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0-1, 2nd in NFC East

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys placed Anthony Brown (ribs) on injured reserve and called up Eric Smith from the practice squad. With Tyron Smith questionable with a neck injury, the decision to add Smith to the active roster could be viewed as insurance if Smith can't play. Terence Steele started the opener at right tackle for an injured La'el Collins and Brandon Knight can also play tackle. Mike McCarthy prefers not to make two moves for one, which likely means Zack Martin and Connor Williams would stay at guard.

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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Left tackle Tyron Smith did not go through the Friday walkthrough/mock game because of a neck injury that popped up during individual drills on Thursday. Mike McCarthy said the team is still gathering information on Smith's status for Sunday. “He's a pro and he's doing everything possible with the training staff, so we'll see,” McCarthy said. “We have another 48 hours.”

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This Just In  

Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith did not practice Thursday because of a neck injury, however, a source tells ESPN's Todd Archer that Smith is expected to be good for Sunday's game at Atlanta.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

If Tyron Smith can't play, then the Cowboys could go with Brandon Knight and Terence Steele at the right tackles. Guards Zack Martin and Connor Williams could also be options, which could put last year's third-rounder, Connor McGovern, in the mix at one of the guard spots. The Cowboys added Alex Light to the roster Tuesday but he practiced for the first time Thursday. They also had veteran tackle Jared Veldheer was in for a visit this week.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Tackle Tyron Smith did not practice Thursday because of a neck injury, however, a source said Smith is expected to be good for Sunday vs. Atlanta. Smith was on the practice field during the open portion of work to the media and appeared to go through some individual work. He has missed three games in each of the last in each of the last four seasons. Rookie Terence Steele will start in right tackle for La'el Collins, who is on IR. On Tuesday, backup OT Cameron Erving (knee) was placed on IR.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike McCarthy isn't saying Trevon Diggs will matchup exclusively on Julio Jones Sunday, but he will not be afraid to put the rookie corner on him. “He has such a patience and calmness to him when he's in coverage,” McCarthy said. “And that breeds, to me, the confidence that he plays with and the understanding that he plays with, not only what's expected of him and how he fits into the coverage scheme, but his ability to understand route running … He plays with a lot of maturity in his coverage.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Back when he was New Orleans offensive coordinator, Mike McCarthy joked he his offense would shift and motion “getting off the bus.” Over the years he has termed motions two ways: information and nuisance. He doesn't want to motion just so media types to say, ‘Wow, look at that.' “When we do shift and motion,” he said, “it's obviously for a reason.” The Cowboys used motion 4.3% last week vs. the Rams, which was 26th in the league.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Aldon Smith was not at the portion of practice open to the media because he was at the dentist, according to a source. He is expected to be fine for Sunday's game against Atlanta.

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Gut check: Zeke eating up new 'Feed Me' tattoo

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott admitted that the location of his new "Feed Me" tattoo -- on his stomach -- hurt more than the others he has. "It was super painful," Elliott said.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Opening up with a loss in Mike McCarthy's debut as coach made the Cowboys, “eager,” to get back to practice to focus on Atlanta, their Week 2 foe, according to wide receiver Michael Gallup. “Losing, especially your first game because that's a lot of momentum to have going into the season, everybody wants to get back to work and flush it out,” he said. “Everybody is hungry, ready to go for this week."

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Elliott's family usually makes it to AT&T Stadium for games, sitting in a field-level suite in the end zone. Not so this year but it cost the running back some money anyway. “It's going to kind of suck. Me and my mom, we had a trade off. I told her that she couldn't come down this year, so I finished her basement and got her a nice TV and couches so she has somewhere nice to watch the games."

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Sources: Cowboys' Lee out until mid-October

Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee, who had been placed on IR prior to the season opener, had surgery last week and might not return until Oct. 19 or Oct. 25, sources told ESPN.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Randy Gregory, who is on the Commissioner's Exempt list, was working through resistance training during the open portion of practice to the media. He has been conditionally reinstated but will not play until Oct. 25 at the earliest. Cornerback Jourdan Lewis (ankle) took part in the early portion of practice.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jerry Jones has declined to give a specific attendance figure for games at AT&T Stadium, but Mike McCarthy said the expectation is 25 percent capacity. If that's the case, then somewhere around 20,000 fans will be in attendance Sunday against Atlanta. Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium had the most fans in Week 1 with 15,895.

Team Stats

Passing Yards244.013th
Rushing Yards136.011th
Points For17.0Tied-25th
Points Against20.0Tied-20th

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