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Dez Bryant (shoulder) is on the Week 8 injury report, but practicing in full.

Bryant is Rotoworld's No. 3 receiver for Week 8.
Oct 23 - 3:58 PM

Tony Romo (rest) is not practicing Thursday.

Since the Cowboys play on Monday night this week, this is their Wednesday. Romo will be a fine QB1 against a Redskins secondary that has no prayer of containing Dez Bryant. Romo is averaging 278.7 passing yards and 2.5 touchdowns per day over his last four games.
Oct 23 - 12:27 PM

Terrance Williams caught one pass for an 18-yard touchdown in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Giants.

Williams worked back to a scrambling Tony Romo in the back of the end zone for his lone catch, his sixth touchdown in seven games. It's clearly not a sustainable scoring rate and his volume (five targets last two weeks) has been sapped because Dallas is not getting into any shootouts. It leaves Williams as a mere WR3, even in plus matchups like the one he'll face in Week 8 -- at Washington.
Oct 19 - 8:45 PM

Jason Witten caught two passes for 27 yards in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Giants.

Witten's two catches were simple crossing patterns. The 32-year-old is now averaging just 3.2 catches for 38.0 yards with one touchdown in seven games. He'll be a weak TE1 in Week 8, even in a nice matchup against the Redskins.
Oct 19 - 8:33 PM

Gavin Escobar caught three passes for 65 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Giants.

All Escobar does is catch touchdowns. He now has three this season despite only having seven catches. Escobar flashed his intriguing seam-stretching talent on a 26-yard score in the third quarter Sunday, but he's not going to be a realistic fantasy option while Jason Witten is around.
Oct 19 - 8:25 PM

Dez Bryant caught nine passes for 151 yards in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Giants.

In an effort to contain DeMarco Murray, the Giants left Prince Amukamara in 1-on-1 shadow coverage for much of the game. Amukamara actually stuck on Bryant's hip for the most part, but Dez was just too fast, too strong and too good for him. Bryant was also unlucky to have a touchdown called back when replays showed his knee was down with the ball inside the 1-yard line. A true physical freak at the peak of his powers, we're scared of what he's going to do the Redskins' awful secondary on Monday Night Football in Week 8.
Oct 19 - 8:15 PM

Joseph Randle rushed two times for seven yards and caught one pass for 14 yards in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Giants.

As expected, Randle was not punished in any way for embarrassing shoplifting incident. He remains the primary early-down handcuff to DeMarco Murray, who is now on pace for 427 carries after piling up 28 more Sunday. Lance Dunbar (three touches) would also be involved if Murray were to go down.
Oct 19 - 8:13 PM

Tony Romo completed 17-of-23 passes for 279 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's Week 7

Romo is no longer the focal point of this offense, but DeMarco Murray's dominance has opened up the entire field. The Giants were forced to leave Dez Bryant in single coverage far too often, leading to a 9-151-0 day. Romo, who moved well on scramble plays despite some rib issues, now has 14 touchdowns through seven games. He'll be a strong QB1 in a plus matchup against the Redskins next Monday night.
Oct 19 - 8:05 PM

DeMarco Murray rushed 28 times for 128 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's Week 31-21 Week 7 win over the Giants.

Murray gave owners a scare when he rolled both of his ankles on a first-half run, but he returned and looked 100 percent. He's now gone over 100 yards in each of the season's first seven games, an NFL record. He's also on pace for an NFL record 427 carries along with 2,086 yards and 16 touchdowns. With Jermey Parnell handling himself well in place of RT Doug Free (ankle), this ridiculously dominant offense line will continue to let Murray eat weekly. He's a great bet to keep the 100-yard streak alive against the Redskins on Monday Night Football in Week 8.
Oct 19 - 7:25 PM

Cowboys LT Tyron Smith (ankle) is active for Sunday's Week 7 game against the Giants.

The Cowboys got a scare early in the week, but Smith ended up listed as probable and was never in doubt. They will be without RT Doug Free (ankle) for this NFC East battle. The rest of the Cowboys inactives: LB Bruce Carter, DE Jack Crawford, QB Dustin Vaughan, S Jakar Hamilton, DT Davon Coleman and OT Donald Hawkins.
Oct 19 - 2:58 PM

Cowboys signed LB Keith Smith off their practice squad.

This is the third time Smith has been promoted this season as he yo-yos off the back end of the Cowboys' roster. DT Ken Bishop was released in a corresponding move.
Oct 18 - 1:11 PM

Cowboys RE Demarcus Lawrence (foot, I.R./recall) has resumed practicing.

He reportedly "looked really good," and appears to be on track to return when he is eligible Week 9. Despite a hot start in terms of won-loss record, the Cowboys' defense is struggling to get to the quarterback, only notching seven sacks so far this season. Lawrence could theoretically bolster the pass-rushing threat, and should be heavily involved once he returns.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 18 - 10:25 AM

Dez Bryant (shoulder) is probable for Week 7.

The Cowboys listed Bryant on this week's injury report, but he practiced in full. Bryant is the No. 5 wideout in Rotoworld's Week 7 rankings.
Oct 17 - 7:52 PM

Cowboys LT Tyron Smith (ankle) is probable for Week 7.

Smith will be tasked with blocking Jason Pierre-Paul on Sunday.
Oct 17 - 3:02 PM

DeMarco Murray (illness) is listed as probable for Week 7.

On pace for a league-record 424 rushing attempts this season, Murray was given a rest day on Wednesday. He practiced in full on Thursday and Friday, and will be a candidate for 30 more touches in Sunday's clash with the Giants.
Oct 17 - 3:01 PM

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