Cowboys News: Cooks still an option? Prescott can hoop? Parsons to play where??

The Brandin Cooks saga may not be over. The Cowboys weren’t able to work a trade for the Texans wide receiver,

 but Cooks may be trying to force his release in Houston, which could make him suddenly available to Dallas.

 Micah Parsons, meanwhile, got an unusual compliment from one Cowboys assistant,

who can imagine the linebacker doing just about anything for any team in the league.

Elsewhere, we look at the Cowboys’ running backs: why the team should be bending over backward to keep both rushers next year,

 It turns out we don’t know the whole story about Jimmy Johnson’s departure from the Cowboys;

 now the ex-coach is sharing details. Punts could get interesting when the Cowboys visit Green Bay,

 Dak Prescott switches sports with the Dude Perfect guys, we’re talking playoff probabilities,

Jerry Jones is being taken to task for his Halloween costume, and Kelvin Joseph finally speaks…

 but doesn’t address the most important topic of all. That’s all ahead in News and Notes.

The Cowboys couldn’t come to terms with Houston to acquire the receiver before the trade deadline

. But with Cooks sitting out practice since and not playing in the Texans’ Week 9 Thursday night game,

 some believe he may be angling for his release from the team.


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