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Cowboys QB Dak Prescott completed 14 of 24 attempts for 153 yards with 1 TDs and 3 INTs in Week 5’s loss vs. the 49ers. It sure seems like this guy has a bad case of the whoopsies. Since returning from a thumb injury in Week 7 of last season, Prescott has thrown 15 INTs in 16 regular season games. He’s going to remain off the fantasy radar in 1QB leagues until there’s some demonstrative improvement. Next week, he’ll face off against the Chargers.

Cowboys RB Rico Dowdle (hip) put in full practices on Thursday and Friday and isn’t listed on the final Week 5 injury report. He’s ready to serve as Dallas’ No. 2 RB behind Tony Pollard vs. the 49ers on Sunday night.

Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb (rest, knee) returned to a full practice on Thursday. It's confirmation that he's good to go for Sunday night's showdown with the 49ers.

Cowboys RB Rico Dowdle (hip) put in a full practice on Thursday. He looks set to resume No. 2 RB duties behind Tony Pollard vs. the 49ers on Sunday night.

Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb did not practice on Wednesday. The team lists his official designation as "Not Injury Related - Rest" and "knee." We'll see whether this was more of a rest day or if the knee is really a concern heading into Sunday night's game vs. the 49ers. Check back tomorrow for an update on Lamb.

Cowboys RB Rico Dowdle was knocked out of Sunday's win over the Patriots with a hip injury. X-rays came back clean, but Dowdle will undergo an MRI on Monday, according to Patrick Walker of the team's official site. We'll update Dowdle's status when we know more. His absence would leave rookie Deuce Vaughn as Dallas' No. 2 RB.

Cowboys TE Jake Ferguson caught all of his team-high 7 targets for 77 yards in Sunday's win over the Patriots. He narrowly missed scoring on the team's first drive, getting taken down at the 1-yard line after a 3-yard catch. He got Dallas down to the 4-yard line with a 14-yard catch-and-run before that. Ferguson continues to have a strong role in a good offense. That makes him a solid weekly starter in fantasy, though a Week 5 visit to San Francisco will challenge that.

The Patriots made Ian Rapoport's Sunday Ezekiel Elliott report look like a lie. The NFL Network reporter said New England planned to give Elliott "starter reps" against his old team. That amounted to 6 carries and 3 targets in the 38-3 loss. Elliott totaled just 22 yards and watched Rhamondre Stevenson beat him 16-8 in touches. We'll see what gets reported about the Patriots backfield heading into Week 5, but Elliott's 3.9 yards per touch so far this season certainly don't scream that he needs to get the ball more. Stevenson managed only 40 total yards against the Cowboys. The New England backfield gets a tough matchup with New Orleans in Week 5 before a better spot at Las Vegas in Week 6.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Patriots RB Ezekiel Elliott will get "starter reps" in today's game against the Cowboys. Regardless of whether he technically starts, that means increased work against his old team. Elliott carried 16 times in last week's win over the Jets but still trailed Rhamondre Stevenson (19) in a run-heavy game plan. Don't be surprised if we get another rushing lean against Dallas, which arrives ranked 20th in run-defense DVOA and third-best against the pass. We've moved Elliott up the Week 4 rankings, where he could be a low RB2 or flex option this week. We'll see what this means for Stevenson's role, but we're not knocking New England's top back out of fantasy-starter range.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott struggled in the red zone in Week 3, leading to a lowly 249-1-1 passing line. “It just goes back to myself, the offense, in the red zone,” Dak said. “We get better there, we win this game. But we've got to fix that area, period.” After going one of five in the red zone on Sunday, the Cowboys now rank 27th in RZ efficiency. If we’re searching for a positive: Michael Gallup enjoyed his best game of 2023 (6-92). Brandin Cooks also returned in this one and dodged a setback. Prescott will look to rebound at home vs. New England.

Cowboys WR Brandin Cooks (knee) is not listed on the final Week 3 injury report. He practiced all week, including full workouts on Thursday and Friday. Cooks should be ready for his usual role in Sunday’s plus matchup vs. the Cardinals.

Cowboys WR Brandin Cooks (knee) was upgraded to full participation in Thursday's practice. He's on track to return for this weekend's game vs. the Cardinals. Dallas is sporting a big 27.75-point implied total for that one, making Cooks an upside WR4 option.

Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs suffered an ACL tear in Thursday's practice and will miss the rest of the season. That leaves one of the top-performing defenses so far without its lead cover man. Fantasy wise, it's probably not a big deal at least for matchups with the Cardinals and Patriots the next two weeks. And we're not significantly downgrading the Dallas DST overall. But losing a top coverage player and big-play producer certainly dings the upside of the Cowboys defense.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that WR Brandin Cooks (knee) is expected to be limited in practice on Wednesday, a full-go on Thursday, and then play vs. the Cardinals this weekend. We'll track his progress throughout the week.

Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb went off for 11 catches and 143 yards against the Jets. The 11 catches tied a career high. Top CB Sauce Gardner didn’t shadow him, and Dallas was wise to switch up Lamb’s alignment. We’ll see if Brandin Cooks (knee) misses another week, but regardless, Lamb will retain a top-5 ceiling for the road ahead. Next up is a matchup with Arizona.

Cowboys WR Brandin Cooks (knee) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Jets. His absence leaves a few extra targets for WR CeeDee Lamb, WR Michael Gallup, and TE Jake Ferguson, among others.

Cowboys WR Brandin Cooks (knee) is not expected to play vs. the Jets today, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Reportedly dealing with a sprained MCL, Cooks did not practice all week. His absence will elevate Michael Gallup to the No. 2 WR role -- and likely Jalen Tolbert to No. 3. Neither guy is an exciting fantasy play against a stingy Jets secondary.

Cowboys S Donovan Wilson is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jets with the calf injury that has kept him off the field for weeks. Wilson did return for limited practice participation Thursday and Friday. Combine that with Dallas' decision not to put him on IR to open the year, and it's clear the team hopes to get Wilson back by at least Week 4. We'll see about his status for Week 3, though it'll be tough to trust Wilson in IDP lineups immediately upon his return.

The Chargers list LB Eric Kendricks (hamstring) as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Titans. His expected absence will leave LB Kenneth Murray calling the defensive plays. The Chargers will also miss rookie LB Daiyan Henley (hamstring) for the second straight game. That leaves the replacement plan unclear. Some combo of Nick Niemann and Amen Ogbongbemiga will fill in. Murray is the only Chargers LB worth considering for IDP lineups. And even he shouldn't be a priority. Murray continued to play poorly in Week 1. If you play in a deep IDP league, Henley -- a third-round rookie -- might be worth stashing, on the chance he takes over a starting spot at some point this year.

Cowboys WR Brandin Cooks (knee) did not practice all week. He’s listed as questionable, and owner Jerry Jones labeled him a game-time decision for Sunday’s tilt with the Jets. But it’s safe to assume that Cooks won’t be anywhere close to 100% if he suits up. Keep him on fantasy benches this week. Cooks' absence would leave extra targets for WR CeeDee Lamb, WR Michael Gallup, and TE Jake Ferguson, among others.

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