Cowboys Fantasy News
Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 2:37pm
Williams will battle for the Dallas WR3 spot against Dwayne Harris.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 9:09am
It was by design. The Cowboys were trying to protect Austin from himself, getting him off the field every now and then to keep him from overworking his hamstrings.
Austin has been slowed by hamstring problems each of the past two seasons, missing 6 games in 2011. While he played in all 16 games last season, he missed time in training camp and couldn’t finish either game against Washington because of hip and ankle injuries. We have Austin's ADP in the 10th round. He's clearly the WR2 behind Dez Bryant, but should still have some value this season as a WR3 or WR4 on your fantasy team.
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, June 12, 2013, 10:29am
Romo threw passes during the walk-through sessions prior to the start of the just-completed organized team activities and on Tuesday, before the start of the mandatory veteran minicamp.
Monday, June 10, 2013, 1:46pm
No worries here. We still love Romo's value as the #12 QB off the board.
Friday, June 7, 2013, 11:45am
ESPN Boston' Mike Reiss on Patriots WR Aaron Dobson: "I was thinking of an outside receiver who isn't necessarily a top-end speed burner but who has good size, runs well enough, and competes with success for 50-50 type balls. Cowboys wideout Miles Austin (6-2, 217) is one target who came to mind when thinking of a good potential comparable to Dobson (6-3, 210)."
Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 8:58am
When asked if rookie WR Terrence Williams made progress in OTAs, Cowboys beat writer Bryan Broaddus replied, "He has a long way to go."
We're fully expecting Dwayne Harris to be the WR3 in Dallas in 2013.
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 1:10pm
Cowboys beat write Bryan Broaddus on the team's WR3 battle:
"I really believe that Terrence Williams is going to have to have a great training camp to beat Dwayne Harris out of a job for this third receiver spot. I know there is going to be a competition for the spot but these offensive coaches really like to use Miles Austin in the slot and Dez Bryant opposite on the outside so that leaves the receiver next to Austin and right now, I believe that guy appears to be Harris. I honestly believe that Harris along with Bryant has made the biggest jump as a receiver in the terms of route running and catching the ball. We all have seen what he does in the open field with the ball in his hands on punt returns and the feel he has for reading blocks plus pound for pound he is the best blocking receiver they have on this squad. I do not see Harris’ height as a limitation to him because I feel like he turns that into a strength for him. Williams is a talented player but he really is going to have to fight to win that job."
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 10:27am
DeMarco Murray missed one day of OTA because of a hamstring tweak.
Murray is a talented player, but this early injury underlines his relative fragility.
Tony Romo has minor back surgery
Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 10:10am
Cowboys QB Tony Romo will be held out of organized team activities the next three weeks as he recovers from a minor procedure to remove a cyst from his back, but the quarterback is optimistic he will be cleared to take part in the Cowboys mini-camp next month.
There is absolutely no question about his health for the start of training camp in July.
This doesn't sound like it's anything to worry about. Fantasy owners should still be able to get Romo as the 11th or 12th QB off the board in the 7th-9th rounds in August.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 12:21pm
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 11:52am
Rookie running back Joseph Randle will be limited in workouts until training camp as he continues to rehab from thumb surgery. Randle, the rookie fifth-round pick who is supposed to come and share the load with starter DeMarco Murray, will be in a cast for six to eight weeks.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the team knew Randle’s situation when they drafted him. However, he said Randle won’t be completely idle. Randle will do some individual drills and get plenty of mental reps in minicamp and on field team activities leading up to training camp.
“It’s certainly a restriction on his thumb, but I think candidly there are a lot of things we can do out here in OTAs and get that thumb clubbed up and he’ll get a lot of work in, a lot of valuable repetition,” Jones said. And we made that decision when we drafted him. Was he going to be able to be ready and that is mentally as well, prepared, to get out here to camp and not have to make up all the lost time in OTAs? I think he will be.”
RG3 confirms his recovery is ahead of schedule
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 8:57pm
“You always want people holding you back,” Redskins QB Robert Griffin III told host Larry Michael on Wednesday’s program, referring to the team’s medical staff needing to limit how hard he pushes himself during rehab sessions. “You don’t ever want to have people pushing you forward.”
Although Griffin did not specifically address where he is in the rehabilitation process, he confirmed recent reports from surgeon James Andrews and Coach Mike Shanahan that his recovery is progressing well and that he’s well ahead of schedule.
“That’s what they’re doing right now; they’re holding me back from doing certain things because I feel like I’m ready, my body might feel like it’s ready, but according to the timetable, I’m not ready,” he said.
Griffin had the ACL, LCL and meniscus in his right knee repaired by Andrews on Jan. 9.
QB is already deep, but if RG3 is good to go for Week 1, watch out. Tony Romo figures to be our QB12 in that scenario and he was drafted QB6-QB7 from 2009-2011.
Dallas signs Tony Romo to a six-year extension
Friday, March 29, 2013, 4:34pm
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the Cowboys and Romo have agreed to a six-year, $108 million contract extension with $55 million in guarantees, according to a source involved in the process. The deal makes Romo the highest-paid player in franchise history.
The Cowboys had been talking with Romo's camp off and on after hoping to ink the 32-year-old passer to an extension last summer.
This is good news for the Dallas receiving corps -- namely Dez Bryant, Miles Austin and Jason Witten. Given all the depth at QB, Romo figures to be available in the 7th or 8th round in fantasy drafts. Current drafts have him going 8.04, so he should represent good value as the 11th or 12th QB off the board. On a per game basis, Romo has finished in the top 12 in six straight seasons.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 11:06am
A lower-back injury forced Cowboys WR Dez Bryant to leave the season-ending loss to the Washington Redskins, has kept him from running routes this offseason and might prevent him from being ready to fully participate in organized team activities this offseason.
Bryant, who needed a wheelchair to leave FedEx Field that night, said it took him a week to emotionally get over the loss to the Redskins. He has used that feeling as fuel this offseason, when he's been able to lift weights, run straight ahead and catch passes since the cast was removed from his hand.
The biggest concern with Bryant is what off-the-field trouble he might get into, but he seems to be maturing to a point where that's not much of an issue any longer. His production after the Cowboys' Week 5 bye (5.9-93-1.0) was better than Calvin Johnson's season averages. He averaged 6.3 catches for 110 yards and 1.13 TDs in his last eight games. That projects to 101-1760-18 (or 284 fantasy points) over the course of a 16-game season. Since 2001, only Randy Moss (2003, 2007) and Calvin Johnson (2011) scored more than 260 FP in a season, so Bryant finished on a torrid pace. He's likely to be a 2nd round pick in 2013.