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Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (illness) is active for today’s game against the Eagles. He missed practice on Friday with that illness but should be a full-go today. The rookie is a WR4 with some upside vs. a banged-up Philly secondary.

Cowboys WR Michael Gallup turned up questionable after sitting out Friday's practice with an illness. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Gallup is expected to play against the Eagles, though. Gallup's not a high-level fantasy option, but there's upside against a tattered Philly defense.

Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Eagles. He missed practice on Friday after being a full-go the previous 2 days. Players almost always play when they’re listed with an illness, but Gallup’s status will be worth checking when inactives are announced around 3 pm ET on Sunday.

Cowboys WR Cole Beasley sprained his right foot late in Thursday night's win over the Saints, according to insider David Moore. Beasley is considered week-to-week. He's averaged 4.4 targets per game since WR Amari Cooper arrived, so there's not a huge fantasy impact here.

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Cowboys TE Geoff Swaim (knee) is active for tonight’s game against the Eagles, who rank 2nd in Adjusted Fantasy Points Allowed to TEs. Swaim is a weak fantasy play.

Cowboys TE Geoff Swaim (knee) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Eagles. He’s 3 weeks removed from his sprained MCL. With the late kickoff in this game, Swaim isn’t a Week 10 fantasy option.

The Dallas Morning News reports that Cowboys OLB Sean Lee could miss 4-6 weeks with his latest hamstring strain. That makes Leighton Vander Esch a strong pickup where available in IDP leagues and a high-end starting option for Week 10's positive scoring matchup with the Eagles.

Cowboys LB Sean Lee will "probably be out for a little bit" after re-injuring his left hamstring in Monday night's loss to the Titans, HC Jason Garrett said after the game. We'll see just how long this absence lasts. It's the same hamstring, though, cost Lee 3 games earlier this season. Leighton Vander Esch will re-enter the lineup. He topped 90% playing time in each of the 3 games Lee missed earlier. Vander Esch is worth picking up in most IDP leagues.

Cowboys DT David Irving will miss at least Monday night's game against the Titans after suffering a high ankle sprain this week. He told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram this week that he could miss up to 4 weeks with the injury. That makes Irving droppable in most IDP leagues. We'll see how things progress.

Cowboys TE Geoff Swaim (knee) missed practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Monday night's game against the Titans. His absence will leave Dallas with TEs Blake Jarwin, Rico Gathers and rookie Dalton Schultz. Avoid the situation in fantasy lineups.

Cowboys TE Geoff Swain has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL, according to the Dallas Morning News' Brandon George. Dallas has a Week 8 bye, but Swaim is unlikely to be ready for Week 9. His absence will leave the Cowboys with TEs Blake Jarwin, Dalton Schultz and Rico Gathers.

The Raiders have traded WR Amari Cooper to the Cowboys in exchange for a 1st-round pick. That's a massive price to pay for a guy who's been more disappointing than not since the start of the 2017 campaign. Of course, Cooper is still just 24, has a 1st-round resume and has certainly flashed upside. This isn't exactly a great landing spot, though. Cooper will be the clear #1 option in Dallas' passing game, but the Cowboys rank 31st in pass rate. Plus, it tends to be tough for WRs to settle into new offenses mid-season. Consider Cooper a WR3 for now. Oakland, meanwhile, is left with Jordy Nelson, Martavis Bryant and Seth Roberts atop the WR depth chart.

Cowboys TE Geoff Swaim injured his right knee in Sunday's loss to the Redskins. He hauled in all 3 of his targets for 25 yards before exiting. Rookie TE Dalton Schultz picked up some playing time in Swaim's absence. We'll look for more info on his injury today.

Cowboys HC Jason Garrett told reporters Wednesday that he expects LB Sean Lee (hamstring) to return to a limited practice Wednesday. That points to Lee likely playing Sunday at Washington, obviously barring some setback in practice. Lee missed the past 3 games, giving way to 1st-round pick Leighton Vander Esch. A Lee return would likely mean a full-time role for the veteran and Vander Esch returning to a limited role. We'll keep an eye on the situation through the practice week.

Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence (shoulder) and CB Chidobe Awuzie (ankle) are active for today's game against the Jaguars. They're OK to use as planned in IDP lineups.

Raiders WR Amari Cooper sustained a concussion in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Seahawks. It's the 2nd known concussion of his career, with the 1st coming last November. We'll track his progress through the protocol. The Raiders have a Week 7 bye.

Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. He missed Wednesday's practice before limited workouts the next 2 days. DT David Irving, on the other hand, put in full practices Thursday and Friday after missing last week's game while dealing with a family issue and spending the 1st 4 weeks on a league suspension. He's expected to play 10-15 snaps against Jacksonville, according to Cowboys Wire. That's not enough to make Irving usable in IDP leagues, but it's his 1st real step toward getting back to IDP relevance.

The Cowboys announced Saturday that DT David Irving will not travel with the team for Sunday night's game at Houston. Irving did get activated Saturday after missing the 1st 4 games on league suspension but has barely practiced since last November. Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Irving stayed behind to deal with an "ongoing personal family matter that is out of his control" and that the team is supporting him through it. Irving will be a high-upside IDP once he's ready to play, but we'll have to wait to see when that will be. DT Maliek Collins also isn't traveling because of a knee injury.

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’s dealing with a sore ankle and bursitis in his knee but should be a full-go for Sunday night’s game against the Texans. Keep Zeke locked into fantasy lineups.

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee, ankle) practiced on Wednesday and said he's "good" for this weekend's game against the Texans. “This is the freshest I felt after any Wednesday practice I’ve had,” Zeke added. He's reportedly dealing with a sore ankle and bursitis in his knee, but it doesn't sound like a major concern. Keep Elliott glued into fantasy lineups.

 
 
 

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