Dallas Cowboys news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 31 May 2016 16:35:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Trading McFadden would make sense for Dallas, who would still have Ezekiel Elliott and Alfred Morris to carry the load in the backfield. McFadden's fantasy value took a huge hit when Elliott was drafted; he should no longer be viewed as more than a low-end RB4 to high-end RB5, with extra value in PPR leagues.
Tue, 31 May 2016 16:02:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: If all goes well, Prescott will be the heir apparent to Tony Romo. Prescott could be called upon earlier than expected if Romo suffers another injury in 2016. For now, though, Prescott only has value in dynasty leagues.
Tue, 31 May 2016 14:22:01 -0700
Fri, 27 May 2016 18:09:58 -0700
Dallas Cowboys OG Ronald Leary has been told he can look around for a potential trade partner, but executive vice president Stephen Jones said Dallas isn't "in the business" of trading good players for nothing.
Thu, 26 May 2016 19:09:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: After selecting Ezekiel Elliott with the No. 4 pick in the NFL draft, the fantasy value of both McFadden and Morris takes a major hit. McFadden is worth grabbing later in drafts, but it would take an injury to Elliott for McFadden to become a starting-caliber back.
Thu, 26 May 2016 10:20:54 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott must compete to earn a starting role this year, according to running backs coach Gary Brown. Elliott was drafted fourth overall by the Cowboys and will compete with RBs Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris. "It's a lot faster pace," Elliott said. "The game moves so much faster. Yesterday, I'm not going to lie, I was a little bit shell-shocked. But today I came out. I was a little bit more prepared and was more ready mentally so it was a little bit easier for me."
Fantasy Tip: This is probably just coach speak. Dallas wouldn't have used a top-five pick on a running back if they weren't prepared to start him immediately. Elliott was the top back in the draft by a long shot, and he should contribute nicely for fantasy owners immediately behind an elite offensive line. Take Elliott as an RB2 with upside for more in 2016.
Wed, 25 May 2016 22:59:33 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It is not known if Elliott will be the starter in Week 1, but he likely will become the starter at some point during his rookie season. Elliott should be considered a No. 2 running back in most leagues because should see plenty of touches each week. McFadden should be considered a No. 3 running back since he likely will see his carries drop as the season goes on.
Wed, 25 May 2016 12:26:46 -0700
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (collarbone) isn't worried about his long-term future and thinks he can play four or five more years. He also said he feels "ahead of the game" in his offseason work. Quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson said Romo has looked "phenomenal" in offseason workouts.
Fantasy Tip: The biggest issue with Romo is his terrible track record of health. He has the weapons around him on offense and an elite offensive line at his disposal to put up big numbers if he can just stay healthy. Health risks make him more of a fringe QB1, though, and he's safer as your backup.
Wed, 25 May 2016 12:18:20 -0700
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (foot) will have more X-rays on his injured right foot soon, and he hopes to participate more as the offseason progresses. Bryant admitted that he needs to be patient during his recovery, but said he feels great. He did participate in the early part of organized team activities Wednesday, May 25, before his rehabilitation.
Fantasy Tip: It would behoove the Cowboys, and Bryant, to take it easy with him this offseason. Bryant is no stranger to the injury bug. If he comes into the 2016 healthy then he's worth selecting as a midrange WR1.
Tue, 24 May 2016 15:23:37 -0700
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Tue, 24 May 2016 14:01:58 -0700
Dallas Cowboys OG Ronald Leary was not present for the first day of organized team activities Tuesday, May 24, and has request a trade. Leary has not yet participated in any of the Cowboys' offseason program. He wants to return to a starting role, but the Cowboys don't want to pay Leary the $2.553 million he's due as a backup.
Fri, 20 May 2016 12:22:35 -0700
Fri, 20 May 2016 08:53:40 -0700
Dallas Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith (knee) signed his four-year, $6.494 million rookie deal Friday, May 20. He will receive a $2.9 million signing bonus. Smith will likely open training camp on the non-football injury list and could miss his entire rookie season.
Thu, 19 May 2016 13:46:11 -0700
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams is in the final year of his rookie contract, but he's focused on the upcoming season, not a possible extension or new team. "Now, I'm just ready to be quiet and work and let my play speak for [itself]," Williams said. "You can always talk [about] what you're going to do and then if it doesn't go as planned, it's like a slap to your face. So I'm just ready to work and just show my play."
Fantasy Tip: Williams enters the 2016 season as the Cowboys' No. 2 wide receiver again behind Dez Bryant. He doesn't catch a ton of balls, but he is a legitimate deep threat, gaining a career-high 840 yards in 2015. Williams should be viewed as a WR4 this season.
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