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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott sharp in limited action    Sat Aug 19, 08:06 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott went 7-of-8 for 106 yards and one touchdown in two series against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, Aug. 19.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers has concussion    Wed Aug 16, 03:35 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers (concussion) is in the NFL' concussion protocol after sustaining a concussion in practice Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Footballguys view: Gathers has been a preseason star this year, so this concussion will knock him off track. We love his stock in dynasty leagues and the former basketball player has upside as a developmental guy. When healthy, Gathers will back up Jason Witten this season.

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  Cowboys | Jaylon Smith ready to make NFL debut    Tue Aug 15, 10:46 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith (knee), who missed all of his rookie season while recovering from a knee injury, will play Saturday, Aug. 19, versus the Indianapolis Colts.

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  Cowboys | Dallas waives two, signs two    Tue Aug 15, 07:27 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Connor Hamlett (fibula, ankle) and WR Javontee Herndon were both waived/injured Tuesday, Aug. 15. Free-agents WR Corey Washington (Chiefs) and TE M.J. McFarland (Cowboys) were signed in corresponding moves.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott appeals suspension    Tue Aug 15, 05:19 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has officially appealed his six-game suspension, according to a source.

Footballguys view: This was the next step in the process. Once Elliott was suspended six games by the NFL we all knew this was going to happen. A hearing must be scheduled within 10 days of the appeal. Many think Elliott could get a reduced sentence (2-3 games) but not an eliminated sentence. Stay tuned.

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  Cowboys | Dallas could use committee to replace Zeke?    Tue Aug 15, 01:04 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris may serve in a committee along with Darren McFadden during Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension, according to ESPN.com's Todd Archer.

Footballguys view: That makes sense, and it doesn't leave a ton for fantasy owners to get excited about. Behind Elliott, guys like Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris and Ronnie Hillman are competing to establish the pecking order. A two- or three-headed RBBC does not have value for fantasy owners in most every league.

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  Cowboys | Justin Durant activated    Mon Aug 14, 08:04 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB Justin Durant (undisclosed) passed his physical Monday, Aug. 14, and has been activated from the Non-Football Injury list.

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  Cowboys | Dallas to use committee in backfield?    Sun Aug 13, 08:10 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden rushed six times for 28 yards in a 13-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 12, but Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com believes McFadden left some yards on the field and thinks the Cowboys could go with a committee approach while RB Ezekiel Elliott is serving his suspension.

Footballguys view: McFadden would likely be the lead back while Elliott is out, but he won't be the only one toting the rock. Earlier reports indicated the team could move on from Alfred Morris, but that might have changed since word of Elliott's suspension. Unlike other backfields (Tennessee springs to mind), there's no stud RB in the waiting behind the starter.

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  Cowboys | Connor Hamlett likely done for the season    Sun Aug 13, 02:55 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Connor Hamlett (fibula, ankle) suffered a fractured fibula and high-ankle sprain versus the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday, Aug. 12.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers scores again    Sun Aug 13, 12:24 AM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers caught four passes for 47 yards and a touchdown, his second of the preseason, in a 13-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, Aug. 12.

Footballguys view: Gathers has great size (6'6") and can box out smaller defenders for the ball. He's scored twice in the preseason so far and the converted basketball player from Baylor is improving his skills on the gridiron. He's behind Jason Witten on the depth chart, so his redraft value is low in 2017. However, Gathers is a dynasty prospect we've always coveted....grab him if he's out there in those formats.

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  Cowboys | Jaylon Smith expected to sit again    Sat Aug 12, 03:43 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith (knee) is not expected to play in the preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, Aug. 12, but is expected to play in the third preseason game.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott to appeal suspension    Fri Aug 11, 03:44 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott and his representatives released a statement announcing their intentions to appeal the six-game suspension handed to him Friday, Aug. 11 for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Elliott's suspension is at six games right now, but his lawyers will work to get that reduced or outright eliminated. If you're drafting this weekend just take Elliott with the idea that he'll miss a month or so of the regular season.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott suspended six games    Fri Aug 11, 12:13 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended six games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, according to a source. Elliott is expected to file an appeal and has three business days to do so, and a hearing must be scheduled within 10 days of receipt of the notice, according to Article 46 of the collective bargaining agreement.

Footballguys view: Elliott will appeal, but we should proceed as if this will stand. He falls to a value anywhere from late second to fourth round. You'll only get him for six games in the fantasy regular season, but you can draft at running back to compensate for his absence and bank an extra first-round talent outside of the first, a huge advantage if you can sneak into the playoffs. It's a risky but bold strategy.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott suspension expected    Fri Aug 11, 09:29 AM

Updating an ongoing story, Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is expected to be suspended, as one league source characterized the suspension as 'definite.' NFL Network's Jane Slater has also heard the length is closer to the six-game benchmark.

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  Cowboys | James Hanna out with groin injury    Thu Aug 10, 09:47 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE James Hanna (groin) did not practice Thursday, Aug. 10, because of a groin injury.

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  Cowboys | Tyrone Crawford in walking boot    Thu Aug 10, 05:49 PM

Dallas Cowboys Tyrone Crawford (ankle) is expected to spend the next few days in a walking boot after suffering a right ankle post lateral sprain.

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  Cowboys | Sean Lee injured Thursday    Thu Aug 10, 05:20 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (hamstring) left practice with a strained hamstring Thursday, Aug. 10. The injury is not believed to be serious, but the Cowboys will be cautious with it. Addtionally, TE James Hanna (groin) did not practice due to a strained groin, while CB Chidobe Awuzie (ankle) appeared to hurt his sore ankle.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott decision coming Friday?    Thu Aug 10, 05:13 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott could find out whether or not he is disciplined by the NFL as early as Friday, Aug. 11, according to a source.

Footballguys view: We have expected some sort of suspension for Elliot for some time. That it's dragged this long has to be irking Jerry Jones, almost as much as it is irking Elliot's Fantasy GMs. Elliot is one of the top running backs in fantasy, and really that won't change regardless of suspension. But if you draft him before we find out what the suspension is, make sure you have a backup for the first few weeks just in case.

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  Cowboys | Brice Butler has sprained foot    Thu Aug 10, 05:00 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Brice Butler (foot) recently suffered a sprained foot. The Cowboys are further evaluating the injury.

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  Cowboys | Brice Butler to miss a few days    Thu Aug 10, 11:19 AM

Dallas Cowboys WR Brice Butler (foot) is expected to miss a few days with his injury, but it's not expected to be serious.

Footballguys view: Butler is so far down the depth chart that every missed snap is going to make it harder for him to break out. Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley are all well ahead of him, and now guys like Quincy McDuffie, Noah Brown and Andy Jones have a shot to leapfrog him. None are really fantasy relevant barring injury, but it's the time of year where we earmark "just in case" guys and Butler may slip enough to fall off that list.

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  Cowboys | Brice Butler suffers injury    Wed Aug 9, 09:56 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Brice Butler (foot) suffered a foot injury during practice Wednesday, Aug. 9.

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  Cowboys | Taco Charlton limited Wednesday    Wed Aug 9, 09:41 PM

Dallas Cowboys DE Taco Charlton (undisclosed) was limited to individual drills during practice Wednesday, Aug. 9, because he was dealing with some tightness.

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  Cowboys | Tyron Smith misses practice    Wed Aug 9, 08:16 PM

Dallas Cowboys OT Tyron Smith (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 9, because of back stiffness. Head coach Jason Garrett said he is not sure if Smith will practice Thursday, Aug. 10.

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  Cowboys | More on Tyrone Crawford's injury    Tue Aug 8, 11:12 PM

Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys DE Tyrone Crawford (ankle) suffered a lateral ankle sprain during practice Tuesday, Aug. 8, and X-rays on the ankle were negative, according to a source. There is no timetable for Crawford's return, but he could sit out until the start of the regular season.

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  Cowboys | Tyrone Crawford injury update    Tue Aug 8, 09:33 PM

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys DE Tyrone Crawford (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during practice Tuesday, Aug. 8. He is scheduled to undergo X-rays, but the injury may not be as serious as it first appeared.

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  Cowboys | Tyrone Crawford carted off    Tue Aug 8, 08:53 PM

Dallas Cowboys DE Tyrone Crawford (undisclosed) was carted off the field after suffering an undisclosed injury during practice Tuesday, Aug. 8.

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  Cowboys | Jaylon Smith will play in preseason    Tue Aug 8, 04:18 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith (knee) will play this preseason, according to head coach Jason Garrett, but no decision has been made as to whether or not he will play this week.

Footballguys view: It will be good to see Smith back on the football field. He was likely to be a top-5 pick in the 2016 NFL draft before a devastating knee injury in Notre Dame's bowl game. Smith fell to the Cowboys as a project player in the second round of the draft last year. He missed his entire rookie season due to this injury but is now set to return to the field.

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  Cowboys | Jaylon Smith's status uncertain vs. LAR    Mon Aug 7, 09:44 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith (knee) is healthy enough to play in the preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, Aug. 12, but team will not decide on his status until later in the week.

Footballguys view: However you slice, Smith's rehab from a devastating knee injury is going well. The amount he can contribute this year is still up in the air, and he hasn't gotten through the rigors of a regular season game yet, but the Cowboys have to be thrilled with his progress. He's a solid IDP sleeper for later in your drafts.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers finds end zone    Thu Aug 3, 11:55 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers caught three passes for 59 yards and a touchdown in a 20-18 win over the Arizona Cardinals in the Hall of Fame game Thursday, Aug. 3.

Footballguys view: Gathers is a basketball convert who hadn't played football since eighth grade. He is still a bit stiff, but Gathers is massive and he can run, jump, and catch the ball very well for his size. Jason Witten is still holding down the tight end spot for Dallas, but Gathers is a dynasty stash for 2018 and beyond.

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  Cowboys | Jaylon Smith not expected to play    Thu Aug 3, 07:38 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith (knee) is not expected to play in the preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, Aug. 3, even though he is in uniform during pregame warmups, according to a source.

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  Cowboys | Tyron Smith bothered by back    Wed Aug 2, 02:46 AM

Dallas Cowboys OT Tyron Smith (back) missed his second consecutive practice Tuesday, Aug. 1, due to tightness in his back. Head coach Jason Garrett indicated the team doesn't believe it to be a long-term issue, but Smith did miss time last season with a bad back.

Footballguys view: Smith is the anchor of this excellent line. They lost two starters in the offseason, so if the Cowboys have less availability from Smith, the once elite line might only be very good.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott to see more work as receiver?    Tue Aug 1, 10:07 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will continue to remain the focus of the offense, but it might come in different ways, according to QB Dak Prescott.

Footballguys view: Elliott's receiving stats are responsible for part of the gap between him and LeVeon Bell and David Johnson at the top of drafts. While a possible suspension is making his ADP fall slightly, if Elliott gets more work in the passing game, it can make up for the possible loss of value.

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  Cowboys | Jaylon Smith unlikely to play Thursday    Tue Aug 1, 04:18 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith (knee) is not expected to play Thursday, Aug. 3, against the Arizona Cardinals, according to owner Jerry Jones.

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  Cowboys | Chaz Green sidelined    Mon Jul 31, 07:26 PM

Dallas Cowboys OT Chaz Green (shoulder) is expected to be sidelined for about a week because of a shoulder injury, according to head coach Jason Garrett.

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  Cowboys | IR trip for Zac Dysert    Mon Jul 31, 05:50 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Zac Dysert (back) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, July 31, after recently being waived/injured.

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  Cowboys | No Ezekiel Elliott decision this week    Mon Jul 31, 04:56 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's fate is expected to remain undetermined this week, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The NFL will make you hurry up and wait. Some around the team feel that a 1-or-2 game suspension is looking for the superstar running back. Commissioner Roger Goodell is awaiting the final investigatory work from four outside advisers.

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  Cowboys | Two Dallas defenders out    Sun Jul 30, 04:26 PM

Dallas Cowboys DE David Irving (ankle) and CB Jourdan Lewis (hamstring) will not participate in practice Sunday, July 30, because of injuries they suffered during practice Saturday, July 29. Head coach Jason Garrett said both players are considered day-to-day.

Footballguys view: Irving is a key player on the defensive line with pass rush ability from tackle and end, but he will be suspended for the first four games. Lewis has a chance to be the team's slot corner, but as a rookie he needs every rep in practice to have a real chance to make an early impact.

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  Cowboys | Jaylon Smith back on the field    Sun Jul 30, 04:26 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith (knee) will participate in practice Sunday, July 30. It will be the first time that Smith has practiced in full pads in consecutive days.

Footballguys view: All signs are pointing Smith being a contributor to the team this year. He might not be a starter or able to play a full complement of snaps yet, but this is great news considering the unknowns hanging over Smith when the Cowboys took him in the second round last year.

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  Cowboys | Rod Smith working ahead of Alfred Morris    Sun Jul 30, 03:12 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Rod Smith continues to work ahead of Alfred Morris as the third running back, according to ESPN's Todd Archer.

Footballguys view: Morris seems to be on the roster bubble, and unlike Smith, he can't contribute at fullback. If Ezekiel Elliott doesn't get suspended, Morris is more likely to be on the outside looking in when the season begins.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott met with league officials    Sun Jul 30, 08:15 AM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott met with NFL officials within the last month regarding the league's year-long investigation into multiple incidents involving him, according to owner Jerry Jones. It remains uncertain if Elliott will be punished in any way, although two people who have seen the report submitted by the NFL to the NFLPA claim there were no recommendations made for disciplinary action.

Footballguys view: Expectations range from 1-2 games to 6-8 games in a worst-case scenario. The Cowboys signing of Ronnie Hillman isn't the most encouraging sign, but Hillman is more camp depth than a threat to Darren McFadden's hold on the backup job.

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  Cowboys | Ryan Switzer to miss HOF game    Sat Jul 29, 11:05 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Ryan Switzer (hamstring) isn't expected to play in the Hall of Fame game Thursday, Aug. 3.

Footballguys view: Switzer has great run-after-the-catch ability and he can make defenders miss in the open field. He's working to impress as a potential slot receiver and return man.

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  Cowboys | Two Dallas players missing practice    Sat Jul 29, 05:52 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Ryan Switzer (hamstring) and DT Maliek Collins (hip) are not participating in practice Saturday, July 29, and are considered day-to-day.

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  Cowboys | Luke McCown financial details    Sat Jul 29, 08:21 AM

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys QB Luke McCown's one-year minimum contract is worth $250,000. The deal includes a signing bonus of $80,000 and $170,000 guarantees on his base.

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  Cowboys | Dallas signs Javontee Herndon    Sat Jul 29, 12:44 AM

The Dallas Cowboys signed free-agent WR Javontee Herndon (Chargers) Friday, July 28.

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  Cowboys | Dallas agrees to terms with Luke McCown    Fri Jul 28, 09:23 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with free-agent QB Luke McCown (Saints) Friday, July 28, according to McCown's agent.

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  Cowboys | Jahad Thomas waived/injured    Fri Jul 28, 08:37 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Jahad Thomas (undisclosed) was waived/injured Friday, July 28.

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  Cowboys | Damontre Moore receives suspension    Fri Jul 28, 04:22 PM

Dallas Cowboys DE Damontre Moore has been suspended for the first two games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Footballguys view: Moore has been a disappointment for basically his whole career and this doesn't represent a change to that trend. The Cowboys now have three players on the defensive line that will be suspended for at least two games this year.

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  Cowboys | Ryan Switzer injures hamstring    Thu Jul 27, 09:27 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Ryan Switzer (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury Thursday, July 27, but he said the injury isn't something he is 'too concerned about.'

Footballguys view: You never want to see rookies miss practice time in camp, but it doesn't sound like this will keep Switzer sidelined for long. He is trying to take some of the slot receiver role from Cole Beasley, who had a hamstring issue of his own this offseason.

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  Cowboys | Ronnie Hillman joins Dallas    Thu Jul 27, 08:22 AM

Free-agent RB Ronnie Hillman (Chargers) will sign with the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, July 27, according to a source.

Footballguys view: This definitely points to concerns within the Dallas organization that Ezekiel Elliott will miss some game time. Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris are likely your starters in his stead, though, and Hillman has been an epic disappointment since leaving Denver. We wouldn't pull the trigger on him unless the previously mentioned backs get hurt.

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  Cowboys | Zac Dysert out for season    Thu Jul 27, 12:53 AM

Dallas Cowboys QB Zac Dysert (back) is expected to be out for the season after undergoing surgery Wednesday, July 26, to fix a herniated disc in his back, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Did you feel a chill down your spine, Cowboys fan? Did you flash back to when Cowboys quarterbacks were dropping like flies in the Texas heat? Luckily you still have Kellen Moore, rookie Cooper Rush and some dude named Dak Prescott. Currently, Prescott--you know, the only one here who really matters--has an overall ADP of 86 and is a borderline QB2, coming off the board as the No. 12 quarterback in early drafting.

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