Cowboys Fantasy News

Arian Foster (hamstring) remains day-to-day

Monday, September 29, 2014, 4:53pm

Houston Chronicle - [Full Article]

Arian Foster acknowledged postgame he wasn’t 100 percent during the Texans’ 23-17 home victory against the Buffalo Bills.

Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Monday the team’s attack must return to form, with daily improvements peaking Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

“We have to look at our game plans and think about what our players do well and run those type of plays. … We’ve just got to be more consistent in how we run the football,” O’Brien said.

Foster (hamstring) remains day to day, O’Brien said.

Fantasy Impact:

Foster was limited to eight rushes for six yards. The Texans running game as a whole wasn't much better and netted just 37 yards on 24 carries. Foster plays an early game in Week 5 at Dallas so we'll know his start an hour or so before kickoff.

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Monday, September 29, 2014, 8:30am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo isn’t ready to say he is 100 percent.

“I think I am getting close,” Romo said after the Cowboys’ 38-17 win against the New Orleans Saints.

Whatever the percentage is, Romo is feeling much better than he did in the first two weeks of the regular season. He has altered his practiced schedule the last two weeks, taking off Wednesday’s workouts to focus on strengthening his core and legs.

In the last two games Romo has completed 40 of 52 passes for 479 yards with five touchdowns and just one interception.

“I think it’s always going to be there. You’re going to have to constantly work on your back, but that doesn’t mean you can’t come back and be what you were,” Romo said. “I think that is part of being a great football player. That is what I’m trying to do and that is what I am going to have to do to be successful.”

Fantasy Impact:

For the second straight game, Romo’s legs were a big part of the story, too. On third and 5 from the New Orleans 49, Romo scrambled for a career-long 21-yard pickup. On the next play DeMarco Murray scored on a 28-yard run to give the Cowboys a 31-3 lead. Romo is starting to look like his old self from a fantasy standpoint. Outside of Seattle in Week 6, Romo's schedule is pretty favorable. The only thing holding him back is Murray's success in the running game, but even so, it seems like he's at least going to have some low-end QB1 value going forward.

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 7:15pm

Cowboys Inactives
Lavar Edwards DE
Donald Hawkins T
Terrell McClain DT
Tyler Patmon DB
Korey Toomer LB
Dustin Vaughan QB

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:26am

Washington Post - [Full Article]

In Thursday night’s debacle against the New York Giants, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins reverted to the turnover-prone form that he displayed in limited action during the first two seasons of his career.

Cousins posted a career-worst five turnovers (four interceptions, one fumble lost) while throwing for just one touchdown. In 11 game appearances since his rookie year in 2012 – six of them starts – Cousins has recorded 15 interceptions and three lost fumbles to go with 14 touchdown passes. He has thrown multiple interceptions in four of those games.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden called Cousins’ penchant for turning the ball over worrisome, but said the young quarterback was hardly the sole problem in Thursday’s game.

“It’s worrisome, [but] you have to take the game for what it is. We lost the game, he didn’t play very well, he threw four picks, we understand that, and a fumble, but he didn’t have a lot of help, either,” Gruden said. “There weren’t a lot of people – the defense didn’t help him out, the offensive line didn’t help him out, the receivers didn’t help him out. There’s a lot of other factors that we could have had better game, a better outing, if other people were helping more. It’s not just Kirk. Kirk, his mistakes are magnified obviously, but there are other guys who had mistakes that were equally important and devastating to the football game. We just have to continue to work to get better, and we will, but we’re not going to hold Kirk’s head under the water right now. We’re going to keep him composed and getting better, and he’s going to be fine next week.”

Fantasy Impact:

Cousins lit up the Eagles defense but coming into a short week had completely different results against an equally bad Giants defense. Things don't get much easier in terms of matchups outside of the Cowboys in Week 8 - the Skins will face four top-half defenses in terms of allowing fantasy points to QBs: Seahawks Week 5, Cardinals Week 6, Titans Week 7 and Vikings Week 9 leading up to the Week 10 bye.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 4. Romo should be able to post good numbers against the Saints.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Saints RB Mark Ingram (hand, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 4. Khiry Robinson is expected to work as the lead back once again in Week 4, though Pierre Thomas will continue to be heavily involved. The matchup against the Cowboys is a good one.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 4. Bryant will be fine to face the Saints. He’s a must-start at this point.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 4.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. Romo will be fine to face the Saints.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Saints RB Mark Ingram (hand) missed practice again Thursday. Khiry Robinson is expected to work as the lead back once again in Week 4, though Pierre Thomas will continue to be involved. The matchup against the Cowboys is a good one.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Bryant played through the injury last week, so he should be fine to do so again.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) did not practice Wednesday. The Cowboys are just managing Romo’s back.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm

Saints RB Mark Ingram (hand) did not practice Wednesday. Khiry Robinson is expected to work as the lead back once again in Week 4, though Pierre Thomas will continue to be involved. The matchup against the Cowboys is a good one.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Bryant played through the injury last week, so he should be fine to do so again.