Tony Romo (back) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.
Coach Jason Garrett continues to say Romo will be a literal game-time decision. The Cowboys will see how Romo feels in pregame warm-ups and make a call then. It's all about pain tolerance for Romo, who will wear extra padding if he plays.
Owen Daniels (knee) returned to practice Friday.
Daniels was limited Wednesday before being downgraded to DNP on Thursday. Even if he plays, we're not recommending Daniels for fantasy lineups.
Jordan Cameron (concussion) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.
Cameron isn't going to play this week. It'll be Jim Dray and Gary Barnidage for the Browns. Cameron is tentatively expected to miss Weeks 9 and 10.
Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports Panthers RE Greg Hardy will not play until completion of his domestic abuse trial.
Cole reported late Thursday night that Hardy would ask to have his paid suspension lifted as he awaits trial. According to Cole's NFL source, Hardy will remain on the Commissioner's Exempt List until trial, so he won't be returning to the team anytime soon. Hardy's trial was originally scheduled for November 17. It's been delayed and is expected to take place sometime in January.
Giovani Bernard (hip) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.
Ace beat reporter Paul Dehner "can't see a scenario" where Bernard plays Sunday against the Jaguars. Jeremy Hill is fully expected to handle feature-back duties as a candidate for 20-plus touches. Cedric Peerman would be the No. 2.
A.J. Green (toe) is practicing again on Friday.
Barring a setback, Green is fully expected to play against the Jaguars. The question is whether he'll be more of a decoy than box-score contributor. Green is currently our No. 11 receiver for Week 9. He'd be an intriguing DFS play. Green has elite WR1 upside and likely won't have a high ownership percentage.
The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner doesn't expect Giovani Bernard (hip) to play Week 9 against the Jaguars.
Dehner thinks it would take a Mr. Miyagi-like miraculous healing for Bernard to play against Jacksonville. Bernard has been getting beat up the past few weeks, first injuring his collarbone, then suffering a hip pointer last week. Jeremy Hill is expected to "take over the load of the duties" on Sunday. A candidate for 20-plus touches as the feature back, Hill will be a borderline RB1.
The San Jose Mercury News reports 49ers LE Ray McDonald is likely to escape domestic violence charges.
The Santa Clara District Attorney's Office is expected to make a formal announcement soon. McDonald allegedly roughed up his pregnant fiancee back in August. He's been playing ever since, with the 49ers letting the case play out instead of suspending McDonald from within. He's started all seven games.