Thompson snatched both of his targets for 23 yards during Sunday's 24-13 loss to Seattle. Thompson has settled into the No. 2 receiver role in a Dallas offense that ranks 31st in the league in receiving yards. The veteran has yet to tally 35 yards in a game and doesn't figure to see much of an improvement against Detroit's top-ranked passing defense.
Thompson caught four of five targets for 33 yards in Sunday night's win over the Giants. For the second straight week, Thompson saw five targets from Dak Prescott, and he was actually the Cowboys' most-targeted wide receiver this time around. His longest reception went for only 12 yards, however, and until offensive coordinator Scott Linehan commits to adding a more vertical element to the team's passing game, Thompson's developing chemistry with Prescott still won't provide him with much fantasy value.
Thompson caught three of five targets for 27 yards in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. All five of the targets came in the fourth quarter on Dallas' final two possessions, when the team was mounting a desperate comeback bid. Thompson's absence from the game plan outside of the two-minute drill suggests he'd need an injury or two above him on the depth chart to have any significant fantasy value, but given the general futility the entire passing game showed in Carolina, his little flicker of late chemistry with Dak Prescott could be enough to earn him a larger role Week 2.
Thompson signed a contract with the Cowboys on Monday, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports. Thompson was initially part of the team's cuts Saturday, but the placement of Noah Brown on injured reserve has reopened a spot for him. The veteran wideout should provide some depth at wideout for the Cowboys after totaling 38 catches for 555 yards and two scores last season.
The Cowboys released Thompson on Saturday, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports. Thompson was brought in before Dez Bryant's release in mid-April, but the veteran wide receiver was unable to take advantage of the situation, missing a portion of the offseason program, training camp and the preseason due to injuries to his Achilles and shoulder. With his health perhaps still in question, the Cowboys will ride Allen Hurns, Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley and rookie Michael Gallup to start the season.
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|13||11/30||New Orleans Saints||32||46.67|
|16||12/23||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||26||29.00|
|17||12/30||@New York Giants||12||20.00|
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|3 Year Avg||36||21||295||1||15||14.05||35|