Dolphins MLB Kiko Alonso (thumb, hamstring) was noncommittal about his status for Week 14 against the Cardinals.
"I don't know yet," said Alonso, who said he felt "good" at Thursday's practice. Alonso had surgery to repair a broken thumb earlier this week but said he's more concerned about his hamstring. Mike Hull would fill in at middle linebacker if Alonso can't get the green light for Sunday.
Jets placed C Nick Mangold on injured reserve with an ankle injury.
It's just a formality as Mangold has already been ruled out for the rest of the season. Wesley Johnson will finish out the year at center for the Jets.
Julius Thomas (back) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.
Thomas hasn't played since Week 11. Barring some a miracle, he won't be active this week. Ben Koyack and Neal Sterling have been sharing tight end responsibilities during his absence.
Allen Hurns (hamstring) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.
Hurns hasn't played or practiced since injuring his hamstring in Week 12. All signs point to him missing another game. Even when healthy, Hurns has been a non-factor this year. His absence will open up more targets for Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee.
Chris Ivory (hamstring) remained limited at Thursday's practice.
Coach Gus Bradley said Ivory will be a game-time decision this week, but he should get the green light as long as he can avoid setbacks. Ivory has only topped 50 rushing yards once this year and won't be more than a back-end RB3 in a tough matchup against the Vikings.
The Dallas defense ended a four-game turnover drought in Week 13, but still register 26th in takeaways among NFL defenses.
The Cowboys recovered an Adam Thielen fumble for their first forced turnover since Week 8. The Cowboys D/ST has managed to produce double-digit fantasy points just once in 2016 thanks to the lack of takeaways, although the group does have the second-best run defense in the league. Even on 10 days of rest, the Cowboys D/ST will be a middle-tier fantasy option Sunday night on the road in an NFC East battle against the New York Giants.
Eddie Royal (toe) remained sidelined Thursday.
Royal, who is no longer effective, is always injured.
Bills OC Anthony Lynn said Mike Gillislee will continue to get red-zone work.
"That's his role," said Lynn. Gillislee vultured a pair of goal-line touchdowns last week against the Raiders and now has six touchdowns over his last seven games. That might concern owners of LeSean McCoy, though Shady has still managed 10 touchdowns (nine rushing, one receiving) in 11 games this year. McCoy is obviously the more well-established of the two, but the Bills are running the ball enough for both players to have fantasy success. Consider Gillislee an RB3/flex going forward.