Cowboys Fantasy News

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) missed practice Thursday. No worries here. The Cowboys don’t play until Monday night, so Romo is just getting his usual rest.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) took full practice reps Thursday. No worries here. Bryant should be good to go for a tasty matchup against the Redskins.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:44am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Ravens RB Justin Forsett has seven runs of 20 or more yards. That is tied with Dallas' DeMarco Murray for tops in the NFL. Forsett has a run of more than 20 yards in his last six games. To put this in perspective, the Ravens had five such runs as a team for all of last season. Forsett has surpassed that total, and it's not even the midway point of the season.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 1:39pm

National Football Post - [Full Article]

The Buffalo Bills are signing former Dallas Cowboys running back Phillip Tanner, according to a league source.

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.

Fantasy Impact:

Tanner will be behind Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown.

Colt McCoy to start, but RGIII not ruled out

Monday, October 20, 2014, 5:59pm

Washington Post - [Full Article]

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden wouldn’t rule out the possibility of Robert Griffin III returning for the upcoming Monday night game at Dallas, but went ahead and named third-string Colt McCoy as Washington’s starter.

“He still has a long way to go,” Gruden said of Griffin during Monday’s press conference. “I wouldn’t rule him out, but he has got a way to go to show that he can play, show that his ankle is 100 percent. That’s the big thing: He has got to be 100 percent ready to go. We don’t want to put him out there at 85 percent, have it be weak and have him do something to it. We want to make sure he’s ready to go when he’s out there.”

Griffin dislocated his left ankle in the first quarter of Washington’s Sept. 14 game against Jacksonville and has been sidelined since. Backup Kirk Cousins stepped in to win that game but lost the subsequent four and was on a downward trajectory Sunday against Tennessee, having turned the ball over twice, when Gruden benched him at halftime in favor of McCoy.

“Right now we’re going to move forward with Colt,” Gruden said. “I’d like to make the decision as soon as we can so we can get the reps. I’m a big rep guy. I want to make sure we get the starter ready to go, so we’re moving forward with the Cowboys with Colt, and Kirk is going to get the reps he gets and he’ll be ready to go if need be. But Colt will be the starter on Monday night.”

Fantasy Impact:

The team can't wait until Monday to name a starter just because of preparation, so McCoy gets the nod for now and will take the first team reps. It sounds like RGIII has a way to go and would likely need to get his reps in during the week in order to start on Monday, so that's something to keep an eye on. It's not a great situation, and to make matters worse it's a Monday night game at Dallas against their surprisingly good defense. RGIII is worth a pickup if you're in need of help at the position but probably shouldn't be saved to play on Monday night with too much up in the air at this point.

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 3:12pm

Cowboys Inactives
Bruce Carter OLB
Davon Coleman DT
Doug Free T
Jakar Hamilton DB
Donald Hawkins T
Dustin Vaughan QB

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, ankle, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 7. Romo will be fine to face the Giants.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (illness, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 7. No worries here. Murray should be in line for another huge workload against the Giants.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 7. Bryant will be good to go for a so-so matchup with the Giants.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, ankle) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. This is a normal schedule for Romo.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (illness) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. No worries here. Murray should be in line for another huge workload against the Giants.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) took full practice reps again Thursday. No worries here.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:35pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, ankle) did not practice Wednesday. No worries here.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:35pm

Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (illness) did not practice Wednesday. Murray’s absence isn’t a major concern.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:35pm

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday. No worries here.