Bryant (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
The veteran has worked through this in past games and based on the limited practices we suspect he'll be good to go for Sunday. However, Marcell Dareus plans on returning to action this week, meaning Bryant's playing time could take a hit anyway.
Clay (knee) practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Clay's going to plat this week even though he's designated under the questionable tag. He continues to be a factor in the passing game given the team's many injuries at receiver, though his output seems to be capped based on the limitations of Buffalo's overall passing attack, which is one of the worst in the league.
Dareus (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis for the third straight day Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
All signs point to Dareus making his season debut this week, though it also seems likely the team will need to keep his play count in check. Given all the other injuries the team is working through and given the strength of the opponent, it'd be a nice time for Dareus to make an instant impact with a few big plays.
Gillislee (foot) practiced on a limited basis for the third straight day Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Gillislee seems certain to get his first start of the season Sunday, as McCoy is listed as doubtful with a lingering hamstring injury. Gillislee has been the clear go-to guy all season whenever the team subs out McCoy, so there's a chance he could be on the field for almost every offensive set, provided his foot holds up. It's worth noting that Gillislee has popped off a number of huge plays this season and last when he plays the sub role, but he's had some difficulties when given a larger load. This week is a big test for him, and may help the team decide what they want to do with McCoy with one more game next week before the bye.
Goodwin (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against New England.
There was never much hope the speedster was going to play, but fortunately it looks like the Bills will at least get Robert Woods back this week as they continue to be decimated by injuries at receiver.
Hughes (hand) practiced on a limited basis for the third straight day Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Lorenzo Alexander is getting all kinds of (well-deserved) credit for coming out of nowhere to lead the NFL in sacks, but part of that is due to all the chaos Hughes creates on the other side of the alignment. Given all the injuries the Bills have on offense, the Bills will need Hughes and his teammates to keep the Patriots in check this week, never an easy task.
McCoy (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against New England.
With McCoy not practicing at all this week, it seems highly unlikely he'll be suiting up Sunday, but sometimes teams put a little more trust in their star players should the injury all of a sudden start to feel better. It's worth noting this happened last weekend in Miami with McCoy and that did not go well. The Bills play in Seattle next week before hitting their bye in Week 10.
McCray missed Wednesday's practice with a knee issue but ultimately achieved full-participant status by Friday. However, with rookie first-rounder Shaq Lawson (shoulder) expected to return this week, McCray will likely see a significant reduction in playing time.
Williams (neck) is out for Sunday's game against New England.
The team and Williams are more worried about his long-term health at this point as he continues to be plagued by head/neck issues. Taking a high cheap shot from Jarvis Landry may end up costing Williams more than just a game or two.
Woods (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots after practicing in a limited fashion all week.
Per the Bills' official site, Woods, who missed last weekend's game, is at this stage expected to give it a go Sunday, with the report acknowledging that "how long his foot will hold up if he plays is hard to predict." The Bills could certainly use Woods on Sunday, with Sammy Watkins and Greg Salas on IR and Marquise Goodwin ruled out for the contest. Also in the team's Week 8 wideout mix are Justin Hunter, Walter Powell, Brandon Tate and Ed Eagan, with Hunter profiling as the upside fantasy dart among that quartet.
Williams signed with the Steelers' practice squad Wednesday.
Williams was let go by the Bills after he showed up this summer grossly out of shape and then received a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. However, he did score nine touchdowns for the Bills last season, so putting him on the practice squad and seeing what he can do seems like a good low-risk signing by the Steelers. Still, some other team could pluck him off there pretty quickly.
Reddick, who suffered a sprained MCL in practice Friday, was waived/injured by the Bills on Sunday.
The Bills didn't have much choice here with several other linebackers injured and reinforcements needed. If Reddick clears injury waivers, the Bills can then either place the him on IR or agree to an injury settlement with him.
Coach Rex Ryan said Monday that Listenbee, a sixth-round rookie out of TCU, still isn't ready to practice as he recovers from double hernia surgery, The Buffalo News reports.
Even though the Bills have been decimated at wideout all season, there's simply not going to be enough time for this year to be anything more than rehab and learning for the speedy rookie, who's incredibly raw but may also be one of the NFL's fastest players once he's back.
Bryant (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Early-week reports tabbed Bryant as likely to return -- an expectation now supported by his participation in every practice throughout the week, albeit in a limited capacity each time. He did also log three consecutive limited practices back in Week 6, but with the benefit of extra recovery time coming out of a bye week, Bryant finally appears poised to play for the first time since suffering a tibial plateau fracture Sept. 25. Given how deceptive the Cowboys have been about injuries this season, Bryant's status will still be worth monitoring when inactives are released approximately 90 minutes before Sunday's 8:30 p.m. ET kickoff.
Claiborne (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports.
Claiborne is on pace to be ready for Sunday's game against the Eagles after spending his recent bye week recovering from a concussion. The Cowboys could be very thin at cornerback if Claiborne suffers any kind of setback, with Anthony Brown in line for additional reps in such a case.
Davis is out for Sunday's game against the Eagles due to a hamstring injury, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Davis' status for Sunday comes as no surprise after he sat out all of the team's practices this week. His absence will leave Dallas with little depth at defensive end behind starters Jack Crawford and Benson Mayowa.
Dunbar (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Coming out of a bye, Dunbar practiced in a limited capacity throughout the week, potentially setting him up to play for the first time since Week 4. He doesn't have much stand-alone value as a pass-catching back in a run-heavy offense, but his two-game absence did provide a small boost to Ezekiel Elliott, who drew four targets in both of those games. The rookie had either one or two targets in each of the four games Dunbar played.
Irving (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Irving was limited in practice all week but his injury isn't considered serious. If he's unable to play the Cowboys' will be left with little depth behind starting defensive ends Jack Crawford and Benson Mayowa.
Lawrence (back/shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Lawrence has had a rocky start to the season, missing the first four games due to suspension and now struggling through back and shoulder injuries. He was limited in practice this week and will likely see a role off the bench if he's able to play Sunday.
Romo (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Eagles, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Romo was listed as a non-participant Wednesday and Friday, sandwiched around a limited practice Thursday. As expected, he'll miss a seven straight game to start the season while Dak Prescott remains under center. It's quite possible Romo will be game-ready next week -- at which point the Cowboys will face a rather difficult decision.
Scandrick (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Scandrick has been dealing with his hamstring issue for a few weeks now, playing through it against the Packers two weeks ago before resting during Dallas' bye week. Despite being limited in practice all week it seems unlikely that he would sit out on Sunday.
Wilber (neck) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports.
Wilber suffered the neck injury during Week 5's tilt against the Bengals, and was therefore forced to sit out of the team's next game versus the Packers before entering the Cowboys' bye week. At this point he appears likely to play Sunday in a divisional matchup against the Eagles.
Witten (chest) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles despite practicing in full throughout the week, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
As explained in previous weeks, the Cowboys heavily use the 'questionable' tag -- often on players in no danger of missing a game. Witten falls in that category after logging full practices throughout the week, leaving little question he'll handle his usual every-down role. He may face added competition for targets with Dez Bryant (knee) expected to return.
Gregory (suspension) was suspended for an additional 10 games and won't be eligible to return until Monday, December 19.
Gregory is suspended for a grand total of 14 games due to multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy. It comes as disappointing news for the Cowboys, as substance abuse issues have clouded Gregory's once promising NFL career. Once he is eligible to return, he could compete for a starting defensive end position with the likes of Jack Crawford.
Smith has begun running and doing linebacker drills, but the nerve in his knee has yet to regenerate, The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports.
The team still hasn't ruled Smith out for this season, but his ability to suit up in 2016 (or indeed, play in the NFL at all) will ultimately depend on whether or not the nerve re-fires following the gruesome knee injury that ended his career at Notre Dame. The second round pick is eligible to return to practice on Oct. 17 and the Cowboys would have until Nov. 28 to determine whether they want to add him to the 53-man roster or move him to injured reserve.
McClain (suspended) will be placed on the Cowboys' reserve/did not report list, ESPN.com reports.
McClain has already been suspended for the first 10 games of the upcoming season, but was still expected to report for training camp Wednesday. Since McClain, who skipped most of Dallas' offseason program, remains away from the team, his status appears increasingly shaky. Furthermore, after the Cowboys signed veteran Justin Durant recently, McClain's open roster spot could be filled by another linebacker, making McClain more expendable.
McFadden says he's ready to play after recovering from offseason elbow surgery, The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports. "Elbow is feeling great," McFadden said. "Just sitting back and waiting for my time to get back on the field. It's pretty much up to the coaches. I'm ready to go, so it's just based off their decision."
He's eligible to come off the NFI list this week, but with the Cowboys on bye in Week 7 they will be in no rush to try and find room for McFadden on the 53-man roster. Ezekiel Elliott's tremendous start means that the veteran would be a depth player at best anyway in Dallas, but with backfield injuries starting to pile up around the league McFadden's best chance to see significant action this season might have to come via a trade.