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49ers QB Trey Lance injured his right leg in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Seahawks. He had to be carted off the field and is obviously done for the day. We'll pass along an update when we get one. QB Jimmy Garoppolo has entered for the 'Niners.

The Cowboys now expect QB Dak Prescott to miss 4-6 weeks after he underwent surgery to repair a fractured thumb, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Earlier reports had Prescott's timeline at 6-8 weeks. The short end of this new timetable would have Prescott back for Week 6's game vs. the Eagles; the long end Week 8 vs. the Bears. Dallas does have a Week 9 bye, so it still wouldn't be a surprise to see Prescott held out until Week 10. We'll continue to monitor his rehab.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday morning that QB Dak Prescott isn't going on IR for his thumb injury because he believes the QB has a chance to return within the next 4 games. We'll assume this is based on more than just optimism or gut feeling for Jones. But we also wouldn't plan on using Prescott in fantasy football lineups anytime within that range.

Cowboys S Jayron Kearse sprained his left MCL in Sunday night's loss to the Buccaneers. Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News reports that the team expects him to miss 2-4 games. That will put Donovan Wilson into the starting lineup while Kearse is out. Wilson supplied 5 tackles, 1 QB hit and an INT against Tampa Bay and has delivered starter-level fantasy numbers in the past (before Kearse claimed his gig).

WR CeeDee Lamb, TE Dalton Schultz and WR Noah Brown easily led Cowboys pass-catchers in playing time in Sunday night's loss to the Buccaneers. Schultz played the most snaps of any offensive skill players for the game (100%). Lamb trailed him by just 2 snaps while leading the team in routes (97.8%). Brown played just 7 fewer snaps than Lamb and trailed him by a mere 6 routes. Dennis Houston checked in 3rd among Dallas WRs at 40 snaps (58%) and 30 routes run (65.2%). Of course, the whole offense will be challenged to produce worthwhile fantasy numbers while Dak Prescott is out.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Cowboys QB Dak Prescott had successful surgery Monday to "stabilize" his fractured right thumb. He's reportedly eyeing a return on either Oct. 30 vs. the Bears or Nov. 13 vs. the Packers. Dallas' bye falls in between those 2 games, which could factor into Prescott's return. We'll keep an eye on his status as the time draws nearer. For now, it's Cooper Rush taking over.

Texans WR Brandin Cooks drew 12 targets in Sunday's season opener, accounting for 32.4% of QB Davis Mills' total pass attempts. He caught 7 of those for 82 yards, including a 42-yarder. RB Rex Burkhead was the only other Texan to see more than 3 targets in the game. Chris Moore and Nico Collins tied for 2nd among wideouts with 3 apiece. Collins ran much closer to Cooks in usage, though, running a route on 78% of Mills' dropbacks. Cooks hit 92.7%, with Moore well behind at 51.2%. Cooks looks like the only usable Houston passing-game piece right now, but there's room for Collins to work his way into deeper-league contention.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with his thumb injury, ESPN's Todd Archer reports. Prescott is meeting with a hand specialist on Monday, but the expectation is that he'll need a pin and plate inserted to stabilize his fractured joint. The short end of that 6-8 week timetable would have Prescott back for Week 8. But Dallas has a Week 9 bye, so Week 10 might be the most likely return date for Dak. His absence is obviously a big blow to all of the Cowboys' skill-position players. Prescott is cuttable in fantasy leagues without an IR spot.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is expected to miss "more than a month" with the right thumb fracture he suffered in Sunday night's loss to the Bucs, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Prescott will have surgery on Monday. The team expects to have a firmer timetable for his return after the surgery. QB Cooper Rush is the next man up for the Cowboys. He went 7 of 13 for 64 yards in relief of Prescott on Sunday night and posted a 325-2-1 passing line in his lone full game last year. We'll see if Dallas makes an addition at QB.

Niners QB Trey Lance completed just 13 of 28 passes for 164 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT in Sunday's rain-soaked loss at Chicago. He added 54 yards on 13 rushes, leading the team in both categories. The day presented tough weather conditions, but we can't shrug off the performance entirely. Week 2 should bring a friendlier setup: a home date with Seattle.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says QB Dak Prescott needs surgery on his right thumb and will be out "a few weeks," according to Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk. Prescott suffered the injury late in Sunday night's loss to the Buccaneers. It's obviously a huge loss for the Dallas offense, especially high profile fantasy pass-catchers WR CeeDee Lamb and TE Dalton Schultz. Cooper Rush is the backup, but we wouldn't be surprised to see Dallas try to make a move for another QB.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott left in the 4th quarter of Sunday night's game against the Buccaneers after taking 2 shots to his right hand. After getting the had checked on the sideline, he jogged to the locker room for further testing. We'll see about the extent of the issue. Cooper Rush came on in relief.

Cowboys WR Jalen Tolbert is a healthy scratch for tonight's game vs. the Bucs. The rookie had a rough August and is now behind WRs Noah Brown, Simi Fehoko and Dennis Houston -- along with, of course, CeeDee Lamb.

Chicago has been hit with heavy rains this morning. It looks like the worst of it will be gone by kickoff of 49ers-Bears, but there will be lingering showers -- and a wet field. The forecast also calls for 15-20 mph winds. Less than ideal scoring conditions, although this looked like a low-scoring game anyways. Expect lots of running from both teams.

Jaguars RB Snoop Conner is a healthy scratch for today's opener vs. the Commanders. It's surprising with RB James Robinson playing his first game since his torn Achilles. Either Robinson will play a bigger role than we're expecting -- or RB Travis Etienne will get big volume today.

Cowboys S Jayron Kearse popped up on the injury report as questionable at the end of the week after missing Friday's practice with a neck injury. The Sunday night kickoff makes it tough to wait for him in IDP lineups.

The 49ers remain "fully behind" QB Trey Lance, despite the decision to retain QB Jimmy Garoppolo, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Rapoport adds that the team simply couldn't pass up the opportunity to keep Garoppolo as a quality backup for just $6.5 million -- and that a midseason trade is still possible.

Cowboys insider Bryan Broaddus "wouldn't be surprised" if WR Jalen Tolbert was a healthy scratch for Sunday night's opener vs. the Cowboys. We knew Tolbert had a disappointing August, but it'd still be surprising if he was scratched considering the Cowboys will be without WRs Michael Gallup and James Washington. The takeaway, of course, is that Tolbert should be nowhere near fantasy lineups. Noah Brown figures to serve as Dallas' #2 WR this week. WRs Simi Fehoko and Dennis Houston could also see snaps.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (ankle) isn’t listed on the final Week 1 injury report. He was limited on Thursday but was back to full participation on Friday. The ankle isn’t a concern heading into Sunday night’s opener vs. the Bucs.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott was limited in Thursday's practice because of an ankle issue. "I'm good to go," he said afterward, according to The Athletic's Jon Machota. "I promise you I'm great." Sounds like we don't need to worry. But we'll be watching his status Friday and beyond, of course.

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