wire

NFL Playoff Rankings 2022 :: ESPN


Currently 7-3, Dallas would be the 5th seed if the postseason started today. They have the same overall record as the New York Giants but own the tiebreaker by winning their week 3 meeting.

Story originally appeared on Cowboys Wire


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