DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 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 - RBPosted 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 - RBPosted 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 - RBPosted 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 - RBPosted 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 - RBPosted 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 - RBPosted 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 - RBPosted 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 - QBPosted 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.
Terrance Williams - WRPosted 12/3/14 6:19pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams (finger) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 3, and is probable for Week 14 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Williams will be out there Thursday night, but you should hardly be counting on him given the ugly slump -- 5 catches-75 yards-0 TDs over the last 4 games -- he's been mired in.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 12/2/14 9:04pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is focused with the playoffs in sight. 'Just by doing the little things. Not making the cold weather a big issue. Just go out there and understand what's important.'
Huddle Up: Bryant is once again up there among the elite WRs, ranking sixth with 155 fantasy points, and he's primed for a bounce-back Week 14 after seeing his TD-catch streak end at 4 games on Thanksgiving.
Terrance Williams - WRPosted 11/25/14 1:13am ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams was listed as not practicing Monday, Nov. 24, because of a broken finger tip. Head coach Jason Garrett said he does not expect Williams to have a trouble catching the ball.
Huddle Up: Oddly, shades of teammate Dez Bryant a season ago. Williams, though, has tailed off noticeably over the last four games, recording only 9 catches for 106 yards and no scores. He had 19 receptions for 338 yards and 6 TDs over his first seven contests. Use the injury as an excuse to stay away.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 11/12/14 10:05am ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is in the final year of his rookie contract. Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has expressed an interest in having Bryant finish his career with the team, and chief operating officer Stephen Jones said Tuesday, Nov. 11, that the team has made offers. 'We've offered him some really nice contracts,' Stephen Jones said. 'We also have to respect his views on where it is. My take on those things is that they ultimately find a way.'
Huddle Up: In the meantime, any offers, negotiations or contract concerns don't seem to be weighing on the WR as he's once again ranked among the top five fantasy wideouts with 127 points on 56 catches for 793 yards and 8 TDs through 10 games.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 11/10/14 9:52am ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (cramps) left the Week 10 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars for intravenous fluids in the third quarter due to hydration issues. Despite leaving part of the game, he managed to haul in touchdowns of 35 and 68 yards in the second quarter, finishing with the second-most receiving yards of his career with 158.
Huddle Up: Bryant owners will call for an IV every week for the WR after he bounced back from his 2-15-1 Week 9 with easily his best fantasy day of the season. Of course, Tony Romo's return to the lineup might have had a little something to do with it as well.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 11/10/14 10:03am ET
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (head) left to be evaluated for concussion in the Week 10 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. However, he was able to return to the game and had rush attempts in the fourth quarter before RB Joseph Randle finished up.
Huddle Up: Murray was able to hit 100 yards exactly on 18 carries to post his 9th 100-yard rushing game in 10 outings this season. He also added 31 yards on a season high-matching 6 receptions, but the only downside for Murray's fantasy owners is that it was Randle who scored the Cowboys' only rushing TD of the game. Dallas is on bye next week, giving Murray a much-needed break after 280 touches to date.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 11/9/14 7:50pm ET
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) made it through the Week 10 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars without any setbacks. 'Just sore,' Romo said Sunday, Nov. 9. 'Anybody that's had any broken bones, it's uncomfortable at times and things like that. But if you play football, you go play.'
Huddle Up: Romo has a bye next week to rest his back. He'll be a QB1 when Dallas faces the Giants in Week 12.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 11/7/14 12:57pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) practiced Friday, Nov. 7, and should be ready to play in Week 10 Sunday, Nov. 9.
Huddle Up: A little surprising the Cowboys are planning on Romo this week, but a Friday practice suggests he'll be under center Sunday. Expect the game plan, however, to be run-heavy and also heavy on protecting Romo; also, should the Cowboys get up a substantial margin you'll see Brandon Weeden taking snaps in the second half.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 11/6/14 2:35pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is expected to play in Week 10 against the Jacksonville Jaguars after returning to practice Thursday, Nov. 6, according to general manager Jerry Jones. 'I'm anticipating him playing, have no reason to think that he won't, and this will be a nice little practice session for him out there today,' Jones said. 'But my expectations are for him to play.' Romo and head coach Jason Garrett aren't committing one way or another just yet, though. Garrett continues to stress that the final decision on whether Romo plays will come down to the medical staff.
Huddle Up: Jones' comments aside, it's looking fairly promising for Romo this Sunday, but be prepared for another game-time decision.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 11/5/14 9:27am ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) didn't practice Wednesday, Nov. 5, and stayed back at the hotel for treatment, according to head coach Jason Garrett.
Huddle Up: Romo has been taking Wednesdays off all season, so this isn't necessarily a good indicator of his availability for Sunday. Let's see how treatment progresses and whether or not Romo can get in a practice session later in the week before writing him off for Sunday's tilt.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 11/4/14 4:22pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) said he felt fine after taking the flight to London Monday, Nov. 3, and he took part in a walk-through Tuesday, Nov. 4, throwing light passes during a Play 60 event. The team and Romo are optimistic that he can play in Week 10 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. 'It's progressing,' Romo said of his back. 'Each day it gets a little bit of improvement, and I think that you just keep trying to figure out what you're able to do each day and then you go on to the next day. We'll figure out if we're able to improve enough to be ready to go.' His decision to play will likely come down to pain tolerance.
Huddle Up: It very well could come down to another game-time decision, but unlike the London game 2 weeks ago, this will be a fantasy-friendly 1 p.m. (ET) start. Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams and DeMarco Murray owners are certainly rooting for a Romo return.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 11/3/14 12:44pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is expected to play in Week 10, according to owner Jerry Jones. 'I do see him playing,' Jones told NFL Network's Desmond Purnell. 'He's going on the trip to London, and logic tells you that we wouldn't have him make that trip to London and back if we didn't think he was going to play, so it does depend on the type of week he has at practice. But if he has the week we expect, he should be our quarterback.'
Huddle Up: It remains to be seen if Romo will actually play. This is just the opinion of Jerry Jones after he watched Brandon Weeden struggle. The decision will ultimately be up to team doctors. So in other words, Jerry Jones.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 11/1/14 2:26pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is expected to take part in the team's walkthrough Saturday, Nov. 1, to see how he feels. Romo still may be a game-time decision for Week 9.
Huddle Up: Romo is shaping up to be a true game-time decision. Romo is tough and has played through pain before but owners need to have another option ready in case he's inactive. The Cowboys/Cardinals game does kick off at 1:00 ET Sunday, which is a plus for fantasy owners.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 11/1/14 7:26pm ET
Updating an ongoing story, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo's (back) status is iffy for the next two games, in the opinion of beat writer Calvin Watkins. The team flies to London for Week 10, and the travel clouds his status for the game.
Huddle Up: It was revealed that Romo has two broken bones in his back and is a game time decision for Sunday's contest against Arizona. There's a chance Dallas could sit Romo for the next two games with a bye in Week 11. Brandon Weeden would start if Romo misses any time.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 10/31/14 3:19pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) missed his third straight day of practice Friday, Oct. 31, and he'll have to be able to move better before being allowed to play in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals. Head coach Jason Garrett said the team doesn't need to know before Sunday, Nov. 2, if Romo can play. Romo has had treatment on his back all week, but he hasn't done any football activities. QB Brandon Weeden would receive the start if Romo can't play.
Huddle Up: To be sure, it's looking iffy with Romo having missed practice all week, but his fantasy owners have also had all week to get their Plan Bs in order.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 10/30/14 4:41pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) didn't take part in the walk-through Thursday, Oct. 30, and will not practice with the team. However, head coach Jason Garrett remains hopeful that Romo can play in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals. 'He's not ruled out for this game by any means,' Garrett said. 'He's getting himself mentally ready. He's in the meetings. He's a part of our football team, and hopefully as the week goes on, it feels better and he can function and it'll give him a chance to play.' Romo and the team continue to say that his injury is not related to his disc problem that he had surgery on last year. Romo said he'd play if the question is only about pain tolerance, and the Cowboys are looking into modifications for Romo's pads if he is to play Sunday, Nov. 2.
Huddle Up: Romo owners are going to have wait at least until Friday -- and most likely a game-time decision Sunday -- for the official word on the QB.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 10/29/14 10:34am ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is expected to miss time with his back contusion, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys host Arizona in a game which may have NFC playoff seeding ramifications, so expect them to find a way to get Romo to the field. If not, Brandon Weeden was competent in relief of Romo against the Redskins and would get the nod this week.
Justin Durant - LBPosted 10/29/14 2:33pm ET
Dallas Cowboys LB Justin Durant (torn biceps) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Oct. 29.
Huddle Up: Tough blow for Durant's IDP owners and the Cowboys, who have lost their leading tackler for the rest of the season. 2012 fourth-round pick Kyle Wilber is the next man up on the depth chart, but the team also signed veteran Tim Dobbins on Wednesday.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 10/29/14 2:33pm ET
Updating an earlier report, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo's (back) Week 9 status will be based on pain tolerance, according to owner Jerry Jones. Romo could be a game-time decision.
Huddle Up: Romo, of course, isn't practicing Wednesday as usual, but see how the QB manages the injury throughout the rest of the week. Romo owners, though, should already have a backup plan in place.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 10/28/14 12:01am ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) returned to the team's Week 8 game Monday, Oct. 27, after being evaluated in the locker room following a sack.
Huddle Up: Romo looked as if he argued his way back into the contest but was unable to lead Dallas to any points on the team's final possession of the fourth quarter and their lone drive in OT of the 20-17 loss. He finished 17-of-28 for 209 yards and a TD. He had one rush for 1 yard and was sacked five times by the blitz-heavy Washington D. The Cowboys now have a short week leading up to Sunday's home game against the Cardinals so see what Romo's prognosis is over the coming days.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 10/28/14 1:36am ET
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray became the first running back to reach 1,000 yards this season during the team's Week 8 game Monday, Oct. 27. He finished the game with 19 carries for 141 yards and four catches for 80 yards.
Huddle Up: Murray has now eclipsed 100 rushing yards in each of his 8 games and his 221 yards from scrimmage Monday night were the second-highest single-game total of his career. On the flip side, Murray failed to get into the end zone for only the second game all season and coughed up his fifth fumble of the year, but he still leads all fantasy RBs by a comfortable margin.
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