Dallas Cowboys

Stadium: AT&T Stadium | Coach: Jason Garrett
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense14th140.4 (4th)201.8 (26th)
Defense15th115.7 (21st)215.9 (14th)
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
11/21/17LBSean LeeHamstringOUTCowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed that Lee (hamstring) wouldn't play Thursday against the Chargers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

After Lee injured his hamstring in the Week 10 loss to the Falcons, the Cowboys were always bracing for a multi-game absence, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that the linebacker will miss his second consecutive game. Jaylon Smith and Justin Durant will likely be the main beneficiaries of extra snaps at linebacker with Lee out and Anthony Hitchens (groin) looking uncertain for Thursday.

(Updated 11/21/2017)
11/20/17KDan BaileyGroinQUESTIONABLEBailey (groin) was limited at practice Tuesday.

Bailey's participation in practice this week has been a positive sign, though it's unclear if it will be enough to get him on the field for Thursday's game against the Chargers.

(Updated 11/21/2017)
11/19/17LBAnthony HitchensGroinQUESTIONABLEHitchens is hopeful to play Thursday against the Chargers after an MRI on the groin injury he sustained in the Week 11 loss to the Eagles came back negative, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Hitchens was diagnosed with a slight strain of the groin, which forced him out early in the fourth quarter of the 37-9 loss. The quick turnaround for the Thanksgiving Day game won't help Hitchens' case for suiting up, but it sounds like the linebacker intends to play even though he'll likely be less than 100 percent healthy. His availability would be crucial with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones already ruling out another starting linebacker in Sean Lee (hamstring) out for Thursday's contest, according to David Helman of the Cowboys' official site.

(Updated 11/21/2017)
11/15/17DLMaliek CollinsFootQUESTIONABLECollins (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles, David Helman of the Cowboy's official site reports.

While it is a good sign for the Dallas defense to have their starting defensive tackle in the game, Collins hasn't recorded a tackle since Week 8. He'll try to get back on track in this contest.

(Updated 11/19/2017)
11/12/17RBEzekiel ElliottSuspensionSUSPENDElliott's agents issued a statement Wednesday indicating the running back would withdraw his appeal for his six-game suspension, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

With the latest ruling all but assuring that Elliott misses six games, he's apparently opting to get some closure on the matter and set his sights on a return Week 16 against the Seahawks. He's leaving the country to train while he's prohibited from being around the team, perhaps hoping that some distance will help him get in the right frame of mind. In the Cowboys' first game without Elliott in a Week 10 loss to the Falcons, Alfred Morris led the Dallas backfield with 11 carries for 53 yards, with Rod Smith contributing three carries for 14 yards and four catches for 15 yards (on six targets). Darren McFadden only played one snap and lost two yards on his lone carry.

(Updated 11/15/2017)
01/06/17DLRandy GregorySuspensionSUSPENDThe NFL isn't expected to clear Gregory (suspension) if he decides to apply for reinstatement when first eligible to do so Nov. 6, Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports.

Gregory was handed a one-year suspension from the league in January 2017 following multiple failed drug tests, so even if he were reinstated after the year is up, it would come after the current regular season has already concluded. While he's reportedly spent significant time in a rehab facility over the past year and had passed league-administered tests as recently as September, optimism regarding Gregory's reinstatement has seemed to fade over the past few weeks. Sources close to the situation declined to provide specifics behind why Gregory's reinstatement could be delayed, but the Cowboys will wait for the defensive end to get his personal life in order until he's comfortable pursuing a return to professional football. Gregory has appeared in just 14 games for the Cowboys since being selected in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

(Updated 10/25/2017)