Dallas Cowboys news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:08:08 -0700
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (collarbone) said he's throwing as well as he ever has as he continues to recover from a broken collarbone and subsequent offseason surgery. He and the Cowboys will go over his schedule in training camp, and he may continue to take Wednesdays off depending on how his throwing feels each day. Romo did acknowledge that he can't ignore his injury history.
Fantasy Tip: Romo is one of the riskier fantasy quarterbacks year in and year out because of his extensive injury history. He has QB1 upside, but staying on the field isn't a guarantee. If he's full-go before the season starts then he should be drafted as a low-end QB1 to high-end QB2.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:19:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bryant has been limited during offseason workouts but appears to be on track for the start of training camp. He is one of the top receivers in the NFL when he is healthy and should be selected in one of the first few rounds of all drafts.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:47:24 -0700
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:23:43 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott took all the first-team repetitions in practice Tuesday, June 14, with RB Darren McFadden (elbow) out with a fractured elbow for two months. Elliott will remain the starting running back for all intents and purposes. "I think it's going to be real big for him, really beneficial, because now he's forced to go in and do it," running backs coach Gary Brown said of Elliott getting more first-team snaps. "He's forced to go in there to perform and perform at a high level. He can't rest on his leader maybe helping him a little bit. He has to rest on himself. So it's going to be a good thing." Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan called Elliott "a full-package running back."
Fantasy Tip: The sky is the limit for the rookie. He was expected to see the majority of touches anyway with McFadden in the picture, but his timeline for a heavy dose of action has now been accelerated. Good luck landing Elliott as your RB1 anywhere past the end of the first round in fantasy drafts this fall.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:03:50 -0700
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:33:20 -0700
Updating an earlier report, Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (elbow) required surgery on a broken elbow after he was injured in an accident at home. McFadden is expected to miss two months and be ready by the end of training camp.
Fantasy Tip: The stage appears to be set for Ezekiel Elliott to take the bull by the horns. Alfred Morris should return into the picture as well. McFadden trumps Morris because he's a better receiver, but one has to wonder the value of having all three on the same team. Elliott is a high-end RB3 that will probably start sneaking into RB2 territory. McFadden, if he can return in time to have something resembling a training camp, is an RB4. Morris' value is tricky with the other two in the backfield, but he's an RB5 flyer.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:20:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Missing training camp could be bad for his usage. It gives rookie Ezekiel Elliott an entire camp to lead the way. He has a ton of hype already, and if he has a good camp, McFadden could be left with table scraps. The perfect-world scenario is a 50-50 split between the two, but McFadden may fall into the RB4 mix if he misses a big portion of camp.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:20:21 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Rolando McClain and OG Ronald Leary reported to mandatory minicamp Tuesday, June 14, with a fine worth $76,580 hanging over their heads if they didn't attend. It's not known how much they'll participate in the three-day camp. Leary has been seeking a trade since before the NFL draft.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:54:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bryant should be ready for the season, but it's tough to take him as one of the first receivers off the board until he proves he's 100% from his broken foot. Bryant could fall to the midrange of the WR1 pack, where he'll present a nice value if he's healthy.
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 11:30:54 -0700
Free-agents CB Isaiah Frey (Steelers) and FS Daxton Swanson (Patriots) signed with the Dallas Cowboys Monday, June 13. Frey and Swanson replace CBs Terrance Mitchell and Brandon McGee, who were waived Friday, June 10.
Sun, 12 Jun 2016 18:33:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McFadden is saying all the right things, but the Dallas backfield is going to belong to Elliott. McFadden could still be a viable RB3 in PPR formats, but his upside is severely capped with Elliott in town.
Sat, 11 Jun 2016 20:47:53 -0700
Dallas Cowboys QB Kellen Moore is the right man for the backup quarterback job, owner Jerry Jones said. "He really knows the offense well," Jones said. "Our coaches have tremendous confidence in him. The players do to. I can speak for them. So I feel good at backup quarterback."
Sat, 11 Jun 2016 10:52:52 -0700
Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne has been lining up at left cornerback the last three weeks, with CB Brandon Carr manning the right side. Carr said Claiborne looks good and confident, while defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli said Claiborne has had a solid camp and it's his time to shine. Additionally, Claiborne believes he's stronger than ever at this point in his career. He's bulked up to 190 pounds and can bench 225 pounds 11 times.
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