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  Cowboys | Several players waived    Tue Sep 1, 04:04 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Michael Hill (undisclosed) was waived/injured Tuesday, Sept. 1. WRs Antwan Goodley and David Porter and TE Brandon Barden were also waived.

Footballguys view: That doesn't clear anything up in the backfield, which will still be a RBBC as far as we can see, and potentially one with little consistent fantasy value.

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  Cowboys | Orlando Scandrick placed on IR    Tue Sep 1, 03:17 PM

Dallas Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick (knee) was placed on the season-ending Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Sept. 1. Scandrick underwent surgery Friday, Aug. 25.

Footballguys view: As expected, but this puts a huge dent in the secondary for the Cowboys. Starting Branden Carr and Morris Claiborne is not how they wanted to start the season. We see the unit as a low-end No. 2 defense or part of a committee.

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  Cowboys | Rolando McClain activated    Mon Aug 31, 05:19 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB Rolando McClain (knee) was activated from the Phyiscally Unable to Perform list Monday, Aug. 31, and can begin practicing.

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  Cowboys | Dallas not pursuing Fred Jackson?    Mon Aug 31, 05:00 PM

Free-agent RB Fred Jackson (Bills) probably won't be pursued by the Dallas Cowboys, according to ESPNDallas.com's Todd Archer.

Footballguys view: That's.....odd. The Cowboys don't have a back that is really standing out this preseason, and a veteran like Jackson could help.

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  Cowboys | Phil Bates cut    Mon Aug 31, 03:29 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Phil Bates was released Monday, Aug. 31.

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  Cowboys | Dallas not in on Fred Jackson    Mon Aug 31, 11:46 AM

Free-agent RB Fred Jackson (Bills) isn't drawing interest from the Dallas Cowboys, who may be interested in a different running back.

Footballguys view: The report says "for now" and that's the key phrase to focus in on. Jackson can still play, and there should be more than one team interested in adding the veteran back.

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  Cowboys | Joseph Randle part of committee?    Fri Aug 28, 10:06 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle will share reps with RB Darren McFadden and RB Lance Dunbar because the Cowboys 'intend to take a committee approach,' according to Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Footballguys view: The Cowboys are a mess in the backfield and really it's 'pick your poison' time in Big D. If you must take someone here, Randle is your guy and he should make a decent RB2 or RB3, but we're concerned how the carries are going to split, so he lacks stability.

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  Cowboys | Dez Bryant likely will sit out    Fri Aug 28, 03:55 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hamstring) likely will be held out of the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, according to owner/general manager Jerry Jones. Bryant probably will miss the final preseason game as well since the starters usually do not play.

Footballguys view: Bryant doesn't need the work and he remains a solid WR1 in all formats. We'd rather see him get his hamstring right than throw him into a meaningless game and risk more injury.

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  Cowboys | Dez Bryant increasing reps    Thu Aug 27, 11:53 AM

Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hamstring) has continued to increase his repetitions in practice and had two touchdowns in one-on-one drills Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Footballguys view: Bryant remains near the top of our elite WR1s and we expect big things from him this season. We're not sold on the ground game, so we actually expect more passing this season and Bryant will be the main beneficiary of that.

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  Cowboys | Darren McFadden practices fully    Thu Aug 27, 02:56 AM

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (neck) returned to practice in full Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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  Cowboys | Darren McFadden expects to practice    Wed Aug 26, 04:39 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (neck, shoulder) said he expects to participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, after being limited Tuesday, Aug. 25, because of neck and shoulder soreness.

Footballguys view: Man alive, McFadden lacks the durability to even get a little work without coming away banged up. He's actually practiced and played for the Cowboys, but not without soreness. McFadden believes he will be able to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.

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  Cowboys | Orlando Scandrick will have surgery    Wed Aug 26, 03:32 PM

Dallas Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick (knee) will have surgery on his torn anterior cruciate ligament in the Dallas area.

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  Cowboys | Orlando Scandrick tore MCL as well    Wed Aug 26, 08:22 AM

Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick (knee) tore the medial collateral ligament along with the anterior cruciate ligament. His season is over.

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  Cowboys | Orlando Scandrick has torn ACL    Wed Aug 26, 12:32 AM

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee Tuesday, Aug. 25. An MRI confirmed the injury.

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  Cowboys | Orlando Scandrick carted off    Tue Aug 25, 11:24 PM

Dallas Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick (knee) was carted off the field in practice Tuesday, Aug. 25, and the early fears are that he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Footballguys view: This could be a brutal loss for the Dallas defense. Byron Jones will be forced to step up, but he's coming off an injury as well. We'll watch this carefully.

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  Cowboys | None of Dallas RBs standing out    Mon Aug 24, 09:10 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle had seven carries for 30 yards in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 23, against the San Francisco 49ers, while RB Darren McFadden had three totes for just four yards. RB Lance Dunbar didn't have a run from scrimmage, and managed just two grabs for three yards. 'We didn't run the ball very well,' head coach Jason Garrett said. 'Obviously we were trying to control the line of scrimmage and didn't do a very good job of that.' The team was also playing without three starters along the offensive line, so that needs to be taken into account.

Footballguys view: This is taking the shine off the "anyone can be a RB2 behind that offensive line" talk. It's only the preseason, and the games don't count--but this news item does matter. We'd like to see one guy emerge from the pack, and that should be Randle. It would comfort fantasy owners if he looked good entering the season.

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Joseph Randle player page


  Cowboys | Brandon Weeden suffers injury    Mon Aug 24, 07:28 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Brandon Weeden (concussion) suffered a concussion in the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 23, according to owner/general manager Jerry Jones.

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  Cowboys | Dez Bryant misses game    Mon Aug 24, 02:29 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hamstring) did not play against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Aug. 23, as he continues to nurse a hamstring injury.

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  Cowboys | Sean Lee out Sunday    Mon Aug 24, 02:26 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (knee) did not play versus the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Aug. 23.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten doesn't play    Mon Aug 24, 02:21 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (undisclosed) did not play Sunday, Aug. 23, against the San Francisco 49ers.

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  Cowboys | Quiet debut for Darren McFadden    Sun Aug 23, 11:55 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden had three carries for four yards and caught a pass for three yards in two series in a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Aug. 23.

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  Cowboys | Short night for Tony Romo    Sun Aug 23, 09:45 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo played three snaps in a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Aug. 23, completing one pass.

Footballguys view: That's a brief appearance, but it's not a big deal. We'll see more from Romo (four snaps?) in the dress rehearsal for the regular season. Week 3 of the preseason is always a time where starters play about a half.

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  Cowboys | Joseph Randle won't suit up    Sun Aug 23, 07:13 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle (oblique) won't play in a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Aug. 23.

Footballguys view: Randle practiced after aggravating the injury earlier this week, so it sounds like this is only precautionary and might even be a sign of the team treating him like an entrenched starter.

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  Cowboys | Darren McFadden to start Sunday    Sun Aug 23, 07:07 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden will start at running back in a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Aug. 23.

Footballguys view: McFadden has been under the radar battling a hamstring injury for most of the preseason, but a strong performance tonight could be a shot across Joseph Randle's bow to have the upper hand in the Cowboys' backfield. Just staying healthy for the whole game will be good for his flagging ADP.

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  Cowboys | Byron Jones hopes to return soon    Fri Aug 21, 06:00 PM

Dallas Cowboys CB Byron Jones (shoulder) said he hopes to return to practice at some point next week.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar to undergo more tests     Fri Aug 21, 05:51 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (concussion) said he needs to pass more tests before he is cleared to play in the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 23. He participated in practice Friday, Aug. 21, and did not have any problems.

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  Cowboys | Sean Lee unsure of status    Fri Aug 21, 05:46 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (knee) said he is not sure if he will play in the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 23. Lee has been working with the first-team defense during practice.

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  Cowboys | Dallas expected to have top RBs Sunday    Fri Aug 21, 05:33 PM

Dallas Cowboys RBs Joseph Randle (oblique), Darren McFadden (hamstring) and Lance Dunbar (ankle) are all expected to receive some playing time during the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 23, according to owner/general manager Jerry Jones.

Footballguys view: This is quick turnaround for Randle after reportedly aggravating his oblique injury yesterday, This will be our first simulation of this new look Dallas backfield, and we'll be watching closely.

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Joseph Randle player page


  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar practices    Fri Aug 21, 03:15 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (concussion) participated in practice Friday, Aug. 21, after missing the previous two practices because of a concussion.

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  Cowboys | Lance Dunbar will play Sunday    Fri Aug 21, 08:21 AM

Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (ankle) will play in the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 23, but he won't play a lot.

Footballguys view: Dunbar escaped a serious injury, but the team appears to be erring on the side of being cautious with their scatback.

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  Cowboys | Joseph Randle aggravated injury    Fri Aug 21, 08:21 AM

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle (oblique) aggravated his oblique injury Thursday, Aug. 20, and is doubtful for the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 23.

Footballguys view: Randle needs to get on the field next week to test his injury before the season starts or he could be more likely to aggravate the injury again early in the regular. This isn't a debilitating injury that could cost Randle a long stretch of missed time, but it could affect his quality of play if it lingers.

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  Cowboys | Lache Seastrunk had trouble with plays    Thu Aug 20, 09:36 PM

Free-agent RB Lache Seastrunk (Cowboys) frustrated the Dallas Cowboys with his inability to stick to the plays that were called.

Footballguys view: There were times when he clearly made some ill-conceived decisions, missing holes and running into tacklers when he had open space. He may get another shot if someone gets hurt over the next few weeks, but only as depth. He has no fantasy relevance.

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  Cowboys | Joseph Randle leaves practice    Thu Aug 20, 07:34 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle (oblique) left practice early Thursday, Aug. 20.

Footballguys view: Getting clarity on this backfield is no easy task to begin with. Add in the injuries and running back by committee and this looks like a backfield to avoid. Randle had the most potential as an RB3, Darren McFadden looks more like a RB4 or RB5 and Lance Dunbar is no better than an RB6. It's a big mess and your best bet is to pick a poison and hope. We'd look for a better situation.

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  Cowboys | Dallas to use running-back-by-committee?    Thu Aug 20, 07:31 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden hinted that the Cowboys will use a running-back-by-committee approach this season, mainly between he and RB Joseph Randle. 'You know the competitor in me definitely wants to be the No. 1 guy that goes out there. But at the same time, it's like, man, you know we're going to split carries. So whoever goes out there or goes out there second -- I just know whenever I do get a chance to get the ball in my hands, I'm going to go out there and go 110%,' McFadden said.

Footballguys view: It looked early on like Joseph Randle had the most potential and could be a low end RB2 or RB3, but this definitely clouds the issue. Darren McFadden looks more like a RB4 or RB5 and Lance Dunbar is no better than an RB6. While any back might be able to succeed behind this line, a committee gives us the chills. Unless you have a free roster spot for Randle, we'd avoid this potential mess.

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Joseph Randle player page


  Cowboys | Tony Romo missing practice    Thu Aug 20, 07:17 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is not practicing Thursday, Aug. 20.

Footballguys view: No worries here, as they are just repeating the process they had last season, which was successful in preserving him late in the season. Romo is a solid QB1 this year and we expect him to have to pass more given the mess that is his backfield.

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  Cowboys | Several roster moves made    Thu Aug 20, 07:00 PM

Free-agent WR Phil Bates (Browns), undrafted free-agent WR Edmond Gates (Abilen Christian) and free-agent LB Dakorey Johnson (Seahawks) signed with the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Aug. 20. WRs Deontay Greenberry and Reggie Dunn and CB Brandon Smith were waived.

Footballguys view: None of these players are terribly significant, and it's really just the beginning of cuts.

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Deontay Greenberry player page


  Cowboys | Lache Seastrunk waived    Thu Aug 20, 06:05 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Lache Seastrunk was waived Thursday, Aug. 20.

Footballguys view: Seastrunk was awful during the camp and might have a hard time catching on elsewhere. This doesn't clarify a messy backfield though, and we still have a lot of doubts. Joseph Randle is the best bet as a shaky RB3, but we have no idea how this RBBC will play out.

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Lache Seastrunk player page


  Cowboys | Zack Martin expected to be fine    Wed Aug 19, 04:50 PM

Dallas Cowboys OG Zack Martin (neck) is not believed to be dealing with a long-term injury after he suffered a stinger during practice Tuesday, Aug. 18. Martin likely will miss the rest of practice this week and probably will not play in the second preseason game.

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  Cowboys | Lance Dunbar plagued by fumbles    Wed Aug 19, 01:59 AM

Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar was replaced in practice Tuesday, Aug. 18, after he fumbled. He has had trouble with fumbling during training camp and the preseason.

Footballguys view: Dunbar has to turn that around if he wants to earn a role as a change-of-pace back behind Joseph Randle.

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  Cowboys | Darren McFadden taking 1st-team reps    Tue Aug 18, 09:23 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden was taking first-team repetitions Monday, Aug. 17. McFadden dominated one-on-one pass drills, impressing owner/general manager Jerry Jones, 'McFadden hit that thing for the first time up in there and showed some real stuff, and he sure showed some real burst in a couple of drills where they weren't just full tackling,' Jones raved Tuesday morning. 'Boy, if we can keep him out there, he'll tear their you know what up.'

Footballguys view: Yes, it's actually news when McFadden practices. If healthy, he could push Joseph Randle for the starting job....but we're not expecting that. McFadden is a talented backup for Randle in our eyes. We'll see if he can do anything to change our mind.

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  Cowboys | Barry Church working on conditioning    Tue Aug 18, 07:48 PM

Dallas Cowboys SS Barry Church (ribs) came out to the field in full pads Tuesday, Aug. 18, be he is working on conditioning.

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  Cowboys | Dez Bryant in full pads    Tue Aug 18, 06:48 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hamstring) is wearing full pads at practice Tuesday, Aug. 18. It is unclear whether Bryant will go through practice or rehabilitation.

Footballguys view: Bryant is one of the most determined players in the league. We're sure the Cowboys will be safe with their superstar receiver.

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  Cowboys | Orlando Scandrick practicing    Tue Aug 18, 06:46 PM

Dallas Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick (knee) is wearing pads for practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.

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  Cowboys | Sean Lee not in pads for practice    Tue Aug 18, 06:42 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (undisclosed) is not wearing pads at practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.

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  Cowboys | Corey White misses walk-through    Tue Aug 18, 06:33 PM

Dallas Cowboys CB Corey White (undisclosed) didn't take part in the morning walk-through Tuesday, Aug. 18.

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  Cowboys | Cole Beasley added to injured list    Tue Aug 18, 06:29 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (Achilles') was added to the injured list Tuesday, Aug. 18, with a sore Achilles'.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners in deeper leagues should be keeping an eye on this situation. Beasley can make plays as the Cowboys slot receiver when healthy. He's going undrafted, but he could be a player on your waiver-wire speed dial later this year.

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  Cowboys | Tony Romo practicing for 4th straight day    Tue Aug 18, 06:14 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo will practice for the fourth consecutive day Tuesday, Aug. 18, despite not taking part in the morning walk-through. It is the first time since 2013 Romo has practiced four straight days.

Footballguys view: That is something to note! Romo will get some days off here and there in an effort to keep him fresh. Four days in a row is a big deal for him, and it gives us an idea of his health status.

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  Cowboys | Cole Beasley limited    Tue Aug 18, 04:49 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (Achilles') was limited in practice Tuesday, Aug. 18, with a sore Achilles' tendon.

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  Cowboys | Gavin Escobar doesn't participate    Tue Aug 18, 04:41 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (head) left practice Monday, Aug. 17, with a head injury, and did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 18. Escobar will go through the concussion protocol, according to head coach Jason Garrett.

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  Cowboys | Darren McFadden barely used    Mon Aug 17, 09:29 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden got two team repetitions Monday, Aug. 17, with both plays being pass plays. McFadden looked good in pass protection.

Footballguys view: Well, it is news when McFadden actually practices. These are the first two reps McFadden has been able to have in training camp. If healthy, he could push Joseph Randle for the starting job. The "if healthy" part being the key words.

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