Gachkar (neck) is active for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Gachkar was a full participant in practice all week, so his questionable status heading into Sunday's game was likely precautionary. Look for him to take up his regular position as the starting strong-side linebacker in the Cowboy's defense.
Gachkar (neck) is listed as active for Sunday's contest against the 49ers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports. Gachkar was a full participant at Friday's practice and will therefore be set to play Sunday. He's slated to start at strongside linebacker across from Sean Lee.
Gachkar (thumb) returned to practice Sunday, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports. His hand is still in a cast to protect the healing digit, but Gachkar will at least have a couple of weeks to get his game legs under him. The thumb injury likely cost him any chance of winning the starting middle linebacker spot that opened up due to Rolando McClain's latest suspension, but Gachkar could still be ready for Week 1 and see significant snaps during the season.
Gachkar (thumb) is back with the team following thumb surgery, Rob Phillips of Dallas Cowboys.com reports. The 27-year-old line backer had surgery done on his thumb Friday, and is currently without a timetable of return. Head coach Jason Garret indicated he will be out "a little while". He is currently doing conditioning work with the team.
Gachkar is in the mix to start at middle linebacker while Rolando McClain serves his 10-game suspension, Dallas Morning News reports. Anthony Hitchens, who started nine games last season, is the favorite to win the job and ultra-athletic second-year LB Mark Nzeocha could also factor in with a big camp, but Gachkar received most of the first-team reps at middle linebacker in OTAs and minicamp. The veteran was primarily used on special teams last year, but at the very least should see an increase in defensive snaps in 2016.