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Dallas Cowboys

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

January 17, 2021 03:52 PM
Cowboys' Donovan Wilson: Shines in second half
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson recorded 71 tackles (48 solo) while adding 3.5 sacks, three passes defended, three forced fumbles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries in 14 games during 2020.

A sixth-round pick in 2019, Wilson didn't get much of a chance to show what he could do as a rookie, but in his first start in Week 4 this season, he immediately made an impact with 10 tackles including a sack. The 25-year-old was particularly impressive down the stretch as the Cowboys tried to claw their way into the playoffs, racking up 37 tackles over his final five games sandwiched around a groin strain that sidelined him for two weeks. Incoming defensive coordinator Dan Quinn's scheme is fantasy friendly for safeties (just ask Keanu Neal or Earl Thomas), so Wilson could be poised for a very impressive 2021.

January 1, 2021 11:44 PM
Cowboys' Donovan Wilson: Clear for Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (illness) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Giants, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

The 25-year-old was absent from practice the first two days of the week, but he put in a full session Friday to avoid the questionable tag. Wilson should take up his usual starting post at strong safety for the Cowboys on Sunday.

December 31, 2020 08:36 AM
Cowboys' Donovan Wilson: Misses practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson was absent from Wednesday's practice due to an illness, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

There is no indication that Wilson's illness is anything COVID-19 related, but his situation will need to be monitored as the week progresses. If healthy enough, Darian Thompson (concussion) would presumably be in line to replace Wilson should he ultimately be unable to go.

December 21, 2020 02:56 PM
Cowboys' Donovan Wilson: Big IDP effort in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson recorded eight tackles (six solo) and an interception in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

After missing the last two games due to a groin strain, Wilson returned to action and put together another impressive IDP performance that included his first career INT. The second-year safety has 59 tackles, 2.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, plus Sunday's pick, in nine games since moving into the starting lineup in Week 4.

December 17, 2020 07:44 PM
Cowboys' Donovan Wilson: All clear Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (groin) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Wilson logged limited practice Wednesday, so it's a good sign to see the safety on track for Week 15. Now healthy, expect Wilson to handle his usual starting strong safety role for Sunday's game against the 49ers. The Texas A&M product has been a decent IDP option, racking up 19 tackles, 0.5 sacks and two forced fumbles over the past two contests.

December 17, 2020 10:16 AM
Cowboys' Donovan Wilson: Logs limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (groin) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

As expected, Wilson returned to practice after sitting out last week, providing him a decent chance to return to the lineup after he missed last week's win over the Bengals. If he's able to play, Wilson's an intriguing IDP option, as he's posted 19 tackles, a half sack and two forced fumbles over his past two games.

December 14, 2020 06:48 PM
Cowboys' Donovan Wilson: Could be back practicing this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike McCarthy is hopeful that Wilson (groin) will be able to resume practice participation Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Wilson sat out his second consecutive game Sunday against the Bengals, though it now appears the 2019 sixth-round draft choice may be trending towards an appearance in the near future. The Texas A&M standout suited up for the Cowboys' first 11 matchups of the season while recording seven straight starts between Weeks 5 and 12. He remains without an interception but has recorded three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 2.5 sacks from his strong safety position.

December 12, 2020 05:36 PM
Cowboys' Donovan Wilson: Ruled out Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (groin) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Bengals, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Wilson will miss a second consecutive game, opening the door for Darian Thompson to start at strong safety once again. Reggie Robinson should see a major increase in his respective workload as well. Wilson will aim to shake off this injury for next week's matchup against the 49ers.

December 11, 2020 08:56 PM
Cowboys' Donovan Wilson: Draws questionable tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (groin) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Wilson missed Tuesday's game against the Ravens due to his groin injury, and he's now facing the challenge of getting healthy on a short week. The second-year pro still hasn't resumed practicing, which could be an indication that he's trending in the wrong direction.

December 10, 2020 08:56 PM
Cowboys' Donovan Wilson: Still sitting out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (groin) was listed as a nonparticipant during Wednesday's practice.

Wilson missed Tuesday's game against the Ravens with the groin issue, so this news isn't quite surprising. With the Cowboys on a short week having to play again Sunday, Wilson will likely need to log practice time in some fashion Thursday or Friday to have a chance to suit up. If the 25-year-old is unable to play, Darian Thompson would be in line again to handle starting strong safety duties.

December 8, 2020 01:08 AM
Cowboys' Donovan Wilson: Sitting out Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (groin) has been downgraded to out for Tuesday's game against the Ravens, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.

The 25-year-old initially received the questionable tag but won't be available for Week 13. Darian Thompson is expected to step in at strong safety for Dallas in Wilson's absence.

December 5, 2020 07:04 PM
Cowboys' Donovan Wilson: Questionable for Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (groin) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Ravens, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Wilson missed practice Friday, and there hasn't been any indication that he returned to the field Saturday. If he ends up sitting out this week, Darian Thompson likely would step in at strong safety.

December 4, 2020 10:52 PM
Cowboys' Donovan Wilson: Unable to practice Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (groin) didn't participate in Friday's practice, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Wilson wasn't listed on Thursday's injury report, indicating that he hurt his groin at some point over the last two practice sessions. That's quite concerning for his chances to play Tuesday against the Ravens. Wilson tied a career high with 10 tackles (nine solo) in last week's loss to Washington. Darian Thompson appears to be the top candidate to start in Wilson's place if he ends up inactive.

November 27, 2020 01:44 PM
Cowboys' Donovan Wilson: Provides 10 tackles in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson racked up 10 tackles (nine solo) in Thursday's 41-16 loss to Washington.

Wilson's nine solo tackles were a career high, bringing his season total to 53 tackles (36 solo) after primarily playing on special teams as a rookie last year. The Cowboys' starting safeties, Wilson and Xavier Woods, ended up tying for the team lead in tackles Thursday -- a scathing indictment of the job the front seven did in containing Antonio Gibson and the Washington running game. Wilson has racked up 19 tackles over the last two games, and his IDP value is soaring heading into Week 13's road tilt against another team with a ground-heavy game plan in the Ravens.

October 5, 2020 01:12 PM
Cowboys' Donovan Wilson: Leads team in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson recorded 10 tackles (six solo), including a sack, in Sunday's loss to the Browns.

He replaced Darian Thompson in the base defense midway through the game, and Wilson took full advantage of the opportunity, leading the Cowboys in tackles on the afternoon. The second-year safety may be on the verge of taking the starting assignment from Thompson on a more permanent basis, and given the state of the Dallas run defense, Wilson could find himself providing consistently solid IDP numbers.

November 26, 2019 10:20 PM
Cowboys' Donovan Wilson: Not listed on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (illness) was not listed on Monday's injury report, Bills Insider Chris Brown reports.

Wilson was not able to play in Sunday's loss to the Patriots due to illness, but it appears he has made a recovery. Monday's injury report was more of an estimation by the Cowboys, so keep an eye out for any updates with Thursday's game against the Bills looming.

November 24, 2019 03:48 PM
Cowboys' Donovan Wilson: Can't knock illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (illness) won't suit up in Sunday's game against the Patriots, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Wilson didn't suit up in practice Thursday or Friday due to the ailment, and as evidenced by this news, couldn't knock the illness in time to play Sunday. Darian Thompson is expected to see some extra snaps providing depth in the secondary for Week 12 in Wilson's absence.

November 23, 2019 02:16 PM
Cowboys' Donovan Wilson: Listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots due to an illness, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Wilson was a non-participant at Thursday's and Friday's practices and is looking like a true game-time decision come Sunday. Darian Thompson could see some extra snaps providing depth in the secondary if he is ultimately unable to give it a go.

September 15, 2019 04:00 PM
Cowboys' Donovan Wilson: Out again Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson is a coach's decision inactive for Sunday's Week 2 tilt against the Redskins.

Wilson missed Week 1 due to an ankle injury. He's recovered from his injury, but with the team fairly healthy he's being scratched as a depth player. When he is active he's likely to primarily serve as a special teams player and depth defender.

September 7, 2019 12:00 PM
Cowboys' Donovan Wilson: Out for opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilson (ankle) will not play in Sunday's season opener against the Giants, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Wilson was absent from practice throughout the week, which renders this decision relatively unsurprising. The rookie sixth-round pick impressed throughout the preseason and is expected to provide depth at strong safety this year.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13@ LARL 17-2000000000
Sun 09/20vs ATLW 40-3900000000
Sun 09/27@ SEAL 31-3800000000
Sun 10/04vs CLEL 38-49641010000
Sun 10/25@ WASL 3-2512300000
Sun 11/01@ PHIL 9-2350510010
Sun 11/08vs PITL 19-2420200000
Sun 11/22@ MINW 31-282790.50020
Thu 11/26vs WASL 16-4171800000
Tue 12/08@ BALL 17-3400000000
Sun 12/13@ CINL 30-700000000
Sun 12/20vs SFW 41-3362801200
Sun 12/27vs PHIW 37-1751600000
Sun 01/03@ NYGL 19-2313411100
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2021DAL00000000000
2020DAL14107148233.525503
2019DAL110211000000
Total251073 49.024 3.525503
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/200
Birthdate:
02/21/1995
Age:
26
Hometown:
Shreveport, LA
School:
Texas A&M
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: