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The switch is to avoid a potential conflict with the American League Championship Series, which could be going on in Oakland on that Sunday October 21st. In other notes, Quincy Carter is still recovering from a thumb injury suffered last week in practice and Ebenezer Ekuban will miss the next 8 weeks of the season after undergoing back surgery this week.

"I didn't view it as any imposition," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Wednesday. "Without a question, if we could help this situation out, we wanted to because of the circumstances we're under. It was a relatively logical solution." Jerry Jones told Len Pasquarelli of ESPN.com.

With the switch, the Cowboys will now have an open date after five games, instead of three.

In other notes, Quincy Carter is still recovering from a thumb injury suffered last week in practice. Carter suffered the injury when his right thumb hit running back Troy Hambrick's helmet on a pass attempt.

Dave Campo has indicated that it may be a "game-time" decision as to who starts at quarterback against the Chargers. Anthony Wright has continued to get significant time with the first team this week in practice, and he has looked very sharp by all accounts.

"I just want to be given a chance. If I go out and blow it, then I blow it. If I make the best of it, so be it. I definitely have the belief in my skills and the things I can do," says Wright.

Ebenezer Ekuban had successful surgery Monday morning, but he will probably miss the next 6-8 weeks of the regular season. Without Ekuban, the Cowboys will now throw end Peppi Zellner into the starting role Sunday afternoon.

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