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    Defensive Matchup

  • Dallas Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    08/31/16DLTyrone CrawfordConcussionQUESTIONABLECrawford (concussion) will go through individual work during Sunday's practice, Jon Machota of Dallas News reports.

    Crawford suffered a concussion during practice a week ago and is still going through the league's mandated protocol. He's expected to do individual work during Sunday's practice, which is a step in the right direction for the 26-year-old defensive tackle. Crawford is expected to be healthy and available for Week 1, although he could be held out of the team's preseason finale against the Texans on Sept. 1.

    (Updated 08/28/2016)
    08/27/16QBTony RomoBackOUTRomo -- who suffered a compression fracture of his L1 vertebra Thursday, is slated to wear a back brace for support over the next few weeks, the Cowboys' official site reports.

    While coach Jason Garrett isn't inclined to map out a precise timetable for the QB's return to action, the report does acknowledge that Romo "is likely several weeks away from playing again." While there's been media reports suggesting that Romo is looking at a possible 6-10 week timetable, "others inside the organization are hopeful for a 4-6 week recovery." Either way, as it stands, Dak Prescott remains on track to start at QB for Dallas out of the gate this season. He's currently backed up by Jamiell Showers, though the Cowboys could well add QB depth in the coming days.

    (Updated 08/28/2016)
    08/26/16WRTerrance WilliamsHandPROBABLEWilliams (hand) secured one of two targets for 11 yards in Thursday's 27-17 preseason loss to the Seahawks. The team's official site also reports that he received X-rays on his hand after the game that came back negative.

    The Cowboys No. 2 receiver had a chance for a bigger night, but was unable to haul in a second-quarter deep throw from Dak Prescott in the red zone. With respect to his injury, Williams reported that the hand, which he'd broken at Baylor during his sophomore season, had originally "flared up" on him during practice last week. Despite the negative results on the X-rays, Williams reported some discomfort, but it's currently unknown whether it's sufficient to keep him out of any practices this coming weekend.

    (Updated 08/26/2016)
    08/23/16WRDez BryantConcussionQUESTIONABLEBryant (concussion) will go through individual work during Sunday's practice, Jon Machota of Dallas News reports.

    Bryant suffered a concussion during Monday's practice and has been sidelined for nearly a week now. He'll be back on the practice field Sunday, but will be limited to individual work, while being held out of team drills. It appears Bryant is nearing a full return, which means he should be good to go for the team's regular season opener. However, there's a good chance he's held out of the Cowboys' preseason finale versus the Texans on Sept. 1.

    (Updated 08/28/2016)
    08/23/16RBLance DunbarKneePROBABLEDunbar (knee) is in danger of missing the Cowboys' final two preseason games, Bryan Broaddus of the team's official site reports.

    Dunbar returned to practice Sunday in a limited capacity, but the Cowboys know what they're getting in the running back and may not feel the need to risk his health any further in preseason action. He's not a lock to make the roster at this point, but his chances are good enough given he avoids any setbacks. Expect the team to ease him back into action throughout this week's practice sessions.

    (Updated 08/23/2016)
    08/23/16DBOrlando ScandrickGroinQUESTIONABLEScandrick (groin) suited up for Sunday's practice, Rob Phillips of DallasCowboys.com reports.

    It's unclear how much he actually participated in the practice, but after sitting out Thursday's preseason game the Cowboys are confident Scandrick will be ready for Week 1.

    (Updated 08/29/2016)
    08/20/16LBMark NzeochaAchillesQUESTIONABLENzeocha will not return to Friday's matchup with the Dolphins due to an Achilles injury, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    The second year linebacker currently projects as the third string middle linebacker on the Jets depth chart. The severity of his injury is not known at this time, but expect an update on his status once the team releases more information.

    (Updated 08/19/2016)
    08/18/16DLJack CrawfordUndisclosedPROBABLECowboys quarterback Tony Romo is probable heading into Thursday's game against the Eagles.
    08/17/16DLDavid IrvingGroinQUESTIONABLEIrving suffered a groin injury Tuesday and could "miss some time", David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports.

    Irving's availability for Friday's preseason matchup against the Dolphins appears to be in doubt and a concrete timetable for a return has yet to be released. Irving was expected to see significant reps during that game due to the Cowboys' struggles with current depth on the defensive line, so it's a tough blow for the 22-year-old who was looking for an increased role. Irving was signed off the team's practice squad last season, eventually suiting up in 12 games, while recording 13 tackles and 0.5 sacks.

    (Updated 08/16/2016)
    08/16/16DBAnthony BrownHamstringPROBABLEBrown sat out of Monday's practice while he deals with a sore hamstring, Jon Machota of the Dallas News reports.

    The rookie currently projects as the third string cornerback on the right side of the field. Brown was taken in the sixth round of 2016 draft after posting a 4.35, 40-yard dash in the combine. He figures to play more of a special teams role this season if he makes the final roster.

    (Updated 08/15/2016)
    08/12/16DBJeff HeathConcussionQUESTIONABLEHeath was diagnosed with a concussion and will miss Saturday's preseason opener against the Rams, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Heath was originally being evaluated for a shoulder injury, but it turned out to actually be a concussion. The fourth-year player out of Saginaw Valley is currently listed as the second-string free safety on the Cowboy's roster, but with him out Saturday, expect Isaiah Frey to see more playing time.

    (Updated 08/11/2016)
    08/11/16DLCharles TapperBackPROBABLETapper (back) has not practiced in the past several weeks but could be nearing a return, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.

    Tapper has been dealing with some back soreness that is not believed to be too serious. If all goes according to schedule, the Cowboys believe that Tapper could be back practicing within the next few days. Dallas is expecting its fourth round pick from April's draft to provide the team with added depth on the defensive line during the 2016 campaign.

    (Updated 08/29/2016)
    08/07/16DLLawrence OkoyeAnklePROBABLEOkoye (ankle) left practice early on Sunday after injuring his arm, Sportsday.com reports.

    Okoye was already dealing with an ankle injury that he was practicing with prior to injuring his arm. The severity of his arm injury is not known, leaving him without a timetable to return. He'll join the long list of Cowboy's defensive lineman unable to practice. Look for Jack Crawford to see an increase in reps while Okoye is out.

    (Updated 08/07/2016)
    08/05/16LBAndrew GachkarThumbQUESTIONABLEGachkar (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.

    (Updated 08/29/2016)
    08/05/16WRDevin StreetLegPROBABLEStreet (back) returned to practice Thursday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

    Street was hurt a week ago during practice, suffering injuries to both his leg and back. After some time off for rest and recovery, Street was able to return to the field Thursday, which was much needed for the 25-year-old wide receiver who still needs to make his case for a spot on the team's final roster.

    (Updated 08/11/2016)
    08/04/16LBKyle WilberBackPROBABLEWilber was held out of Thursday's practice with a sore back, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.

    The severity of his ailment is unknown, but Wilber isn't expected to be sidelined for an extended period of time. His status will be updated as light is shed on his situation.

    (Updated 08/04/2016)
    08/01/16LBJaylon SmithKneeOUTSmith (knee) was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list Tuesday, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    By adding Smith to this list, the Cowboys will effectively keep their second round pick sidelined for the first six games of the 2016 season. Reports indicate that Smith is likely to be placed on IR once those six weeks pass. Entering the season, there was a small glimmer of hope that Smith could maybe find a way onto the field this year, but it appears the rookie won't be ready to showcase his health until 2017.

    (Updated 08/30/2016)
    07/29/16TEGavin EscobarAchillesPROBABLEEscobar (Achilles) did not practice on Sunday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

    Escobar will get the day off as he continues to nurse a torn Achilles he suffered last season. If he continues to miss practice time he may be in danger of missing the Cowboys' first preseason matchup against the Rams next Saturday.

    (Updated 08/07/2016)
    07/29/16DLDemarcus LawrenceSuspensionSUSPENDLawrence's four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy has been upheld, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

    Lawrence received the four-game suspension back in April and filed an appeal in May. Now that the suspension has been upheld it's clear that Dallas will be without Lawrence, Randy Gregory (suspension), and Rolando McClain (suspension) to start the year, three significant players on the team's front seven. With Lawrence out, Ryan Russell, David Irving, and Benson Mayowa figure to see some extra snaps to start the year.

    (Updated 06/30/2016)
    07/29/16RBDarren McFaddenElbowOUTMcFadden (elbow) has yet to resume practicing as of Sunday, the Cowboys' official site reports.

    With no practice reps under his belt and one preseason contest to go, McFadden is on pace to enter the regular season sans game action, which cannot be simulated in drills. At this stage, he would only be a complementary runner anyway due to Ezekiel Elliott's appearance in last Thursday's exhibition and Alfred Morris' competent play this preseason, but McFadden still has no timeline for a return from breaking his elbow in the offseason.

    (Updated 08/29/2016)
    New York Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    08/28/16LBJonathan CasillasRibsQUESTIONABLECasillas (ribs) told reporters that he has no fractures and expects to play in the season opener, Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports.

    It was originally reported that Casillas was dealing with cracked ribs after Saturday's preseason game with the Jets. However, the 29-year-old insists that there are no fractures and he's not expecting to miss too much time recovering from the injury. Casillas is expected to anchor a much bolstered Giants defense in 2016.

    (Updated 08/29/2016)
    08/28/16LBB.J. GoodsonConcussionQUESTIONABLEGoodson sustained a concussion during Saturday's preseason contest versus the Jets.

    Selected by the Giants in the fourth round of the 2016, Goodson has so far been unable to rise above third-string status on the unofficial depth chart, despite combining for 11 tackles (10 solo) in the team's first two exhibitions. Due to the murkiness surrounding concussions, a timetable for a return is up in the air.

    (Updated 08/27/2016)
    08/28/16DBLeon HallConcussionQUESTIONABLEHall suffered a concussion during Saturday's preseason contest against the Jets, Art Stapleton of The Record reports.

    The Giants inked Hall to a contract in early August to bolster their depth at cornerback, but he's worked as a free safety in recent practices due to injuries befalling each player at the position. With his diagnosis known, there's no telling when Hall may be able to return to the field.

    (Updated 08/27/2016)
    08/25/16DBEli AppleKneePROBABLEApple (knee) is expected to play in Saturday's preseason date with the Jets, Art Stapleton of USA Today Sports Network reports.

    Apple returned to the practice field seven days ago and has held his own. The rookie injured his left knee during the team's first preseason affair and has been nursing it every since. With the regular season right around the corner, the Giants are eager to get Apple as much in-game experience as possible before throwing him into the gauntlet.

    (Updated 08/25/2016)
    08/24/16WRBen EdwardsKneeQUESTIONABLEEdwards (knee) was waived-injured Wednesday after being diagnosed with a torn ACL over the weekend, Jordan Raanan of NJ Advance Media reports.

    The former Richmond Spider spent most of the 2015 season on the practice squad and was active for the final two seasons of the campaign. He was carted off the field for precautionary reasons during a minicamp practice in April and he ultimately tore his ACL during rookie minicamp over the weekend. Edwards was waived in order to clear room on the 90-man roster for a tryout player.

    (Updated 05/11/2016)
    08/23/16DBDarian ThompsonShoulderQUESTIONABLEThompson (shoulder) is on track to play in the Giants' Week 1 matchup against the Cowboys. "He will be ready...by him being young, I truly believe that he will be ready to go," said said defensive backs coach Davit Merritt on Thursday.

    Although Thompson will sit out of the Giants' third preseason game this weekend, the coaching staff has little doubt that the rookie safety will be ready once the season gets underway. Thompson, a third round selection out of Boise State, suffered a bruised shoulder in the Giants' last preseason game that has him officially listed as week-to-week. Provided that Thompson can remain on track with his recovery, he could start at free safety when the Giants open their season against their division rivals.

    (Updated 08/25/2016)
    08/20/16WRDwayne HarrisKneePROBABLEHarris (knee) left Saturday's preseason game early, The team's official site reports.

    Harris left the matchup with the Bills to get some x-rays of his knee. The 28-year-old hauled in career-highs of 36 receptions, 396 yards and four touchdowns in his first season with the Giants. Although it remains to be seen exactly how long Harris will be out, a serious knee injury would be a big blow to his plans of obtaining an expanded role with the offense in 2016.

    (Updated 08/20/2016)
    08/20/16DBMykkele ThompsonConcussionPROBABLEThompson (head) was diagnosed with a concussion after leaving Saturday's preseason game early and will have to abide by the league's concussion protocol moving forward.

    The Italian native has been relentless in his pursuit of securing a roster spot. However, unfortunately for Thompson, a long history of ailments combined with the uncertainty of his concussion could all but keep him off the 53-man roster. For now, Bennett Jackson and Justin Currie are likely to fill in during his absence.

    (Updated 08/20/2016)
    08/17/16KJosh BrownSuspensionSUSPENDWhile Brown has been suspended only one game, the the Daily News reported his ex-wife told police he had been violent with her more than 20 times.

    While this report only addresses her statement to the police and does not tell his side of the story, that it came after his suspension opens a new can of worms for him and the Giants. Even though the charges were dismissed, the report is not a good look for Brown or the Giants, and you have to wonder whether they'll decide to take further action internally or even release him. They signed Brown to a two-year, $4 million in April after knowing about his arrest, but perhaps they didn't know about his wife's more detailed report to the police. Given how fungible kickers are in fantasy, and that Brown's already out one game, we'd recommend looking elsewhere at the position.

    (Updated 08/19/2016)
    08/17/16WRVictor CruzGroinQUESTIONABLECruz (groin) played 29 snaps and had one catch on two targets against the Jets Saturday. He was open deep on one play, but Eli Manning underthrew him.

    Cruz emerged unscathed from the contest and now has a chance to stick as the team's No. 2 or No. 3 option. That said, it's still unclear if he can handle daily practices and taking hits on a regular basis. But Saturday's showing was encouraging, and Cruz is still in the mix for the No. 2 or No. 3 receiver job.

    (Updated 08/28/2016)
    08/16/16DLKerry WynnUndisclosedPROBABLEWynn was held out of practice and worked on the sideline with the training staff for undisclosed reasons, Art Stapleton of The Record reports.

    Though Wynn was held out of drills, his presence on the sideline with the Giants' trainers likely means that whatever injury is keeping him out likely isn't very serious and he'll likely be back to practice in the coming days.

    (Updated 08/15/2016)
    08/13/16WRGeremy DavisHamstringPROBABLEDavis (hamstring) worked on the side of practice with the Giants' training staff, Art Stapleton of The Record reports.

    Davis didn't practice on Sunday after injuring his hamstring during Friday's game against the Dolphins. Though he didn't practice in full, his work on the sidelines is an encouraging sign and he shouldn't be expected to miss much, if any, more time going forward.

    (Updated 08/15/2016)
    08/13/16RBWill JohnsonNeckPROBABLEJohnson (neck) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Jets.

    Also absent is Matt LaCosse (knee), who has been battling Johnson, among others, for the No. 3 tight end role. Jerell Adams and Ryan Malleck figure to handle most of the second-team work in Saturday's game.

    (Updated 08/27/2016)
    08/02/16DLDamon HarrisonKneePROBABLEHarrison (knee) was removed from the PUP list Tuesday, The Record's Art Stapleton reports.

    Harrison missed the first few days of training camp due to some minor swelling in his knee. Despite signing a five-year, $46.5 million contract in the offseason, the run-stuffing nose tackle is highly unlikely to have any IDP value. He should, however, provide a much-needed boost to his new team's run defense.

    (Updated 08/02/2016)
    05/23/16DBCooper TaylorGroinQUESTIONABLETaylor has underwent sports hernia surgery and will be sidelined until training camp, NJ.com reports.

    Taylor was working with the Giants' first-team defense at free safety earlier this spring, but will now be sidelined after his latest surgery. Typically, sports hernia surgery requires four-to-six weeks of recovery time, and the Giants open training camp in five weeks. That puts Taylor on the fringe of being ready once camp starts, but until then, teammates Nat Berhe, Bennett Jackson and rookie third-rounder Darian Thompson figure to benefit from extra practice reps.

    (Updated 05/23/2016)
    04/08/16DBBennett JacksonKneeQUESTIONABLEThe Giants placed offensive lineman Will Beatty (pectoral) on the PUP list Tuesday, which means he will miss at the least the first six weeks of the 2015 season.
    04/08/16LBDevon KennardHamstringPROBABLEKennard (hamstring) was placed on IR to make roster room for Odell Beckham (suspension.)

    Kennard should return as the team's strong side linebacker in 2016.

    (Updated 12/29/2015)
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