Dez Bryant - WRPosted 9/26/16 5:26am ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) will undergo an MRI on his knee Monday, Sept. 26, after initial X-rays revealed a sprained knee.
Huddle Up: Bryant was hurt early in the Week 3 game, but he returned soon after. He has just an 11-140-1 line in three games, but he has a solid matchup against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 4. He's a low-end WR2 right now.
Ezekiel Elliott - RBPosted 9/26/16 6:48am ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed 30 times for 140 yards and caught two balls for 20 yards in Week 3 Sunday, Sept. 25.
Huddle Up: The only thing missing was a paydirt trot, but it was a solid effort and showed he's capable of being a workhorse. He faces off against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 4, and he'll be in the high-end RB2 area.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 9/25/16 5:35pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (ankle) suffered an apparent right ankle injury in the first quarter of the Week 3 game against the Chicago Bears. He was taken back to the locker room for further evaluation.
Huddle Up: Bryant had his ankle turn on a first-quarter reception, and he is receiving treatment on the sidelines. Stay tuned.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 9/25/16 5:38pm ET
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (ankle) returned to the Week 3 game against the Chicago Bears after a brief absence and trip to the locker room.
Huddle Up: Bryant rolled his ankle and it certainly didn't look good, but he returned after only an absence of several minutes. Fantasy owners everywhere breathe a sigh of relief.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 9/25/16 6:53pm ET
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) suffered a right knee injury in the first quarter of the Week 3 game against the Chicago Bears, not an injury to his ankle. He had a sleeve on his knee and had it re-wrapped before returning to the game.
Huddle Up: Bryant is a tough player and he hasn't shown any ill-effects of the injury since returning to the game.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 9/23/16 8:29pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) has begun throwing, and his recovery from a back injury is going well, executive vice president Stephen Jones said Friday, Sept. 23.
Huddle Up: Romo is hoping to return around Week 8, and while he can be a viable QB2 once he returns, he can be left on the waiver wire in the meantime.
Ezekiel Elliott - RBPosted 9/20/16 8:44am ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott won't lose carries due to his two fumbles in Week 2, according to owner Jerry Jones.
Huddle Up: Zeke was pretty good in Week 2 other than the ball insecurity issues. He'll be a high-end RB2 against the Chicago Bears this week.
Ezekiel Elliott - RBPosted 9/18/16 7:40pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott had a pair of fumbles in Week 2 against the Washington redskins, but general manager/owner Jerry Jones said Sunday, Sept. 18, that he and the coaching staff have no concerns about Elliott's fumbles being a problem going forward.
Huddle Up: That might be the public position, but you can bet your bottom dollar the team will be working on ball security with Elliott going forward. Still, it seems like he has the confidence of the staff and there are no immediate concerns about his workload being cut. Fantasy owners like that.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 9/18/16 10:47pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant racked up seven receptions for 102 yards in the Week 2 game against the Washington Redskins. He was targeted 12 times.
Huddle Up: Bryant is developing quite the rapport with rookie Dak Prescott, and perhaps there is fantasy life after Tony Romo after all. Bryant struggled last year with the turnstile at quarterback, but he remains a WR1 despite the rookie's presence under center this year.
Dak Prescott - QBPosted 9/18/16 10:31pm ET
Dallas Cowboys rookie QB Dak Prescott completed 22 of his 30 pass attempts for 292 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 2 game against the Washington Redskins. He also rushed once for a six-yard score.
Huddle Up: Prescott is filling in admirably for the injured Tony Romo, as the Cowboys look night and day from last season when they struggled to find an adequate replacement for their starter. The rookie Prescott is a solid QB2 and will make a decent bye week replacement in most fantasy formats.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 9/15/16 8:02am ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant won't have the ball forced into him, according to QB Dak Prescott. 'That's our guy,' Prescott said. 'He needs catches. He needs balls. He had some balls thrown at him. He wants to bring them down and he'd say it himself he wants to bring that touchdown, make that play. I think if he has that, regardless of two catches or not, if he has a touchdown I don't know if we're still talking about this. I'm going to continue to run our offense. If Dez is the read, Dez is the read.'
Huddle Up: Bryant had just one catch for eight yards in Week 1, and he was targeted just five times. He should see a lot of Josh Norman in Week 2 against the Washington Redskins. So it might be a week to shy away from 88 in DFS. In traditional leagues, he's still a high-end WR2.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 9/12/16 6:41am ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant had one catch for eight yards in the season opener Sunday, Sept. 11.
Huddle Up: This shouldn't be a norm, but growing pains should be expected with a rookie under center. No. 88 has a decent matchup with the Washington Redskins next week.
Alfred Morris - RBPosted 9/10/16 9:27am ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris will serve as a strict backup to rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott but is expected to have a role, according to ESPN's Ed Werder.
Huddle Up: This isn't exactly devastating news to Elliott owners, as Morris was never going to sit idly by while the rookie pushed 400 carries. The Cowboys will be as dependent on the running game as any team in the league this year, so expect Morris to take every third series or one series per half from Elliott and serve as the clear early-down back should the No. 4 overall pick need to sit out due to injury. Morris may push 100 carries in 2016, but his greatest value to fantasy owners should be as a handcuff to Elliott.
Lance Dunbar - RBPosted 9/10/16 6:10pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) has increased his workload in practice as the offseason has gone on and is starting to look like the player he was before his knee injury, according to head coach Jason Garrett.
Huddle Up: Dunbar should still be involved in the passing game, but the injury to Tony Romo and the presence of Ezekiel Elliott will hurt his stock. Dunbar is a merely lottery ticket in PPR formats at this point.
Ezekiel Elliott - RBPosted 9/7/16 10:50pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring) is 100 percent recovered from a sore hamstring suffered early in training camp. He was able to play one of the four preseason games and said Wednesday, Sept. 7, that his conditioning is 'top notch.'
Huddle Up: Elliott is likely to share the load against the New York Giants in Week 1 with veteran Alfred Morris and Lance Dunbar. It's just an estimation, but look for something along the lines of a 50-30- 20 split between the three backs with Elliott seeing the majority of the touches.
Ezekiel Elliott - RBPosted 9/6/16 2:21pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will not face criminal charges due to conflicting statements in regards to an alleged domestic assault against his ex-girlfriend in July.
Huddle Up: No charges means no suspension for Elliott, so his promising rookie season remains intact. He'll be Dallas's primary running back as long as he's in good health and should be drafted as an RB1 in all formats for those who have not drafted yet.
Darren McFadden - RBPosted 9/5/16 1:28pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (arm) said he can't straighten his right arm all the way yet, and he may not be able to fully straighten it again.
Huddle Up: McFadden is no stranger to injuries, and he'll take a backseat to Ezekiel Elliott this year anyway even if/when he is healthy. McFadden is still draftable, but he may not be worth starting in any given week as long as Elliott is healthy and with Alfred Morris also in the mix.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 9/5/16 2:47pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will undergo more tests on his injured back this week. 'We'll get some more information here over the next 48 hours and make a determination as to what his status will be going forward,' head coach Jason Garrett said. Romo is currently on the Cowboys' 53-man roster as Dallas expects him to return at some point this season.
Huddle Up: Romo will be out a while, so he won't be a fantasy factor for the foreseeable future. Dak Prescott will start in his place and should be given a good look as a starter in good matchups until Romo returns. Looking at the season as a whole, though, neither Romo nor Prescott should be viewed as a QB1.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 9/4/16 8:50pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will remain on the active roster in the hope he can return sooner rather than later from the compression fracture in his back.
Huddle Up: Although Dallas is taking an optimistic approach with Romo, fantasy owners don't need to do the same. He is still going to miss a chunk of time, and he can be left on waivers until later in the season.
Darren McFadden - RBPosted 9/3/16 12:12pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (elbow) is expected to start the season on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list. The Cowboys received trade interest in McFadden but they intend to keep him, according to a source.
Huddle Up: It appears like McFadden will not be able to play until around mid season, so owners probably should avoid him in their drafts. Ezekiel Elliott will receive most of the work at running back with McFadden out and should be a No. 1 running back in drafts.
Darren McFadden - RBPosted 9/2/16 9:34am ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (elbow) said he is 'definitely' ready to return to practice Thursday, Sept. 1. McFadden will miss the first six games of the season if he is not activated from the Active/Non-Football Injury list before the final roster cuts Saturday, Sept. 3.
Huddle Up: Dallas has a crowded running back group with Ezekiel Elliott, Alfred Morris, Darius Jackson and Lance Dunbar also in the mix. Activating McFadden before Saturday could force the Cowboys to cut Jackson or Dunbar, so with McFadden also rumored to be involved in trade negotiations, his early-season fantasy value is extremely murky. At this point, it is best to downgrade him to a late-round target. His resurgence last season (4.6 yards per carry) was also likely more influenced by the Dallas offensive line than McFadden's running abilities.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 9/1/16 7:28am ET
Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo's (back) injury is different from the one he suffered in 2014 because the compression fracture to his L1 vetebrae must fully heal before he will be allowed to play, according to a source. His timetable is around eight to 10 weeks, and short-term Injured Reserve is a distinct possibility.
Huddle Up: The writing appears to be on the wall for Romo, who has been oft-injured in recent years. Dak Prescott has been the preseason buzz, but he is still a rookie quarterback with questions. He's a midrange QB2 in fantasy. Romo isn't worth drafting at this point, but he could be worth an in-season waiver claim.
Darren McFadden - RBPosted 8/30/16 12:19pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden has drawn trade interest from multiple teams, but the Cowboys want to hold on to the running back.
Huddle Up: When healthy, McFadden will likely play second fiddle to Ezekiel Elliott in 2016. He was one of only seven running backs to run for at least 1,000 yards last season, but his injury history and status as a backup are too much to make him more than a deep flier.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 8/28/16 8:44am ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (concussion) will be limited to individual drills during practice Sunday, Aug. 28, because he has not been fully cleared by the medical staff.
Huddle Up: Bryant has a few weeks to recover from the concussion, so he should have a decent chance to be ready for Week 1. Bryant's value will take a hit because of Tony Romo's injury but should still be a weekly starting option in all fantasy leagues as a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 8/28/16 8:57am ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will be wearing a back brace during his recovery from the compression fracture in his vertebra. Head coach Jason Garrett is not giving a timetable for Romo's return.
Huddle Up: Romo is not expected to return to the lineup until at least midseason, so owners should monitor his progress over the next few weeks. Owners could consider selecting Romo in the late rounds of drafts and stashing him on their bench, but he probably will go undrafted in many leagues. Dak Prescott should be the starting quarterback for the Cowboys for the time being and can be a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Terrance Williams - WRPosted 8/27/16 9:41am ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams (hand) underwent X-rays on his hand during the preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, Aug. 25, but the results came back negative. He will be ready for the regular-season opener versus the New York Giants Sept. 11.
Huddle Up: Williams will serve as the Cowboys' No. 2 receiver and had a career-high 52 receptions for 840 yards in 2015. Although he doesn't catch many passes, he is a legitimate deep threat and should be viewed as a low-end WR3 or high-end WR4 in seasonal fantasy leagues.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 8/27/16 11:49am ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) suffered a fractured vertebra in his back against the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, Aug. 25. He is expected to miss six to 10 weeks.
Huddle Up: Here we go again. Romo is no stranger to back issues, and he couldn't make it out of the preseason before encountering another one. Dak Prescott will likely take over the reins at quarterback. He has impressed so far this season and seems capable of starting even as a rookie. He's not a starting caliber fantasy quarterback, but he can be worth a start in a good matchup and should be a cheaper option in daily contests.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 8/27/16 12:13pm ET
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will likely need an epidural in order to play this season. The broken bone in his back is an injury that may linger.
Huddle Up: Romo is easily in backup fantasy quarterback territory with the injury, and he may even be considered undraftable. Dak Prescott has looked like a natural in the preseason and will be thrown to the wolves immediately. He's not in QB1 territory, but he's not the worst backup and should be claimed off waivers this week, especially by those who drafted Romo.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 8/27/16 2:40pm ET
Updating a previous story, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is expected to miss six to 10 weeks with a compression fracture of his L1 vertebra in his back. Per sources, Romo is not expected to need surgery. Head coach Jason Garrett refused to rule him out for the team's season opener against the New York Giants on Sept. 11 and did not confirm whether or not this injury is related to the transverse process injury the oft-injured quarterback suffered in 2014.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys drafted Ezekiel Elliott with an eye on keeping Romo upright, and he'll be asked to carry even more of the offense on his shoulders now because Dallas will turn to fellow rookie Dak Prescott, who has been one of the most pleasant surprises of the preseason. Romo should go undrafted in virtually all leagues that don't have an IR spot, while Prescott can be drafted as a high-upside (but low-end) QB2. Elliott should be the offensive focus even more now than he was expected to be and is a high-end RB1.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 8/26/16 10:36am ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Tony Romo (back) could have an MRI on his back, and a decision is expected Friday, Aug. 26. The injury appears minor for now.
Huddle Up: This is an example of how big of a risk Romo is in fantasy football. He's a QB2 with minimal upside because of the injury danger.
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