Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. This is an upgrade from last week which means that Bryant is probably approaching full health. It’s a good sign for a great matchup against the Eagles.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:19pm
McFadden is active for this week but it's expected that Morris gets the start and a bulk of the work with Smith getting third-down action. The RBs workload will be worth monitoring this week. Meanwhile Bryant is a go after injuring his ankle last week.
Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:53pm
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee, ankle, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 10. Bryant was “moving well” at Friday’s practice and said earlier in the week that he will play. If he’s out, Terrance Williams, Brice Butler and Cole Beasley would all get a bump. The Cowboys play in the late round of games, so owners should have a Plan B handy just in case.
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:46pm
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:00pm
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee, ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Bryant was called “day to day” by the team, which could mean anything. Consider him questionable for Week 10. If he’s out, Terrance Williams, Brice Butler, and Cole Beasley would all get a bump.
Bryant is considered day-to-day. A knee injury was also mentioned by HC Jason Garrett. This update still seems to fall right in line with what we all saw during the broadcast of the game: Bryant was seen jogging and trying to work the ankle/knee on the sidelines, but he didn't appear all that limited to the naked eye. With the game pretty much in hand at that point, perhaps there wasn't any urgency to get Bryant back on the field, so that could have played into the team's decision to keep him out.
Dez Bryant left the game in the fourth quarter after taking a hit, and was later ruled questionable to return due to an ankle injury.
Bryant never did return, but really didn't have to as the Cowboys had pretty much put the game away. He was seen jogging on the sideline, which could at least be a good sign for his status heading into next week, but it will have to be monitored. The Cowboys play a late afternoon game at Atlanta in Week 10.
Friday, November 3, 2017, 6:34pm
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:20pm
Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:24pm
Prescott targeted the Pro Bowl receiver on his first pass play. First and 10 from Dallas' own five, Prescott found Bryant for an eight-yard strike that was quickly turned into 23 yards after breaking a tackle.
"He has been healthy all offseason, so that chemistry has grown," Prescott said. "He's been a guy that his ears are wide open, wanting to know what I'm thinking, and I want to know what he's thinking. It's just been back and forth of just talking and doing it out there on the field and it's only growing."
Prescott added, "it's the best Dez has been." He also thought Bryant has been the most improved player so far this season. This obviously could be very key this season for both players and fantasy owners, especially with RB Ezekiel Elliott out because of a suspension.
Dez Bryant's belief is that the work he did this offseason will help him get to the form he had in 2014 when he caught 88 passes for 1,320 yards and led the NFL in touchdown catches with 16.
Leading into the 2015 season, he missed the entire offseason in a contract dispute after the Cowboys placed the franchise tag on him. Leading into 2016, he was limited in his offseason work because of a second foot surgery.
As the story said, he had 31 catches for 401 yards and three touchdowns in 2015. He had 50 catches for 796 yards and eight touchdowns last season. Now there are questions as to whether he remains one of the league's elite receivers. Many will mention Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham Jr., Julio Jones and others before they get to Bryant, and those are similar names usually ahead of Bryant in the fantasy world too.
This was fully expected all day despite the Cowboys clinching the top seed and a first round bye leaving this a meaningless game in Week 16. Dallas HC Jason Garrett said players would get a normal workload tonight against the Lions. That could perhaps change should the game get out of hand, but for now Bryant, Prescott and Elliott are solid starts.
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