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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76Ash, Richard NT6-33338/4/19921Western Michigan
5Bailey, Dan K6-01951/26/19886Oklahoma State
61Baldwin, Darryl T6-630510/6/1991ROhio State
11Beasley, Cole WR5-81804/26/19895Southern Methodist
30Brown, Anthony CB5-1119212/15/1993RPurdue
88Bryant, Dez WR6-222011/4/19887Oklahoma State
19Butler, Brice WR6-32151/29/19904San Diego State
39Carr, Brandon DB6-02105/19/19869Grand Valley State
42Church, Barry DB6-22182/11/19887Toledo
24Claiborne, Morris DB5-111922/7/19905Louisiana State
 Cleary, Emmett T6-73244/27/19902Boston College
96Collins, Maliek DT6-23114/8/1995RNebraska
71Collins, La'el T6-43217/26/19932Louisiana State
64Cooper, Jonathan G6-23101/19/19904North Carolina
58Crawford, Jack DE6-52889/7/19885Penn State
98Crawford, Tyrone DE6-428511/22/19895Boise State
75Davis, Ryan DE6-22752/24/19894Bethune-Cookman
 DeBord, Clay T6-63055/13/1992REastern Washington
25Dunbar, Lance RB5-81951/25/19905North Texas
56Durant, Justin LB6-12309/21/19859Hampton
 Edwards, Kadeem G6-43051/24/19912Tennessee State
21Elliott, Ezekiel RB6-02257/22/1995ROhio State
89Escobar, Gavin TE6-62602/3/19914San Diego State
 Evans, Shaq WR6-12103/7/19912UCLA
35Frazier, Kavon SAF6-02178/11/1994RCentral Michigan
72Frederick, Travis C6-43183/18/19914Wisconsin
68Free, Doug T6-63181/16/198410Northern Illinois
52Gachkar, Andrew LB6-222411/4/19886Missouri
80Gathers, Rico TE6-62811/7/1994RBaylor
 George, Jeremiah LB5-112341/24/19923Iowa State
79Green, Chaz T6-53004/8/19922Florida
94Gregory, Randy LB6-525511/23/19922Nebraska
 Hamlett, Connor TE6-72594/12/19921Oregon State
84Hanna, James TE6-42607/14/19895Oklahoma
38Heath, Jeff DB6-12125/14/19914Saginaw Valley State
59Hitchens, Anthony LB6-02356/10/19923Iowa
95Irving, David DT6-72738/18/19932Iowa State
81Jones, Andy WR6-12226/28/1994RJacksonville
 Jones, Lenny DE6-32698/8/1991RNevada
6Jones, Chris P6-02057/21/19895Carson-Newman
31Jones, Byron CB6-01999/26/19922Connecticut
91LaDouceur, L.P. LS6-52563/13/198112California
90Lawrence, Demarcus LB6-32704/28/19923Boise State
65Leary, Ronald G6-33204/29/19894Memphis
50Lee, Sean LB6-22387/22/19867Penn State
73Looney, Joe G6-33158/31/19905Wake Forest
 Lotulelei, John LB5-1123512/4/19914Nevada-Las Vegas
70Martin, Zack T6-431011/20/19903Notre Dame
93Mayowa, Benson DE6-32408/3/19914Idaho
97McClain, Terrell DT6-23027/20/19886South Florida
55McClain, Rolando LB6-42557/14/19896Alabama
20McFadden, Darren RB6-12208/27/19879Arkansas
23McFadden, Leon DB5-1019010/26/19903San Diego State
 McKinnon, Jeremiah DB5-111926/29/1993RFlorida International
17Moore, Kellen QB6-02007/12/19895Boise State
46Morris, Alfred RB5-1022412/12/19885Florida Atlantic
46Morris, James LB6-124511/20/19913Iowa
 Nwachukwu, Uzoma WR5-1119812/15/19901Texas A&M
53Nzeocha, Mark OLB6-32391/19/19902Wyoming
4Prescott, Dak QB6-22267/29/1993RMississippi State
9Romo, Tony QB6-22304/21/198014Eastern Illinois
3Sanchez, Mark QB6-222511/11/19868USC
32Scandrick, Orlando DB5-101962/10/19879Boise State
 Seamster, Sammy DB6-02052/5/19912Middle Tennessee State
7Showers, Jameill DB6-22309/6/19911Texas-El Paso
54Smith, Jaylon OLB6-22406/14/1995RNotre Dame
77Smith, Tyron T6-532012/12/19906USC
41Smith, Keith LB6-02324/8/19922San Jose State
 Smith, Rod RB6-32311/10/19922Ohio State
87Swaim, Geoff TE6-42609/16/19932Texas
99Tapper, Charles DE6-22715/7/1993ROklahoma
26Thomas, Josh DB5-111965/3/19896Buffalo
 Thomas, Duke DB5-111785/21/1994RTexas
92Thornton, Cedric DT6-43096/21/19885Southern Arkansas
13Whitehead, Lucky WR5-91806/2/19922Florida Atlantic
51Wilber, Kyle LB6-42454/26/19895Wake Forest
27Wilcox, J.J. DB6-02122/14/19914Georgia Southern
83Williams, Terrance WR6-22109/18/19894Baylor
57Wilson, Damien LB6-12435/28/19932Minnesota
82Witten, Jason TE6-62635/6/198214Tennessee
 Wood, Zach LS6-32621/10/1993RSouthern Methodist
Injured Players
52Harris, Jerrell (IR) LB6-32427/8/19891Alabama
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Position Listing
Andy Jones
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
Smith (knee) is running and cutting without issues, ESPN reports.

Smith is sporting a leg brace to help lift up his foot while the nerves in his injured knee regenerate. He's expected to be ready in time for OTAs in May and the fact he continues to up his involvement in offseason workouts only affirms that notion. It isn't clear how long he'll need to wear the brace, but if push comes to shove, Smith will still be able to play even if he fails to shed the appendage. The only question is whether it will limit his effectiveness.

Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Clay DeBord
No Updates
Barry Church
Church finished the regular season with 85 tackles and two interceptions in 12 games.

The tackles were his fewest in four seasons, but that was due to a broken forearm that cost him a quarter of the campaign, and he was on pace for 113 tackles over a full 16 games. He's a free agent this offseason though, and with Byron Jones and J.J. Wilcox both showing significant improvement in 2016, the Cowboys may not make much of an effort to bring Church back.

James Hanna
Hanna (knee) is set to undergo a second knee surgery Tuesday, ESPN reports.

Hanna opened training camp on the PUP list after needing knee surgery in August and will now require his second procedure in less than three months. He will miss the remainder of the season, leaving only Jason Witten and Gavin Escobar as healthy options on the Cowboys' roster.

Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Darren McFadden
McFadden carried seven times for 28 yards and caught two of three targets for 19 additional yards in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Eagles.

McFadden started the game as Ezekiel Elliott was held out, but he only received a third of the team's carries in the game as they distributed the burden in that category among several options. Although his workload was limited, McFadden looked explosive on a couple of different plays and will be one of the more capable backup runners active during the postseason.

Jack Crawford
Crawford (foot) is active for Sunday's matchup with Philadelphia, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Crawford was expected to play after practicing in full all week. He'll get the start on Sunday while the Cowboys rest a few regular starters in advance of the playoffs.

Maliek Collins
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
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.

Gavin Escobar
Escobar caught four passes on seven targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in 16 games in 2016.

The Cowboys had depth problems at tight end in 2016 due to injuries to James Hanna (knee) and Geoff Swaim (chest), but rather than give Escobar more responsibility, Dallas simply moved away from using two-TE sets and he actually saw fewer snaps than he had either of the previous two years. That's as clear an indication as any that the organization doesn't see Escobar as part of their future, so expect to see him in a different uniform in 2017.

Ezekiel Elliott
Elliott ran 22 times for 125 yards and caught his only target for a two-yard loss in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Packers.

Getting his first taste of postseason action, Elliott gashed the Packers defense for 5.7 yards per carry while recording a modest long gain of 22 yards. The opposition stiffened at times, but the Cowboys remained interested in running the ball and Elliott had a very impactful game, although his team came up just short in the end. After leading the NFL in rushing, scoring 15 touchdowns and earning a Pro-Bowl appearance in his rookie campaign, the young running back's arrow is pointing straight up heading into 2017.

Lucky Whitehead
Whitehead ended the regular season with 589 return yards, but just 13 touches on offense in 15 games.

Other than the occasional jet sweep, Whitehead's involvement on offense remained low during his second NFL season, but with Cole Beasley seeing more work as the Cowboys' slot receiver, Whitehead added primary punt return duties to his portfolio in addition to returning kickoffs. With Terrance Williams potentially not coming back in 2017 there could be more snaps and targets available for Whitehead next season, but as yet he hasn't convinced the coaching staff he can be a reliable receiving option.

Travis Frederick
Frederick has agreed to restructured contract with the Cowboys, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.

Frederick and fellow lineman Tyron Smith's restructured deals will reportedly open over $17 million worth of cap space for the Cowboys heading into the new league year. Named to the Pro Bowl in each of the last three seasons, Frederick signed a six-year, $56.4 million extension with Dallas last August.

Tyron Smith
Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith restructured his contract Monday, according to the Dallas Morning News.

The move created an additional $8.16 million in salary cap space for the Cowboys. The team converted $10.2 million of his $11.039 million base salary in 2015 into a signing bonus.

The 24-year-old left tackle is entering his fifth season with the Cowboys after being selected in the first round of the 2011 draft. He is a two-time Pro Bowler and was named First-team All-Pro in 2014. 

Leon McFadden
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.

Darryl Baldwin
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
No Updates
Terrell McClain
McClain (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers.

McClain went down in Week 16 and ultimately missed the Cowboys' regular season finale against the Eagles. However, he returned to practice last week and hasn't reported a setback in his recovery since. His return would likely mean less snaps for teammate David Irving.

Terrance Williams
Williams caught three of five targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Eagles.

Williams was one of few starters who played the majority of the game, and he produced the team's only touchdown when he connected with Tony Romo on a three-yard play in the second quarter. He will finish the regular season with four touchdowns to his name and should continue to perform as one of the team's complementary offensive options as the postseason begins.

Alfred Morris
Morris is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers.

With Darren McFadden having returned to the Cowboys' backfield mix behind starter Ezekiel Elliott, Morris is the odd man out at running back as the team's playoff push begins.

Kadeem Edwards
The Buccaneers placed rookie guard Kadeem Edwards on injured reserve with a foot injury, the team announced.
Andrew Gachkar
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
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.

Lance Dunbar
Dunbar carried the ball three times for 20 yards and caught three of six targets for 19 yards in a 27-13 loss to the Eagles in Week 17.

The 39 yards from scrimmage were actually a season high for Dunbar, who saw very little action in 2016 behind Ezekiel Elliott due to injuries and the emergence of Cole Beasley as Dak Prescott's preferred short-yardage receiving option. Dunbar can be an explosive player when he gets a chance, but even if he returns to Dallas in 2017, his touches will likely remain very limited.

David Irving
Irving had a dominant fourth quarter in Sunday's 26-20 win over the Buccaneers, recording two sacks and causing a Jameis Winston interception.

He had five QB pressures in total on the game, including the one that resulted in a Jeff Heath pick after Irving got a piece of Winston's arm, but for IDP purposes, his numbers on the season aren't that impressive -- just 12 tackles and three sacks. The Cowboys' defense tends to produce a different hero every week, so don't bank on Irving repeating this performance against the Lions in Week 16.

Ryan Davis
Davis (knee) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Clarence Hill Jr of the Star-Telegram reports.

Davis exited Monday's win over the Lions due to the knee injury and will now have his season cut short as the Cowboys begin to look ahead to the playoffs. The team signed fellow defensive lineman Richard Ash off the Jaguars practice squad to replace Davis. The Cowboys are dealing with several injuries on the defensive line, but will have a couple weeks to rest up before the divisional round of the playoffs.

Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Charles Tapper
Tapper (back) suffered a setback with his back injury and doesn't know when he'll be cleared, Clarence Hill of the Star Telegram reports.

Tapper said the situation is frustrating after his back flared up again just as he was close to being cleared. Look for more updates to come as the week goes on, but it doesn't seem likely that he'll be ready for Week 4.

Back - Questionable for the start of training camp
Richard Ash
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.

Jerrell Harris
The Lions have parted ways with tight end Kellen Davis on Tuesday, according to the Detroit Free-Press. The team promoted linebacker Jerrell Harris and guard Rodney Austin from the practice squad.
Uzoma Nwachukwu
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.

Lenny Jones
No Updates
Dan Bailey
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.

Damien Wilson
Wilson (eye) was activated off of the Cowboys' NFI list and participated in Monday's practice, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports

Dallas' fourth-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Wilson was hit in the eye while playing paintball in late July, but no long-term impairments are expected to manifest. Nonetheless, Wilson earned glowing reports from the Cowboys' coaching staff throughout the team's offseason program and appears headed for a backup role in 2016 behind the likes of Sean Lee and Kyle Wilber.

Emmett Cleary
The Bengals placed tight end Alex Smith (biceps) on injured reserve, released tight end Ryan Otten and signed offensive lineman Emmett Cleary to the practice squad.
Kellen Moore
Moore (lower leg) is fully recovered from the season-ending leg fracture he suffered last summer, KTVB.com reports. "I'm 100 percent now. It's been good. For the last month or two I've been healthy. I've been able to start doing everything as usual," he elaborated.

Moore broke his ankle last August and spent the entire season on injured reserve. However, he appears to have been healthy for a while now and should be fully prepared to hit free agency at the end of the league year in March. The Cowboys like what they have in the Boise State product, so with Mark Sanchez an unrestricted free agent as well and Tony Romo (back) destined for a trade or release, Moore likely possesses the greatest odds of returning as Dak Prescott's backup in 2017.

John Lotulelei
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
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.

Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Dez Bryant
Bryant caught nine of 12 targets for 132 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Packers.

After a slow start, Bryant broke out with a 40-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter and scored again on a leaping seven-yard play in the fourth that completed the Cowboys' comeback. Unfortunately the Packers were able to pull out the victory, but Bryant got the postseason monkey off his back, as the two touchdowns were the first of his playoff career, and he led the team in targets, catches and yards as well. He displayed a growing rapport with Dak Prescott throughout the season and could return to the upper echelon of NFL wideouts next year if he can remain healthy.

Chaz Green
Green (back) was officially placed on IR by the Cowboys on Saturday, Rob Phillips of DallasCowboys.com reports.

The 24-year-old tackle has not played since Week 4, and it was recently announced that he is set to undergo season-ending back surgery. Emmett Cleary is slated to continue filling in at tackle with Green out.

Back - Questionable for the start of training camp
Ronald Leary
Leary (back) is active Sunday against the Eagles, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Despite not practicing at all during the week, Leary will be available to play in his 14th consecutive game Sunday.

Jameill Showers
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.

Benson Mayowa
Mayowa recorded 25 tackles and led the Cowboys with six sacks in 2016, including four in his final five games.

Signed away from the Raiders last offseason, Mayowa didn't show much early in the year, but emerged as a legitimate pass-rushing threat down the stretch. With Randy Gregory now suspended for the entire 2017 campaign, Dallas will be looking for Mayowa to take on a bigger role next year, and he could challenge the double-digit mark in sacks.

J.J. Wilcox
Wilcox (thigh) is active for Monday's matchup with the Lions, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

Wilcox practiced in full all week and was expected to return after sitting out the team's past three games. He'll likely return to his role as a depth option at safety behind starters Barry Church and Byron Jones.

Rico Gathers
Gathers signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on Tuesday, Rob Phillips of DallasCowboys.com reports.

The 2016 sixth round pick spent the entire season on the practice squad, as the Cowboys attempt to convert his raw athleticism into useful football skills. With Jason Witten getting older and Gavin Escobar unlikely to return to the team in 2017, there could be snaps available at tight end, but Gathers would have to show significant improvement in the offseason to be in the mix for an active roster spot next year.

Keith Smith
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.
James Morris
Morris (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.

Undisclosed - Out for the start of training camp
Brice Butler
Butler finished the regular season with 16 catches on 32 targets for 219 yards and a career-high three touchdowns in 16 games.

Despite Dez Bryant's ongoing problems staying healthy, Butler didn't get many opportunities in 2016, seeing more than three targets in a game only once all season. He's a free agent this offseason, but unless he gets an offer to start from another team, he's just as likely to return to the Cowboys -- especially if Terrance Williams heads elsewhere.

Zach Wood
No Updates
Jonathan Cooper
Cooper agreed to terms on a contract Tuesday with the Cowboys, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

The Cowboys own one of the league's most dominant offensive lines, so Cooper, a former first-round pick, will simply serve as depth at guard during the team's playoff run. The 26-year-old was let go by the Browns last week, but has 14 career starts under his belt and could be an adequate option to step in for the Cowboys in the event Ron Leary (back) and/or La'el Collins (toe) are unavailable in the divisional round.

Duke Thomas
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
Gregory 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.

Suspension - Suspended until January 2018
Doug Free
When the Cowboys kick off training camp next month, the team is expecting veterans Doug Free, Rolando McClain and Morris Claiborne to be healthy enough to participate, reports The Dallas Morning News.

All three have been limited during the offseason because of various aliments. Free dealt with a foot injury last season and Claiborne was bothered by a torn patellar tendon. Meanwhile, McClain is recovering from knee surgery in the offseason.

Orlando Scandrick
Scandrick (foot) is active for Sunday's matchup with Tampa Bay, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Scandrick didn't miss any practice time due to his foot injury this week and shouldn't be at all limited on Sunday night.

La'el Collins
La'El Collins could replace Ronald Leary at left guard for the Cowboys in Week 7, per ESPN Dallas.

The team has already announced it's switching quarterbacks during their bye week, and are apparently considering other major changes to the offense as well as they prepare to face the Giants next weekend. Collins played well earlier in the year while Leary was injured, and while the move won't solve all the problems on an underachieving offensive line, it could help inject some life into the sputtering running game.

Toe - Questionable for the start of training camp
Demarcus Lawrence
Lawrence 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.

Back - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jeremiah McKinnon
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.

Shaq Evans
Evans signed a reserve/future contract with Dallas on Monday.

Evans has yet to play in an NFL game since being selected in the fourth round of the 2014 draft. He'll be looking to secure a role as a depth receiver and special teams player in 2017.

Cole Beasley
Beasley caught three of four targets for a team-high 49 yards in a 27-13 loss to the Eagles in Week 17.

He heads into the playoffs having set new career highs in catches (75), targets (98) and yards (833), as Beasley quickly established a rapport with quarterback Dak Prescott and became the Cowboys' most dependable possession receiver. That role makes him far more valuable in PPR formats than in leagues with standard scoring, but with Terrance Williams' future in Dallas uncertain, Beasley could see even more passes head his way in 2017.

Justin Durant
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
Witten intends on returning for the 2017 season, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.

Witten's 14th season came to a close with Sunday's playoff defeat to the Packers, but the veteran plans on continuing his career next season. At 34 years old, Witten finished second on the Cowboys with 69 receptions for 673 yards and three touchdowns this year, and he also scored his first postseason touchdown Sunday. In what's currently slated to be his final season under contract in Dallas, Witten could very well become the franchise's all-time leader in receiving yards and games played while suiting up in 2017.

Geoff Swaim
Swaim (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Swaim sustained a season-ending pectoral injury in Sunday's victory over the Steelers. Only Jason Witten and Gavin Escobar remain as healthy options at tight end.

Pectoral - Questionable for the start of training camp
Dak Prescott
Prescott completed 24 of 38 pass attempts for 302 yards and three touchdowns with one interception in Sunday's game against the Packers. He also gained 13 yards on a pair of carries in the 34-31 loss.

Making his first playoff appearance, Prescott was able to complete 63 percent of his throws while connecting with Dez Bryant for a pair of touchdowns and Jason Witten for another. He also led the Dallas offense to a last-minute field goal that tied the game just before Green Bay's winning field goal as time expired. Despite the fact that the season ended on a losing note, Prescott established himself as one of the most promising young quarterbacks in the NFL and acquitted himself extremely well on the postseason stage.

Morris Claiborne
Claiborne (ribs) is questionable to return to Sunday's playoff game against the Packers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

The severity of Claiborne's injury wasn't specified. Unless he can return, look for Anthony Brown to receive as much playing time as he can handle.

Ribs - Questionable for the start of training camp
Tyrone Crawford
Crawford underwent shoulder surgery on Thursday, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Crawford had surgery on his right rotator cuff last offseason and had surgery on his left shoulder Thursday. He dealt with shoulder, back, and hamstring injuries throughout the year but he's expected to be recovered in time for offseason practices.

Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Mark Nzeocha
Nzeocha (achilles) is active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Nzeocha has been dealing with an achilles injury since the preseason, but will finally suit up in Week 5 against the Bengals. He will provide depth at middle linebacker behind starter Anthony Hitchens.

Anthony Brown
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.

Mark Sanchez
Sanchez is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers.

Sanchez, who logged some action in Week 17, when the Cowboys took it easy on a number of their key starters, is once again the odd man out at QB, with Tony Romo slated to serve as Dak Prescott's backup Sunday.

Jeff Heath
Heath went 3-for-6 on field goal attempts using the skinnier practice uprights during Wednesday's practice, and could be used as the Cowboys' backup kicker if Dan Bailey's back becomes a more serious issue, The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports.

He had college soccer scholarship offers coming out of high school, so booting the ball isn't new for Heath. The backup safety has only seen one snap on defense this year, spending most of his time on the special teams coverage units, but if he is pressed into action as Dallas' kicker he could suddenly become a very sneaky IDP play.

Joe Looney
The 49ers have listed the following players as inactive for Saturday's Week 16 matchup against the Chargers: running back Carlos Hyde (ankle), wide receiver Steve Johnson (knee), cornerback Tramaine Brock (hamstring), linebacker Ahmad Brooks (thumb), quarterback Josh Johnson and guards Andrew Tiller and Joe Looney.

Hyde, Johnson and Brock were all ruled out for Saturday's game on the team's final report, but Brooks joins them on the inactive list after being deemed questionable. The team will have running back Frank Gore and wide receiver Michael Crabtree active for the game.

The 49ers are a 1-point favorite for the Saturday night showdown with the Chargers.

Rod Smith
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.

Jeremiah George
The Jaguars have ruled out defensive end Andre Branch (groin) and linebacker Khairi Fortt (hamstring) for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Linebacker LaRoy Reynolds (neck) and wide receiver Tommy Streeter (abdominal strain) were both deemed as questionable, despite practicing Friday.

Meanwhile, quarterback Blake Bortles (right shoulder, left ankle), defensive end Chris Clemons (knee), safety Josh Evans (foot), linebacker Jeremiah George (ankle), running back Toby Gerhart (shoulder) and defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks (foot) were ruled out Week 14.

Connor Hamlett
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
Lee finished the regular season with a career-high 145 tackles in 15 games, tied for fourth in the NFL.

He once again failed to play a full 16-game schedule, but only because the Cowboys rested him in Week 17 with the No. 1 seed in the NFC already locked up. Lee's improved health and last year's switch to the weak side did wonders for his production, although he failed to record an interception for the first time in his career and was only credited with one pass defended. Jaylon Smith (knee) now seems to be on track to take over at middle linebacker in 2017, which could impact Lee's numbers, but as long as he's on the field he should remain a tackling machine.

Chris Jones
The Cowboys agreed to a contract extension with punter Chris Jones on Tuesday, the team announced.

The deal will keep Jones under contract with the Cowboys through the 2017 season. He recently signed his tender offer of $1.54 million.

Sammy Seamster
The Dolphins placed defensive back Sammy Seamster on injured reserve Monday due to a shoulder injury, the Miami Herald reports. 
Tony Romo
Romo will likely discuss his future with owner/GM Jerry Jones before the NFL Scouting Combine, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

Before the NFL officially kicks off its annual period of scrutiny regarding prospects on Feb. 28, the Cowboys brass led by Jones are expected to meet with Romo and discuss the best course of action with their long-time quarterback. With Romo out of the lineup last season, Dak Prescott helmed the offense impeccably, proving that the Cowboys are in good hands under center. There appears to be a willingness from Romo's camp to rework his contract and facilitate a trade to an interested organization, netting the Cowboys assets in the process. No matter how the offseason proceeds, he's on the road to residing in new climes for the first time in his lengthy career.

Brandon Carr
Carr has been lining up on the right side of the defense during OTAs, The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports.

He played on the right side in Kansas City, but Mo Claiborne's lengthy injury history has forced Carr to line up on the left for most of his tenure in Dallas, with inconsistent (at best) results. Claiborne has actually been healthy so far this offseason though, so the team will try to ease Carr back into the spot where he's most comfortable. Don't expect this to have a big impact on Carr's IDP value if it lasts, but it could help the Cowboys' overall secondary play.

Zack Martin
Cowboys guard Zack Martin left Tuesday's joint practice with St. Louis with an apparent injury.

Martin was down for several minutes and a cart came onto the field. Martin was able to walk off under his own power, however, per the Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Cowboys medical staff appeared to be tending to Martin's neck or shoulder.

Rolando McClain
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.

Suspension - Suspended indefinitely
Anthony Hitchens
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.

Kavon Frazier
The Cowboys selected Frazier in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 212th overall.

This looks like a worthwhile pick for Dallas. Frazier provided a strong safety presence on a good Central Michigan defense in 2015, surpassing 100 tackles in the process. At the Central Michigan pro day, Frazier opened eyes with a 40.5-inch vertical, 128-inch broad jump and 6.88-second three-cone drill.

L.P. LaDouceur
The Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys tendered contracts to six exclusive rights free agents, including Patrick Crayton. Terrance Copper, Willie Pile, and Jacques Reeves have been tendered contracts worth $385,000. Lousaka Polite and L.P. Ladouceur were tendered at $310,000.
Byron Jones
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.


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