Ezekiel Elliott - RBPosted 4/28/16 9:38pm ET
The Dallas Cowboys selected Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft Thursday, April 28.
Huddle Up: With visions of their 2014 ground dominance, the Cowboys couldn't resist taking the draft's top back in Elliott, who immediately is the odds-on favorite to be the first rookie off the board in fantasy drafts this summer. In the meantime, the fantasy stocks of Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris obviously are falling fast.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 4/17/16 2:45pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (collarbone) said he has been throwing fully for a week and a half to two weeks in his rehabilitation, adding that the experience has been good.
Huddle Up: So far, so good for the soon-to-be 36-year-old QB this offseason, but of course, he won't take a hit until August at the earliest so we won't truly know how his surgically-repaired collarbone will hold up.
Alfred Morris - RBPosted 4/17/16 10:28pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris said he doesn't care what his role will be in 2016, and he is looking forward to the opportunity to play for the Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Morris averaged nearly 270 rushes a season during his four years in D.C., but with Darren McFadden, Lance Dunbar and possibly a rookie back expected to be in the Big D backfield mix this season, expect Morris' touches to continue their downward trend.
Lance Dunbar - RBPosted 4/12/16 10:31am ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) doesn't know when he'll be able to return to action after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament and patella tendon last season. There is a chance Dunbar may not be healthy enough in time for the start of the regular season, and he could be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: Dunbar was a nice PPR find for fantasy owners last season filling the pass-catching back role in Dallas. Given his recovery, or lack thereof, best not bank on him being nearly as effective--at least to start the season.
Lance Dunbar - RBPosted 3/31/16 3:50pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) just starting jogging and said there is no timeline for his return.
Huddle Up: Dunbar was on pace for a big receiving year when his season was cut short after four games, but now things are a little more complicated with Alfred Morris in the backfield mix as well.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 3/24/16 10:21am ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (foot) is doing well in his rehabilitation process for foot surgery he had this offseason, according to head coach Jason Garrett. Garrett said Bryant is around the building, has had a lot of productive days and is on schedule for the offseason program.
Huddle Up: After last year's injury-marred campaign, the Cowboys and fantasy owners need a healthy Dez in 2016. Every step Bryant takes towards playing bumps him up the receiver rankings.
Darren McFadden - RBPosted 3/23/16 9:08am ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden is still viewed as the starting running back, according to owner Jerry Jones, although Jones said newly acquired RB Alfred Morris will still have a substantive role.
Huddle Up: McFadden has a career history of being unable to stay healthy, so it makes sense for the Cowboys to have a competent backup at the ready. Just like they do at quarterback. Oh, wait...
Alfred Morris - RBPosted 3/22/16 12:29pm ET
Updating an earlier report, Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris signed a two-year, $3.5 million deal that could be worth as much as $5.5 million.
Huddle Up: The Big D offensive line is sure to help reverse Morris' declining numbers over the last few seasons, but we also could see a RBBC crop up in Dallas for the first time in several seasons with Darren McFadden almost certain to remain involved as well.
Darren McFadden - RBPosted 3/21/16 12:20am ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden will likely open 2016 as the starting running back and see a majority of the work on all downs, according to beat writer David Moore, but Moore added that he believes the team will also draft a back and transition them into a larger role as the year goes on.
Huddle Up: Believe it or not, McFadden has played a full 16 games in each of the last two seasons but is coming off a career-most 279 touches last season so the Cowboys likely aren't inclined to push things.
Lance Dunbar - RBPosted 3/17/16 9:54pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar re-signed a one-year deal worth $1.75 million with the team on Thursday, March 17, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Dunbar was well on his way to an all-around career year before a torn ACL ended his season after only four games. He should resume his third-down role complementing Darren McFadden or whoever the Cowboys' No. 1 back turns out to be.
Lance Dunbar - RBPosted 3/16/16 10:26am ET
Free-agent RB Lance Dunbar (Cowboys) is visiting the Chicago Bears Wednesday, March 16.
Huddle Up: Dunbar was a solid PPR contributor as the Cowboys' pass-catching back until a knee injury prematurely ended his 2015 season. He could fill a similar role for the Bears as a compliment to Jeremy Langford, the presumed starter with Matt Forte out of the picture.
Robert Turbin - RBPosted 3/15/16 8:50pm ET
Free-agent RB Robert Turbin (Cowboys) signed an undisclosed deal with the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday, March 15.
Huddle Up: Add Turbin -- he of 1,127 career rushing yards in four seasons -- to Indy RB mix behind soon-to-be 33-year-old projected starter Frank Gore.
Lance Dunbar - RBPosted 3/13/16 10:52pm ET
Free-agent RB Lance Dunbar (Cowboys) visited with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, March 13.
Huddle Up: Dunbar was on pace for an 84-catch season before he injured a knee in Week 4 and would give the Seahawks a strong pass-catching complement to projected starting back Thomas Rawls.
Lance Dunbar - RBPosted 3/10/16 8:52am ET
Free-agent RB Lance Dunbar (Cowboys) will visit with the San Francisco 49ers, a source said Wednesday, March 9.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys were fortunate to get a major contribution from Dunbar as their pass-catching back last season, but they clearly believe running backs grow on trees as they're apparently willing to let him walk. Dunbar in San Francisco could reprise the Darren Sproles role in Chip Kelly's offense, though Kelly's inconsistent and unpredictable use of his backfield rotation would render Dunbar more of a best-ball play than a reliable weekly fantasy option.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 3/8/16 11:19pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (collarbone) underwent successful shoulder surgery on Tuesday, March 8.
Huddle Up: With that finally out of the way, the soon-to-be-36-year-old Romo can focus on rehab and recovery and getting ready for the Cowboys' OTAs this spring.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 3/4/16 12:35pm ET
Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (clavicle) will have surgery to insert a plate on his collarbone next week. Recovery time is expected to be six to eight weeks, and he'll be ready in advance of organized team activities May 26. Romo also considered a 'Mumford procedure' that would shave bone from the clavicle.
Huddle Up: Romo hopes his collarbone issues will finally be behind him, and they had best be as the QB certainly isn't getting any younger, turning 36 next month.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 3/4/16 8:25pm ET
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (collarbone) will undergo a Mumford procedure on his left collarbone next week, according to a source. He had been deciding whether to have a plate put into his collarbone as late as last week. But after undergoing a CT scan Wednesday, March 2, he decided for a procedure in which the distal part of his clavicle will be shaved down to release pressure against his shoulder. A time frame for recovery is expected to be six to eight weeks, so he's expected to be able to take part in offseason workouts in May and June.
Huddle Up: Romo hopes his collarbone issues will finally be behind him, and they had best be as the QB certainly isn't getting any younger or healing any faster, turning 36 next month.
Jason Garrett -Posted 3/3/16 9:11am ET
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the Cowboys will not select a quarterback with their fourth overall pick in the NFL Draft. Head coach Jason Garrett has already said they would like to draft a quarterback, though, whenever that may be.
Huddle Up: Could be smoke, but the Cowboys seem to believe they're still a contender and they can wring a few more seasons out of Tony Romo. If that's the case, they'll draft someone who can contribute right away rather than a backup/potential future quarterback and pursue Romo insurance via another venue.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 2/28/16 2:34pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (clavicle) is expected to be the Cowboys' starting quarterback for the next four to five years, according to owner Jerry Jones.
Huddle Up: Perhaps Jones and Co. should focus on seeing the soon-to-be-36-year-old Romo through a full season -- something he hasn't done since 2012 -- but if either of the two top QBs in the draft (Jared Goff or Carson Wentz) are available when they pick fourth overall, it could be tempting.
Darren McFadden - RBPosted 2/28/16 9:22pm ET
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is confident the team will add a running back this offseason to work in tandem with RB Darren McFadden.
Huddle Up: The 28-year-old McFadden finished with a career-most 279 touches while playing all 16 games, and even Jones knows not to push his luck.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 2/23/16 3:22pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant visited with a doctor and had a 'great report' on his surgically repaired right foot. The Cowboys are expecting Bryant to be able to take part in the offseason program.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys and Bryant's dynasty/keeper league owners are hoping for a bounce-back season following his injury-addled 31-401-3 season of a year ago.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 2/23/16 10:10pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (clavicle) is leaning toward a Mumford procedure on his left clavicle rather than attaching a plate over the healing collarbone, according to a source. With the Mumford procedure a portion of the distal clavicle is shaved off or removed. Romo hasn't made a final decision, however, for the surgery he will undergo in March. He will continue to gather facts and evaluate each procedure that he has discussed with doctors. Both procedures have a six-to-eight week recovery period.
Huddle Up: Romo is wise to be considering the precautionary approach after fractured collarbones have cost him a combined 22 games over the last six seasons, including 12 last year when the Cowboys struggled to a 1-11 record without him in the starting lineup.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 2/16/16 10:51am ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is expected to have added help behind him next season, but the Cowboys probably won't draft a quarterback with their No. 4 overall pick, according to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com.
Huddle Up: Could be a smoke screen, as the Cowboys got a long look at life without Romo this season and it wasn't pretty. Romo is 35 and has missed an average of four games a year over the past six seasons, so at minimum a competent backup is necessary. And it would make sense to look to the future and start grooming a replacement now. Will Dallas follow the Green Bay plan and draft a quality QB they can sit for a year or more before handing him the job? Evidently we'll have to tune in on draft day to find out.
Jason Witten - TEPosted 2/8/16 9:05am ET
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten said he is taking his career one year at a time, but he added that he would play another seven years if he remains healthy and can play at a high level.
Huddle Up: Witten's level of fantasy contribution has already fallen off dramatically, so sticking around for another seven years seems like a bit of a stretch.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 2/3/16 12:46pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (clavicle) will be re-evaluated in four weeks before making a final decision on surgery to his left collarbone, according to sources. Romo had a CT scan a week ago on the collarbone, which showed good bone growth.
Huddle Up: Plenty of time for Romo to heal before offseason workouts begin for the Cowboys, even if he winds up having surgery in a month.
Scott Linehan - OCPosted 2/3/16 12:46pm ET
Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said he doesn't anticipate any major changes coming to the Cowboys' offense next season.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys get Tony Romo and Dez Bryant back from injury, and already have a solid offensive line. The wild card is running back, where Darren McFadden could be the solution or the team could find help via the draft or free agency. Either way, the system shouldn't change much so as long as Romo and Bryant stay healthy there is plenty of fantasy firepower in Dallas.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 1/29/16 10:07pm ET
Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said he doesn't expect any major changes in the offensive philosophy in 2016, and he added that he expects QB Tony Romo back and ready to go for the start of the season.
Huddle Up: A return to 2014's rushing-oriented attack might serve all parties better after averaging 6.3 fewer carries and nearly 30 fewer ground yards per game this past season. The return of a healthy Romo to help keep defenses honest will be a big assist in this area as well.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 1/28/16 9:53am ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (foot) is recovering from recent foot surgery at the team's facility but should be ready for offseason workouts. Executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team will manage Bryant during the offseason.
Huddle Up: 2015 was a lost season for Bryant due to the broken foot, but he should have plenty of time to get himself ready for the start of the 2016 season.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 1/28/16 10:18pm ET
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he doesn't feel pressured to draft a quarterback in 2016 as QB Tony Romo's heir apparent. 'There are many options,' Jones said. 'There's free agency ... We have to (draft a QB) to do what? We have to win a Super Bowl next year? Do we have to compete for a Super Bowl in the future? Do you have to have it in place after this draft? There's no have-to here, in my mind, because we have the luxury of having Romo here for three, four, five more years.'
Huddle Up: Jones can say what he wants now, but look for the Cowboys to either draft a QB, sign a veteran backup -- or maybe both -- this offseason as the team can't simply afford another collapse without an injured Romo, who's only played two full seasons in his last six.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 1/24/16 2:48pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (collarbone) is planning to have surgery this offseason to plate his left collarbone to prevent future injuries, according to sources. Romo has fractured his collarbone three times in the past five seasons.
Huddle Up: This is reportedly a preventive procedure for the soon-to-be 36-year-old QB, who only has played three full seasons in the last eight.
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