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  • Cowboys To Make Decision On Tyron Smith On Saturday

    Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith (neck) hasn't practiced all week due to a neck injury, and a decision will be made on his availability for Week 2 against the Falcons on Saturday. Head coach Mike McCarthy said that Smith wants to play. This is something to monitor since the Cowboys already have offensive lineman La'el Collins and Cam Erving on Injured Reserve. Losing Smith against Atlanta would be another big blow to their offensive line and could be bad news for quarterback Dak Prescott's protection this Sunday. Terence Steele would likely step in on Prescott's blind side if Smith doesn't get clearance.

    Sep 18 · Source via Cowboys Tyron Smith
  • Amari Cooper Expected To Play In Week 2

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (ankle) is not expected to miss any time in Week 2. Cooper was a late addition to the injury report this week, which is always concerning, but it seems he is fine and fully expected to play. Cooper is a high-upside WR1 as long as he suits up, as the Falcons Defense was annihilated by the Seahawks passing game last week. Cooper will match up with rookie defensive back A.J. Terrell.

    Sep 18 · Source via Cowboys Amari Cooper
  • Amari Cooper Limited In Practice

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (foot) was limited in practice on Thursday, while left tackle Tyron Smith (neck) sat out. With La'el Collins and Cam Erving already on Injured Reserve, Smith's injury is one to watch heading into Week 2 against the Falcons. Cooper should be good to go this weekend as long as he doesn't suffer a setback in practice on Friday. If he were to sit out on Sunday, rookie CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup would see more targets in the passing game, especially with tight end Blake Jarwin out for the season. But if Cooper is active as expected, he'll be a surefire WR1 against a defense that was carved up by Russell Wilson in Week 1.

    Sep 17 · Source via Cowboys Amari Cooper
  • Tyron Smith (neck) earns 'DNP' status during Thursday's practice

    Sep 17 · FantasyPros Cowboys Tyron Smith
  • Cowboys Defense Not A Strong Week 2 Option

    The Dallas Cowboys Defense is not a strong Week 2 option in what could end up as a shootout against the Atlanta Falcons. While some of it came in what amounted to garbage time, the Falcons offense was still able to move the ball and put up points in Week 1 all while the Cowboys defense was unable to slow down the Seattle offense. It doesn't bode well for Week 2, especially since they only recorded one sack. The Cowboys defense will have better matchups where they could be used as a streaming defense, but this is not one of those weeks.

    Sep 16 · Source via Cowboys
  • Greg Zuerlein A Good Kicking Option For Week 2

    Dallas Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein is a strong kicking option in Week 2 fantasy lineups. With the Cowboys taking on the Atlanta Falcons in what could be the highest scoring game of the week, Zuerlein should have plenty of chances to kick field goals or tack on extra points. In Week 1, "Greg the Leg" made two extra points and one of his two field goal attempts. He's ranked solidly in the top five of fantasy kickers for Week 2.

    Sep 16 · Source via Cowboys Greg Zuerlein
  • Dalton Schultz Suddenly A Starter In Week 2

    Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz is suddenly a starter after Blake Jarwin (knee) went down early in Week 1. Much more of a blocking type of tight end, Schultz still saw four targets in Week 1, catching one of them for 11 yards. With a week to practice as the starter, Schultz should be a little more involved in the passing game in Week 2. Despite a good matchup in a game that could be the highest scoring of the week, Schultz is nothing more than a touchdown-dependent dart throw in Week 2. Players in deep tight end bonus leagues may want to add him to their bench to see what happens, but he's not a recommended starter at this point.

    Sep 16 · Source via Cowboys Dalton Schultz
  • CeeDee Lamb Looks To Build On A Solid Debut In Week 2

    Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb will look to build on his solid NFL debut from Week 1. He'll have a much easier matchup against a soft Atlanta Falcons secondary that allowed four passing touchdowns in Week 1. Lamb caught five passes in his first game, gaining 59 yards. While he fell well short of Amari Cooper's 14 targets, Lamb saw one more target than Michael Gallup in Week 1. Lamb checks in as a WR3 with touchdown upside in a good matchup.

    Sep 16 · Source via Cowboys CeeDee Lamb
  • Michael Gallup Has A Good Chance To Score In Week 2

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup is a solid fantasy option in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons and has a good chance to find the end zone. Gallup had a tough matchup in Week 1 but ended up with 50 yards on three catches. The Falcons Defense, however, allowed 56 passing plays that went for 20 yards or more last season. That's Gallup's game, and he should be the target of at least a few deep balls from quarterback Dak Prescott. Gallup comes into Week 2 as a high-ceiling WR2.

    Sep 16 · Source via Cowboys Michael Gallup
  • Amari Cooper Should Have A Good Week 2

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper shouldn't have too much trouble racking up fantasy points in a Week 2 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons secondary had no answer for any of the Seahawks wide outs in Week 1 and Cooper should add to that trend. He was targeted 14 times in Week 1 and caught 10 of those for 81 yards. He might not see quite that many targets this week, but he's a WR1 with an enormous PPR ceiling regardless.

    Sep 16 · Source via Cowboys Amari Cooper
  • Ezekiel Elliott Set To Pick Up Where He Left Off For Week 2

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is an excellent fantasy option in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons. Elliott checks in as the overall RB2 for a matchup with a Falcons Defense that ranked 29th against the run. "Zeke" scored two touchdowns in Week 1 and could easily match that this week as well. Almost never off the field when the team is on offense, Elliott has one of the highest running back floors in fantasy and one of the higher ceilings in standard scoring as well. He's a must-start in all leagues.

    Sep 16 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Dak Prescott Has An Excellent Week 2 Matchup

    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has an excellent matchup in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons Defense was torched for 322 passing yards and four passing touchdowns in Week 1 and the Falcons secondary looked helpless for most of the game. Prescott comes in as the overall QB3 this week and should be a lock for at worst one of the highest floors of the week. Combine that with a very high ceiling and you have a guy who should be started in any fantasy format despite his lackluster Week 1 performance.

    Sep 16 · Source via Cowboys Dak Prescott
  • Cowboys Defense Loses Sean Lee For Six Weeks

    Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (hernia) is expected to be out for six weeks after having hernia surgery last week in Philadelphia with specialist Dr. William Meyers, according to sources. Lee began the season on Injured Reserve and now may not return until mid-October. It's especially notable after Leighton Vander Esch broke his collarbone in the Week 1 loss to the Rams on Sunday night. The injuries to the middle of Dallas' defense will put more responsibility on both Jaylon Smith and Aldon Smith, with the latter being a bright spot in the season opener. Both Smiths will be in play as IDP starters at the position in Week 2, but the Cowboys Defense should be avoided against a strong Falcons passing attack.

    Sep 16 · Source via Cowboys Sean Lee
  • Leighton Vander Esch Out 6-8 Weeks

    Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch (collarbone) cleanly broke his collarbone on Sunday night against the Rams, according to a source. He'll need surgery and will return in six to eight weeks. Vander Esch is a starting linebacker in IDP leagues on a weekly basis, but he continues to have trouble staying on the field. The good news is that he'll be back this season, so those with enough room on their benches should try to keep him stashed in the meantime. The 23-year-old had three combined tackles in the Week 1 loss to the Rams. LVE's absence will put more pressure on Aldon Smith and Jaylon Smith, with the latter becoming an even more attractive IDP starter in the middle of Dallas' defense.

    Sep 14 · Source via Cowboys Leighton Vander Esch
  • Dalton Schultz may get upgrade

    Sep 14 · Dynasty League Football Cowboys Blake Jarwin Dalton Schultz
  • Cowboys Defense Not Great In Week 1

    The Dallas Cowboys Defense was not great in a Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. They allowed 20 points while recording one sack and one interception. The Rams were able to gain 153 yards on the ground and 269 yards through the air. The Dallas defense lost their top linebacker, Leighton Vander Esch, and will be without him for about half of the season. This unit didn't look great against a decent Rams offense, they could struggle again next week against the Falcons powerful passing offense.

    Sep 14 · Source via Cowboys
  • Greg Zuerlein Makes A Field Goal And Two Extra Points

    Dallas Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein made a 33-yard field goal and both of his extra point tries in Sunday night's loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Zuerlein made one field goal try and missed the other. The Cowboys offense overall just didn't seem to click all that well in this one, so Zuerlein should see some more kicking volume once the offense gets it together. He could be in for a big game in next week's matchup with the Atlanta Falcons.

    Sep 14 · Source via Cowboys Greg Zuerlein
  • Michael Gallup Makes Three Catches In Week 1

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup made three catches in Week 1, gaining 50 yards. Gallup was targeted five times, meanwhile Amari Cooper saw 14 targets and rookie CeeDee Lamb saw six. Still, Gallup was on the field for 69 snaps along with Cooper and while he may have a very high ceiling on any given week, he also could have the lowest floor. He's a good bet to reach more of his ceiling in Week 2 against the Falcons, though.

    Sep 14 · Source via Cowboys Michael Gallup
  • CeeDee Lamb Makes Five Catches In His First NFL Game

    Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb started in the slot in his first NFL game and did fairly well. He was targeted six times, catching five passes for 59 yards. He looked good with the ball in his hands, gaining some impressive yards after the catch. He played fewer snaps than Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, but he saw a lot of the field and could get quite a boost from tight end Blake Jarwin (knee) likely to miss the rest of the season.

    Sep 14 · Source via Cowboys CeeDee Lamb
  • Amari Cooper Leads The Cowboys In Receiving In Week 1

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper led the team in catches, yards, and targets in a Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Cooper was targeted 14 times, catching 10 passes for 81 scoreless yards. The Rams secondary was all over Cooper, but he was still able to come up with a decent fantasy performance, especially in PPR leagues. He'll have a much easier time in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons, in what should be a high-scoring game.

    Sep 14 · Source via Cowboys Amari Cooper
  • Leighton Vander Esch To Be Placed On Injured Reserve

    Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch was forced to exit the game in Week 1 and was quickly ruled out. After the game, he was placed on injured reserve with a broken collarbone. He will undergo surgery to correct the injury, and as long as things go according to plan, he should be able to return in 2020. Vander Esch is a legitimate difference maker on defense when he is on the field, but there have to already be concerns about his durability despite this being just his age-24 season. Career backup Joe Thomas will likely take Vander Esch's place, and it should be a noticeable decline in the middle of the Cowboys Defense.

    Sep 14 · Source via Cowboys Joe Thomas Leighton Vander Esch
  • Blake Jarwin Could Be Done For The Year

    Dallas Cowboys tight end Blake Jarwin was forced to leave the game in Week 1 and could be done for the season. Jarwin went down with a non-contact injury and the Cowboys apparently fear that he may have torn his ACL. If that's true, Jarwin won't be back on the field until next season. It's a blow to the talented pass catcher who was looking at a fourth year breakout after Jason Witten left to the Raiders in the offseason. Dalton Schultz and Blake Bell are next up on the tight end depth chart, but neither player will be much of a difference maker on the field or in fantasy.

    Sep 14 · Source via Cowboys Blake Jarwin
  • Tony Pollard Touches The Ball Four Times In Week 1

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard touched the ball four times in a Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Pollard ran the ball twice, gaining 10 yards and added two catches for 22 more yards. Pollard operated clearly behind Ezekiel Elliott, but showed a lot of the same burst he impressed with last season. Pollard won't be a reliable fantasy option as long as Elliott is on the field, but he is a direct backup with clear league-winning upside and should be rostered by all fantasy players with Elliott on their team.

    Sep 14 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Ezekiel Elliott Scores Two Touchdowns In Week 1

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott scored two touchdowns on Sunday Night Football, essentially operating as the entire Dallas offense. "Zeke" ran the ball 22 times for 96 yards and a touchdown, adding three catches for 31 yards and another score. Elliott's rushing touchdown came on a one-yard plunge while his receiving score came on a 19-yard catch and run. Elliott looked good in this one, and didn't seem to suffer much from a Cowboys offensive line that somewhat surprisingly struggled. He'll be another excellent option in Week 2 against the Falcons.

    Sep 14 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Dak Prescott Mostly Held In Check In Week 1

    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was mostly held in check by the Los Angeles Rams Defense in a Week 1 loss. Prescott completed 25 of his 39 passes for 266 yards and one touchdown. His touchdown came on a check down pass to Ezekiel Elliott. Prescott was able to add 30 yards on the ground, but took three sacks and was constantly under pressure. The Cowboys offensive line didn't look at all like the elite unit they've been over the past few seasons. Prescott played slightly worse than his line shows, as a lot of his yards came in catch-up mode in the fourth quarter. Still, he'll be one of the better fantasy quarterback options in what should be a high scoring game against the Falcons in Week 2.

    Sep 14 · Source via Cowboys Dak Prescott
  • Cowboys Promote Brandon Carr From Practice Squad

    Sep 12 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys Brandon Carr
  • Cowboys Sign DeMarcus Lawrence To Voidable Extension

    The Dallas Cowboys signed defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence to a one-year voidable extension on Friday for salary cap purposes, converting $15 million of his 2020 base salary into a signing bonus and clearing $12 million in cap space this year, according to a source. Lawrence is already under contract through the 2023 season. Dallas plans to roll the extra cap space created into next season as they attempt to lock quarterback Dak Prescott into a long-term deal. The Cowboys had $17 million in cap space before freeing up the additional $12 million. The 28-year-old will be a starting defensive lineman in IDP leagues for the Sunday night showdown with the Rams.

    Sep 11 · Source via Cowboys Demarcus Lawrence
  • Xavier Woods (groin) to play at 'full capacity' Week 1

    Sep 10 · FantasyPros Cowboys Xavier Woods
  • Amari Cooper (hamstring) to play at 'full capacity' Week 1

    Sep 10 · FantasyPros Cowboys Amari Cooper
  • Amari Cooper On Track To Play In Week 1

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (hamstring) was a full practice participant on Wednesday after being limited recently with a hamstring issue. Fantasy managers never want a player to enter the season injured, but it looks like Cooper will suit up on Sunday for Week 1. The team's No. 1 wideout is more of a No. 2 for fantasy with rookie CeeDee Lamb now in the picture, and he'll face a tough matchup in the Rams shutdown cornerback Jalen Ramsey. Cooper is a must-start in fantasy anytime he's on the field, but don't be surprised if he puts up a dud in Week 1 coming off his hamstring issues.

    Sep 9 · Source via Cowboys Amari Cooper
  • Cowboys Rework Zack Martin's Deal

    Sep 9 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys
  • Cowboys To Extend Randy Gregory

    Sep 8 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys Randy Gregory
  • Malik Turner claimed by Dallas Cowboys

    Sep 6 · FantasyPros Cowboys Malik Turner
  • Carr rejoins Cowboys as part of practice squad

    Sep 6 · ESPN Cowboys Brandon Carr
  • Cowboys To Sign Brandon Carr To Practice Squad

    Sep 6 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys Brandon Carr
  • Cowboys Claim WR Malik Turner

    Sep 6 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys Malik Turner
  • Sean Lee (pelvis) placed on IR to start 2020 season

    Sep 6 · FantasyPros Cowboys Sean Lee
  • Rico Dowdle to be Cowboys' RB3

    Sep 6 · FantasyPros Cowboys Rico Dowdle Tony Pollard
  • Rico Dowdle Makes The Team

    Dallas Cowboys undrafted rookie running back Rico Dowdle has made the team as the third running back. He won't have much of a role behind Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard, but Dowdle could suddenly fall into fantasy relevance if either of the guys ahead of him gets hurt. Dowdle impressed enough in practice to have the Cowboys keep only three running backs on the final roster. He's worth keeping an eye on in deeper dynasty formats.

    Sep 5 · Source via Cowboys Rico Dowdle
  • Cowboys To Place T La'el Collins On IR

    Sep 5 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys
  • Randy Gregory Conditionally Reinstated

    The NFL has conditionally reinstated Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory on Friday, according to sources. However, Gregory cannot practice with the team until Oct. 5 and will also serve a six-game suspension before he can make his 2020 debut. The former second-round pick in 2015 didn't play at all last year and hasn't played a full season yet, but he could be an X-factor late in the year for the Dallas defensive line. Gregory had seven tackles for loss, 15 QB hits and six sacks in 14 games (one start) for the Cowboys back in 2018. You can ignore him for now in IDP formats.

    Sep 4 · Source via Cowboys Randy Gregory
  • Cowboys Defense Not The Best Option In Week 1

    The Dallas Cowboys Defense is not a strong Week 1 option. Facing off against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football, the Cowboys defense is currently ranked somewhere around the 18-20 range for DSTs. The Cowboys are fairly solid up front, but they could have some real struggles in the secondary this season. Combined with a strong offense that could have opposing teams throwing often, the Cowboys defense looks like they could get burned more often than not. Most fantasy leagues will have better DST options on the wire.

    Sep 4 · Source via Cowboys
  • Greg Zuerlein A Solid Kicker In A Solid Offense

    Dallas Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein should be a solid kicking option all season and is ranked as a top-five kicker for Week 1 against his former team, the Los Angeles Rams. Zuerlein has had some accuracy issues popping up lately like they did earlier in his career, but the Cowboys offense provides tons of kicking opportunities and "Greg The Leg" has reportedly looked good at practice.

    Sep 4 · Source via Cowboys Greg Zuerlein
  • Blake Jarwin Should Be Effective As Long As He's On The Field

    Dallas Cowboys tight end Blake Jarwin should make for a solid fantasy tight end given the Cowboys fast-paced, powerful offense. But, he'll need to be on the field to make an impact. Some Cowboys beat writers have voiced concern about Jarwin's blocking ability, which could keep him off the field somewhat more often than expected. With Jason Witten gone and not much else on the Cowboys tight end depth chart though, Jarwin figures to be on the field enough to receive a respectable number of targets. His Week 1 matchup against a Rams Defense that struggled against opposing tight ends last season leaves him as a strong TE2 option in Week 1.

    Sep 4 · Source via Cowboys Blake Jarwin
  • CeeDee Lamb Set Up As A Week 1 Starter

    Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb is set to start in Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams. Lamb of course got no preseason games and is coming from the Big-12, where defenses essentially don't exist, so he could have a bit of a bigger learning curve than some are expecting. Still, with Mike McCarthy running three-wide sets as his base offense, Lamb will be on the field a lot and should man the slot at least at first. Last season, Randall Cobb, a significantly less talented receiver than Lamb, saw 83 targets in a similar role. Lamb might not be great in Week 1 or Week 2, but he should be able to catch up quickly and show why he was a first-rounder pretty soon after.

    Sep 4 · Source via Cowboys CeeDee Lamb
  • Michael Gallup Checks In As A WR3 For Week 1

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup makes for a solid WR3 option in Week 1 fantasy lineups. Like usual, Gallup carries nice upside and a formidable floor in a fast-paced Dallas offense. Coach Mike McCarthy says Gallup is, "a number one wide receiver in [his] view." Incoming rookie CeeDee Lamb could eat into some of Gallup's targets this season, but he might also open things up a bit more on the field. Gallup is a solid fantasy wide receiver who won't usually win you the matchup on his own, but will rarely ever be the reason you lose either.

    Sep 4 · Source via Cowboys Michael Gallup
  • Amari Cooper Missing Practice Time Ahead Of Week 1

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper is missing practices or practicing with a limited designation leading up to Week 1. Cooper's limited practices are for "preventative measures" according to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, but it's of course something to keep an eye on with Week 1 approaching. For now, Cooper is expected to be on the field for the first game of the season, but the slight uncertainty pushes him down to a higher-end WR2 status instead of a WR1 in fantasy lineups for Week 1.

    Sep 4 · Source via Cowboys Amari Cooper
  • Ezekiel Elliott A Great Week 1 Option

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is, as usual, a great option for Week 1 fantasy lineups. Elliott dealt with a positive COVID-19 test along with other drama earlier in the offseason, but he is reportedly fine now and ready to go as one of the few running backs left in the league that rarely leaves the field. "Zeke" is the only running back in the NFL to finish in the top-six of fantasy running backs three times in the past five years. With what could be an even better offense in Dallas, Elliott could find himself in the top-six once again in 2020.

    Sep 4 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Dak Prescott Ranked As The Third Best Week 1 Option

    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is being ranked as the third best quarterback option for Week 1 lineups. He does have one of the widest ranges in predictions though, as many writers have him at or near number three, but some have him ranked as low as 16. With a new weapon in rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, Prescott could even improve on the numbers that made him the overall QB2 last season. Dak has never finished as anything but a QB1 for any season in his career, and there's no reason to think that will change this year either.

    Sep 4 · Source via Cowboys Dak Prescott
  • Cowboys Host Brandon Carr On Visit

    Sep 4 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys Brandon Carr
  • Cowboys To Place Sean Lee On IR

    Sep 4 · Pro Football Rumors Cowboys Sean Lee