Player News - Cowboys

Date: Team: Pos:

Cowboys VP Stephen Jones said Tony Romo (back) has progressed on schedule.

"He's throwing now, so he'll just keep doing more unless something concerns us," Jones said. "Everything is looking great." The comments aren’t much, but confirm Romo hasn’t had any setbacks. Romo is targeting a Week 8 return.
Sep 23 - 7:34 PM

Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick (hamstrings) is questionable for Week 3.

Scandrick didn't practice all week. He's not close to fully healthy despite playing the last two games. The Cowboys are calling Scandrick a game-time decision, but Anthony Brown should replace him in the slot on Sunday night.
Sep 23 - 6:02 PM

Cowboys LT Tyron Smith (back) is listed as questionable for Week 3.

Smith was added to the injury report Friday after he couldn't finish practice with back tightness. Despite the questionable tag, there's no concern over his status. Cowboys RT Doug Free (questionable, quad) is also expected to play.
Sep 23 - 5:56 PM

Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick (hamstrings) says he's not fully healthy.

"I’m just not myself," said Scandrick. "I haven’t played in a year, and after two games, I haven’t been able to play fully. I’m extremely sore." Scandrick's ACL has held up, but his hamstrings could keep him out against Chicago. He's allowed touchdowns in consecutive weeks despite limited playing time. Even if active, Scandrick should lose snaps to Anthony Brown.
Sep 21 - 5:51 PM

Cowboys.com's Bryan Broaddus suggested that Ezekiel Elliott "doesn't look as explosive" as he did in college.

It's hard to argue against for a back averaging 3.3 yards per carry after Elliott averaged 6.7 YPC at Ohio State. Elliott got nothing going against the Giants in Week 1 and only had a few nice runs in Week 2 against the Redskins. Broaddus suggested that Elliott's "conditioning doesn't look right" and later tweeted Elliott may be "kinda living life too much." There have been rumors Elliott isn't fully focused on football for awhile now. Elliott does have major breakout potential on Sunday Night Football against the Bears' injury-depleted defense.
Sep 21 - 5:15 AM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said fumbling issues "will not at all" affect Ezekiel Elliott's workload.

Elliott was pulled after his second fumble against the Redskins on Sunday, but the Cowboys do not seem worried it is a long-term issue. "He fundamentally carries the ball really sound," Jones said. "He carries it. He carries it up against him. We won't get into all of that detail, but if you asked the question: Is he very sound in the way he holds the football? He is." Alfred Morris might be in line for more work, but Elliott will remain the clear workhorse moving forward.
Sep 20 - 11:07 AM

Cowboys DE Randy Gregory has withdrawn the appeal of his ten-game suspension.

He is suspended for multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy. Gregory will not be available to come off suspension until Week 15.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 19 - 4:45 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tony Romo (back) had a "really good" exam before the game Sunday.

"Hopefully, soon, he’ll be out of the danger stage relative to his spine," Jones said, "probably 2-3 more weeks and we can see how far he wants to go by his own volition." Despite the "2-3 more weeks" optimism, Romo is highly unlikely to return before the team's Week 7 bye. Still, it appears he is trending in the right direction.
Sep 19 - 10:34 AM

Ezekiel Elliott did not play a snap after his second fumble Sunday against the Redskins.

Alfred Morris handled all of the work over the final 6:56, scoring the game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Jerry Jones said after the game he and the coaches are not worried about Elliott's fumbles, but the benching suggests otherwise. The rookie will remain the starter moving forward, but Morris could start to eat into his workload.
Sep 19 - 9:13 AM

Owner Jerry Jones said he and the Cowboys' coaches have no concerns about Ezekiel Elliott's fumbles.

It's been a rough start for the No. 4 overall pick. Through two games, he's managed just 134 yards on 41 carries (3.27 YPC) but has saved his fantasy days with two total touchdowns. Elliott fumbled twice in Week 2, and was vultured by Alfred Morris for a short touchdown. Morris received more carries late in the game after Elliott's fumbles, so it's fair to wonder if he'll get more chances moving forward. Elliott will look to put it all together Week 3 against the Bears.
Sep 18 - 5:39 PM

Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar rushed three times for six yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for 26 yards in Dallas' Week 2 win over the Redskins.

The Cowboys' No. 3 back behind Ezekiel Elliott and Alfred Morris, Dunbar is coming back from a ruptured patellar tendon and torn ACL. He made some nice plays in the passing game Sunday and will be someone to keep tabs on.
Sep 18 - 5:05 PM

Terrance Williams was not targeted in the Cowboys' Week 2 loss to the Redskins.

We will have to check snap counts early this week, but Williams appeared to lose playing time to Cole Beasley and Brice Butler following his game-costing error in Dallas' Week 1 loss. Williams can be dropped in all leagues.
Sep 18 - 4:57 PM

Cole Beasley caught 5-of-6 targets for 75 yards in the Cowboys' Week 2 win over the Redskins.

He has essentially overtaken Terrance Williams as the Cowboys' No. 2 receiver. Williams wasn't even targeted in this game. Through two weeks, Beasley has 13 catches and 18 targets. He will be a WR4 in Week 3 against the Bears.
Sep 18 - 4:55 PM

Jason Witten caught 3-of-4 targets for 51 yards in the Cowboys' Week 2 win over the Redskins.

It was a slight letdown following Witten's 14-target opener, but he remains a big part of the Cowboys' offense and a safety valve for rookie Dak Prescott. Witten gets a tougher Week 3 matchup against the Bears, who are strong at inside linebacker. He will be on the TE1 borderline in fantasy for that game.
Sep 18 - 4:51 PM

Dez Bryant caught 7-of-12 targets for 102 yards in the Cowboys' Week 2 win over the Redskins.

The Cowboys made much more of an effort to get Bryant involved following his slow opener, sending seven targets his way in the first half. Bryant may continue to struggle with consistency with rookie Dak Prescott under center, however. He does have a terrific matchup in Week 3 against the Bears. Bryant is best viewed as a high-ceiling, lowered-floor WR2 going forward.
Sep 18 - 4:49 PM


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