The Cowboys elevated Sprinkle from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Armando Salguero of Outkick.com reports. Sprinkle logged three offensive snaps and 17 special-teams snaps in the season opener but didn't receive a target. The fifth-year tight end will likely stick to a special-teams role in Week 2 against the Chargers.
Sprinkle reverted to the Cowboys' practice squad following Thursday's Week 1 loss to the Buccaneers, per the NFL's transaction log. Sprinkle was brought up from the practice squad for the season opener, and he played mainly on special teams. He was on the field for three offensive snaps while playing 17 snaps on special teams. The 2017 fifth-rounder is unlikely to play a significant role this year as long as Blake Jarwin and Dalton Schultz remain healthy.
Sprinkle was called up from the Cowboys' practice squad ahead of Thursday's game against the Buccaneers, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. Sprinkle will work as Dallas' third tight end behind Blake Jarwin and Dalton Schultz with Sean McKeon (ankle) on IR to open the season. The 6-foot-5 Sprinkle spent all four of his previous NFL seasons with Washington, catching 26 balls in 2019 but just eight over his other three campaigns combined.
The Cowboys signed Sprinkle to the practice squad Wednesday. Sprinkle has logged three straight full 16-game slates after spending the first four years of his career in Washington. Heading into the 2021 regular season, he will operate as an emergency scout team option behind Blake Jarwin, Dalton Schultz and Sean McKeon (ankle).
The Cowboys cut Sprinkle on Tuesday, Rob Phillips of DallasCowboys.com reports. Sprinkle spent his first four seasons in the league with Washington. After a breakout 2019 campaign where he caught 26 passes for 241 yards and a touchdown, he reverted back to a reserve role and only caught one pass in 2020. The 27-year-old landed with Dallas this offseason, but he was unable to make the initial 53-man roster.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/10||New York Giants||30||12.00|
|6||10/17||@New England Patriots||5||1.00|
|11||11/21||@Kansas City Chiefs||24||9.00|
|12||11/25||Las Vegas Raiders||6||2.00|
|13||12/02||@New Orleans Saints||12||4.00|
|14||12/12||@Washington Football Team||15||5.00|
|15||12/19||@New York Giants||30||12.00|
|16||12/26||Washington Football Team||15||5.00|
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|3 Year Avg||17||11||96||1||5||8.73||15|