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December 26, 2017 02:56 PM
Cowboys' Justin Durant: Let go by Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cowboys released Durant on Monday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Durant was set to become a free agent after the season and had been a backup player for the Cowboys, so the team decided to cut the veteran loose in order to clear a spot for practice-squad linebacker Tre'Von Johnson. It's unlikely that Durant will sign elsewhere before the campaign concludes, so he'll get an early start on the offseason as he looks to find a new home in 2018.

December 21, 2017 05:32 PM
Cowboys' Justin Durant: Puts in full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Durant (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Durant has missed the past three games since suffering a concussion against the Chargers on Thanksgiving Day. With Durant progressing through the protocol and opening the week with a full practice, he's seemingly on track to play Sunday against the Seahawks.

December 16, 2017 06:52 PM
Cowboys' Justin Durant: Remains out for Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Durant (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Durant was able to put in a pair of full practices this week, but it appears he failed to receive clearance from an independent neurologist, which would have enabled him to return to game action. Until Durant passes that final hurdle in the concussion protocol, he won't be eligible to appear in any contests.

December 15, 2017 07:28 PM
Cowboys' Justin Durant: Puts in full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Durant (concussion) logged a full practice Thursday, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Durant has missed the Cowboys' previous two games while dealing concussion-like symptoms. His full workload at Thursday's practice indicates he'll likely be ready to go for Week 15 against the Raiders, but the Cowboys have yet to officially confirm he has cleared concussion protocol.

December 9, 2017 03:16 PM
Cowboys' Justin Durant: Downgraded to out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Durant (concussion) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Giants, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

The absence will mark Durant's second straight. As a result, Justin March-Lillard and Kyle Wilber could see some extra snaps.

November 30, 2017 03:48 PM
Cowboys' Justin Durant: Ruled out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Durant (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Redskins, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Durant sustained the concussion in the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day loss to the Chargers. With Sean Lee (hamstring) also ruled out Thursday, Anthony Hitchens (groin) will likely slide over to weakside linebacker, assuming Hitchens is ultimately cleared to play.

November 26, 2017 11:52 PM
Cowboys' Justin Durant: Sidelined with concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Durant sat out Sunday's practice due to a concussion, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Durant likely suffered his concussion on Thanksgiving Day, in the Cowboys' loss to the Chargers. Given the long week he'll have, he could presumably return in time for Week 13. Expect updates on his status as the week progresses.

November 1, 2017 06:48 PM
Cowboys' Justin Durant: Full practice participant
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Durant (groin) practiced without limitations Wednesday and is in line to play Sunday against the Chiefs.

Durant is ready for his first action since Week 6 against the Packers. However, the Cowboys' linebacker corps is at full health, so Durant is likely to play most of his snaps on special teams.

October 30, 2017 12:52 AM
Cowboys' Justin Durant: Will not play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Durant (groin) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Redskins, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Durant will miss his second consecutive game. However, since Sean Lee (hamstring) is back in the lineup, Durant will be deployed sparingly on the defensive side of the ball when he's healthy.

October 28, 2017 02:20 AM
Cowboys' Justin Durant: Questionable versus Redskins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Durant (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Durant was limited in practice this week after missing his first game of the season in Week 7. The 32-year-old will likely be a game-day decision, but he'd mostly serve in a reserve capacity with the Cowboy's starting linebackers currently at full health.

October 22, 2017 02:56 PM
Cowboys' Justin Durant: Inactive for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Durant (groin) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Durant will miss his first game of the season, but he was likely to see a decrease in his snap count since Sean Lee (hamstring) is fully healthy again. He'll now focus his attention on getting ready for a divisional matchup in Week 9 against the Redskins.

October 21, 2017 03:24 PM
Cowboys' Justin Durant: Questionable for Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Durant was limited by a groin injury in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Durant was a late addition to the injury report after practicing in limited fashion Friday. The 32-year-old typically serves as a reserve linebacker, but the Cowboys linebacking corps is otherwise at full health at this point.

August 29, 2017 07:20 PM
Cowboys' Justin Durant: Likely starter at middle linebacker in Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Durant is expected to start at middle linebacker in Week 1 with Anthony Hitchens (knee) out for the first half of the season, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports.

Both Durant and Jaylon Smith will see action in the middle, but the Cowboys don't intend on accelerating Smith's recovery plan from the nerve damage in his knee, which will keep him on a limited snap count to begin the year. Durant likely will handle the bulk of the action on running downs, while Smith slots in primarily on nickel packages, and the timeshare should make both very risky IDP plays as they cut into each other's fantasy value.

August 14, 2017 09:44 PM
Cowboys' Justin Durant: Passes physical
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Durant (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday after passing his physical, Rob Phillips of DallasCowboys.com reports.

Durant began training camp on the Non-Football Injury list with an undisclosed issue. The veteran played in 13 games for the team last season, totaling 37 tackles and three passes defensed in the process. He projects to provide depth at linebacker heading into the season.

August 1, 2017 05:00 PM
Cowboys' Justin Durant: Sitting out HOF Game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Durant (undisclosed) will not play in Thursday's Hall of Fame Game, Jon Machota of the Dallas News reports.

Durant's impending absence comes as little surprise given his placement on the NFI list. Fellow reserves Darnell Leslie and John Lotulelei should take on added snaps in his stead.

July 22, 2017 05:16 PM
Cowboys' Justin Durant: Lands on NFI list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Durant (undisclosed) was placed on the NFI list on Saturday, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.

It isn't clear as to what sort of injury Durant is dealing with. Since he was re-signed just two days ago, it may have been a pre-existing condition. His return date isn't certain.

July 21, 2017 08:40 AM
Cowboys' Justin Durant: Signed by Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Durant was signed by the Cowboys on Thursday, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports.

Durant, a 31-year-old journeyman, appeared in 13 games with the Cowboys last year as he notched 37 tackles, one sack and three passes defensed. The veteran linebacker will likely fill a similar depth role once again in 2017, while the team was forced to release cornerback Jeremiah McKinnon as a result of Durant's addition to the defensive unit. Durant is capable of playing all three spots at linebacker, which may be necessary with Jaylon Smith and Mark Nzeocha still recovering from knee injuries and Damien Wilson potentially facing a suspension.

January 15, 2017 03:30 PM
Cowboys' Justin Durant: In uniform Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Durant (elbow) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.

Durant's return will fortify the Cowboys' depth at linebacker, but with 37 tackles and a sack in 13 regular season games, his impact as a fantasy IDP in 2016 was modest.

January 13, 2017 05:15 PM
Cowboys' Justin Durant: Questionable to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Durant (elbow) is questionable to play in Sunday's playoff game against the Packers.

Durant injured his elbow in Week 15 and hasn't played since. Starter Sean Lee will likely see a slight decrease in snaps if Durant's ultimately cleared to play.

December 31, 2016 02:20 AM
Cowboys' Justin Durant: Out Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Durant (elbow) was ruled out of Sunday's game in Philadelphia.

Durant injured his elbow in Week 15 and hasn't practiced since. He'll look to get back into game shape prior to the start of postseason play.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/230
Birthdate:
9/21/1985
Age:
35
Hometown:
Florence, SC, USA
School:
Hampton
NFL Experience:
11
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