Dallas Cowboys

Stadium: AT&T Stadium | Coach: Jason Garrett
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense5th149.8 (2nd)226.9 (23rd)
Defense14th83.5 (1st)260.4 (26th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
76Ash, Richard NT6-33338/4/19922Western Michigan
33Awuzie, Chidobe CB6-12025/24/1995RColorado
5Bailey, Dan K6-01951/26/19887Oklahoma State
68Baron, Woody DT6-12758/8/1993RVirginia Tech
11Beasley, Cole WR5-81804/26/19896Southern Methodist
75Bell, Byron T6-53401/17/19897New Mexico
36Blanton, Robert DB6-12009/7/19896Notre Dame
85Brown, Noah WR6-22227/19/1997ROhio State
18Brown, Brian WR6-1204//RRichmond
30Brown, Anthony CB5-1119612/15/19932Purdue
88Bryant, Dez WR6-222011/4/19888Oklahoma State
61Burbank, Ross C6-42911/27/19932Virginia
19Butler, Brice WR6-32201/29/19905San Diego State
69Carrell, Jordan DT6-33006/30/1994RColorado
24Carroll, Nolan DB6-12051/18/19878Maryland
62Carter, Ruben G6-431212/1/19921Toledo
97Charlton, Taco DE6-627211/7/1994RMichigan
63Cleary, Emmett T6-73244/27/19903Boston College
96Collins, Maliek DT6-23054/8/19952Nebraska
71Collins, La'el G6-43157/26/19933LSU
64Cooper, Jonathan G6-23021/19/19905North Carolina
98Crawford, Tyrone DE6-429511/22/19896Boise State
67DeBord, Clay T6-63055/13/19921Eastern Washington
56Durant, Justin (FA) LB6-12309/21/198511Hampton
3Dysert, Zac QB6-32232/8/19902Miami (Ohio)
78Edwards, Kadeem G6-43051/24/19912Tennessee State
21Elliott, Ezekiel RB6-02257/22/19952Ohio State
35Frazier, Kavon SS6-02158/11/19942Central Michigan
72Frederick, Travis C6-43183/18/19915Wisconsin
52Gachkar, Andrew (FA) OLB6-222411/4/19887Missouri
80Gathers, Rico TE6-62901/7/19941Baylor
48Gilchrist, Keenan LB6-12309/16/1994RAppalachian State
79Green, Chaz T6-53004/8/19923Florida
86Hamlett, Connor TE6-72594/12/19921Oregon State
84Hanna, James TE6-42607/14/19896Oklahoma
38Heath, Jeff SS6-12125/14/19915Saginaw Valley State
59Hitchens, Anthony MLB6-02356/10/19924Iowa
95Irving, David DT6-72738/18/19933Iowa State
2Irwin-Hill, Sam P6-321810/10/1990RArkansas
74Ivie, Joey DT6-33011/22/1995RFlorida
89Jarwin, Blake TE6-52467/16/1994ROklahoma State
81Jones, Andy WR6-12146/28/19941Jacksonville
56Jones, Lenny DE6-32708/8/19911Nevada
43Jones, Joe LB6-0231//RNorthwestern
6Jones, Chris P6-02057/21/19896Carson-Newman
31Jones, Byron FS6-01999/26/19921Connecticut
91LaDouceur, L.P. LS6-52563/13/198113California
90Lawrence, Demarcus DE6-32654/28/19924Boise State
50Lee, Sean OLB6-22387/22/19868Penn State
14Lenoir, Lance WR6-02012/9/1995RWestern Illinois
40Leslie, Darnell DE6-2235//RMonmouth (N.J.)
27Lewis, Jourdan CB5-101708/31/1995RMichigan
73Looney, Joe G6-33158/31/19905Wake Forest
47Lotulelei, John LB5-1123512/4/19913UNLV
70Martin, Zack G6-431011/20/19904Notre Dame
93Mayowa, Benson DE6-32408/3/19915Idaho
55McClain, Rolando (FA) MLB6-42557/14/19896Alabama
20McFadden, Darren RB6-12108/27/19879Arkansas
23McFadden, Leon DB5-1019010/26/19904San Diego State
37McKinnon, Jeremiah DB5-111906/29/19931Florida International
17Moore, Kellen QB6-02007/12/19896Boise State
58Moore, Damontre DE6-52509/11/19925Texas A&M
46Morris, Alfred RB5-1022412/12/19886Florida Atlantic
52Neal, Lewis DE6-02985/17/1995RLSU
16Nwachukwu, Uzoma WR5-1119412/15/19901Texas A&M
53Nzeocha, Mark OLB6-32391/19/19903Wyoming
55Paea, Stephen DT6-13005/11/19887Oregon State
4Prescott, Dak QB6-22387/29/19932Mississippi State
7Rush, Cooper QB6-3228//RCentral Michigan
32Scandrick, Orlando CB5-101962/10/198710Boise State
29Seamster, Sammy DB6-02052/5/19912Middle Tennessee
28Showers, Jameill DB6-22309/6/19911Texas-El Paso
60Skipper, Dan T6-103119/20/1994RArkansas
54Smith, Jaylon OLB6-22406/14/19951Notre Dame
77Smith, Tyron T6-532012/12/19907Southern California
41Smith, Keith FB6-02324/8/19924San Jose State
45Smith, Rod RB6-32401/10/19923Ohio State
87Swaim, Geoff TE6-42609/16/19932Texas
10Switzer, Ryan WR5-1018111/4/1994RNorth Carolina
99Tapper, Charles DE6-22705/7/19932Oklahoma
65Theaker, Nate G6-531510/6/1993RWayne State (Mich.)
26Thomas, Josh (FA) DB5-111965/3/19897Buffalo
34Thomas, Jahad RB5-1019011/6/1995RTemple
26Thomas, Duke DB5-111845/21/19941Texas
92Thornton, Cedric DT6-42956/21/19886Southern Arkansas
44Wacha, Lucas LB6-12255/20/1993RWyoming
39White, Marquez CB6-117210/29/1994RFlorida State
13Whitehead, Lucky WR5-91806/2/19923Florida Atlantic
51Wilber, Kyle OLB6-42454/26/19896Wake Forest
83Williams, Terrance WR6-22109/18/19895Baylor
57Wilson, Damien OLB6-12435/28/19933Minnesota
82Witten, Jason TE6-62635/6/198215Tennessee
49Wood, Zach LS6-32821/10/1993RSouthern Methodist
25Woods, Xavier SAF5-112057/26/1995RLouisiana Tech
Suspended Players
94Gregory, Randy DE6-525511/23/19922Nebraska
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Dallas6-4313.46-3281.025.12036
 
 
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Position Listing
Andy Jones
News
Jones signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on Tuesday.

Jones spent his rookie year on the Cowboys' practice squad after an impressive showing in camp as an undrafted rookie. He'll fight for a spot near the bottom of Dallas' receiver depth chart once again in 2017.

Jaylon Smith
News
Smith (knee) participated in the Cowboys' rookie camp Wednesday, SportsDay's Kate Hairopoulos reports.

Smith, who missed the entirety of the 2016 season as he recovered from a devastating knee injury, will partake in a rookie camp alongside this year's draft class prior to the official start of training camp next week. The Cowboys simply held meetings and physicals Wednesday, but the plan is for Smith to appear on the practice field Thursday before the veterans arrive Friday. Smith is expected to remain limited throughout training camp after an every-other-day schedule during OTAs, but his condition is improving as Week 1 approaches.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Giants
Clay DeBord
No Updates
James Hanna
News
Hanna (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.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Giants
Darren McFadden
News
McFadden seems to have the No. 2 running back job locked down, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Despite losing nearly all of last season to an elbow injury, McFadden worked ahead of Alfred Morris -- who may be released before Week 1 -- during the Cowboys' offseason program. Ezekiel Elliott figures to handle a heavy workload in a three-down role, and while McFadden probably won't get many touches unless his young teammate is injured, the 29-year-old should at least have value as a handcuff. McFadden might even jump right into a similar three-down role in the event of an Elliott injury.

Blake Jarwin
No Updates
Maliek Collins
News
Collins recorded three tackles, including his first two NFL sacks, in Sunday's 35-10 rout of the Browns.

The Cowboys' defensive line lacks star power but has been effective lately in getting to the opposition QB, and it was Collins' turn to shine Sunday. The rookie has just 12 tackles in eight games though, so this performance isn't likely to push him into IDP prominence.

Josh Thomas
News
Thomas (thumb) was assigned to the Cowboys' non-football injury list Tuesday per the NFL's official transaction report.

Thomas was moved from injured reserve to the NFI list as he continues to nurse a thumb injury that has sidelined him all season.

Keenan Gilchrist
No Updates
Ezekiel Elliott
News
Elliott has filed an appeal for a speeding ticket he receiving in April in which he was booked for driving 100 mph in a 70 mph zone, Valerie Wigglesworth of The Dallas Morning News reports.

While in and of itself the speeding ticket doesn't seem like much of a big deal, the news comes on the heels of reports that Elliott might get a suspension stemming from a domestic violence allegation last July as well as an altercation at a bar over the weekend in which there's conflicting testimony about whether the running back threw a punch or not. Even if the commissioner's office clears him on the DV charge, a rap on the knuckles for 'conduct unbecoming the league' could well be coming instead given his inability to stay out of the headlines.

Lucky Whitehead
News
Whitehead injured his hamstring during OTAs and was unable to finish practice, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.

The hamstring bug is going around Dallas, while 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 for additional reps on offense.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Giants
Travis Frederick
No Updates
Tyron Smith
No Updates
Leon McFadden
News
McFadden has been signed to the Cowboys' active roster, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.

McFadden fills an empty spot on the Cowboys' roster that has been there since running back Rod Smith. He will provide depth in the Cowboys' secondary.

Robert Blanton
News
Blanton (ankle) signed a contract with the Cowboys on Thursday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

Blanton played for the Bills last season, accumulating 35 combined tackles in 10 games. He started for a short stretch, but an injured ankle ended his season in what was an awful campaign health-wise for the Buffalo secondary. Blanton will likely fill a reserve role for the Cowboys going forward behind starting free safety Byron Jones. Blanton has 19 career starts and is only two years removed from a 106-tackle season, so he has some NFL experience if he were to be called upon during some portion of the upcoming season.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Giants
Ross Burbank
No Updates
Terrance Williams
News
The Cowboys re-signed Williams to a four-year contract Friday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

After reeling off at least 16 YPC and 600 yards in each of his first three seasons, Williams fell off the pace with Dak Prescott under center, finishing with 13.5 YPC and 594 yards in 2016. In the latter realm, Cole Beasley, Dez Bryant, and Jason Witten surpassed him, but each of the trio received 95-to-98 targets, while Williams settled for 61. The Cowboys will trot out the same receiving corps in 2017, so an uptick in volume cannot be expected. On a positive note, Williams hasn't missed a game in his career, which cannot be said for Bryant (10 DNPs over the last two campaigns).

Alfred Morris
News
Morris may be released before Week 1, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Morris averaged only 3.5 yards on 69 carries in his first season with the Cowboys, ultimately finishing out the year as a gameday inactive in Week 15, Week 16 and the team's lone playoff game. Darren McFadden is expected to serve as the top backup to Ezekiel Elliott, and with both players boasting three-down skill sets, the Cowboys probably want a No. 3 running back that can help out on special teams. The team also would save some cap space by swapping out Morris for a younger player -- perhaps undrafted rookie Jahad Thomas -- so there isn't much reason to keep the 28-year-old around if both Elliott and McFadden are healthy.

Dan Skipper
No Updates
Kadeem Edwards
No Updates
Andrew Gachkar
News
Gachkar (neck) is active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Gachkar was a full participant in practice all week, so his questionable status heading into Sunday's game was likely precautionary. Look for him to take up his regular position as the starting strong-side linebacker in the Cowboy's defense.

Kyle Wilber
News
Wilber (neck) will play Sunday against the Eagles, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Wilber sustained a neck injury in Week 5, but has since used the Cowboys' Week 7 bye to heal. Considering he was able to practice without limitation this week, it appears he was able to recover in full.

Jahad Thomas
No Updates
David Irving
News
Irving will officially be suspended for the first four games of the 2017 regular season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Irving's suspension stems from a violation of the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, while the Cowboys have known about his potential ban since May. A failed attempt at an appeal keeps the suspension at four games, so he'll be eligible to return to the active roster in early October, though Irving can participate in preseason activities as well. The Cowboys will have a thin pass-rushing corps out of the gate, so first-rounder Taco Charlton could see an inflated snap count immediately as a rookie.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 5 vs. Green Bay
Noah Brown
No Updates
Taco Charlton
News
The Cowboys selected Charlton in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 28th overall.

Charlton (6-foot-6, 277 pounds) was the leading pass rusher on a dominant Michigan defense, posting 10 sacks in 11 games in 2016. In the NFL, however, he profiles more as an edge-setting, strong-side end -- the kind of player who maybe sprinkles in a couple seasons with double-digit sacks, but mostly offers a steady, anchor-like presence rather than an edge-bending threat.

Charles Tapper
News
Tapper (back) has been a full participant during the Cowboys' OTAs, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Tapper's back injury kept him sidelined for the entirety of his rookie campaign in 2016, but he's finally healthy and seeing reps at right defensive end.

Richard Ash
News
Ash signed a contract with the Cowboys on Wednesday, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports.

Ash had been a member of the Jaguars' practice squad after appearing in one game for Jacksonville before being released in November. He'll function as defensive line depth for the Cowboys, but isn't expected to play a major role in Week 17.

Uzoma Nwachukwu
News
Nwachukwu signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on Tuesday, Rob Phillips of the team's official site reports.

Nwachukwu heads to Dallas after spending the last preseason with the Seahawks. The wideout was cut just before the beginning of the regular season and spent the year as a free agent. He has also spent time with the Houston Texans.

Chidobe Awuzie
News
The Cowboys selected Awuzie in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 60th overall.

Awuzie gets overlooked in this deep cornerback class, but in a year or two he could be viewed as a steal. He was arguably the top player on Colorado's dominant pass defense in 2016, and at 6-feet, 202 pounds he has an excellent combination of size and speed. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds at the Combine, adding a 132-inch broad jump and 6.81-second three-cone drill. The Cowboys might need him to start from Day 1.

Lenny Jones
No Updates
Brian Brown
No Updates
Dan Bailey
News
Bailey connected on both his field goal attempts and his only PAT in a 27-13 loss to the Eagles in Week 17.

He finishes the regular season with 27 made field goals on 32 attempts and a perfect 46-for-46 mark on PATs, giving Bailey more than 120 points for the fifth time in six seasons. The five misses are actually his most since he was a rookie, but with the Cowboys' offense looking like it will be a force in 2017 and beyond thanks to Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and a fantastic offensive line, Bailey should remain a rock-steady fantasy option at kicker.

Zac Dysert
News
Dysert was claimed off waivers by the Cowboys on Monday, The Dallas Morning News reports.

The seventh-round pick in 2013 was released by the Cardinals last week, but didn't stay unemployed for long. Dysert has yet to play a regular-season game in the NFL and will provide some depth for Dallas behind Dak Prescott.

Damien Wilson
News
Wilson was arrested on Tuesday evening and charged with two counts of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, NFL.com reports.

Wilson was attending a Freedom Fest event at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Tex. when the alleged incident occurred. As the legal process proceeds, neither the Cowboys nor the NFL are apt to comment on the situation, but no matter what turns up, he could be on course for punishment under the league's personal conduct policy. When active, the 24-year-old serves as the team's starting strong-side linebacker, from which he totaled 34 tackles (27 solo) and a half sack in 16 games last season.

Lewis Neal
No Updates
Emmett Cleary
No Updates
Kellen Moore
News
Moore re-signed with the Cowboys on Monday.

Moore returns to Dallas after spending all of last season on injured reserve due to a broken leg suffered in August. Now fully recovered from that fracture, Moore is currently positioned as the Cowboys' No. 3 quarterback, but with Tony Romo sure to leave the team at some juncture, Moore could compete for Dallas' second-string job behind Dak Prescott during training camp.

John Lotulelei
News
The Jaguars have signed wide receiver Kenny Shaw, defensive tackle David Carter and linebacker Josh Hull while waiving/injured defensive tackle Jordan Miller, linebacker John Lotulelei and wide receiver Damian Copeland.
Cedric Thornton
News
Thornton 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.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Giants
Dez Bryant
News
Bryant was a full participant in the Cowboys' offseason program and stood out at June minicamp, ESPN.com's Todd Archer reports.

Bryant essentially played 12 games last season, missing three contests early in the year due to a fracture in his knee and later logging just 18 snaps and one target in a meaningless Week 17 outing. His explosiveness was still on display with eight touchdowns and an average of 15.9 yards per reception, but he caught only 50 of his 97 targets (51.5 percent) despite playing with a QB who completed 67.8 percent of his passes. Bryant did go out with a boom by catching nine of 12 targets for 132 yards and two touchdowns in a playoff loss to the Packers, seemingly proving he was back to full health by the end of the season. While injuries marred his last two campaigns, Bryant is still only 28 years old and just three seasons removed from a dominant three-year stretch (2012-2014) with at least 88 catches, 1,233 yards and 12 touchdowns each season.

Chaz Green
News
Green (back) has not participated in this week's OTAs, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Green, who missed a majority of the 2016 season due to a back injury, is not slated to return to practice until training camp.

Injury
Back - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Giants
Jameill Showers
News
Showers signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on Monday.

Showers signed with Dallas' practice squad as a quarterback in early September but was then converted to safety. With a full offseason working in the secondary he may be able to secure a role as a depth safety and special teams player in 2017.

Ruben Carter
No Updates
Benson Mayowa
News
Mayowa 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.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Giants
Rico Gathers
News
Gathers will be the Cowboys' No. 2 tight end during OTAs beginning Tuesday, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports. "He needs to play as many snaps as he can," head coach Jason Garrett said Monday. "We are going to give him every chance. We are going to coach him hard. Typically he has responded well to that."

James Hanna (knee) and Geoff Swaim (foot) are both still recovering from surgery and won't be ready for action until training camp, so Gathers will be Jason Witten's primary backup for the next couple of weeks of OTAs. The 2016 sixth-round pick and converted basketball power forward has all the athletic tools to thrive in the NFL, but even after spending all last season on the practice squad, Gathers will need to continue to hone his football skills if he's going to make an impact.

Keith Smith
News
Cowboys quarterback Dustin Vaughan, linebacker Keith Smith, linebacker James Anderson, tackle Doug Free, tackle Donald Hawkins, defensive end Kenneth Boatright and defensive tackle Terrell McClain were ruled inactive for Sunday's divisional playoff game at Green Bay.
Sam Irwin-Hill
No Updates
Brice Butler
News
Butler signed a contract with the Cowboys on Wednesday.

Butler spent the last two seasons with Dallas, finishing 2016 with 16 receptions for 219 yards and a career-high three touchdowns in 16 games. He was the team's fourth option at wideout last season, but with Terrance Williams likely headed elsewhere in free agency, Butler could find himself starting opposite Dez Bryant in 2017 if the Cowboys don't bring in reinforcements at WR.

Zach Wood
No Updates
Cooper Rush
No Updates
Xavier Woods
News
The Cowboys selected Woods in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 191st overall.

Woods is as good of a value pick as any team could hope to find at this point in the draft, and his landing spot in Dallas is ideal. On tape, Woods showed an ability to play center field and track the ball, which helped him pick off five passes as a senior. However, he also showed willingness as a tackler when Louisiana Tech lined him up in the box. Considering Dallas' exodus of defensive backs this offseason, reloading through the draft was a priority. Woods is yet another defensive back that could find his way onto the field as a rookie despite his low draft slot.

Jonathan Cooper
No Updates
Duke Thomas
News
Thomas signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on Monday.

An undisclosed injury ended Thomas' rookie campaign, and he'll be looking to stay healthy and make a roster in his second season. His ability to make the Cowboys' roster may come down to if he's able to contribute on special teams as well as provide depth at cornerback.

Randy Gregory
News
Gregory (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.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until January 2018
Jordan Carrell
No Updates
Orlando Scandrick
News
Scandrick is returning to form this offseason and is prepared to compete for a starting role, Jon Machota of Sports Day reports. "My time is now, and I ain't looking over my shoulder, wondering what's going to happen," Scandrick said. "I'm just going out every day and trying to get better, trying to get back to where I was. I felt like I was an ascending player when I tore my ACL and I'm going to get back to that."

Scandrick dealt with a plethora of injuries last season, sidelining him after two consecutive career years. The Cowboys made a point of adding young talent to their secondary, drafting Chidobe Awuzie in the second round of April's draft and Jourdan Lewis in the third, leaving some to wonder if Scandrick's time would be up in Dallas. However, the veteran has been playing outside corner and nickelback with the first team defense through OTAs and minicamp. Look for more updates on the position battle to come throughout training camp.

La'el Collins
News
Collins has only been preparing as a right tackle this offseason, not a guard, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports. "I've talked to coach about it, and he told me going into it that's where he wants me to be,'' Collins said Sunday. "He wants me to give it my all and see where it goes, so that's what we're going to do."

Doug Free's sudden retirement has left a hole at right tackle for the Cowboys' vaunted offensive line, but it looks like Collins -- who was a left tackle at LSU -- will get the first chance at replacing him. If Collins isn't up to the task, Chaz Green and Byron Bell would be the other options on the roster. Collins' shift to the outside would also open up left guard for Jonathan Cooper, potentially giving the team a starting unit that features five first-round talents.

Nate Theaker
No Updates
Demarcus Lawrence
News
Lawrence (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.

Injury
Back - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Giants
Jeremiah McKinnon
News
McKinnon (undisclosed) was released from the Cowboys' injured reserve list Thursday after reaching an injury settlement with the team, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.

When healthy, McKinnon will be able to sign with another team.

Ryan Switzer
News
The Cowboys selected Ryan Switzer in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 133rd overall.

Switzer was an impact player in all four of his seasons at North Carolina and was quarterback Mitchell Trubisky's favorite target last season, hauling in 96 passes for 1,112 yards. He caught 74 percent of his targets and showed to be a great route technician with the ability to get open with ease on short and intermediate routes. He profiles as another slot weapon for Dak Prescott and could fight for playing time early in his career. What's more, Switzer's capability in the return game is special as he took seven punts back for touchdowns during his career at North Carolina.

Cole Beasley
News
Beasley's hamstring injury 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 if the issue lingers into the season, his output could very well take a hit this fall after leading the Cowboys in receptions, targets and receiving yards in 2016.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Giants
Damontre Moore
News
Moore signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys on Friday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The 2013 third-round pick has played for three teams in four years with only 10 career sacks to his name, but Moore will provide some depth at defensive end for a Cowboys squad that will probably look for more pass rushing help in the draft.

Justin Durant
News
Durant (elbow) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.

Durant's return will fortify the Cowboys' depth at linebacker, but with 37 tackles and a sack in 13 regular season games, his impact as a fantasy IDP in 2016 was modest.

Jason Witten
News
The Cowboys signed Witten to a four-year extension that runs through 2021, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.

Witten will celebrate his 35th birthday in May as he prepares for his 15th NFL season. While it can safely be assumed the final few years of his extension don't contain any guaranteed money, the deal still suggests he'll consider playing beyond 2017 and give the team a little more time to find and develop his successor at tight end. Witten is coming off a 2016 campaign in which he fell shy of 700 receiving yards for the first time since his rookie season, catching 69 of 95 targets for 673 yards and three touchdowns. His decreased production was partially a result of the Cowboys' run-heavy offense, but he should be able to handle an every-down role for at least another year or two. It's possible the offense could open up a bit in Dak Prescott's sophomore campaign.

Geoff Swaim
News
Swaim (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.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Giants
Joe Jones
No Updates
Dak Prescott
News
The Cowboys believe Prescott is faster and stronger heading into his second season in the league, Clarence J. Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. "[The team] tested last Monday," quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson said Wednesday. "[Prescott] has improved strength-wise, flexibility-wise, speed-wise, quickness-wise. He's not resting on anything that went on last year."

The Cowboys recently tested players present for OTAs in the 20-yard dash, bench press, cone drills and vertical jump, among other drills. Prescott reportedly surpassed his first-year numbers across the board, which he attributed to his offseason work with Cowboys strength coach Mike Woicik. While these athletic improvements are unlikely to directly result in improved passing stats for Prescott's in 2017, adding strength could make him more of a load as runner after he contributed 282 yards as a rookie.

Lance Lenoir
No Updates
Stephen Paea
News
Paea 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.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Giants
Joey Ivie
News
The Cowboys selected Ivie in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 228th overall.

Ivie wasn't a very visible part of Florida's defense and didn't test well at his pro day, but he quietly contributed a lot of snaps over the last three years. He could stick as a rotational tackle for Dallas.

Tyrone Crawford
News
Crawford (shoulder) is expected to return from offseason surgery in time for training camp, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Crawford previously stated that he was confident he could bounce back from his injury in 2017, and his return by training camp is consistent with that. The injury only cost him one game in 2016 but he'll look to remain healthy for all 16 games for the upcoming campaign.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Giants
Mark Nzeocha
News
Nzeocha (knee) could open training camp on the physically unable to perform list as he continues to rehab his knee injury, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.

Nzeocha underwent a minor cleanup procedure in early June and was originally expected to be back in time for training camp, but it sounds as if that timetable may have been a little optimistic. Although it didn't help that the Cowboys are one of the first teams to open training camp on July 22, Nzeocha should still be back in action sooner rather than later.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Giants
Anthony Brown
News
Brown (concussion) is active Sunday against the Eagles, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Brown was only a limited participant in Friday's practice, but he'll be available nonetheless as he looks to play in his 14th consecutive game Sunday.

Marquez White
News
The Cowboys selected White in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 216th overall.

Dallas went back to the well in the secondary by nabbing its fourth defensive back of the draft. White has solid length for a corner but doesn't have the twitchy athletic ability most teams look for at corner. Still, Dallas was in desperate need of secondary help in this draft, so White fits the bill late in the sixth round.

Jeff Heath
News
Heath is expected to compete in camp this year for the starting strong safety spot, Drew Davison of the Star-Telegram reports. "Every time we've given him a chance to play on defense, he does something really good for our football team," Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Monday. "Makes tackles. Makes interceptions. He's just demonstrated that he's worthy to be in this conversation about competing for that starting safety spot."

The Cowboys have a lot of snaps to replace in their secondary after losing four defensive backs in free agency, including safeties Barry Church and J.J. Wilcox, and all signs point to Heath taking on a much larger role in his fifth NFL season. Whether he's a Week 1 starter next to Byron Jones could depend on whether the team uses an early pick this weekend on a safety, but at the moment his only real competition on the roster comes from second-year player Kavon Frazier and former Viking Robert Blanton.

Joe Looney
News
Looney did not participate in Wednesday's OTAs due to a sore back, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Looney's back injury isn't expected to keep the offensive lineman sidelined for much longer, while Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he could return to action Thursday.

Injury
Back - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Giants
Rod Smith
News
Smith signed a futures contract with the Cowboys on Monday, ESPN reports.

Smith converted to a fullback role ahead of the 2016 campaign but never made it through the entire season in Dallas. He appears set to square off with Keith Smith for what will likely be one roster spot in the offseason.

Connor Hamlett
News
Hamlett signed a reserve/future contract with Dallas on Monday.

Hamlett played in three games for the Browns as an undrafted rookie in 2016, finishing the season with one catch for 17 yards and a touchdown. He'll look to secure a spot at tight end with the Cowboys in 2017 behind Jason Witten and Gavin Escobar.

Sean Lee
News
Lee had his contract restructured Tuesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Lee's new contract will give the Cowboys a little more than $5 million in additional cap space, bringing their total close to $9 million. Similar moves have been made with Tyron Smith and Travis Frederick as the Cowboys will use the extra cap space to attempt to re-sign some of their 18 unrestricted free agents. Lee is coming off his best season yet, as he recorded a career-high 145 tackles in 15 games.

Chris Jones
No Updates
Nolan Carroll
News
Carroll was arrested Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence, Claire Z. Cardona of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Carroll, who signed a three-year, $10 million deal with the Cowboys this offseason, could be subject to league discipline due to this transgression. The cornerback has been working with the first-team defense during OTAs.

Sammy Seamster
News
The Dolphins placed defensive back Sammy Seamster on injured reserve Monday due to a shoulder injury, the Miami Herald reports. 
Zack Martin
No Updates
Rolando McClain
News
McClain 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.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended indefinitely
Byron Bell
Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 1 vs. N.Y. Giants
No Updates
Anthony Hitchens
News
Hitchens was limited in practice Thursday after suffering a knee bruise on Wednesday. The linebacker said he'll be ready to play Sunday, Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Seems as if the middle linebacker is dealing with a minor setback and doesn't expect to be held out for any extended period of time. Look for his participation in Friday's practice to help determine his status for Sunday's tilt with the Cowboys. If he is ultimately ruled out, expect Mark Nzeocha to get the spot start.

Lucas Wacha
No Updates
Jourdan Lewis
News
The Cowboys selected Lewis in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 92nd overall.

Lewis was a very productive cornerback on a dominant Michigan defense, and on film he showed the developed skill set necessary to project as a viable slot corner despite mediocre athletic testing at the Combine.

Darnell Leslie
No Updates
Kavon Frazier
News
Frazier (foot) is nearing 100 percent health, Kevin Casas of The Star-Telegram reports. "My foot is 100 percent, but I'm not working in the team drills yet, just a lot of individual stuff as a precaution," Frazier said during June's minicamp.

Frazier -- who underwent foot surgery in March to prevent a stress fracture in his fifth metatarsal from becoming something more serious -- expects to be prepared for training camp. After playing in nine regular-season games as a sixth-round rookie in 2016, the Central Michigan product is expected to compete for a starting safety role in the wake of Dallas' decision to part ways with veterans J.J. Wilcox and Barry Church this offseason.

L.P. LaDouceur
No Updates
Byron Jones
News
Jones was credited with a career-high 88 tackles and 10 passes defended in 16 games this season, as well as his first interception.

The Cowboys left Jones at safety this year rather than bouncing him around the secondary, and after a bit of a slow start his production exploded in the second half -- Jones racked up 62 tackles in his final eight games. Given his elite athleticism, there's no reason to suspect that's a fluke, so he could become a breakout IDP start in 2017.

Woody Baron
No Updates
 

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