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.
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 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.
Cowboys HC Jason Garrett was encouraged by what he saw from RB Ezekiel Elliott in Wednesday's practice. "He’s in good shape. His weight’s good, all of that," Garrett said. "But again he hasn’t been practicing against pro football players. So you just work your way back into it. He’s an experienced guy. He’s played a lot of football for us, and so we’ll just use our best judgment as we go based on what we see, his feedback, what he says to us, how he feels, all of that and you just take it step by step.” Dallas' current plan is to reportedly give Zeke about half of his normal workload. That can certainly change, though, if he gets rolling in Sunday's opener against the Giants. Although he's not his usual elite RB1, Elliott belongs in most Week 1 fantasy lineups.
Cowboys WR Amari Cooper was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice. So it doesn't look like the foot issue that sidelined him for most of August will be an issue in this weekend's opener against the Giants. Cooper is safe to get into Week 1 fantasy lineups.
NFL Network's Jane Slater hears that the Cowboys' current plan is for RB Ezekiel Elliott to play 20-25 snaps in Sunday's opener against the Giants. "Things can always change but this is the plan heading into today," Slater adds. Zeke averaged 59 snaps per game last year, so this would be about 40% of his normal workload. Of course, he could rack up 15+ touches on those snaps. And it's possible Dallas plays Elliott more if he gets rolling. We'll continue to keep a close eye on the situation. For now, consider Zeke a RB2 with upside in Week 1 fantasy lineups.
The Cowboys and RB Ezekiel Elliott have agreed to a contract extension that makes him the NFL's highest-paid RB, NFL Network reports. It's a 6-year, $90 million pact with "roughly half" guaranteed. It tacks on to Elliott's current deal to put him under contract for the next 8 years. More importantly, it rewards fantasy owners who went ahead and trusted that he'd return before the start of the season.Elliott has finished 3rd, 3rd and 6th among RBs in PPR points per game through 3 NFL seasons.He’s remained inside the top 4 in our 2019 rankings all along. The only questions left now are whether Zeke will play in Sunday’s opener and how much work he’s ready for.He spent his holdout training in Cabo and is in shape to play this weekend, his agent said yesterday. We'll watch for updates on Elliott’s Week 1 status, but we’d plan on having him in fantasy lineups vs. the Giants. Rookie Tony Pollard, meanwhile, sinks to just being a fantasy handcuff.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is flying back to the Dallas area on Tuesday "in case his extension gets done." This doesn't necessarily mean a deal is imminent, but it might be the strongest sign yet that an agreement is close. We've still had Elliott in the middle of Round 1 in our draft plans.
Cowboys HC Jason Garrett said WR Amari Cooper (foot) will practice "in some fashion" on Monday. It sounds like he'll be limited after missing most of August. We'll get Dallas' 1st official practice report on Wednesday. Cooper is on track to play against the Giants this weekend, but it'd be nice to see him get in a full week of practice.
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