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Texans WR Brandin Cooks (calf) is expected to play vs. the Titans today, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Cooks is listed as questionable but put in full practices on Wednesday and Thursday. We're not expecting the calf to be an issue today, but Cooks' iffy standing with the team and Houston's general ineptitude leave him as a shaky fantasy play.

If it feels like Cowboys RB Tony Pollard has become a must-start, that's because he has. The 4th-year back trails only Josh Jacobs and Christian McCaffrey in PPR points at the position over the past 5 weeks. That span began with the Week 11 game in which Ezekiel Elliott returned from a 2-game knee injury. Pollard has garnered at least 14 opportunities (carries + targets) in every game since the Week 6 visit to Philadelphia. He sits high in our Week 16 fantasy football rankings for the rematch.

Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs (illness) and LB Micah Parsons (illness) are questionable for Saturday's game against the Eagles. EDGE Dorance Armstrong (knee) is also questionable. LB Leighton Vander Esch (neck) is officially out, leaving rookie Damone Clark to start in his place.

Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy on Monday ruled LB Leighton Vander Esch out for Saturday's game against the Eagles. He also revealed that it's a shoulder injury for LVE rather than a neck issue, as originally reported. That's good news given Vander Esch's history of neck trouble. His absence this week should turn rookie LB Damone Clark into a full-timer. The 5th-round pick looks like an upside waiver-wire addition in deeper IDP leagues.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott went 23-of-30 passing for 256 yards and 3 TDs in Sunday's OT loss to the Jaguars. He also tossed 2 INTs, including a pick-6 to S Rayshawn Jenkins in OT to end the game. It was Prescott's 2nd straight game with multiple INTs and 4th such game among the past 6. Next comes a difficult matchup with the Eagles.

Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb caught all 7 of his targets for 126 scoreless yards in Sunday's OT loss to the Jaguars. WR Noah Brown ranked 2nd among Cowboys pass-catchers, hauling in 6 of a team-high 9 targets for 49 yards and 2 TDs. TE Peyton Hendershot claimed the team's other receiving TD. TE Dalton Schultz tallied just 2 receptions for 15 yards among 4 targets. Dallas gets a tough passing matchup with the Eagles in Week 16. Then comes 1 of the league's most favorable passing matchups in the Titans.

Cowboys LB Leighton Vander Esch hurt his neck in Sunday's OT loss to the Jaguars. That's a particularly worrisome injury for LVE, who has a history of neck issues dating back to college. We'll see about his outlook for Week 16 and beyond.

Cowboys EDGE Dorance Armstrong (ankle) is active for today's game against the Jaguars.

Texans WRs Brandin Cooks (calf) and Nico Collins (foot) did not practice on Wednesday. If they miss this weekend's game vs. the Chiefs, WR Chris Moore will be in play as a low-end option in PPR leagues.

Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs hurt his right thumb in Sunday's win over the Texans. He left briefly but returned and played 91% of defensive snaps for the game. Diggs told reporters afterward that he doesn't expect to miss further game time with the injury.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott wound up with a decent 284 passing yards in Sunday's narrow victory over the Texans but threw just 1 TD pass vs. 2 INTs. He now just just 6 TDs vs. 5 INTs over his past 3 outings. Week 15 holds a weak Jacksonville pass defense. We'll see whether Prescott can rebound ahead of a tough Week 16 home date with the Eagles.

Cowboys RB Tony Pollard found the end zone twice in Sunday's tight win over the Texans. He rushed 10 times for 42 yards and a TD, adding a 4-20-1 receiving line on 5 targets. RB Ezekiel Elliott added a 15-62-1 rushing line, scoring the game-winning TD from 2 yards out with 41 seconds left. He added 3 catches for 19 yards on 5 targets. Dallas gets a generally soft Jacksonville defense on the road in Week 15.

Texans WR Brandin Cooks (calf) did not practice on Wednesday. He's been sidelined since injuring his calf in practice last Thursday. Fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on Cooks to play vs. the Cowboys this weekend.

Cowboys CB Anthony Brown tore his left Achilles' tendon in Sunday night's win over the Colts. He'll obviously miss the rest of the season. The injury could also challenge his readiness for the start of next year. It's particularly unfortunate timing for Brown because he's set to hit free agency in March, ahead of his age-30 season.

Cowboys RB Tony Pollard torched the Colts for 91 yards and 2 TDs on 12 attempts. Zeke Elliott added 17-77-1 in the Week 13 win, but Pollard remained the more dynamic back. Credit the Dallas O-line, which came to play against a solid Colts run D. Per Next Gen Stats, Dallas posted 79 rushing yards over expectation against an Indy unit that had allowed the fewest such yards from Week 1 to Week 12. Keep in mind that OT Tyron Smith is slated to make his season debut soon. Regardless, look for this run game to remain hot in a dreamy Week 14 contest vs. Houston.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott posted 170 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT on 30 attempts in a Week 13 win over Indianapolis. Dallas won in a blowout following a trio of 4th-quarter rushing TDs, so Dak wasn’t really needed much late. His scores went to Michael Gallup (2) and CeeDee Lamb. Prescott certainly remains a QB1 for the road ahead. Just note: Week 14 turns up a Houston matchup — at home — that should produce a run-heavy game plan. After that comes a favorable draw at Jacksonville.

Cowboys CB Anthony Brown hurt his left ankle in the 2nd half of Sunday night's game against the Colts. The team quickly ruled him out for the game, and Brown could be seen riding a cart to the locker room with a towel over his head. That doesn't bode well for his outlook. We'll see about the official diagnosis.

Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs (illness) and S Jayron Kearse (shoulder) are active for tonight's game against the Colts.

Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (illness) is active for tonight’s game vs. the Colts. He didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday but returned to a limited practice on Friday. We’re expecting Gallup to be ready to play his usual role tonight.

Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (illness) is expected to play vs. the Colts tonight, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Gallup got in just a limited practice on Friday this week, but expect him to be available for his usual role tonight.

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