Gavin Escobar - TEPosted 10/20/14 10:44am ET
Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar had career-highs with three receptions, 65 yard and two touchdowns in Week 7 against the New York Giants. It was his first multi-touchdown game.
Huddle Up: Escobar is far from the first option in Dallas' offense, but he's capitalizing on an expanded role by giving Tony Romo another viable red-zone option. And when Jason Witten finally hangs 'em up, Escobar looks to be capable of handling at least some of his workload.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 10/20/14 10:44am ET
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray is the first player in NFL history with over 100 rushing yards in each of his first seven games to begin a season, surpassing Hall of Fame RB Jim Brown.
Huddle Up: Murray is having a remarkable season, capitalizing on the Cowboys' renewed commitment to the ground game and a line that features the teams' last three first-round picks
Tony Romo - QBPosted 10/17/14 2:30pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo has been incredibly effective this season, ranking fourth in passer rating (100.5). He has completed 68.6 percent of his passes for 1,510 yards and 11 touchdowns with just five interceptions. Romo has been more productive while sitting out of practices on Wednesdays to focus on core-strengthening exercises. He has completed 70.2 percent of his passes for 1,053 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions in the last four games. The last two games, Romo has shown an ability to escape the pocket and make plays deep down the field.
Huddle Up: Since his ugly three-interception outing in the season opener, Romo has posted a shiny 10-2 TD-to-interception ratio, and with his season average of 20.47 fantasy points per game, he's certainly a part of the weekly QB1 conversation.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 10/16/14 2:03pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo had his ankle taped but is participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: There was some talk that Romo might miss more than his usual Wed. practice this week, but he was out there Thursday and will definitely be good to go in Sunday's matchup against the Giants.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 10/16/14 2:03pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (illness) is participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: The league's leading rusher and top fantasy back caused a minor stir by sitting out Wednesday with an illness, but no worries here.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 10/15/14 3:28pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15, because he is believed to be sick.
Huddle Up: No worries, just a temporary illness and a well deserved day off for fantasy's top back.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 10/15/14 3:44pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (ankle, ribs) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15, and could miss practice Thursday after injuring his ankle and ribs in Week 6. Head coach Jason Garrett said he expects Romo to be fine.
Huddle Up: Sounds like Romo will need an extra day of rest and recovery this week after some of the hits he absorbed against the Seahawks, but there aren't any real concerns about Sunday for now.
Joseph Randle - RBPosted 10/15/14 6:28pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle will play in Week 7 against the New York Giants despite being arrest for shoplifting recently, according to head coach Jason Garrett.
Huddle Up: Randle will face a fine over his embarrassing incident but will remain in his valuable No. 2 role. He's a must-own handcuff for all DeMarco Murray owners.
Doug Free - OTPosted 10/14/14 10:38am ET
Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free (foot) has a fracture in his foot and will likely miss three to four weeks, according to team owner Jerry Jones.
Huddle Up: Free's loss would be a blow to the fantasy fortunes of DeMarco Murray and Tony Romo, though he hasn't officially been ruled out just yet. Jeremy Parnell stepped in against the Seahawks and would continue to hold down Free's spot until he returns.
Demarcus Lawrence - DLPosted 10/14/14 11:37pm ET
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence (foot) said his surgically-repaired foot feels excellent, and he doesn't believe he will be way behind when he practices this week for the first time since training camp.
Huddle Up: IDP league owners definitely shouldn't forget about the sidelined 2nd-round pick who could provide the improved Dallas D with the pass-rushing spark it needs.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 10/14/14 11:37pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray said he is not concerned about his heavy workload this year and isn't letting it affect the way he runs.
Huddle Up: Hey, so far so great for Murray, but -- again -- keep in mind that he's never played more than 14 games in a season or had more than 270 touches in a year. At his current rate of 30 touches per game, he's on pace for 480 this season.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 10/13/14 10:35am ET
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, rib) emerged from a physical game in Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks saying his back is fine. However, he said Sunday, Oct. 12, that he will have rib cartilage checked.
Huddle Up: Romo absorbed more than a few shots on Sunday; good news that the back is fine, and while sore ribs isn't ideal for a quarterback who likes to extend plays like Romo he's played through similar before so it shouldn't be a concern.
Terrance Williams - WRPosted 10/10/14 10:52am ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams could be a difference maker in Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks, in the opinion of beat writer Nick Eatman. The Cowboys will likely try to stretch the field vertically to open up the running game, and Williams is their best deep threat.
Huddle Up: The Redskins had success going long to DeSean Jackson against Seattle last week; clearly the Cowboys noticed. Where Williams will really find success is if he's lined up away from Richard Sherman.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 10/8/14 1:57pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 8.
Huddle Up: Looks like the typical Wednesday maintenance day for Romo who does, however, face a significant challenge Sunday with a visit to Seattle.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 10/3/14 1:05pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray is unlikely to have his workload limited, in the opinion of beat writer Todd Archer. Archer believes the team will pick and choose their spots. If they have a big lead or are down by a wide margin, he'll be rested.
Huddle Up: Currently with a league-leading 99 rushing attempts through 4 games, Murray is on pace for a whopping 396 carries. He has never had more than 217 in any of his previous three seasons -- or played more than 14 games in a season, for that matter -- and it's a combination and track record that should concern Murray's fantasy owners. Complicating the issue is that there's no one true handcuff behind Murray with Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar likely to split the workload if he should miss time.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 10/2/14 8:16pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 2, after sitting out Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Huddle Up: No worries as Romo has seemed to settle into a regular weekly schedule: Sitting out Wednesday's practice and then finishing out the rest of the week on the field.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 9/30/14 10:45am ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is using more play-fakes in the offense, and they are working because the running game has been so efficient. Romo has yet to throw for 300 yards in a game this season after doing it four times last season.
Huddle Up: Romo's lack of 300-yard games is disturbing, and the run-heavy offense is impacting the stat lines of Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams, and Jason Witten. However, it's winning games and helping Romo make fewer of those critical pick-six mistakes he's known for so don't expect things to change any time soon.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 9/30/14 10:45am ET
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray has 108 touches through four games. The team may try to taper his usage back in the coming weeks.
Huddle Up: That's a 432-touch pace for the season, a bit on the high side for a guy with an injury history like Murray's. Expect Dallas to find ways to lower that number, hopefully without limiting the effectiveness of the NFL's leading rusher.
Bruce Carter - LBPosted 9/30/14 4:19pm ET
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (quadriceps) isn't expected to miss a significant amount of time, but he's not expected to play in Week 5 against the Houston Texans. The team is calling Carter's injury week-to-week.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys' D has fared better than advertised, but it will be a definite downgrade playing without their top tackler Sunday against the run-heavy Texans.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 9/29/14 10:17am ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo tossed a touchdown pass in the first quarter of the Week 4 game against the New Orleans Saints. He extends his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass to 32 games, sixth-longest streak in NFL history.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys were firing on all cylinders Sunday night as they handled the Saints, with a stout ground game setting up Romo and the pass. For all the heat he takes about crunch time foibles, Romo remains a solid fantasy QB option.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 9/25/14 2:11pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 25.
Huddle Up: Like last week, Romo sat out Wednesday's practice and then returned Thursday so definitely count him in for Sunday night's game against the Saints.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 9/19/14 9:35am ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) said his injured shoulder is sore but fully expects to play in Week 3. Bryant said his shoulder will not affect his performance or style of play.
Huddle Up: Good news if you're banking on Bryant this weekend. He was banged up heading into last week's game and still performed well, so there shouldn't be any concern about how he'll play with the injury, either.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 9/18/14 3:52pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Romo was out with a tight back Wednesday, but as of now, everything looks A-OK for a Sunday start against the Rams.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 9/18/14 7:07pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray will return to the ball-carrying style he used in his first three seasons with the team when he lost only three fumbles. Murray has already fumbled twice in the first two games of this season while carrying the ball with his left hand. "You definitely make more plays when the ball is in your outside hand," Murray said, "(But) I just got to be smart about it and see what happens. Can't overthink it, so I'm not worried about it."
Huddle Up: The two lost fumbles have been the only negative for Murray, who leads the league with 285 rushing yards and 316 yards from scrimmage on 55 touches.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 9/17/14 3:56pm ET
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is dealing with tightness in his back, according to head coach Jason Garrett. Garrett said the team hopes Romo will be able to practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: There certainly will be minor bumps in the road for Romo coming off a pair of back procedures, but of bigger concern right now for Romo's owners is the suddenly run-heavy approach for the Cowboys, who have exactly as many rushing attempts as passing attempts (66) through the first 2 weeks of the season.
Ryan Williams - RBPosted 8/30/14 5:31pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Ryan Williams has been waived.
Huddle Up: Williams played well in the preseason but Dallas decided to keep Joseph Randle as its No. 3 RB. Williams is likely to draw attention from other RB-needy teams.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 8/27/14 5:50pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant met with owner/general manager Jerry Jones Tuesday, Aug. 26, to discuss his contract situation, according to sources. The two sides have talked about a contract extension for months but no deal has been reached at this point. The biggest obstacle in the talks appears to be the guaranteed money included in the deal.
Huddle Up: Bryant, who is 10th overall and 4th among WRs in terms of ADP, would like to get this resolved, and it sounds like the two sides are at least close. Expect an announcement before the team's Thursday night exhibition finale kicks off.
Anthony Spencer - DEPosted 8/26/14 3:40pm ET
Updating a previous item, Dallas Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer (knee) will be activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list soon, but he still will not be ready to play in Week 1, according to owner Jerry Jones. The team is optimistic Spencer can play as soon as Week 2.
Huddle Up: The defensively-challenged Cowboys can certainly use Spencer, who missed basically all of last season after recording a career-high 11 sacks and 95 total tackles in 2012.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 8/26/14 11:55pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant could have a new contract before the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28, sources in Dallas told NFL Media columnist Michael Silver.
Huddle Up: That would be one less distraction for the Cowboys and Bryant, who's currently the 14th player coming off the board in non-PPR re-draft leagues.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 8/21/14 3:41pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo said he is ready for the regular season. Romo said he had a good week of practice with no limitations as he returns from offseason back surgery.
Huddle Up: In drafts held in the last week, Romo still is coming off the board as a QB2 (14th QB selected), but he could easily put up starting numbers if his health holds.
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