Hurns was targeted three times during Sunday's 19-16 loss to Houston and came away with a three-yard touchdown. Hurns slipped into the back of the end zone early in the third quarter, coming open off of play action to put Dallas up 13-10. It was Hurns' only catch of the game, the third time this season he was held to a single reception. Owner Jerry Jones has made Dallas' lack of a top target well-known. Hurns is probably the most capable Cowboy to fill that role, but there have been few signs of that so far. The odds are slim that he becomes that level of receiver against the Jaguars' top-five pass defense Sunday.
Hurns caught three of five targets for 30 yards in Sunday's win over the Lions. While he did tie for the team lead in targets with three other receivers, Hurns has yet to make much of an impact for the Cowboys -- the 30 yards were a season high for the fifth-year wideout. With only 14 targets through four games, the volume just isn't there for Hurns to be useful in most fantasy formats.
Hurns caught two of four targets for 22 yards in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. He was once again minimally involved in the Cowboys' somnambulant passing game, although Hurns' four targets actually tied with Michael Gallup for the team lead among wide receivers. Until Dak Prescott starts -- or is allowed to start -- looking downfield on a consistent basis as opposed to dinking and dunking, it will be hard for any Dallas wideout to put up consistently useful fantasy numbers.
Hurns caught one of two targets for nine yards during Sunday's 20-13 win over the Giants. Hurns signed with Dallas before the release of Dez Bryant and, among the variety of new acquisitions, was thought to be the likeliest to try to fill the No. 1 role. That hasn't played out yet. September pickup Deonte Thompson has been more productive, and Cole Beasley has led the team across most statistical categories. Hold off until Hurns until he shows chemistry with Dak Prescott that hasn't been exhibited yet.
Hurns caught one of three targets for 20 yards in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. The entire Cowboys passing game struggled thanks to inconsistent play by both Dak Prescott and the offensive line, resulting in a quiet first game for Hurns in a Dallas uniform. He still saw more targets than either Terrance Williams or rookie Michael Gallup, however, and Hurns' chemistry with Prescott can only grow from here.
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|13||11/30||New Orleans Saints||32||34.80|
|16||12/23||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||31||32.00|
|17||12/30||@New York Giants||7||20.00|
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|3 Year Avg||79||46||664||5||33||14.43||96|