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October 10, 2020 09:40 PM
Cowboys' Joe Looney: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cowboys placed Looney (knee) on injured reserve Saturday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Looney was handed a 2-to-3 week recovery timeline following news that he suffered a sprained MCL in Week 4, and now he'll officially be shut down until Week 8. Expect Tyler Biadasz to start at center until Looney can return.

October 6, 2020 11:00 PM
Cowboys' Joe Looney: Set to miss 2 to 3 weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Looney suffered a sprained MCL in Sunday's loss to the Browns and is expected to miss two to three weeks, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

Looney will sit out Week 5 against the Giants but could realistically return Week 6 against the Cardinals if his rehab goes welll. For the time being, Tyler Biadasz is expected to start at center.

October 5, 2020 05:24 PM
Cowboys' Joe Looney: Avoids serious injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Looney (knee) isn't expected to face a long-term absence after suffering a right knee sprain Sunday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

The 30-year-old could be sidelined for Week 5 due to the injury, but he may end up missing only the one contest. Rookie Tyler Biadasz lines up to start at center if/when Looney is ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Giants.

October 4, 2020 06:04 PM
Cowboys' Joe Looney: Dealing with knee sprain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Looney will be re-evaluated Monday after suffering a sprained right knee during Sunday's loss to the Browns, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Monday's tests should reveal whether Looney will be forced to miss any time. Tyler Biadasz took over at center Sunday and would likely start against the Giants in Week 5 if Looney sits out.

October 5, 2020 09:24 AM
Cowboys' Joe Looney: Gets hurt Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Looney went to the locker room after suffering a right leg injury in Sunday's game against the Browns, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Although Looney walked off the field under his own power, the veteran went straight to the locker room. With Looney out, rookie Tyler Biadasz took over as the team's starting center.

September 27, 2020 05:24 PM
Cowboys' Joe Looney: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Looney (ankle) returned to Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Looney left the game in the first quarter, but now that he's back healthy, he'll return to his usual starting role as the team's center.

September 28, 2020 10:12 AM
Cowboys' Joe Looney: Leaves game Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Looney (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

It's unclear how Looney suffered the injury but he was forced to leave the game late in the first quarter. With Looney sidelined, look for Tyler Biadasz to take over as the team's starting center.

August 14, 2020 07:56 PM
Cowboys' Joe Looney: Taking first-team reps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Looney took all the first-team reps at center during Friday's practice, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

This isn't a big surprise, as Looney is the most experienced option the Cowboys have to replace Travis Frederick at center. Looney could face a challenge from a younger lineman such as Connor McGovern or Tyler Biadasz at some point, but the starting assignment for Week 1 is his to lose right now.

March 19, 2020 02:00 PM
Cowboys' Joe Looney: Staying with America's team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Looney agreed Wednesday with the Cowboys on a one-year contract, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Looney worked in a reserve role for all but one game in 2019, but he started a full 16-game slate at center in 2018 while Travis Frederick was sidelined. He's a dependable backup, but as long as Frederick is healthy, Looney will remain in a reserve role.

October 20, 2019 07:44 PM
Cowboys' Joe Looney: Suits up Sunday night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Looney (back) is active for Sunday night's game against the Eagles, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Looney has played just three snaps all season, and they all came in Week 1. He'll step in at center if Travis Frederick needs replacing.

October 18, 2019 09:28 PM
Cowboys' Joe Looney: Questionable for Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Looney (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Looney was unable to practice this week but apparently still has a shot to suit up Sunday. If he's able to do so, the 29-year-old will return to a reserve role backing up Travis Frederick.

August 23, 2018 10:08 AM
Cowboys' Joe Looney: Stepping into starting center role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Looney will take over as the Cowboys' starting center while Travis Frederick (illness) is sidelined.

There's no timetable for Frederick's return as he deals with an auto-immune disorder, so Looney will likely have to shore up the middle of the offensive line for at least the first few games of the season. He's looked at least adequate in the role during the preseason, but with a rookie (Connor Williams) on one side of him and a potentially banged-up Zack Martin (knee) on the other, the Cowboys' interior line is looking a lot less stout than expected heading into Week 1's tilt against the Panthers.

August 15, 2018 01:24 PM
Cowboys' Joe Looney: Piecing together strong camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Looney (wrist) has compiled a strong camp, the Cowboys' official site reports.

Looney is slated to serve as the top backup for the Cowboys on the interior and it sounds as though he would be ready to step in when necessary. He has apparently fully recovered from offseason wrist surgery and should be full-go for Week 1.

March 26, 2018 08:44 PM
Cowboys' Joe Looney: Rejoins Cowboys
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cowboys signed Looney (wrist) to a two-year contract Monday.

Looney served as a depth interior offensive lineman for the Cowboys last season and underwent wrist surgery in January. The 27-year-old could have a similar role for Dallas in 2018, but the departure of starting left guard Jonathan Cooper to the 49ers could result in some shuffling on the Cowboys' offensive line.

January 26, 2018 04:20 PM
Cowboys' Joe Looney: Requires offseason wrist surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Looney underwent surgery on his fractured left wrist this offseason, Mickey Spagnola of the Cowboys' official site reports.

It isn't clear when Looney originally fractured his wrist. While he's expected to fully recover from the injury, it remains to be seen whether his rehabilitation will impact his ability to land a contract this offseason, as Looney will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year.

August 30, 2017 11:40 PM
Cowboys' Joe Looney: Gets reps at guard
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Looney (toe) got reps at left guard during Wednesday's practice, Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys' official website reports.

Looney, who was recently sidelined with a toe injury, has spent the majority of the preseason working as Travis Frederick's backup at center. However, he got some work at left guard Wednesday, so he may see more opportunities to provide depth on the line as the season gets underway.

August 9, 2017 06:56 PM
Cowboys' Joe Looney: Nursing toe injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Looney (toe) sat out of practice Tuesday, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.

While Looney is sitting out, Jonathan Cooper has taken over as second-team center. The Cowboys don't have a game until Saturday, so that presents extra time for Looney to recover.

August 4, 2017 12:56 PM
Cowboys' Joe Looney: Playing mainly at center
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Looney (back) is healthy and only receiving reps at center, Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys' team website reports.

Looney has likely been practicing at center because the coaches are comfortable with how he performs there. Being back on the field practicing now means he will be healthy for Week 1, provided there are no further ailments.

July 25, 2017 03:40 PM
Cowboys' Joe Looney: Limited at training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Looney (back) will be limited during the early stages of training camp, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Looney is still nursing a sore back he experienced during offseason workouts. The fact that he wasn't placed on the Cowboys' preseason Physically Unable to Perform list means he should be back to full speed soon.

May 25, 2017 06:12 PM
Cowboys' Joe Looney: Nursing sore back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Looney did not participate in Wednesday's OTA due to a sore back, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Looney's back injury isn't expected to keep the offensive lineman sidelined for much longer, while Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said the guard could return to action Thursday.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/310
Birthdate:
8/31/1990
Age:
30
Hometown:
Lake Worth, FL, USA
School:
Wake Forest
NFL Experience:
9
Awards: