Dallas Cowboys

Stadium: AT&T Stadium | Coach: Jason Garrett
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense13th135.6 (3rd)196.3 (25th)
Defense8th104.0 (8th)214.1 (13th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
74Armstrong, Dorance DE6-32596/10/1997RKansas
93Ash, Richard NT6-33208/4/19922Western Michigan
10Austin, Tavon RB5-81793/15/19906West Virginia
24Awuzie, Chidobe CB6-02025/24/19952Colorado
5Bailey, Dan K6-01951/26/19888Oklahoma State
11Beasley, Cole WR5-81804/26/19897Southern Methodist
85Brown, Noah WR6-22251/6/19962Ohio State
30Brown, Anthony CB5-1119612/15/19933Purdue
88Bryant, Dez (FA) WR6-222011/4/19889Oklahoma State
81Cannon, KD WR5-1118311/5/19951Baylor
97Charlton, Taco DE6-627011/7/19942Michigan
96Collins, Maliek DT6-23084/8/19953Nebraska
71Collins, La'el T6-43207/26/19934LSU
59Covington, Chris LB6-22451/3/1996RIndiana
98Crawford, Tyrone DE6-429011/22/19897Boise State
47Daly, Scott LS6-22502/7/1994RNotre Dame
4Dysert, Zac (FA) QB6-32212/8/19903Miami (Ohio)
76Ealy, Kony DE6-427512/21/19915Missouri
78Edwards, Kadeem G6-43151/24/19912Tennessee State
21Elliott, Ezekiel RB6-02287/22/19953Ohio State
75Fleming, Cameron T6-63209/3/19925Stanford
35Frazier, Kavon DB6-02208/11/19943Central Michigan
72Frederick, Travis C6-43203/18/19916Wisconsin
13Gallup, Michael WR6-11983/4/1996RColorado State
80Gathers, Rico TE6-62851/7/19942Baylor
79Green, Chaz T6-53184/8/19924Florida
62Hearns, James DE6-22449/20/1993RLouisville
38Heath, Jeff DB6-12125/14/19916Saginaw Valley State
20Huff, Marqueston DB5-111964/6/19923Wyoming
17Hurns, Allen WR6-320111/12/19915Miami (Fla.)
95Irving, David DT6-72908/18/19934Iowa State
33Jackson, Darius RB6-022112/1/19933Eastern Michigan
89Jarwin, Blake TE6-52607/16/19942Oklahoma State
56Johnson, Tre'Von LB6-12352/10/19951Weber State
61Johnson, Bryce T6-53086/4/1995RSt. Cloud State
56Jones, Datone DE6-52887/24/19906UCLA
6Jones, Chris P6-02057/21/19897Carson-Newman
31Jones, Byron CB6-02059/26/19924Connecticut
37Kelly, Kam DB6-22048/19/1996RSan Diego State
91LaDouceur, L.P. LS6-52563/13/198114California
65Larkin, Austin DE6-32544/6/1995RPurdue
90Lawrence, Demarcus DE6-32654/28/19925Boise State
50Lee, Sean LB6-22457/22/19869Penn State
14Lenoir, Lance WR6-02102/9/19951Western Illinois
27Lewis, Jourdan CB5-101958/31/19952Michigan
73Looney, Joe C6-33158/31/19906Wake Forest
71Mama, Damien G6-33426/27/19951Southern California
53March-Lillard, Justin LB6-02227/5/19934Akron
70Martin, Zack G6-431511/20/19905Notre Dame
63Martin, Marcus G6-331011/29/19935Southern California
2McKay, Mekale WR6-52108/4/19931Cincinnati
46Morris, Alfred (FA) RB5-1022212/12/19887Florida Atlantic
44Neal, Lewis FB6-02805/17/19952LSU
49Olawale, Jamize RB6-12404/17/19896North Texas
32Olumba, Donovan CB6-21929/26/1995RPortland State
55Paea, Stephen (FA) DT6-12955/11/19888Oregon State
37Pinkins, Eric LB6-32208/7/19913San Diego State
4Prescott, Dak QB6-22387/29/19933Mississippi State
92Price, Brian DT6-33186/24/19942Texas-San Antonio
41Queiro, Kyle LB6-221512/18/1994RNorthwestern
23Robinson, Tyree DB6-22024/14/1994ROregon
68Ross, Daniel DT6-33053/15/19932Northeast Mississippi CC
7Rush, Cooper QB6-322811/21/19932Central Michigan
36Scarbrough, Bo RB6-22289/29/1996RAlabama
86Schultz, Dalton TE6-52447/11/1996RStanford
28Showers, Jameill DB6-22229/6/19911Texas-El Paso
54Smith, Jaylon LB6-22456/14/19952Notre Dame
77Smith, Tyron T6-532012/12/19908Southern California
45Smith, Rod RB6-32351/10/19924Ohio State
67Stanton, Dustin G6-62982/20/19941Oregon State
1Sturm, Dalton QB6-12069/15/1995RTexas-San Antonio
87Swaim, Geoff TE6-42609/16/19934Texas
99Tapper, Charles DE6-22705/7/19933Oklahoma
26Thomas, Duke DB5-101925/21/19942Texas
48Thomas, Joe LB6-12275/6/19914South Carolina State
15Thompson, Deonte WR6-02052/14/19896Florida
55Vander Esch, Leighton LB6-42562/9/1997RBoise State
 Vellano, Joe (FA) DT6-230010/30/19884Maryland
51Ward, Jihad DT6-52955/11/19943Illinois
40Ward, Charvarius CB6-11985/16/1996RMiddle Tennessee
84Wells, David TE6-62565/2/1995RSan Diego State
3White, Mike QB6-42243/25/1995RWestern Kentucky
39White, Marquez CB6-019010/29/19941Florida State
34Williams, Trey RB5-720012/11/19921Texas A&M
52Williams, Connor G6-52985/12/1997RTexas
83Williams, Terrance WR6-22109/18/19896Baylor
57Wilson, Damien LB6-12455/28/19934Minnesota
16Wilson, Ced WR6-21973/10/1995RBoise State
75Woods, Antwaun NT6-13181/3/19931Southern California
25Woods, Xavier DB5-112027/26/19952Louisiana Tech
Suspended Players
94Gregory, Randy DE6-524511/23/19922Nebraska
 
 
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Position Listing
Jaylon Smith
News
Smith hopes to play without a knee brace in 2018, Kate Hairopoulos of Sports Day Dallas News reports.

Smith recently parted ways with an AFO foot brace that had been used as part of his broader recovery process. Even if he's stuck with the brace when Week 1 kicks off, the mere notion that we're discussing the possibility of a brace-free Smith is encouraging. The former Notre Dame standout is stacked full of potential, but only time will tell if he's ready to breakout in 2018.

Tre'Von Johnson
No Updates
Datone Jones
News
The 49ers released Jones on Tuesday, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.

Jones' dismissal hints that the 49ers may be preparing to activate fellow defensive end Tank Carradine (ankle) from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Seahawks. The 2013 first-round pick appeared in three games for the 49ers, logging six tackles and no sacks.

Trey Williams
News
Williams signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on Monday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Williams spent three games on the Cowboys' 53-man roster during Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension, but was a healthy scratch for each contest. The 25-year-old hasn't seen game action since a brief two-game stint with the Colts to close the 2015 season.

Tavon Austin
News
Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said he primarily views Austin as a receiver, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports. "We'll use him for a lot of things, but he's a receiver first." said Austin. "He's really in a lot of ways, some of his skill set is as an outside receiver, which is really unique, but he can move around, the slot."

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and executive vice president Stephen Jones both suggested Austin would get most of his playing time as a running back, but Linehan seems to have a slightly different vision. The 2013 first-round pick filled a variety of roles during his time with the Rams, serving as an outside receiver, slot receiver, passing-down back, punt returner and kick returner. He never truly thrived outside of the return game, and things even fell apart on that front last season when he struggled with ball security. Austin's best trick was his proficiency on jet sweeps, which helped atone for his lackluster receiving efforts as a slot man. Jerry Jones mentioned finding "a dozen or two dozen" touches per game for Austin, but something in the range of 5-10 (including special teams) would make a lot more sense. Austin had a personal best of 141 touches (8.8 per game) in 2015, with 52 catches, 52 carries, 34 punt returns and three kickoff returns.

Tyree Robinson
No Updates
Kam Kelly
No Updates
Blake Jarwin
News
Jarwin could see a significant increase in snaps with Jason Witten moving to the broadcast booth, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.

In the wake of Witten's retirement, it's Jarwin and not Rico Gathers (concussion/jaw) who's been drawing the most praise from the coaching staff and front office. As a rookie, Jarwin suited up for only one game last year, and his college career doesn't suggest a player who's going to suddenly blossom as a pass-catcher, but the 23-year-old fits the mold of recent Cowboys depth tight ends who were versatile enough to handle both blocking and receiving assignments without tipping the defense's hand as to whether Dallas was about to run or pass. Barring the addition of a veteran free agent tight end, Jarwin seems set to inherit a lot of snaps with Witten gone, but it's a longer shot that he'll be able to turn them into much fantasy production.

Maliek Collins
News
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Thursday that Collins (foot) is uncertain to be ready for the start of training camp in late July, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Collins broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot in May during the Cowboys' offseason conditioning program and is still recovering from surgery to repair the fracture. It doesn't sound like he was able to do any meaningful work on the field during the team's minicamp this week, so it may be difficult for the Cowboys to bank on Collins making enough progress over the next month to take snaps with the first-team defense when camp opens. If Collins remains sidelined for the first week or two of camp, the Cowboys could consider shifting him to the Physically Unable to Perform list in order to create more room on the roster.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
Ezekiel Elliott
News
Elliott may take on a larger pass-catching role to help compensate for the absence of Dez Bryant and Jason Witten, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Elliott's 74.3 percent career catch rate (58 of 78 targets) is mediocre for a running back, but he owns impressive marks of 10.9 yards per catch and 8.1 per target, thanks to a pair of big plays -- gains of 83 and 72 -- that account for 24.5 percent of his receiving yards. While unlikely to reach the Le'Veon Bell/David Johnson level, Elliott should draw four or five looks per game as the Cowboys try to replace Bryant and Witten's 220 combined targets. Elliott led the league with 24.2 carries per game last season, and while he only averaged 2.6 catches and 3.8 targets, he typically stayed on the field for passing downs.

Travis Frederick
News
Frederick has restructured his contract, saving the Cowboys roughly $7 million in cap space, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Frederick will shift most of his $10 million base salary for the season into a signing bonus, which frees up space for the Cowboys to sign linebacker Joe Thomas and receiver Deonte Thompson.

Tyron Smith
News
Smith (knee, back) said he is healthy, Nick Eatman of the Cowboys' official website reports. "I'm feeling great now," Smith said. "Actually, I feel like I'm in the best shape I've been in a while. I've taken this offseason to get back into it a little early and try to take care of my body a little more. I'm just doing the little small (rehab) things and I just feel awesome right now."

Smith dealt with a nagging back injury the past two seasons, and he also had groin, hip and knee issues in 2017. He sat out three full games and significant parts of two others, with those five contests accounting for 19 of the 32 sacks Dallas allowed all season. The team signed Cameron Fleming and Marcus Martin in March, adding some O-line depth to complement the elite trio of Smith, RG Zack Martin and C Travis Frederick. Smith has a new offseason regimen that he expects will help take pressure off his back and keep him healthy for the upcoming season. He's only missed seven games in seven NFL campaigns, but six of those absences occurred within the past two years. A healthy 2018 season for Smith would be great news for Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott.

Jihad Ward
News
Ward was traded from Oakland to Dallas for wideout Ryan Switzer.

Ward suited up for just five games in 2017, posting two tackles (one solo) and one sack. The third-year pro wouldn't see many snaps in Dallas as a defensive end, so he'll likely bump to defensive tackle, where he'll work in a reserve role in 2018.

Connor Williams
No Updates
Dorance Armstrong
No Updates
Darius Jackson
News
Jackson signed a contract with the Cowboys on Wednesday.

Jackson was one of the Cowboys' four sixth-round draft picks in 2016. He was let go by the team in December of that year, quickly being picked up by the Browns afterward. He spent all of 2017 on IR and has yet to appear in a regular season contest. The Browns released him in early May of this year.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Terrance Williams
News
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett relayed Thursday that he anticipates Williams (foot) will be ready to practice when training camp opens in late July, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Williams has been limited to working out on the side during this week's minicamp while recovering from a procedure he required earlier in the offseason to repair the fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot. Even if Williams remains a spectator for the start of camp, it's not expected that the injury will be anything that lingers into the start of the upcoming campaign. In light of the offseason departures of Dez Bryant and Jason Witten and the lack of any major additions to the Dallas receiving corps through the draft or free agency, Williams could enter 2018 as quarterback Dak Prescott's top target.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
Alfred Morris
News
Morris finished the regular season with 115 carries for 547 yards and a touchdown while adding seven catches (on nine targets) for 45 yards.

His 4.8 yards per carry average was his best mark since his rookie season in 2012. Kept on in Dallas as an insurance policy, Morris got his chance to shine while Ezekiel Elliott served a six-game suspension late in the season, with the high-water mark of his campaign being a 27-carry, 127-yard explosion against his former Washington club in Week 13. Morris will head into the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, and while he's highly unlikely to get any offers that would make him a full-time starter once again, he's proven his value as a backup or committee RB who can handle a big workload if necessary.

Kadeem Edwards
News
Edwards was promoted to the Cowboys' active roster Friday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Edwards received this promotion in the wake of OT Tyron Smith being placed on injured reserve. He'll work in as a depth lineman for the time being.

Mekale McKay
News
McKay signed a contract with the Cowboys on Wednesday.

McKay was let go by the Bears in mid-April. He spent part of the 2017 campaign on the team's practice squad but never saw the field in a regular-season game. He'll look to have better luck with the Cowboys.

Chris Covington
No Updates
Antwaun Woods
News
Woods (undisclosed) signed a contract with the Cowboys on Wednesday.

Woods was waived earlier in May by the Titans with an injury settlement. Considering he's signed a deal with the Cowboys, there appears to be a chance he's healthy, or close to being healthy.

Daniel Ross
No Updates
Leighton Vander Esch
Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
David Irving
News
Irving was suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

This is a sizable blow to the Cowboys' defensive front, as they are still awaiting the ruling on Randy Gregory's chance at reinstatement after he was suspended for an entire year. It also puts Irving in a difficult spot, as not only is this the second straight suspension to start the season for the defensive tackle, but he could be in line for a huge payday with a productive 2018 season. Irving will be eligible to return to the field for Week 5's road matchup with the Texans.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 5 at Houston
Noah Brown
News
Brown could be in line for a larger role in the Cowboys' passing game this season following the release of Dez Bryant.

The second-year receiver was considered something of a Bryant clone when he was drafted out of Ohio State in the seventh round in 2017, albeit one with a lot less production in college, and with the real thing now off the roster, the Cowboys don't have another big, physical wideout in the mix. If he's improved his strength and route running in the offseason, he could at least emerge as a red-zone option for Dak Prescott, but a more significant jump in his development could allow Brown to challenge Deonte Thompson for a starting role on the outside in camp.

Taco Charlton
News
Charlton finished the regular season with 19 tackles, including three sacks, and a pass defended in 16 games.

The 28th overall pick in the 2017 draft got his NFL career off to a slow start, not recording his first sack until Week 9, and he never rose above being a depth option in the Cowboys' pass-rush rotation. Bigger things will be expected from Charlton next season, especially if David Irving (concussion) doesn't return to Dallas, but he still has a lot to prove before he'll be on the IDP radar.

Charles Tapper
News
Tapper (concussion) is expected to participate in mandatory minicamp Tuesday, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.

It has been nearly two weeks since Tapper suffered the concussion during OTAs, but it looks like he has cleared protocol in time for the start of the team's mandatory minicamp. Given the seriousness of concussions and Tapper's injury history, the team will likely ease the defensive end back into the swing of things.

Richard Ash
News
Ash (shoulder) is active for Sunday's season finale against Philadelphia, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Ash was questionable entering Sunday's game after sitting out last week's contest. He'll likely see a larger than usual role with David Irving (concussion) sidelined.

Michael Gallup
No Updates
Allen Hurns
News
Hurns is part of a receiving corps that no longer includes Dez Bryant, who the Cowboys released Friday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Released by the Jaguars on March 20 and signed to a two-year, $11 million contract just a few days later, Hurns may end up assuming the No. 1 receiver mantle in Dallas, though the team figures to take a close look at the top wideouts in the upcoming draft. Terrance Williams is recovering from foot surgery after failing to score a single touchdown last season, while Cole Beasley is a slot specialist and fellow offseason addition Deonte Thompson profiles as a low-volume deep threat. Hurns offers the most complete skill set of the bunch, boasting career marks of 8.0 yards per target and 51.3 receiving yards per game, with experience both outside and in the slot. He was held to 74 catches for 961 yards and five touchdowns over 21 games the past two seasons, but injuries were a big part of the problem both years, and Blake Bortles was simply awful in 2016. The 26-year-old wideout figures to be an important part of a Dallas offense that wants to throw downfield more often this upcoming season, as he's likely ticketed for a starting job even if the team uses its first-round pick on another receiver.

James Hearns
No Updates
Chidobe Awuzie
News
Awuzie left Sunday's game with a shoulder injury and didn't return, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Before injuring his shoulder, Awuzie was able to haul in his first career interception Sunday. The rookie second-round pick has seen an increased role in the four previous games, making 16 tackles and breaking up six passes. Awuzie proved a lot down the final stretch, so he should be on fantasy radars once the 2018 season approaches.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Dan Bailey
News
Bailey finished an injury-plagued regular season having connected on only 75 percent (15-for-20) of his field-goal attempts while missing the first two extra points of his NFL career.

All seven of those misses came in the final four games of the season, and it's fair to wonder whether Bailey rushed back too soon from a groin injury that kept him out of action from Weeks 8-11. The normally reliable kicker will get the whole offseason to heal and correct any bad habits that crept into his technique down the stretch, and he should be back to his usual self in 2018.

Zac Dysert
News
The Cowboys didn't tender Dysert (back) a contract for the 2018 season Wednesday, making him an unrestricted free agent, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Dysert spent the entire 2017 campaign on injured reserve due to a back issue. It's possible the Cowboys could re-sign Dysert later this offseason and bring him to training camp as a depth quarterback, but he'll be free to sign with any team now that he's back on the open market.

Injury
Back - Questionable for the start of training camp
Damien Wilson
News
Wilson finished the regular season with 35 tackles, including one sack, and a pass defended in 16 games.

He has yet to miss a game in his three-year NFL career, but while Wilson was the starting strong-side linebacker on the depth chart, he actually only started nine games and routinely came off the field in passing situations. With Jaylon Smith expected to take another step forward in 2018, Wilson's role seems unlikely to grow even if Anthony Hitchens departs in free agency.

Kyle Queiro
No Updates
Lewis Neal
News
The Cowboys signed Neal off their practice squad Wednesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

After being cut by the Cowboys following training camp, Neal will be added to a 53-man roster for the first time in his NFL career. The undrafted rookie out of LSU will take the spot of Brian Price (knee), who is headed to season-ending injured reserve.

Dez Bryant
News
Bryant likely will wait until after the 2018 NFL Draft to sign with a team, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The Cowboys released Bryant on April 13, at which point most teams had already used up the majority of their cap space set aside for veteran acquisitions. The Ravens showed strong initial interest in Bryant, but their quick pivot to Willie Snead suggests the feeling wasn't mutual. The 29-year-old wideout hasn't minced words about his preference to stay in the NFC East, with New York seemingly his preferred destination. The Giants did release Brandon Marshall (ankle) last week in a move that cleared $5.2 million off their books, but the team still has a tight cap situation. Bryant might only be the third or fourth option in the passing game if he were to ultimately get his wish, as the Giants will bring back receivers Odell Beckham (ankle) and Sterling Shepard as well as tight end Evan Engram. Bryant is hoping to sign a one-year contract, which would allow him to hit the open market again next March, per freelance NFL reporter Ed Werder.

Chaz Green
News
Green (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Green sat out Friday's practice session due to a sore hip but the issue doesn't appear to be overly serious. He's expected to resume his typical role along the starting offensive line.

Bo Scarbrough
No Updates
Justin March-Lillard
News
March-Lillard signed a contract with the Cowboys on Wednesday, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

March-Lillard was waived Saturday by the Seahawks after playing exclusively on special teams during his lone game with the team. The 24-year-old is likely to see a similar role in Dallas now that middle linebacker Anthony Hitchens has returned from a knee injury.

Jameill Showers
News
Showers signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on Monday.

Showers signed with Dallas' practice squad as a quarterback in early September but was then converted to safety. With a full offseason working in the secondary he may be able to secure a role as a depth safety and special teams player in 2017.

Kony Ealy
News
Ealy signed a contract with the Cowboys on Thursday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Ealy spent last season with the Jets, recording just 14 tackles, including one sack, on the year, though he did add an impressive nine passes defensed, including one interception. A second-round pick of the Panthers in 2014, Ealy fell off from the form of his first three seasons, which saw him record at least four sacks each year. He'll be looking to bounce back from what was a down season, though he'll likely be a bit buried on the Cowboys depth chart and have to earn any snaps he eventually gets.

Charvarius Ward
No Updates
Jamize Olawale
News
The Raiders traded Olawale and a sixth-round draft pick to Dallas for a fifth-round pick, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Olawale has served as Oakland's fullback since 2013, typically playing more snaps on special teams than offense. The Cowboys and Raiders are swapping fullbacks, as Keith Smith recently left Dallas to sign with Oakland. Olawale isn't much of a lead blocker, but he has the necessary speed and pass-blocking skill to fill in as a passing-down back in a pinch. He'll likely continue to see most of his snaps on special teams.

Rico Gathers
News
Gathers has bulked back up to 282 pounds this offseason in an effort to be a more effective blocker, Jori Epstein of The Dallas Morning News reports.

He got down to 265 pounds last season to try and improve his foot speed as a receiver, but Gathers is now back up to his college basketball playing weight. "Last year was a big adjustment," Gathers said Wednesday from the Cowboys' last OTA session. "I was going for more trying to be quicker, trying to be faster. But that hurt me in the blocking game a lot where I felt like I was just a body, just a body catching a blow." His ability to make some contribution as a blocker could be the biggest factor in the size of Gathers' role this season with the Cowboys, but the team likely won't have a clear sense of how far he's progressed on that front until the preseason.

Dalton Sturm
No Updates
Cameron Fleming
News
The Cowboys signed Fleming to a one-year contract Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Fleming played in 12 games for the Patriots last season with six starts at tackle. The 25-year-old could potentially start at right tackle for the Cowboys -- which would move La'el Collins to left guard -- but at the very least he provides quality depth at tackle, a weakness illustrated due to the injury troubles of starting left tackle Tyron Smith (knee) in 2017.

David Wells
No Updates
Cooper Rush
News
Rush took snaps in only two games in 2017, completing one of three passes for two yards and gaining 13 yards on two carries.

The undrafted free agent mostly watched from the sidelines behind starting quarterback Dak Prescott, but the Cowboys feel Rush has the potential to develop into an NFL-caliber signal caller down the road. The team may bring in some competition for him in training camp, but in all likelihood, Rush will enter 2018 as the team's No. 2 quarterback. Barring an injury to Prescott next season, Rush's action would likely be limited to garbage time once again.

Xavier Woods
News
Woods finished the regular season with 42 tackles and three passes defended, including one interception, in 16 games.

The rookie spent most of the season behind Byron Jones and Jeff Heath on the depth chart, but Woods started the last four games and, for the most part, didn't look out of place with the additional snaps. The 2018 season will be a new start for the safety, and Heath's limitations in coverage could open the door for Woods to claim a bigger role in the Cowboys' secondary if he shows offseason improvement.

Austin Larkin
No Updates
Duke Thomas
News
Thomas (foot) was moved to injured reserve Saturday, SportsDay reports.

Thomas suffered some sort of lower-leg injury in the third preseason game. Barring an injury settlement, he's likely stuck on IR through the end of the season.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
Joe Vellano
News
The Cowboys released Vellano on Wednesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

The 29-year-old inked a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys just over two months ago, but won't even stick around with the team for the start of its offseason program. Prior to signing with Dallas, Vellano played four games for the Falcons in 2017, marking his first action since the 2014 campaign.

Randy Gregory
News
Gregory is in New York on Tuesday to meet with league officials about his reinstatement,Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

A quick decision from the NFL isn't likely, and the Cowboys may not find out if Gregory will be available for the 2018 campaign until training camp. The 25-year-old defensive end has failed at least five drug tests since being taken in the second round of the 2015 draft, and he managed only one sack in 14 NFL games before sitting out all of last season.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended indefinitely
La'el Collins
News
Collins (back) is active for Sunday's matchup with the Eagles, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Collins missed practice on Wednesday but was able to return in limited fashion on Thursday and Friday. He played through his back injury to see his typical role along the starting offensive line last week and appears set to do so once again.

Demarcus Lawrence
News
Lawrence signed the Cowboys' franchise tag Monday, Rob Phillips of the team's official site reports.

The turnaround between implementation of the tender by the Cowboys and Lawrence accepting it took a mere six hours Monday. With one of the league's top sack artists locked up, the team now faces a deadline of July 16 to come to terms on a long-term deal, or else he'll play out the 2018 campaign on the aforementioned tag. Logging 67 percent of the Cowboys' defensive snaps last year, Lawrence ranked second in the NFL with 14.5 sacks, behind only Chandler Jones' 17 and matching the Jaguars' Calais Campbell, the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year.

Cole Beasley
News
Beasley faces added roster competition following the Cowboys' recent acquisitions, Brandon George of dallasnews.com reports.

Dallas went on a bit of shopping spree Saturday in trading for speedy wideout Tavon Austin from the Rams. The move comes just one day after the Cowboys selected Colorado State wide receiver Michael Gallup in the third round of the NFL Draft. These two, paired with the new arrivals Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson, pose a bit of a threat to Beasley's long-term plans in Dallas. While there's nothing to suggest the Cowboys would gut Beasley in the coming days, this seems be a developing situation worth keeping tabs on throughout training camp.

Joe Thomas
News
Thomas agreed Wednesday with the Cowboys on a two-year contract, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Thomas spent the past three seasons with Green Bay, serving primarily as a reserve linebacker and special-teams player. He'll slot in as the backup middle linebacker behind Jaylon Smith in Dallas but could fall behind on the depth chart if the Cowboys elect to add talent at the position through the draft.

Geoff Swaim
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Swaim (knee) is now the most experienced tight end on the Cowboys' roster following the retirement of Jason Witten, Jon Machota on the Dallas Morning News reports.

That's not saying much -- he's played only 28 games over three seasons in Dallas -- but Swaim is also the only tight end on the depth chart to have caught a pass in a regular-season game, giving him an edge on the current competition as the Cowboys move on from Witten. The 24-year-old is still recuperating from minor knee surgery, but he should be 100 percent by training camp, if not sooner.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Dak Prescott
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Prescott said Tuesday that he has lost about 10 pounds since the end of last season, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Listed at 6-foot-2 and 238 pounds, Prescott doesn't consider this to be a significant change, noting that he always drops a little bit of weight during the offseason and plans to get back to around 230 to 235 pounds by Week 1. The more relevant offseason change occurred in the Dallas wideout group, with the team swapping out Dez Bryant and Brice Butler for Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson. While it may be a clear downgrade in terms of reputation, Prescott and Bryant rarely seemed to be on the same page last season, as evidenced by the veteran wideout's feeble mark of 6.3 yards per target. With Bryant out the door and Terrance Williams recovering from foot surgery, the Cowboys will likely add at least one wide receiver in the upcoming draft, possibly as early as the first round. Prescott kept fantasy owners reasonably happy with 22 passing touchdowns, six rushing touchdowns and 357 rushing yards last season, but his completion percentage (62.9), yards per attempt (6.8) and interceptions (13) all represented massive steps back from his rookie-year marks (67.8 percent, 8.0 YPA and four picks).

Lance Lenoir
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Lenoir was promoted to the Cowboys' active roster Friday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Lenoir saw a roster spot open up when OT Tyron Smith and CB Orlando Scandrick were placed on injured reserve. The undrafted rookie hasn't suited up for an NFL game yet, and with Dez Bryant (knee) and Cole Beasley (illness) nursing ailments, Lenoir could log some time as a situational wideout Sunday in Philly.

Mike White
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Ced Wilson
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Stephen Paea
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Paea (knee) told Cowboys coaches Wednesday he would retire from professional football, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Paea has been dealing with this nagging knee injury for weeks, but he only missed the Cowboys' past game against the Packers. With the injury apparently impacting Paea's desire to play, the veteran defensive tackle will call it quits after a solid seven-year career that also included stops in Chicago, Washington and Cleveland. David Irving, Maliek Collins and Brian Price are now the remaining defensive tackles on the Cowboys' roster.

Tyrone Crawford
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Crawford didn't practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

The Cowboys have given no indication that Crawford's injury is serious. Barring setback, he should be back to full strength in the near future and a full participant in training camp.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Dustin Stanton
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Anthony Brown
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Brown finished the regular season with 56 tackles, 11 passes defended including two interceptions, and one sack in 16 games.

The surprise of the Cowboys' 2016 defense, Brown made nine starts in 2017 but by the end of the campaign, rookies Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis had muscled past him on the depth chart. Brown's role next season will likely depend as much on whether Orlando Scandrick is back with the team as it does on his own offseason development, but he profiles best in nickel and dime packages rather than as an every-snap starter.

Marquez White
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White (hamstring) has returned to practice, Bryan Broaddus of the team's official site reports.

White did not play in the Cowboys first preseason contest, but his return to practice hints that he could be available for team's second exhibition game Saturday. As it currently stands, White projects to function as a depth corner for Dallas this year if he can stay healthy.

Jeff Heath
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Heath finished the 2017 season with 71 tackles (63 solo), three interceptions and two forced fumbles in 15 games.

The tackles and picks were career highs for Heath, who got his first chance at a regular starting job in the NFL with somewhat mixed results. His high ratio of solo tackles is a testament to his hard-hitting ways in the open field, but it also shows a lack of foot speed that made him a step or two later to the ball than his teammates. With younger safeties like Xavier Woods pushing for bigger roles in 2018, Heath could find it difficult to hang onto his starting spot.

Joe Looney
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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.

Injury
Wrist - Questionable for the start of training camp
Rod Smith
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Smith finished the regular season with 232 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 55 carries while adding 19 catches on 23 targets for 202 yards and a touchdown through the air.

Buried on the RB depth chart to begin the season, Smith opened some eyes with an impressive showing despite limited touches against the 49ers in Week 7, then scored five TDs over a four-game stretch later in the year while Ezekiel Elliott served his suspension. With Alfred Morris potentially not returning to Dallas next season, Smith could head into 2018 as Elliott's top backup.

Eric Pinkins
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Pinkins signed a contract with the Cowboys on Tuesday.

Pinkins last played in the NFL during the 2016 campaign, mainly contributing as a special teams player for the Giants. He will attempt to latch onto a 53-man roster spot with the Cowboys with a strong camp.

Sean Lee
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Lee took part in individual drills during Tuesday's minicamp, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

While he's not dealing with a specific health issue, the Cowboys have been going easy on the oft-injured 31-year-old so far, with Tuesday's appearance on the field being Lee's first in either minicamp or OTAs. While he can't be counted on to play a full 16-game schedule, Lee's per-game IDP production should once again be elite in 2018.

Chris Jones
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Jones inked a four-year extension with the Cowboys on Wednesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Jones has been the Cowboys' starting punter since 2013 and will be expected to carry the punting torch through at least the 2021 season. Through six seasons, Jones has recorded a net average of 40.9 yards per punt.

Bryce Johnson
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Donovan Olumba
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Dalton Schultz
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Zack Martin
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Martin and the Cowboys have officially agreed to a six-year, $84 million contract extension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The deal includes $40 million guaranteed.

While the extension was reported a few days back, the two sides needed to hammer out a few final details, which ended up being finalized Wednesday. Martin now owns the richest contract for the guard position in the NFL, which was well deserved after earning his fourth straight Pro Bowl nod last season, as well as All-Pro second-team honors.

Marcus Martin
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Martin is nearing a deal with the Cowboys, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Martin is the likely replacement for Joe Looney, who recently became a free agent. The 24-year-old guard will provide needed depth along the Cowboys' offensive line, and with Jonathan Cooper departing the team this offseason, Martin could have a chance to contend for the starting left guard position in 2018.

Scott Daly
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Jourdan Lewis
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Lewis collected 54 tackles and 10 passes defended, including an interception, in 15 games in 2017.

The third-round pick had worked his way into the starting lineup by the end of the season and made some big plays, although he also got burned a few times, something that isn't surprising for a first-year cornerback. Lewis figures to be a big part of a young and improving Cowboys secondary in 2018, although his IDP value likely will be limited.

Marqueston Huff
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Huff was waived by the Buccaneers Saturday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Huff, who joined the team at the start of camp, impressed in special teams, but failed to make enough of an impression in the defensive backfield. If he does not make the team's practice squad he will be forced to look for a new opportunity.

Kavon Frazier
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Frazier underwent "cleanup surgery" on his knee this offseason, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Frazier dealt with a knee injury early on during the 2017 season, but it isn't clear if this recent procedure is related in any way. Regardless, Frazier isn't expected to miss much, if any, of the Cowboys' offseason training program starting in late April.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
L.P. LaDouceur
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LaDouceur will re-sign with the Cowboys on a one-year contract, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

LaDouceur has been the Cowboys' long snapper for the past 13 seasons and will now rank as the fourth-longest-tenured player in team history.

Byron Jones
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The Cowboys picked up Jones' fifth-year option Sunday, Drew Davison of The Dallas Star-Telegram reports.

This fifth-year option will keep Jones signed through the 2019 season. Jones hasn't missed a game in his first three seasons, and he has had back-to-back, 80-tackle seasons as a safety for the Cowboys. However, the 25-year-old will shift back to cornerback this season and is expected to be a starter.

KD Cannon
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Cannon signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on Monday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Cannon joined the Cowboys' practice squad in late December after an uneventful 2017 season. The 22-year-old will have the benefit of being in Dallas' offseason program as he turns the page on a quiet rookie season.

Brian Price
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Price, who was an exclusive-rights free agent, signed a two-year contract extension with the Cowboys on Monday, Chuck Miketinac of Fox San Antonio reports.

Price came to Dallas last offseason and was a regular rotation player until he sustained a minor dislocation of one of his kneecaps. After undergoing a knee scope this offseason, he's expected to be healthy when offseason workouts commence this spring.

Deonte Thompson
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Thompson is being held out of mandatory minicamp Tuesday due to injuries to his Achilles and shoulder, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Thompson signed a one-year deal with the Vikings this offseason after having a career-best year in 2017. Given that the Cowboys are fairly light on depth at wide receiver, chances are any injury won't affect Thompson's roster standing for the upcoming season, but he does have a real opportunity to carve out a legitimate role in the passing game with an impressive offseason. It's unclear, however, how serious these injuries are at this time and how long Thompson will be out for.

Injury
Achilles - Questionable for the start of training camp
Damien Mama
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