Dallas Cowboys

Stadium: AT&T Stadium | Coach: Jason Garrett
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense5th149.8 (2nd)226.9 (23rd)
Defense14th83.5 (1st)260.4 (26th)
Injuries
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
06/07/17LBMark NzeochaKneeQUESTIONABLENzeocha had his knee scoped Tuesday, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Nzeocha simply underwent a cleanup procedure to avoid further damage and should make a full recovery by the time training camp rolls around. He'll be competing for snaps at middle linebacker as he heads into his third year in the league, but Jaylon Smith (knee) and Anthony Hitchens will likely see most of the work at the position.

(Updated 06/07/2017)
05/24/17WRCole BeasleyHamstringQUESTIONABLEBeasley continues to deal with a hamstring issue that has bothered him since Week 10 of the 2016 season, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports. "I wouldn't say it's soreness. It tightens up when I overextend," Beasley said Wednesday. "As far as running routes, it doesn't bother me at all. It's really after I catch the ball and try to open up is where I feel it. It doesn't hurt. There is nothing surgery can do for it. They say they've had guys with an injury like this before and it's nagged them for a long time and it just went away. So it's kind of like a waiting game. If it doesn't go away, I can play through it."

Assuming his contention is correct, Beasley is still feeling the after-effects more than seven months removed from the initial hamstring injury. Prior to the event, he gathered in 43 of 52 passes for 499 yards and four touchdowns in eight games. His efficiency tailed off over the next nine contests, though, as he recorded 36 catches (on 52 targets) for 379 yards and just one touchdown. Although Beasley doesn't seem too worried about the issue lingering into the season, his output could very well take a hit this fall after he led the Cowboys in receptions, targets and receiving yards in 2016.

(Updated 06/14/2017)
05/24/17DLBenson MayowaKneeQUESTIONABLEMayowa sat out Wednesday's OTAs due to a knee injury, Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

The Cowboys haven't commented on the extent of Mayowa's knee injury, but at this stage in the offseason, it's more likely than not the team is erring on the side of caution by holding him out. There's no indication that Mayowa is at risk of missing training camp.

(Updated 05/24/2017)
05/24/17DLStephen PaeaKneeQUESTIONABLEPaea sat out Wednesday's OTAs due to a knee injury, Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports.

Paea signed with Dallas in the offseason and is expected to start at defensive tackle for the team. The extent of his knee issue isn't yet known, but the Cowboys haven't provided any indication that it's a serious concern.

(Updated 05/24/2017)
05/24/17WRLucky WhiteheadHamstringQUESTIONABLEWhitehead injured his hamstring during OTAs and was unable to finish practice, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

The Cowboys training staff is getting some early familiarity with treating hamstring injuries, as fellow receiver Cole Beasley has also been sidelined this week due to a similar issue. Whitehead's pulled hamstring isn't expected to be a long-term problem, but he may be held out until next week's OTAs. In the meantime, fourth-rounder Ryan Switzer has an opportunity to pick up additional reps on offense.

(Updated 05/24/2017)
03/16/17TEGeoff SwaimFootQUESTIONABLESwaim (foot) is unlikely to return to team activities until training camp, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

Both Swaim and fellow tight end James Hanna are not expected to participate in organized team activities or June's minicamp as they continue to recover from injuries. The plan is for Swaim to return for the start of training camp in July, barring any setbacks.

(Updated 05/13/2017)
03/02/17LBJaylon SmithKneeQUESTIONABLESmith (knee) will take part in the Cowboys' OTAs beginning Tuesday but is not expected to participate on consecutive days, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

The 2016 second-round pick is still wearing a brace to correct foot drop stemming from nerve damage in his knee, but the fact that the nerve has begun to regenerate is encouraging, and the team is confident he'll be able to play with the brace if necessary. Smith is the Cowboys' projected starter at middle linebacker this season and has a huge ceiling if he comes back from the injury 100 percent, but until he shows what he's still capable of on the field, he'll remain a very risky IDP investment.

(Updated 05/23/2017)
01/26/17DLTyrone CrawfordShoulderQUESTIONABLECrawford (shoulder) is expected to return from offseason surgery in time for training camp, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Crawford missed only two games in 2016, but the shoulder issue may have impacted his effectiveness, as he saw his tackle total dip slightly from the season before. With better health in 2017, Crawford could make a greater impact as an edge rusher after compiling 4.5 sacks a season ago.

(Updated 05/24/2017)
01/25/17TEJames HannaKneeQUESTIONABLEHanna (knee) is not expected to return to team activities until training camp, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

Hanna underwent a second surgery in November to repair a knee injury he sustained last summer. The team does not anticipate him participating in any organized team activities until training camp commences. Barring any setbacks, he appears to be on track to be healthy prior to the 2017 season kicking off.

(Updated 05/13/2017)
01/24/17DLDemarcus LawrenceBackQUESTIONABLELawrence (back) has not participated in the Cowboys' OTAs after undergoing surgery earlier this offseason, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Lawrence, who appeared in just nine games throughout his 2016 campaign, is still in the rehab stages following an offseason back procedure. He's expected to be sidelined for the remainder of OTAs with an eventual return scheduled for training camp.

(Updated 05/25/2017)
01/24/17DLCedric ThorntonShoulderQUESTIONABLEThornton underwent shoulder surgery earlier this week, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Thornton had been battling an ankle injury during the playoffs but it looks he's now dealing with some shoulder problems. While there is some cause for concern, the Cowboys remain confident that Thornton will be just fine moving forward. In his first season with Dallas, the 28-year-old recorded 22 tackles across 13 games.

(Updated 01/24/2017)
01/16/17DBMorris ClaiborneRibsQUESTIONABLEClaiborne (ribs) signed his contract with the Jets on Saturday, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.

The 27-year-old Claiborne agreed to a one-year deal worth $5 million Friday. He'll look to revive his career in New York after five injury-filled seasons with Dallas.

(Updated 03/18/2017)
01/06/17DLRandy GregorySuspensionSUSPENDGregory (suspension) tested positive for marijuana on a drug test administered back in February, K.D. Drummond of USA Today reports.

This marks Gregory's seventh failed drug test since entering the league in 2015. He's already serving a one-year ban as a result of a different failed drug test, so this development further complicates his path back to getting on the field for the Cowboys. Per TMZ's reports, people close to Gregory believe that his NFL career could be over. Gregory's situation moving forward should become clearer once the NFL decides on a course of action for his most recent transgression.

(Updated 04/29/2017)
12/02/16LBRolando McClainSuspensionSUSPENDMcClain is suspended indefinitely for violating the league's substance abuse policy, NFL.com reports.

McClain satisfied his previous 10-game suspension at the conclusion of Week 11, but is now facing further discipline due to a missed drug test. The Cowboys reportedly don't expect McClain to play another snap in the NFL.

(Updated 12/02/2016)
 

CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike Heathered Royal Denver Broncos Historic Logo Tri-Blend T-Shirt

NFL Nike Gear
Get your favorite team today!
Shop Now