Player News - Cowboys

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Dez Bryant (knee) will play in Week 11 against the Eagles.

Bryant was removed from the injury report after practicing fully the last two days. He should play his normal snaps Sunday night, but the Cowboys pass protection is a concern with LT Tyron Smith sidelined. Bryant is more of a midrange WR2 for Week 11.
Nov 17 - 5:02 PM

Cowboys LT Tyron Smith (back, groin) is questionable for Week 11 against the Eagles.

This is a surprise after NFL Network's Jane Slater reported Thursday that Smith would be out this week. It's likely that will still be the case, though the Cowboys will ruminate a bit before making a final decision. The Cowboys' offensive line was a mess with Smith sidelined in Week 10, allowing eight sacks in a loss to Atlanta. Byron Bell is expected to man left tackle if Smith can't go for Sunday night's game at Jerry's World.
Nov 17 - 4:30 PM

NFL Network's Jane Slater reports Cowboys LT Tyron Smith (groin) won't play Week 11 against the Eagles.

It's a huge blow to a Cowboys' offensive line that yielded eight sacks in last week's loss to Atlanta. After being manhandled by Adrian Clayborn last week, Chaz Green will revert to the bench with Byron Bell filling in at left tackle. Smith remains week to week.
Nov 16 - 4:13 PM

Dez Bryant (knee) will practice on Thursday.

Bryant is returning to practice a day earlier this week, suggesting he is a little healthier. There does not seem to be any concern about Dez suiting up, but he was limited to just three catches for 39 yards against the Falcons. He is in the WR2 range this week.
Nov 16 - 11:54 AM

Cowboys LT Tyron Smith (groin) did not practice Thursday.

Smith also sat out Wednesday. Two missed practices to start the week is a bad sign, but perhaps Smith can get in some work Friday and play in a massive game against the Eagles on Sunday night. Byron Bell will likely get the start at left tackle if Smith cannot play.
Nov 16 - 11:51 AM

Cowboys LT Tyron Smith (groin) did not practice Wednesday.

It is not a good start for a player Jason Garrett suggested was at best questionable earlier in the week. After Chaz Green was demolished last week, the Cowboys will like turn to Byron Bell at left tackle against the Eagles if Smith is not able to play.
Nov 16 - 11:03 AM

Byron Bell took first-team reps at left tackle during the Cowboys' practice on Wednesday.

Tyron Smith (groin) was out again on Wednesday after missing Sunday's game against the Falcons. Chaz Green was demolished in that game, so the Cowboys will certainly look for a different option if Smith is forced to sit again. It looks like Bell is their guy. Bell started 17 games including the playoffs at left tackle for the Panthers in 2014.
Nov 16 - 10:56 AM

Ezekiel Elliott will no longer appeal his six-game suspension.

He'll be eligible to return against the Seahawks in Week 16. Elliott could have brought his case back to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on December 1 to try and get his suspension reduced from six games to four. But in the end, Elliott and his lawyers decided to bite the bullet and serve the full six games, feeling it was the best decision based on the "practical assessment of the current legal landscape." You can read the joint statement released by Elliott's agents Rocky Arceneaux and Frank Salzano in the link below.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Week 11 presents a terrible spot for Alfred Morris as the Eagles are 1st in adjusted yards (2.33, per FO). They are, however, giving up the 2nd-most recs (6.44/g) and rec TDs (0.44/g) to RBs. Rod Smith out-snapped Morris 38-22 last week and with the explosive Eagles coming to town, game flow could be similar. At $3.4k on DK, Smith is an intriguing GPP option
Nov 15 - 4:53 PM

Dez Bryant (ankle, knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

He followed this routine last week and ended up suiting up Sunday against the Falcons, catching 3-of-7 targets for 39 yards in the blowout loss. Expect Bryant to be out there against the Eagles this Sunday night.
Nov 15 - 12:48 PM

The Dallas Morning News reports the Cowboys are bracing for WLB Sean Lee (hamstring) to miss the next three games.

Sources told beat writer Brandon George that Lee's likeliest return date is December 10 against the Giants. The Cowboys play three games in a forthcoming 12-day span, beginning with the Eagles this Sunday night, followed by the Chargers on Thanksgiving, and then another Thursday nighter against the Redskins. Lee is expected to miss all three with Week 14 against the G-Men as his target for return.
Nov 13 - 5:48 PM

Cowboys WLB Sean Lee (hamstring) is not expected to play in Week 11 and is in danger of missing "several games."

He won't play against Philadelphia in Week 11, and is unlikely to be back for the Cowboys' Thanksgiving game in Week 12. Lee has battled hamstring problems all season long, and even when he was on the field in recent weeks, he could often be seen limping around. A true difference maker, Lee's absence improves the outlooks for all offenses facing the Cowboys going forward.
Nov 13 - 4:46 PM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett admitted Monday that LT Tyron Smith (groin) and WLB Sean Lee (hamstring) are uncertain to play in Week 11.

Smith and Lee are two of the biggest difference makers on Dallas' roster. Sans Smith in Week 10, the Cowboys coughed up six sacks to Adrian Clayborn and were gashed by Atlanta's offense without Lee on the field. Missing Smith and Lee would be devastating ahead of Sunday's critical division bout with the Eagles.
Nov 13 - 4:16 PM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett does not expect K Dan Bailey (groin) to play Week 11 against the Eagles.

Bailey was expected to miss at least four weeks after picking up a groin injury Week 7 against the 49ers, so this is not a big surprise. The early rule out does suggest he will be at best questionable for the Thanksgiving Day game against the Chargers. Mike Nugent has been filling in with Bailey sidelined.
Nov 13 - 10:13 AM

Jason Witten caught seven passes for 59 yards in Week 10 against the Falcons.

Witten had an expanded role with Dak Prescott checking down and Dez Bryant at less than full health. He had been held under 40 yards the last two weeks. Witten has three touchdowns, but has only one catch in 3-of-9 games.
Nov 12 - 8:05 PM

Cole Beasley caught 2-of-3 targets for 23 yards in Week 10 against the Falcons.

It’s another nondescript game from Beasley, who has been held under four catches in every game. Beasley has done little outside of his two-touchdown Week 9.
Nov 12 - 7:59 PM


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