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  Cowboys | Sean Lee expects to play    Thu Aug 22, 06:13 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (knee) has participated in the last three practices and expects to play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 24.

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  Cowboys | Amari Cooper has intrinsic muscle strain    Thu Aug 22, 04:26 PM

Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (foot) is dealing with an intrinsic muscle strain in his foot as opposed to plantar fasciitis, according to Mickey Spagnola of the team's website.

Footballguys view: Either way, it is something that could be a nagging issue that affects his play, or it could be nothing. It does give you a little pause if you are taking Cooper in the third round and makes Michael Gallup more attractive in the second half of the draft.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott wants to be highest-paid RB?    Thu Aug 22, 02:09 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott reportedly received a contract extension offer from the team that would make him one of the two highest-paid running backs in the league, according to a source.

Footballguys view: This is probably put out there by the team to make their offer look good, but Elliott thinks he deserves more if he didn't accept the deal. The nitty gritty is coming in the next two weeks, we'll see who blinks first. Tony Pollard's value will keep rising in the meantime.

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Ezekiel Elliott player page


  Cowboys | Dallas hopes two DL will be ready for opener    Wed Aug 21, 05:50 PM

Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence (shoulder) and DT Tyrone Crawford (hip) hopefully will be ready to play Week 1, according to head coach Jason Garrett.

Footballguys view: Lawrence said he has been playing with the shoulder when it was injured to downplay worries about Week 1. He should be ready to face the Giants.

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Tyrone Crawford player page
Demarcus Lawrence player page


  Cowboys | Brandon Knight practicing    Wed Aug 21, 05:47 PM

Dallas Cowboys OT Brandon Knight (foot) returned to practice this week after missing the first two preseason games because of a torn plantar fascia.

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  Cowboys | Other extensions not imminent in Big D?    Tue Aug 20, 06:19 PM

Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday, Aug. 20, is doesn't feel like there's any real movement on contract extensions for QB Dak Prescott, RB Ezekiel Elliott or WR Amari Cooper, according to David Helman of DallasCowboys.com. Jones added things could move fast.

Footballguys view: The Cowboys have some big-money deals to hand out, and they are dragging their feet at this time...at least with these three players. On Tuesday, the Cowboys signed LB Jaylon Smith to a new five-year, $64 million extension. We'll see if there's movement on any of the 'big 3' in the near future.

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Amari Cooper player page
Ezekiel Elliott player page
Dak Prescott player page


  Cowboys | Jaylon Smith staying put in Dallas    Tue Aug 20, 03:47 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith agreed to terms on an undisclosed 'long-term' contract extension with the team Tuesday, Aug. 20.

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  Cowboys | Back still bothering Tyron Smith    Tue Aug 20, 12:14 PM

Dallas Cowboys OT Tyron Smith (back) isn't practicing Tuesday, Aug. 20, due to continuing stiffness and soreness in his back. Head coach Jason Garrett, though, said he doesn't believe that it will be a long-term or serious issue.

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  Cowboys | Two Cowboys coming off PUP    Tue Aug 20, 11:09 AM

Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence (shoulder) and DT Tyrone Crawford (hip) are expected to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Footballguys view: Good news for Lawrence (and Crawford) here. The plan all along was to ease Lawrence into action so they could have him ready for the start of the regular season. That plan is on track.

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Tyrone Crawford player page
Demarcus Lawrence player page


  Cowboys | DeMarcus Lawrence expected to return soon    Mon Aug 19, 03:50 PM

Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence (shoulder) is expected to be activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list soon.

Footballguys view: Lawrence was always expected back before the start of the regular season. He's expected to be limited for a little while, but he's on track to return in time for Week 1.

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Demarcus Lawrence player page


  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott continues Mexico workouts    Mon Aug 19, 01:50 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is continuing to work out at a 'great facility' in Cabo San Lucas, according to agent Rocky Arceneaux. There has been no real activity on contract negotiations.

Footballguys view: Hopefully Elliott is staying away from the LenDale White diet of tequila shots down there in Cabo. In all seriousness, reports from ESPN's Adam Schefter indicate that Elliott is in the best shape of his life. The two sides are not close in contract negotiations, but things can and do change quickly in the NFL. Stay tuned.

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  Cowboys | Jason Witten dealt with jitters    Sun Aug 18, 02:44 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten said he experienced some jitters Saturday, Aug. 17, as he made his return to live action for the first time since ending his one-year retirement. Witten caught one pass for 10 yards in the Cowboys' preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams. 'A year away from the game, all the work to get back here since March, getting in shape, getting your body ready, having an opportunity, I know I've got a lot to prove,' Witten said. 'It wasn't perfect. I thought we're on schedule with the things I want to work on. Able to get a third-down conversion. Dak showed he had the confidence on that. Some of the other things in the passing game, running game, I felt good with. It's always tricky when you're coming back out here ... so the jitters were real. A lot of work to get back to here, but it felt good.'

Footballguys view: It's...interesting a veteran like Witten would deal with jitters. He's got a ton of experience and should shake off any nervous feelings quickly.

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  Cowboys | Tyron Smith dealing with back pain    Sun Aug 18, 10:17 AM

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys OT Tyron Smith (back) did not travel to Hawaii to play in the team's preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams because of minor back stiffness.

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  Cowboys | Cameron Fleming expected to play LT    Fri Aug 16, 06:30 PM

Dallas Cowboys OT Cameron Fleming is expected to start at left tackle in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 17, since OT Tyron Smith (back) has been ruled out.

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  Cowboys | Amari Cooper may play in preseason    Fri Aug 16, 03:08 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (heel) is dealing with a heel muscle strain but could play at some point during the preseason.

Footballguys view: Earlier reports said Cooper (heel) is dealing with plantar fascia irritation, but he will be fine. If he's going to play at some point in the preseason then that's a good sign about this injury. Now, the Cowboys just need to find a way to get the veteran receiver a new contract.

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Amari Cooper player page


  Cowboys | Tyron Smith, Zack Smith missing game    Fri Aug 16, 01:58 PM

Dallas Cowboys OT Tyron Smith (rest) and OG Zack Martin will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 17, against the Los Angeles Rams in Honolulu. Martin has been dealing with a back issue while the Cowboys elected not to subject Smith to the long flight to and from Hawaii.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott staying in game shape    Thu Aug 15, 02:38 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's weight is in the low 220s, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Thursday, Aug. 15. It's Elliott's lowest weight since his rookie year, a source adds. Elliott remains away from the team during a contract holdout but will be ready to play as soon as he signs.

Footballguys view: It sounds like being out of shape because of an extended holdout is not a worry for Elliott.

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Ezekiel Elliott player page


  Cowboys | Jerry Jones says contract talks could go into season    Tue Aug 13, 08:46 PM

Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday, Aug. 13, he's willing to continue contract negotiations with QB Dak Prescott, RB Ezekiel Elliott and WR Amari Cooper in the regular season.

Footballguys view: This is not what the players wanted to hear or what Fantasy GMs targeting these guys wanted to hear...specifically fantasy players who want Elliott in the first round. We'll continue to be optimistic in this situation on all three players, and hopefully something shakes out in the near future.

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Amari Cooper player page
Ezekiel Elliott player page
Dak Prescott player page


  Cowboys | Amari Cooper dealing with plantar fascia irritation    Tue Aug 13, 06:28 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (heel) is dealing with plantar fascia irritation, according to a source who adds 'he'll be fine.'

Footballguys view: It's a minor injury and summed up as an irritation. Cooper will be managed in preseason when he returns but he should be good to go for Week 1 of the regular season.

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Amari Cooper player page


  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott return for opener a coin flip?    Tue Aug 13, 02:58 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's return in time for the season opener against the New York Giants may have no better than a 50-50 proposition, according to comments made by CBS Sports color analyst Tony Romo.

Footballguys view: Elliott is a risky first-round pick at this time. We have confidence the two sides will find a way to get something done. Stay tuned.

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Ezekiel Elliott player page


  Cowboys | Amari Cooper injury not long term    Tue Aug 13, 12:20 PM

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (heel) has missed six consecutive practices with a a heel injury as of Tuesday, Aug. 13, but the team does not believe it will be a long-term injury.

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  Cowboys | Two TEs dealing with injuries    Mon Aug 12, 08:29 PM

Dallas Cowboys TEs Blake Jarwin (foot) and Dalton Schultz (ankle) have been sidelined because of injuries.

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Dalton Schultz player page


  Cowboys | Travis Frederick feeling good    Mon Aug 12, 08:28 PM

Dallas Cowboys C Travis Frederick (illness) played nine snaps during the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 10, and said he felt good. He is expected to receive more playing time in the next two preseason games.

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  Cowboys | Amari Cooper still sidelined    Mon Aug 12, 04:21 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (heel) is getting closer to returning and not dealing with a long-term issue in regards to his heel injury, according to head coach Jason Garrett, who emphasized to reporters the team does not want to rush him back.

Footballguys view: Cooper is considered day-to-day with this minor heel injury. The team should keep him out of preseason action until he's 100 percent.

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  Cowboys | Cedrick Wilson helped off field    Sun Aug 11, 09:58 AM

Dallas Cowboys WR Cedrick Wilson (undisclosed) was helped off the field after sustaining an illegal hit from San Francisco 49ers FS Adrian Colbert Saturday, Aug. 10. He was disqualified from returning to the game as a precaution.

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  Cowboys | Luke Gifford suffers serious ankle sprain    Sun Aug 11, 01:16 AM

Dallas Cowboys LB Luke Gifford (ankle) sustained a 'significant ankle sprain,' according to team owner Jerry Jones, during the preseason game versus the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, Aug. 10.

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  Cowboys | Ankle injury for Luke Gifford    Sat Aug 10, 10:45 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB Luke Gifford (ankle) exited the preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers with an ankle injury Saturday, Aug. 10, and is unlikely to return.

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  Cowboys | Brandon Knight expected to miss game    Fri Aug 9, 07:41 PM

Dallas Cowboys OG Brandon Knight (foot) suffered a foot injury during practice Thursday, Aug. 8, and likely will not be available for the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 10.

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  Cowboys | Amari Cooper remains sidelined    Thu Aug 8, 07:16 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (heel) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 8, and has missed the last five practices.

Footballguys view: Cooper remains sidelined but there's zero rush to get him out there...especially when the team is still trying to work out a long-term deal. Reports indicate the Cowboys have made a 'significant' offer but nothing has been agreed to yet.

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Amari Cooper player page


  Cowboys | Robert Quinn handed two-game suspension    Thu Aug 8, 05:18 PM

Dallas Cowboys DE Robert Quinn was suspended by the NFL for the first two games of the regular season Thursday, Aug. 8, for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

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  Cowboys | DAL adds Juwann Bushell-Beatty, Marcus Lucas    Wed Aug 7, 05:41 PM

Free-agent OT Juwann Bushell-Beatty (Redskins) and TE Marcus Lucas (49ers) signed with the Dallas Cowboys Wednesday, Aug. 7. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The team also waived/injured WR Lance Lenoir (undisclosed) and OT Derrick Puni (undisclosed).

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  Cowboys | Zack Martin likely to sit Saturday    Wed Aug 7, 04:34 PM

Dallas Cowboys OG Zack Martin (back) likely will not play in the first preseason game Saturday, Aug. 10, according to head coach Jason Garrett.

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  Cowboys | Marcus Lucas working out    Wed Aug 7, 04:26 PM

Free-agent TE Marcus Lucas (49ers) is working out for the Dallas Cowboys Wednesday, Aug. 7.

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  Cowboys | Robert Quinn injury update    Tue Aug 6, 08:41 PM

Updating a previous story, Dallas Cowboys DL Robert Quinn (hand) suffered a fracture of his hand Tuesday, Aug. 6, and is expected to undergo surgery. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said he expects Quinn to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season.

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  Cowboys | Robert Quinn leaves practice early    Tue Aug 6, 08:17 PM

Dallas Cowboys DL Robert Quinn (hand) left practice early Tuesday, Aug. 6, after suffering an apparent left hand or finger injury during pass-rush drills.

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  Cowboys | Amari Cooper sits due to heel issue    Tue Aug 6, 06:41 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (heel) sat out practice Tuesday, Aug. 6, due to a bruised heel.

Footballguys view: Cooper doesn't need to push it in practice, he just needs to stay healthy and produce at a high level as expected. The Cowboys need to pay the man. According to reports from those around the building, the Cowboys do have a 'generous offer for Cooper at this time.

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Amari Cooper player page


  Cowboys | Lukayus McNeil signs with Dallas    Tue Aug 6, 06:25 PM

Free-agent OT Lukayus McNeil signed with the Dallas Cowboys Tuesday, Aug. 6.

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  Cowboys | Dallas has made generous offers to Big Three    Tue Aug 6, 02:11 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, RB Ezekiel Elliott and WR Amari Cooper have each reportedly received a contract offer from the team that would put each one in the top five highest-paid players at their position in the league, according to NFL Network's Jane Slater.

Footballguys view: Top five at running back and quarterback isn't really that generous considering the lack of big contracts at running back and caliber of players who have the top five contracts at quarterback, so this is probably being put out there by the team to get the players to the negotiating table in the battle of public perception.

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Amari Cooper player page
Ezekiel Elliott player page
Dak Prescott player page


  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott threatens to sit out season    Tue Aug 6, 12:47 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's agents have told the team he will not play in 2019 without a new contract, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

Footballguys view: There is still a general tone of optimism that something will get done before the open of the season, but it's time to start considering a pass on Elliott at ADP. We'll be monitoring this closely, but for now it is really just a guess into Elliott and Jerry Jones' mindsets and who is willing to blink first.

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Ezekiel Elliott player page


  Cowboys | Tyvis Powell signs with Dallas    Mon Aug 5, 09:07 PM

Free-agent FS Tyvis Powell (Texans) signed with the Dallas Cowboys Monday, Aug. 5. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Cowboys | Rico Gathers cut    Mon Aug 5, 07:15 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers was waived Monday, Aug. 5.

Footballguys view: Gathers is a converted basketball player who was trying to make his way with the Cowboys as a tight end. He's had little impact during the regular season but might be able to latch on somewhere else as a developmental player. Gathers is suspended for the first game of the 2019 season.

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Rico Gathers player page


  Cowboys | Sean Lee returns for special teams work    Sun Aug 4, 03:47 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (knee) participated in some special teams work Sunday, Aug. 4, after suffering an MCL sprain during the first padded practice. 'This is one of the more minor (injuries) I've dealt with,' Lee said.

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  Cowboys | Bruised heel for Amari Cooper    Sat Aug 3, 09:31 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (heel) exited practice with a heel bruise Saturday, Aug. 3, but David Helman of DallasCowboys.com said the injury didn't look like a 'huge deal.'

Footballguys view: It probably isn't, although the team will be extra cautious with their #1 receiver, so we might not see him practice again for a few days. We will also file this away if Cooper has any heel problems during the season.

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Amari Cooper player page


  Cowboys | Zack Martin to miss some time    Sat Aug 3, 05:46 PM

Dallas Cowboys OG Zack Martin (back) is expected to miss up to a week because of some irritation in one of the disks in his back, according to head coach Jason Garrett.

Footballguys view: A week isn't long for a back issue and the good news is that it isn't structural. We will keep an eye on this for the rest of the summer and have extra concern if it comes up during the year.

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  Cowboys | No serious problems for Zack Martin    Sat Aug 3, 01:26 PM

Dallas Cowboys OG Zack Martin (back) underwent an MRI on his back, but it did not show any serious problems. The team is expected to be cautious with Martin.

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  Cowboys | Andrew Dowell to IR    Sat Aug 3, 01:28 AM

Dallas Cowboys LB Andrew Dowell (undisclosed) cleared waivers and was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Aug. 2.

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  Cowboys | Sean Lee day-to-day    Fri Aug 2, 08:09 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (knee) is considered day-to-day because of his medial collateral ligament sprain, but the team likely will be cautious with him.

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  Cowboys | Zack Martin dealing with back issue    Fri Aug 2, 03:23 PM

Dallas Cowboys OG Zack Martin (back) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his back in the near future, according to The Dallas Morning News' Calvin Watkins.

Footballguys view: Just when it looked like the Cowboys would have their offensive line back together, this comes up. The Ezekiel Elliott holdout isn't the only shadow cast over this offense right now.

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  Cowboys | Dallas cuts Andrew Dowell    Fri Aug 2, 02:39 AM

Dallas Cowboys LB Andrew Dowell (undisclosed) was waived/injured on Thursday, Aug. 1.

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  Cowboys | Justin Phillips returns to Dallas    Wed Jul 31, 08:41 PM

Free-agent LB Justin Phillips (Cowboys) signed with the Dallas Cowboys Wednesday, July 31. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived OG Larry Allen Jr.

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