Friday, January 9, 2015, 6:47pm
Friday, January 2, 2015, 5:04pm
Ndamukong Suh won his appeal; now allowed to play vs. Dallas.
Cowboys HC Jason Garrett practiced his starters this week as if he were playing them in regular role, with no extra reps for Dallas backups.
It's hard to imagine someone like Tony Romo playing a full game in Week 17 with very little to play for as Dallas is pretty much locked into the third seed. Garrett is at least giving the impression his guys are going the distance, but they should still be considered risky fantasy starts for fear they realistically don't see a full workload.
Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm
Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 17. Romo should play, but may not finish the game despite the team’s insistence that the starters will play a lot against Washington.
Just two weeks after walking away from a massive car accident in Charlotte and sustaining a pair of transverse process fractures in his back, the Pro Bowl quarterback will return to the field against the Browns in a make-or-break game at Bank of America Stadium, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday, per team sources.
The fourth-year signal-caller cleared the final medical hurdle on Saturday, per Rapoport. Newton is playing with an injury similar to that of Tony Romo, which means there will be some degree of pain management. Newton's mobility may be impacted a bit, especially if Mike Pettine loads the box and forces Newton to throw.
Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm
Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm
Beat writer Brandon George answered a question about the Cowboys offense passing more if DeMarco Muarry doesn't play:
George: I think you'd see more of Tony Romo without Murray. But I don't think they'd get totally away from the run game. Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar are good enough to do well behind this offensive line. Randle has had several big runs of late and would be fine against a Colts team that struggles against the run.
If anything, the Colts may be able to play a bit more balanced and do more to prevent WR Dez Bryant from hurting them without Murray in the lineup. George added in his Q & A that he "would doubt [Murray will] practice fully at any point this week. Other running backs have come right back and played with this injury. No reason to think Murray couldn't do the same."
Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm
Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 15. He’s a quality start against the Eagles, though the Cowboys have gone pretty run-heavy this season. Romo has a 15:1 TD-to-INT ratio on the road this season.
The Cowboys and Romo believe things will be different in the second meeting. Not in the potential outcome, but in how they play. They won’t use the quick turnaround from a Sunday night game at MetLife Stadium to a Thursday afternoon game at AT&T Stadium as an excuse, but I’ll call it a reason. On a normal Thursday, Romo would be going through his first practice of the week. That time he had to play a game. And, for some reason, he chose not to take a painkilling injection before the game. He was not the same quarterback that day. Things weren't “firing” as he likes to say. Given the state of his back, he needs rest. He had a full week to get ready for the Chicago Bears and completed 81 percent of his passes and threw three touchdown passes.
We're expecting a better game from Romo as well. In addition to the extra rest (and pain killing injection), he has played better on the road, posting a 15-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio away from Dallas this season.
Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:32pm
Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. This is Romo’s usual routine. He’s apparently dealing with a rib injury in addition to the back. He’s a quality start against the Eagles, though the Cowboys have gone pretty run-heavy this season.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:25pm
Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) did not practice Wednesday. This is Romo’s usual routine. He’s apparently dealing with a rib injury in addition to the back. He’s a quality start against the Eagles, though the Cowboys have gone pretty run-heavy this season.
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered two fractures in his back when he was involved in a car crash near the team’s stadium today. Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton said today that Newton is in fair condition and will remain hospitalized overnight.
“Cam does have two transverse process fractures in his lower back but no other internal injuries,” he said. “He’ll stay overnight but there are no more tests scheduled, and that’s it.”
PFT went on to say that two transverse process fractures is the same injury suffered by Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo this season. Romo missed one game. The transverse process is a small bone that sticks out from either side of the vertebrae. According to the story, the Panthers say they are only thinking about Newton’s well-being and have not begun thinking about when he will be able to return to the field. Derek Anderson is the team's backup and in Week 15 the Panthers will face the Bucs.
From a fantasy standpoint, Anderson is a better pocket passer so he probably represents a small upgrade to Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen. Anderson started in the team's previous game against the Buccaneers (in Week 1) and threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns (one to Olsen and the other to Benjamin).
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