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  • Dallas Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    10/17/16QBTony RomoBackOUTRomo (back) was on the practice field Wednesday, taking snaps, faking handoffs, and throwing with velocity, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.

    While Romo wasn't in uniform like the rest of his teammates, he made a variety of throws during individual drills, including in the pocket and on the run, according to Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. In particular, Romo displayed impressive velocity on tosses of 25-30 yards. There's little doubt that he still has hurdles to surpass, as evidenced by Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram stating Romo won't suit up for Sunday night's clash with the Eagles. However, Williams also noted the compression fracture in Romo's back has completed the healing process, which was likely the impetus for his elevated workload Wednesday. In the meantime, Dak Prescott will serve as the Cowboys' starting QB.

    (Updated 10/26/2016)
    09/20/16DLRandy GregorySuspensionSUSPENDGregory (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.

    (Updated 09/29/2016)
    09/08/16LBJames MorrisUndisclosedOUTMorris (undisclosed) was placed on the Cowboys' injured reserve list on Tuesday.

    The specifics of his injury are still vague. Whatever it may be, though, does not appear to overly serious and Morris should be set to return in 2017.

    (Updated 08/30/2016)
    08/01/16LBJaylon SmithKneeOUTSmith 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.

    (Updated 10/05/2016)
    07/29/16LBRolando McClainSuspensionSUSPENDMcClain (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.

    (Updated 07/29/2016)
    07/29/16RBDarren McFaddenElbowOUTMcFadden 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.

    (Updated 10/19/2016)
    Carolina Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    10/01/16WRKevin NorwoodHipQUESTIONABLENorwood (hip) was released from the Panthers' injured reserve list on Friday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

    Norwood, a 2014 fourth-round selection by the Seahawks, has been nursing a hip pointer since Carolina's fourth preseason contest. He's now eligible to sign elsewhere.

    (Updated 09/30/2016)
    08/20/16DBTravell DixonChestQUESTIONABLEDixon left Saturday's preseason matchup with an apparent chest injury and is questionable to return, Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports.

    In his NFL debut last week, Dixon tallied three tackles against Baltimore. The Washington product has taken reps at both cornerback and safety for Carolina in the early going, but with a lot of uncertainty surrounding Dixon and his injury, it remains to be seen if he'll be able to squeak onto the roster by preseason's end.

    (Updated 08/20/2016)
    07/28/16DBLeonard JohnsonAchillesOUTJohnson (Achilles) was placed on the Panthers' reserve/NFI list on Monday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

    Johnson also began training camp on the active/NFI list after undergoing offseason surgery to repair an Achilles injury suffered last season with the Patriots. Although no timetable was provided for his return, Johnson could theoretically resume playing after the first six weeks of the regular season.

    (Updated 08/30/2016)
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