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2-3, 3rd in NFC East

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have called up defensive tackle Richard Ash from the practice squad to take the roster spot of Stephen Paea, who informed the team he would retire because of a knee injury. Ash joined the Cowboys late last season and was among their final cuts this summer.

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Week 7 NFL score predictions: Cowboys at 49ers

Dallas has the luxury of coming off a bye, but also shoulders the pressure of a game against a winless opponent being a must-win if it wants to get back in the NFC East race.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Elliot's hearing for an injunction is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 30, which would allow him to play against the Washington Redskins on Oct. 29. The NFL is asking for an expedited hearing next week with hopes of a resolution by Oct. 27. If Elliott were to not win the injunction, his six-game suspension would begin immediately.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaylon Smith leads the Cowboys with 54 tackles, according to the coaches' count, but he will head to a reserve role Sunday against San Francisco with Sean Lee and Anthony Hitchens able to play together for the first time this season. The Cowboys were forced to play Smith more than they initially wanted because of injuries to Hitchens and Lee. “Those guys are back healthy and we anticipate them playing a lot,” coach Jason Garrett said, But we'll certainly have a role for Jaylon. He's going to play a lot in this football game as well.”

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Help us rank best NFL celebrations of 2017

The league loosened its rules surrounding celebrations this season, leading to plenty of fun through six weeks. Which has been your favorite thus far?

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FPI: Cowboys heavy favorites in Santa Clara

For the fourth time in six weeks, the 49ers have less than a 30 percent chance to win, by FPI's measure. They've lost the previous three games -- all of which were on the road -- by a total of eight points.

Bruschi, Edwards like Cowboys over Niners (0:39)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

With Sean Lee returning from a two-game absence, the Cowboys will have their starting linebacker corps together for the first time this season Sunday at San Francisco. Anthony Hitchens will start at middle linebacker in place of Jaylon Smith with Lee at weak-side linebacker and Damien Wilson at strong-side linebacker.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith is set to take part in his first practice since Sept. 27 because of back tightness. Smith has not missed a game and the Cowboys expect him to be ready Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.

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Elliott on appeals: 'Important for me to fight'

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott said it's "important" to fight the six-game suspension from the NFL, and that he doesn't want to be labeled as an abuser.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Elliott is not ready to end his fight with the NFL because his name is more important to him than a six-game suspension. Elliott won a restraining order Tuesday that prevents the league from implementing its suspension and allows him to play Sunday at San Francisco. “When you get accused of something of that magnitude, you kind of get labeled as an abuser and that's not me,” Elliott said. “That's not how I want to be seen. That's not what I want to represent to my family. So I mean it's just important for me to fight.”

Jones happy with owners meetings discussions (0:38)
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Not the Zeke we're used to in Dallas

Ezekiel Elliott hasn't had the same production on the field in 2017 that he had through the Cowboys' first five games in 2016. Last year's rushing champion is averaging just 1.7 yards before contact per rush this season (T-38th in NFL), compared to 3.1 last season (7th in NFL).

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Given how the Ezekiel Elliott situation has played out this season and how it could stretch into next season, it will be interesting to see the reaction Commissioner Roger Goodell will receive at next year's draft at AT&T Stadium.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Lee is ready to play. In individual work during the portion of practice open to the media he popped Justin March-Lillard so hard Lee's fellow linebacker went to the ground. Lee quickly apologized. Lee has missed the last two games with a hamstring strain.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Left tackle Tyron Smith was the only player missing from the open portion of Wednesday's practice. All eyes were on Ezekiel Elliott as he won a temporary restraining order Tuesday that will allow him to play Sunday at San Francisco.

Team Stats

Passing Yards232.213th
Rushing Yards124.08th
Points For25.09th
Points Against26.429th