Fred Jackson is inactive as expected. Multiple reports say that Bryce Brown is starting at RB for the Bills, which is encouraging news for those owners depending on him this week. In the last two weeks, Anthony Dixon has out-carried him 31 to 14, but the ratio was 9:7 in Week 10 and Brown caught six passes against the Chiefs, out-touching Dixon 13 to 9. Brown looked explosive and particularly good in the passing game, so he’s a low-end RB2 in standard and a solid RB2 in PPR formats.
With Goodwin out, Mike Williams returns to the active roster.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 1:39pm
The Bills needed help at running back with injuries to C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson. Tanner has visited the San Francisco 49ers this year and previously worked out for the Seattle Seahawks and Indianapolis Colts.
Tanner spent the last three seasons with the Cowboys and rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns, as well as nine receptions for 93 yards. He recorded 21 special teams tackles.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 4:30pm
The Colts signed RB Phillip Tanner, 5-10, 208 pounds, who spent the last three seasons with the Dallas Cowboys (2011-13), where he recorded 56 carries for 149 yards and two touchdowns, as well as nine receptions for 93 yards.
He also made 21 special teams tackles. In 2013, he tied a career-high with nine special teams stops, while adding nine rushing attempts for 12 yards and a touchdown. Tanner was originally signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent on July 28, 2011. He finished his collegiate career at Middle Tennessee State University with 430 carries for 2,024 yards (4.7 avg.) and 33 touchdowns.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 9:46am
Randle had just 17 yards on 11 carries against the Redskins, but HC Jason Garrett will not condemn the numbers because of how Washington was selling out to stop the run late in the game.
Many feel Lance Dunbar would normally get the start with no Murray in the lineup, but Dunbar has a hamstring injury and has yet to run since getting hurt in the Denver game. Dunbar is not expected to play this week. Phillip Tanner is the only other back on the 53-man roster. We've seen reports that Murray will be out and others that said he's still questionable, so it's a situation to monitor. If you're a Murray owner, Randle is the RB to pick up if you're in a bind and it's an attractive matchup against the Eagles defense. This week's game is an early start, so we'll know Murray's status in advance.
According to a source, Dallas running back DeMarco Murray will most likely be unable to play against the Eagles because of injuries suffered in the team's 31-16 win Sunday against the Washington Redskins.
At 3-3, Dallas and Philadelphia share the lead in the NFC East.
Lance Dunbar is battling a hamstring issue and didn't play last week and would normally be the RB2. If Dunbar can't go again this week, the Cowboys would turn to rookie Joseph Randle, who had 11 carries for 17 yards and a touchdown against Washington, and Phillip Tanner, who had one carry for 2 yards. It's still a pretty good matchup against the Eagles defense that's starting to show signs of improvement.
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Dallas running back Phillip Tanner looked quicker and more explosive in the spring practices.
Tanner, a former Dallas Kimball standout, played his way onto the roster in 2011 as an undrafted player out of Middle Tennessee State. But in the last half of 2012, the Cowboys used him less and less as Lance Dunbar emerged, and it looked like Tanner was falling out of favor.
Tanner said he put all that out of his mind.
“Coming in and working hard every day, working with the offensive line and jelling with my team is the big thing,” he said.
Randle will likely back up DeMarco Murray this season leaving Tanner and Dunbar to battle for the RB3 spot in camp.
Monday, June 17, 2013, 2:05pm
Cowboy RB Joseph Randle has not taken a snap because of thumb surgery but should be ready to go for the opening of training camp. He has done everything the athletic training staff has asked, and running backs coach Gary Brown has liked how attentive Randle has been on the practice field even if he can't carry the ball.
The Cowboys believe he can be a full-time back if something happened to RB DeMarco Murray, but he was a fifth-round pick. Randle will have to show he can beat out Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner to do the job. Getting a late start doing that isn't a positive.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 7:04pm
Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot, doubtful) won't return this week. Cowboys RB Felix Jones (knee, questionable) is questionable with a knee issue. If Felix can't go, Lance Dunbar would get the start and be a desperation flex play option with Phillip Tanner working behind him.
Jones has a knee issue which is concerning for the Cowboys. He's played and practiced through numerous ailments during the season but with a short week there could be an issue about him playing Thanksgiving Day against the Washington Redskins.
Phillip Tanner will also be in the mix, but Dunbar has been the primary backup to Jones, so he figures to get most of the work if Felix can't play.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 6:13pm
Cowboys running back Felix Jones (knee) missed practice on Tuesday and if he's unable to play Thursday against the Washington Redskins, Lance Dunbar or Phillip Tanner will take over. Both players share first-team reps in practice.
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