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.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 8/17/14 2:02pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) completed 4-of-5 passes for 80 yards in his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 16. His night included a 31-yard touchdown to WR Dez Bryant.
Huddle Up: Romo eased a lot of concerns Saturday and remains a low-end QB1.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 8/16/14 5:11pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will see between 10 and 12 snaps Saturday, Aug. 16, against the Baltimore Ravens, according to head coach Jason Garrett.
Huddle Up: It will be Romo's first real action of the offseason since having back surgery. The Cowboys want to get Romo some game reps but he won't see major snaps until Dallas host San Francisco in Week 1.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 8/13/14 4:18pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray is expected to receive most of the carries this season, but other running backs could also receive some snaps as part of a committee at running back, according to Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett.
Huddle Up: The key for Murray, as usual, will be staying healthy as he's missed 11 games over his 3 seasons in Big D. Last year, he played in a career-high 14 games and easily hit career highs in rushing attempts (217), receptions (53) and yards from scrimmage (1,471)
Orlando Scandrick - CBPosted 8/12/14 9:11am ET
Dallas Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick has been suspended by the NFL for four games, according to team owner Jerry Jones. Scandrick said he took something while on vacation in Mexico that caused him to test positive for a banned performance enhancer.
Huddle Up: The hits just keep on comin' for a Dallas defense that was already pegged as shaky. As for Scandrick, guess you could say the suspension offers a slightly different spin on Montezuma's Revenge.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 8/12/14 8:21pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will probably play Saturday, Aug. 16, against the Baltimore Ravens, according to general manager Jerry Jones. Jones said he could see Romo playing a few series.
Huddle Up: Fantasy GMs should be eager to get a live look at Romo following the myriad medical reports that have been streaming out of Cowboys camp all offseason.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 8/12/14 10:22pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) confirmed he will play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16. 'I'm a firm believer that you have to play football to get better at football,' Romo said.
Huddle Up: There you have it, straight from the QB's mouth. That's just as long, of course, as there are no setbacks between now and then.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 8/10/14 10:53pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) had his best practice this season Saturday, Aug. 9, according to head coach Jason Garrett. Garrett said Romo is looking more like himself.
Huddle Up: The next step is getting the QB into a game as the 'Boys' next preseason contest comes this Saturday at home against the Ravens.
Brandon Weeden - QBPosted 8/8/14 9:03am ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Brandon Weeden completed 13 of 17 passes for 107 yards in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 7, starting in place of QB Tony Romo (back).
Huddle Up: If you're spending that early pick on Dez Bryant, this should make you feel a little more comfortable about the Cowboys' passing game just in case Romo's back isn't ready to go for the start of the season. A little.
Jason Witten - TEPosted 8/7/14 3:59pm ET
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten and RB DeMarco Murray are not expected to play in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 7 vs. San Diego, according to a source.
Huddle Up: With QB Tony Romo also out, the Cowboys are in full-protection mode, opening the door for a parade of second- and third stringers. And, hey, at least we know the Dallas studs won't be any worse for wear.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 8/5/14 6:32pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Huddle Up: Romo is also expected to miss Thursday night's preseason opener, but any more missed time after that and fantasy GMs will be justified in getting at least a little edgy.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 8/4/14 1:36am ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo said he likely will not play in the first preseason game but that no final decision has been made at this point.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys open up Thursday night in San Diego, and while missing the first exhibition contest certainly raises the overall concern level, it isn't a definitive statement on the rest of Romo's 2014 season by any means. Stay tuned . . .
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 8/1/14 11:17am ET
The Dallas Cowboys will have the franchise tag exception ready for WR Dez Bryant in the 2014-15 offseason, but the club has said it remains committed to locking Bryant up to an extension before then.
Huddle Up: Jerry Jones wants to keep Bryant around and has the money and flexibility to do so. It'll happen, be it sooner or later.
Cole Beasley - WRPosted 8/1/14 11:17am ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley may not come off the field when Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is moved around. Beasley primarily works out of the slot, but Bryant sometimes will move into the slot to take advantage of a mismatch. Bryant went as far as calling Beasley a 'rare talent' and praised the third-year receiver's ability to get open and make plays. Beasley has worked to improve his blocking skills, an area of his game he noted needs to get better. Beasley is stronger, which will help him beat press coverage, according to Dallas head coach Jason Garrett.
Huddle Up: Regardless of how good Beasley looks, he's fighting an uphill battle in the Dallas receiver rotation. At best he projects to be a WR3, where he'll contend with TE2 Gavin Escobar for playing time and Tony Romo's attention.
Tony Romo - QBPosted 7/31/14 4:58pm ET
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) said he is not sure if he will play in the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 7. 'You're constantly evaluating it and you're constantly, I don't want to say adjusting because you stick to the plan, but it's a progression,' Romo said. 'It's leading up to San Francisco [on Sept. 7 for the season opener]. I am going to play in the preseason, obviously. I think it's important. The first game, we'll talk about it as we move into the weekend.'
Huddle Up: At age 34 and coming off two back procedures in the past year, Romo certainly isn't going to rush back into action -- especially for some virtually meaningless preseason competition. That said, there's no real reason to drop him much -- if any, really -- on your QB draft board as he's ranked in QB1 territory in each of the past 3 seasons.
Gavin Escobar - TEPosted 7/29/14 10:32am ET
Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar has often lined up out wide during training camp, and offensive play-caller Scott Linehan is experimenting with different ways to get him involved in the offense.
Huddle Up: Escobar is the heir apparent to Jason Witten, but Witten ain't done yet so Linehan is getting creative in finding ways to get Escobar on the field. Don't be surprised if Escobar carves out a red zone role as a mismatch problem while he bides his time behind Witten.
Ryan Williams - RBPosted 7/28/14 4:00pm ET
Dallas Cowboys RB Ryan Williams looks to be a longshot for the final roster, because he is not a good special teams player and would have to help on special teams if he is in a reserve role.
Huddle Up: Williams is battling Joseph Randle for a roster spot. Despite the fact that Randle was underwhelming when given an opportunity last season, he appears to have the edge over Williams. The former Virgina Tech star could be nearing the end of an injury-riddled career if he gets cut by the Cowboys.
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