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Dallas Cowboys

Stadium: AT&T Stadium | Coach: Jason Garrett
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense22nd118.1 (9th)216.9 (26th)
Defense17th120.9 (21st)227.2 (5th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
 Akunne, Derek LB6-02428/17/19931North Texas
5Bailey, Dan K6-01951/26/19886Oklahoma State
11Beasley, Cole WR5-81804/26/19895Southern Methodist
79Boatright, Kenneth DE6-32703/6/19903Southern Illinois
78Brown, Charles T6-53004/10/19877USC
88Bryant, Dez WR6-222011/4/19887Oklahoma State
19Butler, Brice WR6-32151/29/19904San Diego State
39Carr, Brandon CB6-02105/19/19869Grand Valley State
42Church, Barry SS6-22182/11/19887Toledo
24Claiborne, Morris CB5-111922/7/19905Louisiana State
44Clutts, Tyler (FA) FB6-225011/9/19846Fresno State
71Collins, La'el G6-43157/26/19932Louisiana State
58Crawford, Jack DE6-52889/7/19885Penn State
98Crawford, Tyrone DT6-429011/22/19895Boise State
25Dunbar, Lance RB5-81951/25/19905North Texas
89Escobar, Gavin TE6-62602/3/19914San Diego State
 Fortenberry, Reshod G6-527512/28/19902Texas Tech
72Frederick, Travis C6-43153/18/19914Wisconsin
68Free, Doug T6-63251/6/198410Northern Illinois
52Gachkar, Andrew OLB6-224011/4/19886Missouri
79Green, Chaz T6-53154/8/19922Florida
94Gregory, Randy DE6-525511/23/19922Nebraska
84Hanna, James TE6-42607/14/19895Oklahoma
76Hardy, Greg (FA) DE6-52807/28/19886Mississippi
 Harris, Jerrell LB6-32427/8/19891Alabama
 Hartson, Brandon LS6-223810/3/1989RHouston
96Hayden, Nick (FA) DT6-43032/4/19869Wisconsin
38Heath, Jeff SS6-12125/14/19914Saginaw Valley State
59Hitchens, Anthony MLB6-02356/10/19923Iowa
95Irving, David DT6-72738/18/19932Iowa State
 Jackson, Buddy CB6-11803/3/19891Pittsburgh
6Jones, Chris P6-02057/21/19895Carson-Newman
31Jones, Byron FS6-02059/26/19922Connecticut
91LaDouceur, L.P. LS6-52563/13/198112California
 Lawrence, Cameron LB6-22381/20/19914Mississippi State
90Lawrence, Demarcus DE6-32654/28/19923Boise State
65Leary, Ronald (FA) G6-33204/29/19894Memphis
50Lee, Sean OLB6-22387/22/19867Penn State
 Looney, Joe G6-33158/31/19905Wake Forest
 Malena, Ben RB5-82005/29/19921Texas A&M
70Martin, Zack G6-431511/20/19903Notre Dame
 Mayle, Vince WR6-22246/12/19911Washington State
 Mayowa, Benson DE6-32408/3/19914Idaho
97McClain, Terrell DT6-23027/20/19886South Florida
55McClain, Rolando MLB6-42557/14/19896Alabama
40McCray, Danny (FA) DB6-12153/10/19887Louisiana State
20McFadden, Darren RB6-12208/27/19879Arkansas
 McGee, Brandon DB5-1119312/11/19903Miami (Fla.)
92Mincey, Jeremy (FA) DE6-428012/14/19839Florida
21Mitchell, Terrance CB5-111905/17/19923Oregon
17Moore, Kellen QB6-02007/12/19895Boise State
 Morris, Alfred RB5-1022412/12/19885Florida Atlantic
53Nzeocha, Mark OLB6-22351/19/19902Wyoming
29Olatoye, Deji CB6-11947/20/19912North Carolina A&T
 Renfrow, Justin T6-631011/23/19891Miami (Fla.)
9Romo, Tony QB6-22304/21/198014Eastern Illinois
99Russell, Ryan DE6-52751/17/19922Purdue
32Scandrick, Orlando CB5-101952/10/19879Boise State
 Showers, Jameill QB6-12309/6/19911Texas-El Paso
77Smith, Tyron T6-532012/12/19906USC
 Smith, Keith LB6-02324/8/19922San Jose State
 Smith, Jared G6-43023/20/19901New Hampshire
14Smith, Rodney WR6-52203/11/19903Florida State
45Smith, Rod RB6-32261/10/19922Ohio State
15Street, Devin WR6-32003/30/19913Pittsburgh
87Swaim, Geoff TE6-42609/16/19932Texas
26Thomas, Josh DB5-111855/3/19896Buffalo
 Thornton, Cedric DT6-43096/21/19885Southern Arkansas
63Walker, Casey DT6-134012/6/19892Oklahoma
64Whaley, Chris DT6-328512/8/19902Texas
13Whitehead, Lucky WR5-91806/2/19922Florida Atlantic
51Wilber, Kyle OLB6-42454/26/19895Wake Forest
27Wilcox, J.J. FS6-02122/14/19914Georgia Southern
 Wile, Matt K6-22236/20/1992RMichigan
83Williams, Terrance WR6-22089/18/19894Baylor
57Wilson, Damien ILB6-12425/28/19932Minnesota
82Witten, Jason TE6-62635/6/198214Tennessee
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Dallas6-4309.26-3282.725.82236
 
 
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Position Listing
Brandon Hartson
News
The Steelers announced on Friday that they claimed long snapper Brandon Hartson off of waivers. 

Hartson was waived by the Chiefs on Thursday. 

Kenneth Boatright
News
The Cowboys pared down their roster to 75 players on Tuesday by releasing four and giving injury designations to six, according to the team's official website.

The Cowboys waived linebacker Jonathan Brown, wide receivers Antwan Goodley and David Porter and and tight end Brandon Barden. They also waived/injured defensive end Kenneth Boatright, running back Michael Hill and offensive tackle R.J. Dill.

Dallas also placed Orlando Scandrick on IR, Chaz Green on the PUP list and Mark Nzeocha on the NFI list.

Barry Church
News
Church ended the season on IR due to a broken arm, but still recorded 117 tackles in 15 games.

It's the second time in his career that he's topped 100 tackles in a season, but Church failed to record an interception or even a pass defended in 2015, and the 27-year-old safety has increasingly been seen as a liability in pass coverage. First round pick Byron Jones seems like a lock to fill one of the safety spots for the Cowboys next season, but there's no guarantee that Church will be lined up next to him.

Injury
Arm - Probable for start of season
James Hanna
News
Hanna signed a three-year, $8.25 million deal with the Cowboys on Friday, Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram reports.

Hanna has been a reliable blocking presence for Dallas over the last four years, but carries little to no fantasy value. The 26-year-old registered just nine catches for 79 yards last season.

Darren McFadden
News
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he still views McFadden as the starting running back but expects free-agent signee Alfred Morris to have a substantiative role, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.

Jones is probably getting a bit ahead of himself, as Morris might be able to take over the starting job with strong showings in training camp and the preseason. It is fair to assume that McFadden will open camp as the first-team running back, coming off a season in which he recorded 1,417 scrimmage yards while averaging 4.6 yards per carry. Receiving specialist Lance Dunbar (knee) could also be in the mix for a significant role, potentially creating a three-headed backfield.

Jack Crawford
News
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is probable heading into Thursday's game against the Eagles.

Romo was listed with a back injury, but was able to practice in full on both Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Josh Brent, Tyrone Crawford, Doug Free, Nick Hayden, Rolando McClain and Terrance Williams were also listed as probable, and should play.

The team did not list any players as questionable, though Jeff Heath was listed as doubtful.

Jack Crawford, Tyler Patmon and Dekoda Watson were all ruled out prior to Thursday. 

Josh Thomas
News
Thomas signed a one-year deal Thursday to remain with the Cowboys.

Originally drafted by Dallas in 2011, Thomas bounced around the league until winding up back with the Cowboys at the tail end of 2015. He's provide depth in the secondary and on special teams.

Gavin Escobar
News
Escobar's recovery from a torn right Achilles may extend into the upcoming season, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Escobar sustained the injury on Dec. 19, so it's no surprise that the lengthy rehabilitation required of such an ailment is poised to impact his offseason regimen. If training camp reps are few and far to come by, a stay on the PUP list could be in the cards. Among those set to pick up the slack behind Jason Witten are James Hanna and Geoff Swaim.

Injury
Achilles - Questionable for start of season
Lucky Whitehead
News
Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory returned to the practice field on Saturday, after leaving Friday's OTA practice early. 

Gregory, the team's second-round draft pick, battled dehydration on the first day of practice, per ESPN.

Third-round tackle Chaz Green and undrafted wide receiver Lucky Whitehead also returned to the field after they couldn't complete Friday's practice.  

Travis Frederick
News
Cowboys center Travis Frederick is hoping to make things easier for quarterback Tony Romo this season, reports ESPN.

Part of Romo's responsibility is setting the protections with calling out the middle linebacker. The offensive line follows the assignment. If Frederick can take that responsibility away from Romo, then Romo can worry more about the coverage. 

"I'm going to try and do as much as I can to take as much as I can off Tony that he was doing before for the offensive line," Frederick said. 'Not necessarily because I was a rookie or this or that, but because, if I can see it better, that's going to take one thing off his plate and that's going to help the team as a whole."

Terrance Mitchell
News
Four injured or ailing Bears have been ruled out for the Sunday game against Detroit, including placekicker Robbie Gould (quad). The others are guard Kyle Long (hip), defensive tackle Will Sutton (illness) and safety Chris Conte (back).

Quarterback David Fales, cornerback Terrance Mitchell and defensive end Trevor Scott are all healthy scratches.

Tyron Smith
News
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. 

Tyler Clutts
News
The Cowboys have re-signed fullback Tyler Clutts, the team announced

Clutts joined the team late in 2013 and was the Cowboys' only fullback during the 2014 season. After his contract expired, the Cowboys brought in Jed Collins, who spent last year with the Lions.

By bringing Clutts back, the Cowboys released Collins. Clutts will likely be Dallas' starting fullback again. 

Clutts caught his first NFL touchdown pass in the playoffs during Dallas' loss to the Packers. 

Greg Hardy
News
Hardy (illness) is active for Sunday's game against Washington, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.

Hardy battled an illness all week, but gradually increased his practice participation as the week moved on. Despite the game being meaningless in terms of playoff seeding, Hardy and the Cowboys will look to finish a tumultuous 2015 season on a high note.

Terrell McClain
News
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said that defensive tackle Terrell McClain would miss at least a week of camp with multiple injuries, per the Dallas Morning News

McClain is suffering from a bone bruise and a strained hamstring. The five-year vet played in 13 games for Dallas last season, earning 19 tackles and one sack. 

Terrance Williams
News
Williams obliterated his previous season high with eight catches for 173 yards on nine targets Sunday against the Redskins.

Williams set a new career-high with 840 yards this year despite playing without starting quarterback Tony Romo for much of the season. He scored only three touchdowns after combining for 13 over his first two NFL campaigns, but at least Williams finished on a high note.

Alfred Morris
News
Morris has agreed to a two-year deal with the Cowboys, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Coming off a disappointing final season in Washington, Morris found an ideal situation to re-establish himself, as the Cowboys have an excellent offensive line but an unimpressive group of running backs. That being said, Darren McFadden played well enough last season to get another crack at the starting job, and Lance Dunbar (knee) is tentatively expected to handle most of the passing-down work. Morris will likely have to compete for his role, but if he's able to earn lead-back duties over McFadden, the situation is ripe for rushing production.

Andrew Gachkar
News
Linebacker Andrew Gachkar has signed a contract with the Cowboys, according to FOX Sports 1. 

Gachkar has spent the previous four seasons with the Chargers. He was selected by San Diego in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL draft. With the Chargers, Gachkar totaled 120 tackles and one forced fumble. 

His agent David Canter appeared to confirm the news by tweeting, "How bout Dem Cowboys!!!" while tagging Gachkar in the post. 

Cameron Lawrence
News
The Cowboys parted ways with running back Ryan Williams on Tuesday, reports ESPNDallas.com. Williams has not played in a game since 2012.

Moreover, the team released linebacker Cameron Lawrence and offensive lineman Ryan Miller.

Kyle Wilber
News
Wilber has signed a two-year deal to remain with the Cowboys, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Wilber made six starts for the Cowboys last season, compiling 24 tackles along the way. While that marked the second straight season Wilber's tackling total has declined, he'll provide veteran depth to Dallas' linebacking corp going forward.

Lance Dunbar
News
The Cowboys aren't yet sure when Dunbar (torn ACL) will be able to resume football activities, and he could begin the regular season on the PUP list, Rob Phillips of DallasCowboys.com reports.

If that were the case, Dunbar would be required to miss the first six weeks of the season, but the progress of his recovery from the knee injury that ended his 2015 campaign should become clearer once training camp draws closer.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for start of season
Nick Hayden
News
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett made it a point of emphasis to mention to reporters at the NFL Meetings that re-signing defensive lineman Nick Hayden was important, reports the Dallas Morning News.

“Well, we’re always trying to get better and we have to get better,’’ Garrett said. “We have to bring some impact players into our defense. But Nick has been such a good player for us as a leader of that defensive line and he’s a really productive player. There’s a lot of the dirty work but he’s one of those guys who makes a lot of hits on the ball, is around the football a lot and simply makes a lot of plays.

"That was an important signing for us.’’

Hayden has started all 16 games with the Cowboys for two consecutive seasons. Over his seven-year career, he has 135 total tackles, two sacks, two passes defensed and one forced fumble.

Ben Malena
News
The Cowboys signed running backs Michael Hill and Ben Malena after workouts on Saturday, per the Fort Worth Star Telegram.

The Cowboys are Hill's fifth NFL team since entering the league in 2013. Malena spent time with the Cowboys during training camp last year. 

Dallas also waived/injured rookie safety Ray Vinopal

David Irving
No Updates
Jeremy Mincey
News
Mincey underwent surgery on his right elbow this week, the Dallas Morning News reports.

He has arthroscopic surgery on the same elbow last offseason, but it continues to bother him in 2015. Mincey failed to record a sack in 14 games last season, and may not draw much attention as a free agent as a result.

Deji Olatoye
News
The Chiefs signed rookie defensive back Deji Olatoye to their practice squad. He was waived by the Ravens in late August.
Jerrell Harris
News
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.
Buddy Jackson
No Updates
Dan Bailey
News
Bailey connected on all three of his extra point attempts in Week 17's loss to Washington.

The Cowboys kicker was his usual excellent self in 2015, posting a career-high 93.8 percent success rate on his field goals (including five of six from 50 yards or longer) and knocking through 100 percent of his extra points, but reduced opportunities provided by a struggling, injury-ravaged offense resulted in a career-low 115 points for Bailey on the season. Assuming Tony Romo and Dez Bryant stay on the field in 2016, however, Bailey should be able to improve on his totals in 2016.

Damien Wilson
News
The Cowboys have announced the signing of rookie linebacker Damien Wilson. Bringing the fourth-round pick in the fold leaves only first-rounder Byron Jones unsigned.

Wilson was a tackling machine last year at the University of Minnesota, racking up 119, including 10.5 for losses and four sacks. He has worked in the first-team nickel package in practice both in the middle and on the weakside.

Kellen Moore
News
Moore rebounded from last week's poor performance by completing 33-of-48 passes for a career-high 435 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions against the Redskins on Sunday.

Moore piled up yardage in his second career NFL start after looking completely inept against the Bills last week. The former Boise State star will have to cut down on his mistakes if he wants to find success at the NFL level, as his 4:6 touchdown-to-interception ratio through three appearances leaves much to be desired.

Cedric Thornton
News
Thornton signed a four-year, $18 million contract with the Cowboys on Thursday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

A run-stuffing defensive end in the Eagles' 3-4 defense, Thornton will shift inside for the Cowboys and line up next to Tyrone Crawford at defensive tackle, replacing Nick Hayden in the starting lineup. There won't be a lot of IDP value for Thornton in that role, but he should help solidify Dallas' team defense, and having a more active partner at DT could boost Crawford's numbers as well.

Dez Bryant
News
Bryant's recovery from offseason foot surgery is proceeding on schedule, The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports. "I'm doing good," Bryant said. "I've got a chip on my shoulder. It's going to be good."

After breaking his foot in Week 1, Bryant was ineffective in his return to action following surgery and had a second procedure performed once the regular season was over. He missed basically the entire offseason and preseason last year due to a contract dispute and hamstring injury, but the Cowboys are expecting him to be recovered in time to part part in most or all of the team's offseason activities in 2016.

Injury
Foot - Probable for start of season
Chaz Green
News
The Cowboys pared down their roster to 75 players on Tuesday by releasing four and giving injury designations to six, according to the team's official website.

The Cowboys waived linebacker Jonathan Brown, wide receivers Antwan Goodley and David Porter and and tight end Brandon Barden. They also waived/injured defensive end Kenneth Boatright, running back Michael Hill and offensive tackle R.J. Dill.

Dallas also placed Orlando Scandrick on IR, Chaz Green on the PUP list and Mark Nzeocha on the NFI list.

Ronald Leary
News
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.

Chris Whaley
News
Cowboys defensive tackle Chris Whaley tore his Achilles tendon during practice on Monday, per the Dallas Morning News.

Whaley has a history of injuries. As an undrafted rookie last year, Whaley was limited as he continued to recover from three torn ligaments in a knee.

Injury
Achilles - Questionable for start of season
Jameill Showers
News
Showers was added to the 53-man roster Friday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Showers has served as the Cowboys' scout team quarterback for much of the season, but he'll join the active roster Sunday in the wake of Tony Romo (collarbone) being placed on season-ending IR. Showers began his collegiate career at Texas A&M before transferring to UTEP for his final two seasons of eligibility.

Derek Akunne
No Updates
Benson Mayowa
News
The Raiders opted not to match the Cowboys' offer sheet for Mayowa, DallasCowboys.com reports.

Mayowa only has two career sacks to his name, but the Cowboys liked what they saw from him last season in a limited role with the Raiders, and he'll join a defensive end rotation that is very unsettled beyond DeMarcus Lawrence. With Randy Gregory suspended for the first four games of 2016, Mayowa could take on a larger role than expected.

J.J. Wilcox
News
Cowboys free safety J.J. Wilcox played through a broken nose in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Wilcox suffered the injury while delivering a massive hit on Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. early in the game. He told team trainers to dismiss the injury until after the game was over.

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.
Brice Butler
News
Butler caught four passes on 10 targets for 60 yards in Week 17's loss to Washington.

Acquired from the Raiders after Dez Bryant broke his foot, Butler played in only seven games for the Cowboys due to injuries of his own, finishing the season with just 12 catches on 26 targets for 258 yards. He'll be in the mix for a depth spot in 2016 along with Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley, plus anyone the club picks up in the draft or through free agency, but don't expect Butler to fill a large role in the Dallas offense.

Charles Brown
News
The Jets signed offensive tackle Charles Brown on Friday, per nj.com.

Charles took the open roster spot left by offensive tackle Sean Hooey, who the team released on Thursday.

Brown, who tried out for the Jets during minicamp this week, spent more than half of last season as a backup with the Giants.

Jared Smith
News
The Falcons have signed offensive lineman Jared Smith, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

Smith, a seventh-round selection by the Seahawks, was waived prior to the start of training camp in 2014.

Randy Gregory
News
Gregory has been suspended for the first four games of next season due to a violation of the league's substance abuse policy, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports.

Gregory notoriously slipped to the second round in last year's draft, despite being considered one of the best pass rushers available, after he was caught with marijuana in his system at the combine, and it looks like he hasn't yet cleaned up his act. This could put more pressure on the Cowboys to either re-sign Greg Hardy, select another pass-rushing DE like Joey Bosa or Noah Spence in this year's draft, or both.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 5 vs. Cincinnati
Brandon McGee
News
The Rams placed cornerback Brandon McGee (foot) on injured reserve Saturday. He hasn't played since Week 2 and will miss the remainder of the season with the injury.

The team promoted defensive back Jemea Thomas from the practice squad to fill the open roster spot. He has yet to play in a regular-season game this season.

Doug Free
News
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
News
Scandrick's recovery from a torn ACL is going well, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.

While he could be healthy enough to participate in some offseason activities, the Cowboys plan on treating Scandrick much the same way they treated Sean Lee the year before as he recovered from his own torn ACL, with a focus on getting him ready for the start of training camp. Lee came back and played 14 games in 2015, missing one due to a concussion and the season finale with a hamstring strain, so the team is confident that with a similar program, Scandrick will be at full strength for Week 1.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for start of season
La'el Collins
News
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.

Demarcus Lawrence
News
Lawrence has received a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Previously, Lawrence was handed a four-game fine for a similar violation, making this another check mark against the defensive end. The Cowboys will already be without Randy Gregory for the first four games of the 2016 season due to the violation of the same policy. Thus, the team will almost certainly be in the market for a pass rusher in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 5 vs. Cincinnati
Cole Beasley
News
Beasley reeled in five of seven targets for 53 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's loss to Washington.

The diminutive slot man posted his second two-score game of the season on Sunday, providing evidence that when it rains, it pours, as Beasley caught just one touchdown in the season's other 14 games. Beasley signed a $13.6 million contract in the offseason, but was unable to take the next big step in his career due to the absence of Tony Romo throwing the ball and a healthy Dez Bryant eating up cover men. Expect Beasley to take that step in 2016.

Justin Renfrow
News
The 49ers announced they have signed cornerback Mylan Hicks and offensive lineman Justin Renfrow

Hicks was an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State. In 2014, he played in nine games for the Spartans. Hicks was versatile in college, having played cornerback, safety and linebacker during his collegiate career. 

Renfrow signed with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2014 and ended up spending time on the Packers and Seahawks' practice squads. 

Reshod Fortenberry
No Updates
Jason Witten
News
Witten caught six of eight targets for 58 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to Washington.

The score was Witten's first since Week 1. The veteran tight end struggled without his long-time quarterback in the lineup for much of the season, but still managed to rank fourth in the leauge among tight ends with 77 receptions - his most since 2012. Witten will be 34 to open next season, but should still have enough in the tank to give Romo is favorite security blanket. A huge leap in production may be unrealistic, though. While Witten didn't have Romo to throw him the ball, he also didn't have a healthy Dez Bryant commanding targets.

Geoff Swaim
News
Swaim is expected to see more action over the final two games of the season due to Gavin Escobar's torn Achilles, DallasCowboys.com reports.

The seventh-round pick has seen just 16 snaps all season and none since Week 5, but Swaim will get a chance to prove he has a place in the Cowboys' 2016 plans. Don't expect him to see a lot of targets, however.

Rodney Smith
News
The battered Browns list three injured players on their inactive list for their Sunday game at Carolina, including Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden (shoulder). Also hurt and out are fellow corner K'Waun Williams (hamstring) and tight end Gary Barnidge (rib).

The healthy scratches are wideout Rodney Smith , running back Glenn Winston and offensive linemen Vinston Painter and Andrew McDonald.

Morris Claiborne
News
Claiborne has re-signed with the Cowboys on a one-year, $3 million contract, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Claiborne rejoins the Cowboys after his first four years with the team certainly disappointed. The sixth overall pick in 2012, Claiborne has missed 24 games since entering the league, and has mostly struggled when healthy. That being said, Claiborne still boasts unique athleticism and helps provide depth from a more suitable reserve role within Dallas' secondary.

Ryan Russell
News
The Cowboys announced the signing of two draft picks. 

The team signed fifth-round defensive end Ryan Russell, out of Purdue, and seventh-round linebacker Mark Nzeocha, out of Wyoming.

The team also waived linebacker Troy Davis and tackle Donald Hawkins while releasing linebacker Dekoda Watson

Tyrone Crawford
News
Crawford will undergo surgery Thursday to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, ESPN Dallas reports.

He played through the shoulder injury in the second half and Crawford was something of a disappointment after signing a big contract last offseason, finishing 2015 with 35 tackles including five sacks. If he can stay healthy next year, he still has a chance to develop into a disruptive inside force on the Cowboys' defensive line.

Injury
Shoulder - Probable for start of season
Mark Nzeocha
News
The Cowboys pared down their roster to 75 players on Tuesday by releasing four and giving injury designations to six, according to the team's official website.

The Cowboys waived linebacker Jonathan Brown, wide receivers Antwan Goodley and David Porter and and tight end Brandon Barden. They also waived/injured defensive end Kenneth Boatright, running back Michael Hill and offensive tackle R.J. Dill.

Dallas also placed Orlando Scandrick on IR, Chaz Green on the PUP list and Mark Nzeocha on the NFI list.

Jeff Heath
News
The Cowboys have signed Heath to a four-year deal, the Dallas Morning News reports.

In his role as reserve safety for the Cowboys in 2015, Heath managed to record two interceptions to go along with 25 tackles and a forced fumble. While he's generally off the IDP radar, Heath -- who turns 25 next month -- has carved out added value to the Cowboys with his strong special teams play.

Joe Looney
News
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
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Running back Rod Smith was claimed by the Cowboys on Wednesday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

The team will take a look at him over their bye week as they prepare to shuffle up a struggling backfield, but Smith is still a long shot to see meaningful snaps on offense behind Christine Michael, Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden.

Sean Lee
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Lee (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against Washington, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.

Lee continues to be a hot commodity in IDP leagues in his age-29 season, but owners who depended on him throughout the year will be without his services in the season finale. He didn't log a single day of practice time all week, so his absence comes as no surprise. Look for Kyle Wilber or Damien Wilson to see extra snaps in his stead.

Injury
Hamstring - Probable for start of season
Casey Walker
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The Ravens signed safety Will Hill and defensive tackle Casey Walker to their restricted free agent tender offers, sources told The Baltimore Sun.

Will signed his $1.542 million right-of-first-refusal original round tender. He did not receive an offer sheet from other teams. Walker signed a $510,000 exclusive-rights free agent tender.

Chris Jones
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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.

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Devin Street
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Street caught his only target for a 25-yard touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

The TD was the first of his career. Despite Dez Bryant's foot injury, Street hasn't become more involved in the Cowboys' offense and has just three catches on six targets for 56 yards on the season.

Tony Romo
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Romo said Saturday that his rehab from collarbone surgery continues to go well and that he's been able to fully participate in his throwing program for over a week, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports. "It's been going great [during unofficial team workouts] for the last two, three weeks - just getting them going and being able to go full speed and all that stuff. It's been great," Romo said. "I can throw fully. I've been throwing fully here for a good week and a half, two weeks. It's been good."

It's certainly encouraging that Romo's recovery has gone without a hitch so far, but there will still be a lot of question marks around the 36-year-old in 2016 after he played in just four games last season due to two collarbone fractures, and hasn't made it through a full 16-game schedule unscathed since 2012. If he's able to stay healthy the Cowboys have the talent around him to make Romo a very productive fantasy QB, but at this point that remains a very large 'if'.

Injury
Collarbone - Questionable for start of season
Brandon Carr
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Carr agreed to a pay cut for the 2016 season, freeing up over $3.5 million in cap space for the Cowboys, The Dallas Morning News reports.

He was set to make $9.1 million in the final year of the contract he signed with the Cowboys back in 2012, but with no guaranteed money left on the deal Carr could have been simply cut after June 1. The new deal keeps Carr in Dallas with a base salary of $4.25 million, which could increase to $6 million after bonuses.

Zack Martin
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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
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McClain re-signed with Dallas on a one-year, $5 million contract Wednesday, Rob Phillips of DallasCowboys.com reports.

He played just 11 games last year due to suspension and a concussion, but still recorded 80 tackles, two sacks and an INT return for a touchdown. McClain has yet to play a full 16-game schedule in his career, but the Cowboys will still pencil him in as their starting middle linebacker in 2016.

Anthony Hitchens
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Hitchens (ankle) is active Sunday against the Buccaneers, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.

After missing practice on Wednesday and Thurday, Hitchens put in a limited practice on Friday, so he'll see time at outside linebacker. However, he's only averaged 15 snaps over his last three contests, so he may not be a major factor against the Buccaneers.

Danny McCray
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All five players listed as probable on the Bears' final injury report for Week 10 are active for Sunday night's game against the Packers, including linebackers Jonathan Bostic (back) and Lance Briggs (ribs), cornerback Kyle Fuller (hip, hand), safety Danny McCray (knee) and offensive tackle Jordan Mills (foot).
L.P. LaDouceur
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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
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Cowboys rookie cornerback Byron Jones will undergo an MRI on his injured shoulder, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Despite the MRI, Jones said he feels fine and has full range of motion in his shoulder.
Vince Mayle
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Mayle was signed off Cowboys' the practice squad Saturday, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.

The Cowboys needed to add a skill player with Lance Dunbar getting placed on injured, so Mayle will get his shot. Look for him to see limited snaps initially.

 
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