Shark Bites

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (quad) didn't practice on Wednesday. ESPN's Todd Archer reported earlier this week that Cooper's availability for Sunday night's game against the Eagles is "in serious question." WR Randall Cobb (back) also missed Wednesday's practice after sitting out last week's loss to the Jets.

ESPN's Todd Archer hears that Cowboys WR Amari Cooper's availability for this Sunday night's game against the Eagles is "in serious question." Cooper is reportedly in significant pain with his quad bruise. Considering it's an aggravation of an injury originally suffered in Week 5 -- and that Dallas has a Week 8 bye -- it might make sense for the team to hold Cooper out this week. We'll keep an eye on him.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Cowboys WR Amari Cooper has been diagnosed with a thigh bruise. "There is no indication of long-term damage," Rapoport adds. It's relatively good news -- but the injury was still enough to keep Cooper from returning to Sunday's loss to the Jets. Consider him iffy for this weekend's game vs. the Eagles.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper exited in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Jets with a quad injury. ESPN's Todd Archer reports that this is an aggravation of an injury Cooper suffered in last week's loss to the Packers. He's officially questionable to return to this one.

Update: Cooper has been ruled out.

2:10pm EDT 10/13/19

Cowboys Randall Cobb (hip, back) is inactive for today’s game against the Jets. His absence opens up a few extra looks for Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Jason Witten.

Cowboys Randall Cobb (hip, back) is questionable for this weekend’s game against the Jets. After putting in a full workout on Wednesday, he didn’t practice at all on Thursday or Friday. Cobb is averaging 5.4 targets per game, so his absence would open up a few extra looks for Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Jason Witten.

Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (knee) is active for today’s game against the Packers. He’s 3 weeks removed from surgery and is expected to be limited in his 1st game back.

Cowboys WR Michael Gallup is expected to play today, "though it may not be a full workload," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Combine that with a challenging matchup against Green Bay's much-improved pass defense, and Gallup doesn't make for a very attractive fantasy play just 3 weeks beyond knee surgery.

Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against Green Bay after a limited week of practice. Both Gallup and insider Michael Gehlken have said that Gallup will play vs. the Pack. We’d try not to use him in fantasy lineups in his 1st game back from knee surgery, but Gallup’s return is good news for QB Dak Prescott.

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.

In his weekly radio spot on 105.3 The Fan, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones indicated WR Michael Gallup (knee) could be back as soon as this Sunday against the Packers. "I'm not ruling it out for Sunday," Jones said. We'll certainly keep an eye on Gallup's practice participation this week. Even if he doesn't make it back for the Green Bay game, this is an encouraging sign.

Cowboys S Xavier Woods is active for tonight's game against the Saints. He missed Week 3 with an ankle sprain but practiced all this week, including full participation Saturday.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle) was limited in practice all week but isn’t listed on the final injury report. An MRI on that ankle came back clean, and we’ve heard nothing to suggest it’s a real concern. Keep Cooper locked into fantasy lineups for Sunday night’s showdown with the Saints.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle) was limited in Thursday's practice. He had an MRI on the ankle earlier this week, but it reportedly came back clean. Cooper should be fine for Sunday night's game against the Saints, but we'll continue to keep an eye on him.

Cowboys FS Xavier Woods will miss the next 4-6 weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain in Sunday's win over Washington, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Former Giant Darian Thompson looks like the next man up for that slot, which hasn't tended to deliver much IDP value in recent seasons.

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 WR Michael Gallup left Sunday's game against the Giants in the 4th quarter because of a knee contusion. Gallup didn't return, but by that time wasn't needed to clinch the win at Washington. We'll look for an update on his status, but this doesn't look like a serious issue.

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora hears that there's "every expectation" that Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott sees a "significant workload" in today's opener against the Giants. "Team sources said the running back was in great shape and made an immediate positive impression," La Canfora adds. After early-week reports that Zeke would be limited after signing on Wednesday, it's now sounding more and more like he'll play something close to his usual role. Elliott should be locked into season-long fantasy lineups.

Cowboys CB Byron Jones won't play in today's opener against the Giants, according to ESPN's Ed Werder. Jones is still working his way back from offseason hip surgery. Jones isn't a special IDP option even when healthy, so you can go ahead and dump him for another DB in most cases.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (foot) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. Despite missing most of August, Cooper is ready to rock for Sunday’s opener against the Giants. He’s a strong fantasy play.

 
 
 

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