The Cowboys added Oklahoma WR CeeDee Lamb with the 17th overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. He joins Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup in a loaded WR corps. Lamb turned in a brilliant 3-year college career. He made an immediate impact as a true freshman, ranking 3rd on the Sooners behind Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews with 46 catches and 807 yards and tying for 2nd with 7 TDs. Lamb’s numbers grew to 65 catches, 1,158 yards and 11 scores in 2018. And he pumped out a massive 62-1,327-14 line this past year. Lamb’s 15.1 yards per target and 3.99 yards per route run in 2019 were easily tops among 30 of this year’s best WR prospects. The 6’2, 198-pounder is a beast after the catch, ranking top 5 among all draft-eligible players in both missed tackles forced and yards-after-catch average. He’s also a weapon downfield with his long-striding speed and plus ball skills. We see a lot of Demaryius Thomas in Lamb’s game — although DeAndre Hopkins seems to be his most popular comp. Lamb is joining what was 1 of the most efficient passing games in the NFL last year, although he’ll be battling for targets with Cooper and Gallup. QB Dak Prescott’s stock gets a significant boost here.
The Cowboys have placed the franchise tag on QB Dak Prescott. The 2 sides have been working on hammering out a long-term deal and still have until July 15 to do so. But this at least ensures that Prescott will be with Dallas for the 2020 campaign. He's coming off a career-best season that saw him rank 2nd among QBs in fantasy points. It was his 4th straight top-11 finish.
The Cowboys will name HC Mike McCarthy their new HC, according to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer. An official announcement is expected later this week. McCarthy spent 2006-2018 as Packers HC, compiling a 125-77-2 record, 9 playoff appearances and 1 Super Bowl. He was an OC before that and figures to have a big say in the Cowboys offense. But we'll see who McCarthy brings aboard as his OC.
The Cowboys have fired HC Jason Garrett. The move seemed inevitable but for some reason took until a full week after Dallas' season had ended to happen. Garrett spent the past 13 seasons with the Cowboys as either OC or HC. He finishes with an 85-67 record as HC but had far too many underachieving seasons. 2019 was chief among them, with Dallas going 8-8 despite a loaded roster. We'll see who the Cowboys tab as their new HC. We're also curious to see if they can hang on OC Kellen Moore, who showed promise at times as the play-caller this past year.
ESPN's Adam Caplan hears that Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (shoulder) had "no issues with making throws with some distance on them during Saturday's work." It's the most positive report we've heard on Prescott all week. We still won't know exactly how close he is to 100% until Cowboys-Eagles kicks off this afternoon, though, so we're still ranking him as a risk/reward QB1.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (shoulder) isn't listed on the final injury report. It's confirmation that he'll start Sunday's game against the Eagles. Prescott is reportedly dealing with an AC joint injury in his right shoulder, though, and only did some light throwing on Friday this week. It obviously adds lots of risk to his Week 16 fantasy profile -- although there's upside in this matchup vs. Philly's burnable CBs.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott told reporters on Thursday that he'll play against the Eagles this weekend, despite the AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder. "I'm getting better," he said. "Simple as that. Mobility and function, it's all improving. That's the key. That's the goal. I'll be good to go Sunday." Prescott didn't throw on Thursday and said that he might not throw until Saturday. He also revealed that he suffered this same injury multiple times in college. "I haven't had it in 4 years. You forget the pain level," he said. "You've got to get used to that again, but it's fine ... Nothing I can't deal with." We'll continue to keep a close eye on Prescott, but he's shaping up as a risk/reward Week 16 fantasy play.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott suffered an AC joint injury in his throwing shoulder in the 1st quarter of Sunday's win over the Rams. Prescott never left that game but attempted just 20 passes over the final 3-and-a-half quarters. HC Jason Garrett said Wednesday that an MRI revealed no structural damage to the shoulder but that Prescott is "not very functional at the moment." Garrett also stopped short of guaranteeing that Prescott will play against the Eagles this weekend, although ESPN's Ed Werder reports that Prescott is expected to play. We'll keep a close eye on the situation over the next few days -- but we just moved Prescott and his WRs down the Week 16 Rankings.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott injured the index finger on his right hand and sprained his left hand in Thursday night's game in Chicago, HC Jason Garrett said. Garrett expects Prescott to be "fine" for Week 15, but we'll need to keep an eye on him. Prescott completed a season-low 55% of his passes in that loss to Chicago.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Cowboys WRs Amari Cooper (quad) and Randall Cobb (hip, back) are expected to play against the Eagles tonight. It's a surprising turnaround for Cooper, who seemed unlikely to play most of the week until returning to a limited practice on Friday. It's safe to assume that he won't be at 100% tonight, though, and we saw last week that he's at risk of aggravating the quad injury. Consider Cooper a risk/reward WR2 for Week 7. OTs Tyron Smith (ankle) and La'El Collins (knee) are also expected to play tonight, per Schefter, so QB Dak Prescott's stock is on the rise.
Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (knee) is on track to return for Sunday's game against the Packers, according to insider Michael Gehlken. He was reportedly able to do more than expected in Wednesday's practice. "If I feel good, I can keep going," he said afterward. "If I didn't feel good, I was just going to do [individual drills]. It's all on me." We'll see whether Gallup will be limited this weekend, but his return is a nice boost for QB Dak Prescott. It's no coincidence that Prescott averaged 10.9 yards per pass attempt with Gallup over the first 2 games vs. just 7.2 without him over the last 2.
Cowboys WR Michael Gallup is expected to miss 2-4 weeks after arthroscopic knee surgery to trim his meniscus. There's no other structural damage to the knee, so it's a pretty basic procedure. WRs Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb should see target boosts with Gallup out. WR Devin Smith, who hauled in all 3 of his targets for 74 yards and a score in the Week 2 win over Washington, is the best bet to slide into Gallup's spot.
Cowboys QBs coach Kellen Moore has been promoted to OC and will call plays in 2019, HC Jason Garrett said over the weekend. “I said to everybody, ‘I want those new ideas. I want them thought through far. And if they are not being implemented call me.’ But let’s get in there and do the kinds of things to get the most out of a very talented roster," owner Jerry Jones said. "Kellen has the skill and the right attitude and style to make this work.” This is a huge step for a guy who was a player just 2 years ago. Moore's play-calling ability will be a legitimate question mark heading into 2019.
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