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57 Luke Gifford LB

Dallas Cowboys

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September 13, 2020 07:20 PM
Cowboys' Luke Gifford: Inactive for season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gifford (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Rams.

Gifford dealt with a hamstring injury earlier this week but was cleared on Friday's injury report, so his absence comes down to a coach's decision. As a depth linebacker, Gifford's lack of availability shouldn't have a noticeable impact on Dallas' defense.

September 11, 2020 07:16 PM
Cowboys' Luke Gifford: Good to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gifford (hamstring) has been cleared to play in Sunday's season opener against the Rams, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Gifford was limited at practice earlier in the week due to a hamstring issue but logged a full workload Friday with no setbacks. He is expected to provide depth at linebacker heading into the season.

March 5, 2020 02:04 PM
Cowboys' Luke Gifford: Set for expanded role?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gifford (arm) is a candidate to see increased playing time during the 2020 season, Nick Eatman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Gifford appeared in six contests as a rookie in 2019, during which he handled a role on special teams. Undergoing surgery to address a fractured left arm cut the Nebraska product's debut campaign short, but he's expected to make a full recovery this offseason. With Sean Lee's future in Dallas uncertain and Leighton Vander Esch recovering from neck surgery, Gifford could realistically carve out a rotational role on defense in 2020 if he's able to get back to full health and take a step forward in his development.

December 18, 2019 08:44 AM
Cowboys' Luke Gifford: Officially out for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gifford (arm) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Gifford is set to undergo surgery in the coming days after fracturing his left arm during Sunday's win over the Rams, so this move was only a matter of time. The 24-year-old is expected to have a recovery timeline of about six to eight weeks, so he should be ready to go for the offseason program.

December 17, 2019 09:40 PM
Cowboys' Luke Gifford: Likely sidelined 6-to-8 weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gifford (arm) is expected to have surgery that could sideline him for 6-to-8 weeks, Nick Eatman of the team's official site reports.

Gifford sustained fractured forearm in Sunday's win over the Rams and is expected to be placed on injured reserve. If that indeed happens, look for the Cowboys to scour the market for depth at the position.

December 16, 2019 02:16 PM
Cowboys' Luke Gifford: Expected to hit IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gifford suffered a fractured arm during Sunday's win over the Rams and is expected to be placed on injured reserve, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Gifford's recovery timetable should give him a fair shot at returning to full health in time for offseason workouts, but he'll likely miss the remainder of the season. With Leighton Vander Esch (neck) and Joe Thomas (ankle) also nursing injuries, the Cowboys will be a strong candidate to add additional linebacker depth to the 53-man roster if Gifford indeed hits IR.

December 15, 2019 08:20 PM
Cowboys' Luke Gifford: Has fractured arm
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Jason Garrett believes Gifford fractured his arm in Sunday's win over the Rams, Damon R. Marx of The Dallas Morning News reports.

This injury will likely lead to a multi-week absence for Gifford, so his season is probably over.

December 15, 2019 06:00 PM
Cowboys' Luke Gifford: Done for day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gifford won't return to Sunday's game against the Rams due to an arm injury, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

The Cowboys entered the contest shorthanded with Leighton Vander Esch (neck) inactive, and now both Gifford and Joe Thomas (knee) -- who could return -- have left the contest. That leaves just Sean Lee and Chris Covington to work at outside linebacker, although Justin March is available to bump over from the interior.

October 2, 2019 11:24 PM
Cowboys' Luke Gifford: Practices fully Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gifford (ankle) was a full participant at practice Wednesday, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Gifford missed the first four games with the ankle issue after being as listed as questionable, but he should be good to go for this week. The undrafted rookie out of Nebraska is primed to make his NFL debut Sunday against the Packers, assuming he's selected for the active roster.

September 29, 2019 07:12 PM
Cowboys' Luke Gifford: Held out Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gifford (ankle) is listed as inactive Sunday in New Orleans, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

A 2019 undrafted free agent, Gifford has yet to be included on the Cowboys' game-day roster through four regular-season games. His continued absence isn't a surprise, as he hasn't logged a full practice since suffering a severe ankle sprain in the preseason opener.

September 27, 2019 09:24 PM
Cowboys' Luke Gifford: Deemed questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cowboys have listed Gifford (ankle) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Gifford's status is unlikely to be confirmed until closer to kickoff. Should he ultimately be sidelined, look for Joe Thomas to see an increased workload providing depth at both outside linebacker positions.

September 20, 2019 03:32 PM
Cowboys' Luke Gifford: Can't go Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gifford (ankle) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Gifford will miss a third consecutive regular-season game due to his lingering ankle injury. He did not practice all week, and a timetable for his recovery remains undisclosed.

September 18, 2019 07:52 PM
Cowboys' Luke Gifford: Not practicing Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gifford (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Gifford has missed the first two weeks of the regular season while nursing what is being considered a significant ankle injury, so it's no surprise to see him absent from practice Wednesday. Gifford's timetable for a return remains unknown at this time.

September 13, 2019 06:52 PM
Cowboys' Luke Gifford: Ruled out for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gifford (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Redskins, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Gifford didn't practice all week, and it has already been reported that he has a "significant injury." However, the undrafted rookie wasn't placed on injured reserve, signalling his absence should only be a few more weeks at most.

September 7, 2019 12:08 PM
Cowboys' Luke Gifford: Officially out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gifford (ankle) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the Giants, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

The initial report on Gifford's ankle called it a "significant" injury, so this was the expected outcome. Still, the Cowboys clearly like what they have with the undrafted rookie, as he made enough of an impression to land on their final roster.

September 4, 2019 09:44 PM
Cowboys' Luke Gifford: No practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gifford (ankle) won't participate in Wednesday's practice, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Owner Jerry Jones has previously called Gifford's ankle injury "significan.t" Combine that with his missed practice Wednesday, and he's trending toward sitting out the season opener versus the Giants. Still, the undrafted rookie made enough of an impact to be kept on the 53-man roster despite the injury, and the Cowboys hope he returns soon to back up the oft-injured Sean Lee.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 10/04vs CLEL 38-4900000000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020DAL40211000000
2019DAL60633000000
Total1008 4.04 000-12700
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/245
Birthdate:
8/28/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Lincoln, NE, USA
School:
Nebraska
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: