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


Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs (illness) is questionable for Sunday night's game against the Colts. He missed the 1st 2 days of practice but returned for a limited workout Friday. HC Mike McCarthy said he expects Diggs to play, according to NFL.com.

Texans WR Brandin Cooks (calf) is out for this weekend's game vs. the Browns. He evidently injured his calf on Thursday and didn't practice on Friday. We'll see if he misses time beyond Week 13. His absence on Sunday leaves Nico Collins as Houston's #1 WR, with Chris Moore and Phillip Dorsett the #2 and #3.

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott posted a season-high 92 rushing yards in Thursday's win over the Giants, including a TD from 6 yards out early in the 2nd quarter. He actually trailed Tony Pollard in both carries (18-16) and targets (2-1) for the game, as Dallas went run heavy. Pollard averaged just 3.3 yards per rush and collected only 2 yards on 2 receptions. The level of work would be enough to support both RBs going forward, though we wouldn't expect Dallas to run the ball more than it throws most weeks. Next Sunday brings a Colts D that favors the pass more than the run. After that, however, comes a Houston defense that has been league-worst against the run this year.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott tossed 2 INTs in the 1st half of Thursday's game against the Giants, helping the visitor carry a 6-point lead into halftime. But Prescott rebounded with 2 TD throws in the 2nd half. He nearly added a 3rd, but WR CeeDee Lamb just missed getting his feet down on a 4th-quarter end-zone catch before TE Peyton Hendershot's rushing score. Next week brings a Colts D that has been 9th most friendly to QB scoring on the season.

Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb caught 6 balls for 106 yards in Thursday's win over the Giants. He led the team in both categories, as well as drawing a team-high 11 targets. Lamb nearly added a 2-yard TD in the 4th quarter but just missed getting his feed down inbounds. It's the 2nd game of 100+ yards for Lamb among the past 3. WR Michael Gallup finished 2nd on the team in targets (8), receptions (5) and yards (63). The Cowboys get the Colts in Week 13.

Cowboys EDGE Demarcus Lawrence (foot), LB/EDGE Micah Parsons (knee, ankle) and S Donovan Wilson (illness) are active for today's game against the Giants.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Cowboys EDGE Demarcus Lawrence and LB/EDGE Micah Parsons are expected to play today against the Giants. Further, he adds that Lawrence has been playing through a stress fracture in 1 of his feet. Lawrence said earlier in the week that he's dealing with issues in both feet and that his right knee "hurts worse than the feet," according to SI.com. Lawrence played a season-low 40% of the snaps last time out, but that followed a season-high 72%. He also has sacks in 3 straight contests. So the physical issues add risk, but there's still plenty of value to putting him into IDP fantasy football lineups.

Cowboys EDGE Demarcus Lawrence (foot), LB Micah Parsons (knee, ankle) and S Donovan Wilson (illness) are questionable for Thursday's game against the Giants. Parsons said Tuesday that he'll be ready to play. Wilson didn't pop up on the injury report until missing Wednesday's practice. Lawrence played through the same issue last week, so we'd bet on him playing. We'll check the status on all 3 Thursday afternoon.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott completed 22 of his 25 passes in Sunday's blowout win over the Vikings. He tallied 276 yards and 2 TDs, with both going to RB Tony Pollard. Prescott doesn't have a worrisome matchup on the schedule until Week 16 against Philly.

Cowboys EDGE Demarcus Lawrence (foot) and CB Anthony Brown (concussion) are active for today's game against the Vikings.

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) is active for today’s game vs. the Vikings. He was limited in practice all week but is reportedly "light years ahead of last week." It’s unclear exactly how backfield work will be divvied between RB Tony Pollard and Elliott in his 1st game back from the knee injury. See where both guys sit in the Week 11 RB Rankings.

Cowboys EDGE Demarcus Lawrence is expected to play today against the Vikings, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Lawrence is officially questionable and missed the 1st 2 days of practice this week. He returned for a full Friday workout, though. We haven't moved Lawrence down the Week 11 IDP rankings.

The Cowboys expect RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) to play today against the Vikings, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He adds that 1 source called Elliott "light years ahead of last week." We all know how much Dallas likes to work Elliott when he's in the lineup, but we're still betting that Tony Pollard gets enough today to be viable for fantasy football lineups.

Cowboys EDGE Demarcus Lawrence (foot) and CB Anthony Brown (concussion) are questionable for Sunday's game at Minnesota. HC Mike McCarthy said Friday that he expects Lawrence to play. Brown still needs to clear the league protocol. We'll check their statuses Sunday.

Texans WR Brandin Cooks (hip, wrist) isn’t listed on the final injury report for this weekend's game vs. the Commanders. He put in full practices on Thursday and Friday after sitting out on Wednesday. The hip and wrist aren’t concerns, but Cooks is a shaky WR3 play after running a route on just 62% of pass plays last week.

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Vikings. Both he and owner Jerry Jones said late in the week that Elliott is expected to return for this one. It’s unclear if he’ll step back in to his previous role, though, leaving Zeke as a risky Week 11 fantasy play. See where Elliott and Tony Pollard sit in the Week 11 RB Rankings.

Texans WR Brandin Cooks (hip, wrist) returned to a full practice on Thursday. He'll be available for this weekend's game vs. the Commanders but is a shaky WR3 after seeing his snaps scaled back last week.

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) is expecting to return for Sunday's game vs. the Vikings, according to ESPN's Ed Werder. “I’m definitely very optimistic about this week," Elliott said Thursday. "Barring any setbacks the next couple of days, I’m feeling good… I think I’m in a good spot.” Elliott is expected to wear a brace on that injured knee, per Werder. We're expecting his workload to be scaled back at least a little, leaving Zeke as just a RB3 in Week 11 fantasy lineups.

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) remained limited in practice on Wednesday. He was limited all 3 days last week before missing the Packers game. Zeke's status for Sunday's contest vs. the Vikings remains uncertain.

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