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2019 Schedule
6-7, 1st in NFC East

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

With teams being told the 2020 salary cap will be in the range of $196.8 million to $201.2 million, that helps the Cowboys to a degree. According to ESPN Stats & Information, they have $132.35 million committed toward the cap in 2020 but that is with just 38 players under contract. The Cowboys will have ample cap space with the ability to create more room through releases, pay cuts and restructures.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jerry Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas a report that Stephen Jones recently met with Urban Meyer was “absolutely not correct.” That's not to say the Cowboys would not have interest in the former Ohio State coach should the Cowboys be on the market for a new coach, but “the facts are we just have not talked to any coach or potential coach in the NFL,” Jones said.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Eight years after signing with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent, Kai Forbath will get a chance to kick for the Cowboys after a successful tryout on Monday. He made his one try this season in his Week 13 stint with New England. “I definitely feel more comfortable coming in here after getting that one game in,” said Forbath, who replaces Brett Maher. “Just scoring points. That's what I've done for seven years now so I'm just here to be consistent and make kicks when they need me to.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

As a father of three, DeMarcus Lawrence's holiday visit to Children's Medical Center in Dallas with teammates, hits home. “It fills me up with joy and that's what the Christmas holiday is all about,” Lawrence said. “Spreading the love. Spreading the joy and being able to come back and give to the kids that are less fortunate, whatever they're going through in their lives, it's just really truly a blessing to show them that we are and their community cares.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

As one of the defensive captains, DeMarcus Lawrence is accepting blame for what has gone wrong in the Cowboys' three-game losing streak. “I testify and take ownership of those last couple games,” Lawrence said. “I haven't been playing like myself. I haven't been taking up a leadership role I should be taking. It's time for me to step up. The Lord has blessed us with another opportunity to make these playoffs and it's time to do so.”

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Cowboys release kicker Maher, sign Forbath

The Cowboys have released kicker Brett Maher, who leads the NFL with 10 missed field goal attempts this season, and signed veteran Kai Forbath.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

For the second straight week the Cowboys will hold a kicker tryout with Brett Maher's struggles continuing. Nick Rose and Tristan Vizcaino will return for a second straight week for a tryout and will be joined by Kai Forbath, who kicked made his lone field goal attempt but missed an extra point last week with New England. Forbath has made 85.8% of his kicks in an eight-year career with five teams.

Stephen A. is back to troll Cowboys fans again (1:34)
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Stephen A.: Garrett needs to be gone now (1:05)
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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Leighton Vander Esch is expected to undergo more testing on his neck on Monday after missing the last three games and four of the last six. “We're going to do right by Leighton Vander Esch,” Jason Garrett said. “He's not going to rush back. We're not going to rush him back but obviously he's champing at the bit to play. He's been an impactful player for us.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Garrett said he did not anticipate making any staff changes with three games to go. He did say there could be lineup changes. “The guys who earn the playing time by playing the right way are going to play more,” Garrett said. “Obviously you can't swap everybody out. That's not what we're talking about, but we have to look for opportunities to play the guys who play the right way and have done that consistently when they've gotten opportunities.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Wide receiver Cedrick Wilson's season is likely over because of a sprained anterior cruciate ligament but it does not appear he will need reconstructive surgery that could keep him out for most of the offseason program. Punter Chris Jones suffered an abdominal strain but should be able to continue to play. The hope is running back Tony Pollard (ankle) can return to practice next week and play.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Regarding defensive tackle Antwaun Woods, who was arrested last week on a marijuana charge, Jason Garrett said, “Obviously a disappointing situation. I don't know all the details of the situation right now but not something we want.” Garrett said the decision to keep Woods in Dallas for the game was partly due to the arrest and partly due to the knee injury that kept him.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Garrett said the Cowboys will continue to look at the kicker situation with Brett Maher missing his league-high sixth field goal attempt Thursday. Last week the Cowboys worked out three kickers but opted to keep Maher. No word yet on if they will bring in different kickers this week.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Dak Prescott hurt the index finger on his right hand and sprained his left hand Thursday against Chicago but coach Jason Garrett said the quarterback seemed to come out of the game OK and will be fine for Dec. 15 against the Los Angeles Rams.

Spears: Garrett did not want to coach football last night (2:08)
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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

According to Elias, the Cowboys would be the seventh team to make the playoffs with two losing streaks of at least three games should they qualify. The 2016 Lions are the most recent and they lost in the wild-card round. The 2011 Broncos and 2009 Jets are the only teams to have won a playoff game with two three-game losing streaks.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Dak Prescott described the mood in the Cowboys locker room after Thursday's loss that leaves them at 6-7: "Frustrating, I think that's the best word for it. It's a blessing, fortunate enough, I don't know how it is, we're still in the lead for our division. You have to be thankful for that. But we can't hang our hat on that. We have got to figure out our issues right now, fix them, and get better."

Team Stats

Passing Yards306.81st
Rushing Yards124.110th
Points For25.79th
Points Against20.5