• Joseph Randle - RB
    Posted 1/31/15 12:04pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle was the team's primary backup this year, and there are people within the organization that believe he can be a 1,400-yard rusher as a lead back.

    Huddle Up: With both DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant free agents the Cowboys may have some tough decisions to make with Jerry Jones' money. Maybe they believe Randle can be the guy, or maybe they're just blowing smoke to either a) put some pressure on Murray to take a reduced rate if he wants to stay or b) position themselves if they're actually willing to let Murray walk. It goes without saying that should Randle become the feature back in Dallas his fantasy value will shoot through the roof.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB
    Posted 1/23/15 3:52pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray was in pass protection on 52 more plays than any other running back on the roster in 2014.

    Huddle Up: Murray was as valuable to the Cowboys in 2014 as any RB in the league, but there's also no denying that the RB position in general simply isn't viewed in the same league light as it once was, and Murray still may find himself as the odd big-name free agent out in Big D if it comes down to a simple matter of re-signing him or WR Dez Bryant.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB
    Posted 1/23/15 7:49pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray is getting support from QB Tony Romo to stay with the team long term. Romo said he is consistently talking to owner Jerry Jones about bringing him back in 2015.

    Huddle Up: Romo also has been lobbying for the re-signing of his top target, WR Dez Bryant, but it will likely take more than that from the QB -- namely a restructured contract -- to keep both of his chief weapons around.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB
    Posted 1/16/15 4:47pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray will be tough sign to a long-term extension if WR Dez Bryant is also signed, team owner Jerry Jones said Thursday, Jan. 15. Jones called the prospect of signing both players 'possible' but not 'financially reasonable.'

    Huddle Up: Although Murray had a career season and played in all 16 games for the first time as a pro, if the Cowboys are forced to make a choice, they'll go with Dez and look for a cheaper option at what's proven to be the most interchangeable of skill positions in the league of late.

  • Scott Linehan - AC
    Posted 1/15/15 2:51pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys passing-game coordinator Scott Linehan agreed to an undisclosed contract extension Wednesday, Jan. 14.

    Huddle Up: Under Linehan's tutelage, Tony Romo hit career highs in completion percentage (69.9), TD percentage (7.8) and passer rating (113.2) to complement the team's formidable ground game, and a contract extension was a no-brainer with Linehan just coming off helping Matthew Stafford reach similar heights in Detroit.

  • Tony Romo - QB
    Posted 1/15/15 11:20pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo will not be asked to restructure his contract in the offseason unless it would allow the Cowboys to sign a player that could put the team in the Super Bowl, team owner Jerry Jones said Thursday, Jan. 15.

    Huddle Up: That's quite the broad qualifying statement, and it would seem the likes of a DeMarco Murray or an Adrian Peterson would certainly qualify.

  • Tony Romo - QB
    Posted 1/14/15 6:48pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (finger) will not need surgery on the torn ligaments in his ring finger that he suffered during the Divisional Round playoff game. Romo is still expected to play in the 2015 Pro Bowl despite the injury.

    Huddle Up: Plenty of time for Romo to heal, and if he's playing in the meaningless Pro Bowl despite the injury it can't be that significant anyway.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB
    Posted 1/13/15 1:39pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray, who will be a free agent this March, could receive a franchise or transition tag from the team if they reach a multi-year deal with WR Dez Bryant first. 'I'm not worried about my future,' Murray said. 'I just lost a big game, the biggest game of my life. Just not worried about it right now. Just relax with my family and get away from it for a little bit.'

    Huddle Up: Murray was a true workhorse with 2,261 yards on a league-most 457 touches, including 393 rushing attempts. After opening the season with eight straight 100-yard rushing games, he did appear to tail off some with five 100-yard outings in his last 10, but you'd think the Cowboys are going to do everything possible to keep the band together after coming close to reaching the NFC title game.

  • Dez Bryant - WR
    Posted 1/13/15 11:32pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent WR Dez Bryant is 'not going anywhere,' according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Owner Jerry Jones recently said the team will use the franchise tag, if necessary, to keep Bryant.

    Huddle Up: Bryant has had at least 88 catches, 1,233 yards and 12 TDs in each of the last three seasons, and reeled in a career-most 16 scoring grabs this past fall. He'll be back in Big D one way or another next fall.

  • Rolando McClain - LB
    Posted 1/11/15 4:10pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys LB Rolando McClain (head) will not return to the Divisional Round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers because of concussion-like symptoms.

    Huddle Up: Big loss for the Cowboys' D, which will be without its second-leading tackler. McClain also was dealing with a concussion and knee injury coming out of the wild-card win over the Lions, and if the Cowboys advance to the NFC title game, you'd have to think McClain would be doubtful at best going forward.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB
    Posted 1/8/15 8:16pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) has averaged 20 carries and 78 yards per game since breaking his hand Dec. 14 after averaging 25 carries and 121 yards per game in the first 14 contests of the season. Head coach Jason Garrett said any drop in carries for Murray isn't related to his hand, and the running back has proven that the injury hasn't hampered him. Murray's hand has felt good, and he won't change the hard plastic shell he's been using for extra protection this weekend against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: The Cowboys' last two opponents -- the Redskins and Lions -- both ranked in the top eight in terms of fewest fantasy points allowed to opposing RBs, but he should find the going a little easier against the Packers, who ranked 14th.

  • Terrance Williams - WR
    Posted 1/8/15 8:16pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams had three catches for 92 yards and three touchdowns in the team's wild-card playoff win over the Detroit Lions last week, and he has catches of 53, 51 and 76 yards in the last four games. This comes after an eight-game span in the middle of the year in which he had just one catch of more than 20 yards and just one touchdown. "Nothing has really changed," Williams said. "I'm still running the routes, the way I've always run my routes. I think Tony (Romo]) is just taking a few more chances deep than he was before."

    Huddle Up: Williams has certainly re-emerged of late after falling off the fantasy map during the middle of the season and has some value if you're looking beyond the elite-level wideouts.

  • Tony Romo - QB
    Posted 1/8/15 11:27pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo has led the Cowboys to an 8-0 record away from home this year, throwing 20 touchdowns and just two interceptions while completing 70.6 percent of his passes in those games. Romo also returned to full practice Thursday, Jan. 8 after sitting out Wednesday.

    Huddle Up: Sounds like counterpart Aaron Rodgers' numbers at Lambeau, and the visitor could very well wind up having the better fantasy day if Rodgers' calf injury proves to be a limitation.

  • Dez Bryant - WR
    Posted 12/29/14 9:24am ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant caught his 15th and 16th touchdown receptions in Week 17 versus the Washington Redskins, giving him the Cowboys' all-time record for the most receiving scores in a season. Former Cowboys WR Terrell Owens previously held the mark at 15 touchdown catches in 2007.

    Huddle Up: Bryant is heading into free agency this offseason, though the Cowboys could opt to franchise him. Either way he's bound to cash in on his success, and it's extremely unlikely Jerry Jones lets him walk away from being Tony Romo's favorite receiver.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB
    Posted 12/29/14 9:24am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray broke former Cowboys RB Emmitt Smith's single-season team rushing record with his 1,845-yard performance. Smith rushed for 1,773 yards in 1995. Murray finished the regular season with 393 attempts.

    Huddle Up: Only a dozen more seasons like that and Murray will be right there alongside Emmitt in the NFL record books. It was certainly a big year for Murray as he finally stayed (mostly) healthy, and it came at the right time for his bank account as he's slated to hit free agency in the offseason.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB
    Posted 12/26/14 7:01pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand, illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 26, and is listed as probable for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Murray will certainly see some work Sunday but how much is certainly in question given his surgically-repaired hand and the Cowboys seemingly destined for the NFC's No. 3 seed barring some unlikely occurrences.

  • Dez Bryant - WR
    Posted 12/24/14 1:25am ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant 'isn't going anywhere,' team owner Jerry Jones said on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday, Dec. 23.

    Huddle Up: Bryant leads the league with 14 TD catches and is once again among the fantasy WR elite as a play-maker supreme. In the meantime, his off-field issues seem to have faded away, so expect his re-signing to be priority No. 1 for the Cowboys this offseason.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB
    Posted 12/24/14 6:21pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.

    Huddle Up: Murray should be good to go after getting a healthy 22 carries last week, but there is doubt as to how much he'll actually play Sunday given that the Cowboys are fairly well locked into the No. 3 seed.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB
    Posted 12/22/14 10:24am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) was removed in the final moments of the first quarter of the Week 16 game against the Indianapolis Colts. He was seen grimacing in pain on the sidelines.

    Huddle Up: Following Sunday's win over the Colts, Murray admitted his broken hand was "hurting throughout the game." He didn't catch a pass for the first time this season, but gutted out a 58 yards and a score on 22 carries. With possibly nothing on the line next week, don't expect Murray to see any action.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB
    Posted 12/20/14 4:27pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) reportedly plans on playing this week despite a broken bone in his hand.

    Huddle Up: Murray looks like he's going to give it a go against a Colts rush defense that allows 4.3 yards per carry. However, he could be running behind a line missing starters Doug Free and Zack Martin. Still, Murray is obviously a Top 5 fantasy RB as long as he's active.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB
    Posted 12/19/14 3:29pm ET

    Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) is likely to play in Week 16, according to a source. Murray has a high threshold for pain, and according to the source, the team left the decision up to Murray.

    Huddle Up: Murray figures to play, barring a game-day announcement, and if he does, he certainly belongs in fantasy lineups even though backups Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar will likely see more work than usual.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB
    Posted 12/18/14 3:33pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand), who took some team snaps in practice Thursday, Dec. 18, is in no more risk if he plays in Week 16 against the Indianapolis Colts than if he sits out this week, according to head coach Jason Garrett. Murray had a plate and screws put into his broken left hand to stabilize the fourth metacarpal. He's been wearing a hard plastic shell on top of his glove for more protection.

    Huddle Up: Murray is getting a test run in practice this week, and his status for Sunday remains up in the air, although things seem to be leaning toward him playing against the Colts. We'll certainly remain attuned to the situation with the rest of Fantasy Nation.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB
    Posted 12/17/14 4:20pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) wasn't expected to do a lot at practice Wednesday, Dec. 17, but he took first-team snaps at running back while wearing a pad on top of his left hand. Head coach Jason Garrett said the team wanted to see him work in practice to make sure he could carry the ball under duress. "You start with a plan and a vision for what you need to have there and then you just go through feedback, with DeMarco and the training staff, you try to get it to the point where it's functional and comfortable for him to go play," Garrett said of the added protection. "It's an evolution. They'll talk back and forth as the week goes on hopefully get something he's comfortable with."

    Huddle Up: Sounds like the first hurdle has been cleared by Murray is his attempt to play this Sunday, but we'll have to keep monitoring the situation and see how Murray is progressing.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB
    Posted 12/16/14 10:43am ET

    Updating an earlier report, Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) isn't risking further injury by playing in Week 16. The team believes he can play.

    Huddle Up: Murray's magnificent season got you to your fantasy bowl; now you'll need Joseph Randle or one of your own bench players to get you the title.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB
    Posted 12/16/14 2:32pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) has a good chance to play in Week 16 against the Indianapolis Colts despite having surgery on a broken left hand, according to owner Jerry Jones. However, Jones thinks RBs Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar can carry the load efficiently if Murray has to sit. Jones also added that Murray won't need to practice this week in order to play.

    Huddle Up: Hey, we all know Cowboys' injury reports aren't official until Jerry weighs in with his medical prognosis.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB
    Posted 12/16/14 7:25pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) will likely be a game-time decision against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 16, according to owner Jerry Jones. Jones said the team is still evaluating Murray's status for this weekend. "I think we just want to take a look at it. We don't know," Jones said. "I'm not so sure, when they say the definition of healing, how much can heal between now and Sunday." RBs Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar will prepare for increased workloads if Murray can't play, and RB Ryan Williams could be activated off the practice squad.

    Huddle Up: Complicating matters is that the game is a late-afternoon start, so hopefully, Murray owners have Joseph Randle ready to plug in.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB
    Posted 12/15/14 3:14pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) suffered a broken bone in his hand during the team's Week 15 game and will undergo surgery Monday, Dec. 15, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones. Murray has not been ruled out for Week 16 at this point.

    Huddle Up: It's awful news for Murray owners. Emmitt Smith suffered the same injury when he played and missed one game. Murray is set to face the soft Colts rush defense. If he can't go, Joseph Randle will likely get the start with Lance Dunbar getting work as the third-down back. Randle should be added in all formats right now. He would be an RB2 option this week if Murray can't play.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB
    Posted 12/10/14 10:22am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray carried the ball a career-high 32 times in the Week 14 game against the Chicago Bears, and he also had a career-best nine receptions. He said he feels great, and the workload isn't a concern to Murray or head coach Jason Garrett. 'DeMarco is a guy who has shown he can handle the workload, both as a runner and a receiver,' Garrett said Tuesday, Dec. 9. 'He wants more. He never wants to come out of the game. He's a bell cow player and it doesn't look like he's slowing down at all to me. He feels great, he says he feels great and really looks like he's playing a very high level.'

    Huddle Up: Especially with Tony Romo banged up, the Cowboys will need to lean on Murray down the stretch to make a playoff run. He hasn't shown signs of wearing down yet, but it's worth noting that the last player with 41 touches in an NFL game was Larry Johnson.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB
    Posted 12/5/14 12:29am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray finished with 32 carries for 179 yards and a TD and nine catches for 49 yards in a 41-28 win over the Chicago Bears Thursday, Dec. 4.

    Huddle Up: A season-high 228 total yards and a score is exactly what Murray's fantasy owners were hoping for against the defensively-challenged Bears. Condolences if you were on the other side of the matchup and find yourself starting a playoff weekend in a sizable hole.

  • Tony Romo - QB
    Posted 12/5/14 10:19am ET

    Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, ribs) revealed Thursday, Dec. 4, that he has been playing through broken ribs along with the transverse process fractures in his back.

    Huddle Up: That's not good news, for either the Cowboys or fantasy owners banking on Romo and Dez Bryant to carry them through the fantasy playoffs. It does bode well for an even larger workload for DeMarco Murray as the team lessens the possibility of Romo taking more shots to the torso by limiting his drop backs. If it's not too late, back up Romo with something more than the usual stiff--Zach Mettenberger's favorable closing schedule makes him an ideal candidate--and cross your fingers that Romo can make it at least a couple more weeks.

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