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
03/16/17TEGeoff SwaimFootQUESTIONABLESwaim underwent surgery on his foot and is likely out until training camp, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

Swaim had a screw inserted into his right foot because of an injury suffered during informal workouts. He will likely be held out until the Cowboys head for training camp in late July. Swaim is mostly a blocking tight end for Dallas, as he caught a mere six passes for 69 yards during the 2016 season.

(Updated 03/16/2017)
03/03/17DBKavon FrazierFootQUESTIONABLEFrazier underwent surgery on his foot but should be ready for team workouts later in the offseason, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Frazier had a stress reaction on his foot throughout the season, but he underwent surgery before the injury developed into a fracture. The second-year safety only played in nine games last season, mostly on special teams, but he'll look to take on a larger role in the coming year.

(Updated 03/04/2017)
03/02/17LBJaylon SmithKneeQUESTIONABLESmith (knee) is expected to be ready to join the Cowboys when their offseason workouts begin in April, Rob Phillips of DallasCowboys.com reports. "We anticipate him being in the offseason program and really doing everything from the outset, but we'll have to watch him as we go just like we would with anybody coming back from an injury," coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday.

The linebacker didn't play a snap as a rookie as he attempts to recover from nerve damage in his knee, but he's been posting a series of very impressive videos on social media showing him doing various drills without any apparent issues, creating some excitement regarding his role in 2017. Smith is still wearing a brace to support his lower leg and foot, however, and there's no guarantee the nerve will regenerate enough to allow him to play without it. How effective he might be in a game situation while wearing it remains to be seen.

(Updated 03/02/2017)
01/26/17DLTyrone CrawfordShoulderQUESTIONABLECrawford (shoulder) is confident he can bounce back from shoulder surgery in 2017, the Star-Telegram reports.

Crawford, who underwent a procedure on his left shoulder in January, required surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right arm after the 2015 season, then came back in 2016 showing no signs of injury. Having been through the rehab process for shoulder surgery before, the Boise State product is confident he will return in 2017 without an issue. He's less certain where he'll be lining up, however, considering the recent departure of Terrell McClain opens up the door for him to move back inside to defensive tackle.

(Updated 03/17/2017)
01/25/17TEJames HannaKneeQUESTIONABLEHanna's (knee) timeline for return is unclear, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Hanna ended the 2016 season on injured reserve after requiring a second surgery in November to repair a knee injury he sustained last summer. He still has roughly two months until offseason workouts begin, but there is no indication he'll be ready to take the field by then. When healthy, Hanna could be in line to compete with Geoff Swaim for the No. 2 tight end role in 2017 with Gavin Escober set to hit free agency.

(Updated 02/22/2017)
01/25/17DLCharles TapperBackQUESTIONABLEHead coach Jason Garrett hopes Tapper (back) will be ready for the start of the Cowboys' offseason program in April, Jon Machota of the Dallas News reports. "We're optimistic about him," Garrett said.

After being selected in the fourth round of last year's draft, Tapper was denied his professional debut in 2016 due to a lingering back injury he sustained over the summer. However, in January, Tapper relayed via his personal Twitter account that he is "all healthy" and cleared for football-related activities. Garrett's comments don't seem to share the same sense of certainty that his player has truly returned to full strength at this point in time, but Tapper still has over a month and a half until the team's offseason program begins, giving him plenty of time to get back into football shape.

(Updated 03/01/2017)
01/24/17DLDemarcus LawrenceBackQUESTIONABLELawrence recently underwent surgery to repair his back, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Lawrence has now had an operation on his back in consecutive offseasons. While that's hardly ideal for a 24-year-old that's missed 16 games since entering the league in 2014, Lawrence's latest procedure went well, according to coach Jason Garrett. Nonetheless, there currently isn't a timetable for Lawrence's return, so expect his rehab progress to be updated over the coming months.

(Updated 01/27/2017)
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 has been been suspended for at least one year for violating the NFL's Policy for Substances of Abuse, the Cowboys' official site reports.

Gregory missed the first 14 games of this season due to his first two violations of the policy, and a third will wipe away the entire 2017 campaign. Although he flashed the talent that made him a second-round pick in 2015 during the Cowboys' last two contests, he'll have to wait until 2018, at the very least, before his pass-rushing chops will be felt again.

(Updated 01/05/2017)
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)
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)
 

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