|Offense||15th||137.5 (3rd)||200.8 (25th)|
|Defense||17th||107.4 (11th)||234.2 (23rd)|
|76||Ash, Richard||NT||6-3||320||8/4/1992||1||Western Michigan|
|5||Bailey, Dan||K||6-0||195||1/26/1988||7||Oklahoma State|
|11||Beasley, Cole||WR||5-8||180||4/26/1989||6||Southern Methodist|
|75||Bell, Byron||T||6-5||320||1/17/1989||7||New Mexico|
|23||Benwikere, Bene'||DB||6-0||195||9/3/1991||4||San Jose State|
|85||Brown, Noah||WR||6-2||225||1/6/1996||R||Ohio State|
|88||Bryant, Dez||WR||6-2||220||11/4/1988||8||Oklahoma State|
|19||Butler, Brice||WR||6-3||220||1/29/1990||5||San Diego State|
|64||Cooper, Jonathan||G||6-2||308||1/19/1990||5||North Carolina|
|98||Crawford, Tyrone||DE||6-4||290||11/22/1989||6||Boise State|
|35||Frazier, Kavon||SS||6-0||220||8/11/1994||2||Central Michigan|
|38||Heath, Jeff||SS||6-1||212||5/14/1991||5||Saginaw Valley State|
|95||Irving, David||DT||6-7||290||8/18/1993||3||Iowa State|
|89||Jarwin, Blake||TE||6-5||260||7/16/1994||R||Oklahoma State|
|90||Lawrence, Demarcus||DE||6-3||265||4/28/1992||4||Boise State|
|50||Lee, Sean||MLB||6-2||245||7/22/1986||8||Penn State|
|73||Looney, Joe||G||6-3||315||8/31/1990||5||Wake Forest|
|70||Martin, Zack||G||6-4||315||11/20/1990||4||Notre Dame|
|46||Morris, Alfred||RB||5-10||222||12/12/1988||6||Florida Atlantic|
|4||Prescott, Dak||QB||6-2||238||7/29/1993||2||Mississippi State|
|92||Price, Brian||DT||6-3||318||6/24/1994||1||Texas-San Antonio|
|68||Ross, Daniel||DE||6-4||310||3/5/1993||R||Northeast Mississippi CC|
|7||Rush, Cooper||QB||6-3||225||11/21/1993||R||Central Michigan|
|32||Scandrick, Orlando||CB||5-10||196||2/10/1987||10||Boise State|
|54||Smith, Jaylon||OLB||6-2||245||6/14/1995||1||Notre Dame|
|77||Smith, Tyron||T||6-5||320||12/12/1990||7||Southern California|
|41||Smith, Keith||FB||6-0||240||4/8/1992||4||San Jose State|
|45||Smith, Rod||RB||6-3||235||1/10/1992||3||Ohio State|
|10||Switzer, Ryan||WR||5-8||185||11/4/1994||R||North Carolina|
|51||Wilber, Kyle||OLB||6-4||245||4/26/1989||6||Wake Forest|
|34||Williams, Trey||RB||5-7||200||12/11/1992||1||Texas A&M|
|25||Woods, Xavier||SS||5-11||202||7/26/1995||R||Louisiana Tech|
|4||Dysert, Zac (IR)||QB||6-3||221||2/8/1990||2||Miami (Ohio)|
|80||Gathers, Rico (IR)||TE||6-6||285||1/7/1994||1||Baylor|
|55||Paea, Stephen (IR)||DT||6-1||295||5/11/1988||7||Oregon State|
|99||Tapper, Charles (IR)||DE||6-2||270||5/7/1993||2||Oklahoma|
|26||Thomas, Duke (IR)||DB||5-10||192||5/21/1994||1||Texas|
|78||Edwards, Kadeem||G||6-4||315||1/24/1991||2||Tennessee State|
|Johnson, Tre'Von||LB||6-1||235||2/10/1995||R||Weber State|
|Jones, Jarron||T||6-6||320||3/11/1994||R||Notre Dame|
|14||Lenoir, Lance||WR||6-0||210||2/9/1995||R||Western Illinois|
|Moore, Kellen||QB||6-0||200||7/12/1989||6||Boise State|
|Showers, Jameill||DB||6-2||222||9/6/1991||1||Texas-El Paso|
|39||White, Marquez||CB||6-0||190||10/29/1994||R||Florida State|
|21||Elliott, Ezekiel||RB||6-0||228||7/22/1995||2||Ohio State|
This marks Smith's first sack and second forced fumble of the season. Although he slots in as a backup, the 22-year-old has logged 44 tackles (23 solo) through six games, making him a decent IDP option and an excellent keeper-league asset.
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.
Williams will take the roster spot of Darren McFadden, who mutually parted ways with the Cowboys after being active for just one of the team's first 11 games. Since he'll slot in as the No. 3 running back and fall another spot on the depth chart once Ezekiel Elliott returns from suspension in Week 16, Williams will struggle to see opportunities on offense while both Alfred Morris and Rod Smith remain healthy.
It was his first catch of the season, after Hanna failed to even receive a target in the first three games. He's a stout blocker, but his role as a receiver will remain very limited behind Jason Witten.
The Cowboys will bolster their tight end depth this week by adding Jarwin, an undrafted rookie from Oklahoma State, to the active roster. In a corresponding move, the team parted ways with quarterback Kellen Moore.
Collins was limited in practice throughout the week due to his foot injury but he'll play through the ailment once again. He was limited to 37 snaps last week against Washington and will likely see a similar workload this week.
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.
Bersin had surgery in early June to remove bone spurs from his left ankle, but the depth wideout has recovered quickly enough to be back on the field during the opening days of camp. As a result, Bersin will avoid missing valuable reps in his quest to make the Panthers' roster for the fourth straight season.
Smith's active status comes as no surprise after it was announced Sunday morning that he was likely to play. He was able to practice in limited fashion on Thursday and Friday, and he should see his typical workload along the offensive line, barring further setback to the injury.
He's still looking for his first touchdown of the season, and Williams hasn't topped 54 yards or four catches in any of the last five games. He's still locked in as the Cowboys' No. 2 receiver, but that role affords little fantasy value in the team's low-volume passing attack.
Morris was held to just 3.3 yards per carry against a middling Giants run defense, but a season high in receiving yards helped him produce a respectable showing from scrimmage. While he managed a long gain of just nine yards, he watched as Rod Smith rumbled for 160 total yards and a pair of touchdowns on 11 touches. Morris continues to see the majority of the carries in Ezekiel Elliott's absence, but the emergence of Smith could limit his ceiling next week against the Raiders.
Wilber did not practice Wednesday and Thursday before finishing the week with a limited session. Fellow reserve linebacker Justin Durant (groin) is also listed as questionable, which could leave Jaylon Smith and Justin March-Lillard as the only reserve linebackers should Wilber and Durant be unable to play.
Irving entered the league-mandated concussion protocol Wednesday and was unable to practice this week. The Cowboys remain a bit thin at defensive tackle with Maliek Collins questionable while still nursing a foot injury, leaving Richard Ash and Lewis Neal likely to see increased workloads Sunday.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Brown has caught the coach's eye and could be in line for his first multi-target showing of the season. He's caught just three passes on as many targets in nine games in his 2017 campaign, but Butler's injury provides an opportunity for additional production.
Charlton played a season-high 38 snaps in Week 7, recording just one tackle and one pass breakup. Marinelli says the defensive end is making "baby steps", but he wants the rookie first-round pick to bring his game to another level. Charlton is the only defensive end that was chosen in the first round in the 2017 draft that hasn't recorded a sack yet, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Tapper was originally given a timetable for 10-12 weeks, but with the potential to now return a couple weeks sooner, the defensive end could could end up being activated off injured reserve later in the season. David Irving, who is returning from a four-game suspension, is expected to take on the roster spot left open by Tapper's absence.
Ash was on the Cowboys' practice squad and has played a handful of games with the team over the past two seasons with six recorded tackles. The 25-year-old will likely serve as a depth option at defensive tackle with veteran Stephen Paea (knee) opting for retirement earlier in October.
Awuzie was able to practice in full ahead of Week 10's game against the Falcons, but he was still listed as inactive on game day. This could be because of the Cowboys' health at secondary combined with it being unnecessary to rush back a depth player in his first season. Therefore, Wednesday's full practice doesn't guarantee he'll be available for Sunday, but it does bode well for his chances.
A groin concern forced Bailey to the sideline for four games earlier this season. In three outings since he returned, he hasn't had much problem with extra points, connecting on eight of nine, but field goals have been a different story. While he's made both kicks from less than 30 yards, he missed a pair from 50-plus yards Sunday against the Giants. The ailment may force the Cowboys to be more aggressive in enemy territory, perhaps whittling down the number of potential attempts from distance.
This back injury was going to keep Dysert out for the remainder of the season, so it's no surprise that he was waived/injured almost immediately. Expect him to be in the hunt for a backup or practice squad role once he finishes his recovery.
Wilson had been facing two counts of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly backed his truck into a woman and flashed a rifle at another man. Now that he's been cleared of the charges, Wilson isn't expected to be subject to any discipline from the league or the Cowboys, allowing him to continue serving in a starting role at linebacker. Wilson has accrued 11 tackles and has broken up one pass through the Cowboys' first five contests.
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.
Dallas already had another backup quarterback on hand in Cooper Rush and didn't want tight end Blake Jarwin to get poached from its practice squad, so the team promoted Jarwin to the 53-man roster and bid adieu to Moore, who hadn't appeared in an NFL game since 2015. It's not expected that Moore will draw much interest as a backup option elsewhere around the league, so if he goes unclaimed off waivers, he could remain in the organization as a member of Dallas' practice squad, according to Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News.
Bryant finished tied for second on the team in targets and tied his second-best yardage total of the season. The majority of his production came on a 50-yard catch and run for a touchdown to tie the score just before halftime. He could have enjoyed an even more productive afternoon, but a pair of drops limited his overall output. Volume continues to be an issue for Bryant, who still hasn't reached 100 receiving yards in a game since Week 6 of 2016, but he's still managed to reach the end zone six times this season. He'll look to exploit a beatable Raiders secondary next Sunday night.
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.
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.
Mayowa is practicing with the first team in drills, so it looks as if he's put the injury behind him entirely after being sidelined Wednesday. The 26-year-old is expected to open the regular season in a backup role on the defensive line.
Gathers has been on injured reserve all season while dealing with serious post-concussion symptoms. It sounds like he's at least a few weeks away from returning to practice, but he could be a candidate to come off IR at some point in December. While Gathers is unlikely to have much impact this season even if he returns, there's some thought that the Cowboys view him as the eventual successor to Jason Witten. The 2016 sixth-round pick played basketball (and not football) at Baylor, but he had the look of a quick study during the preseason when he caught eight of 10 targets for 106 yards and two touchdowns in two games.
Smith dealt with a knee issue during campbut appears to have fully recovered. Barring any setbacks, the fullback should be in line to take the field Sunday night against the Giants.
It's unclear whether Butler's inactive status is partly due to a coach's decision, as he was able to turn in limited practices Thursday and Friday. His lackluster numbers in recent weeks could certainly have played a part as well, and his absence Sunday should therefore not have any tangible effect on the Cowboys' offensive game plan.
It wasn't exactly an auspicious pro debut for the undrafted rookie, but Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones said after the game that Rush, and not Kellen Moore, was now No. 2 on the depth chart behind Dak Prescott. Expect the team to continue looking for opportunities to get Rush some snaps in garbage time with an eye on accelerating his development.
Woods is as good of a value pick as any team could hope to find at this point in the draft, and his landing spot in Dallas is ideal. On tape, Woods showed an ability to play center field and track the ball, which helped him pick off five passes as a senior. However, he also showed willingness as a tackler when Louisiana Tech lined him up in the box. Considering Dallas' exodus of defensive backs this offseason, reloading through the draft was a priority. Woods is yet another defensive back that could find his way onto the field as a rookie despite his low draft slot.
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.
Vellano was waived in order to create a roster spot for the newly signed Sean Weatherspoon. Vellano was originally signed for depth purposes on the defensive line, but his services were no longer needed upon the return of Courtney Upshaw (ankle).
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.
Scandrick did not practice this week as he deals with two transverse spinal fractures he sustained in last Sunday's win over the Redskins. Rookie cornerbacks Jourdan Lewis and Chidobe Awuzie should see heavily increased snap roles in Scandrick's absence against the Giants.
Lawrence played just 35 defensive snaps (58 percent) Thursday and was still able to post top-notch numbers. The fourth-year pro now has 13.5 sacks through 12 games, already shattering his previous career high of eight sacks in 2015. With the Giants coming to town in Week 14, Lawrence should have a great opportunity to post big numbers again, considering he accrued 1.5 sacks in their first meeting of the season, long before the drama started in New York.
Switzer will suit up for Thursday's divisional tilt after being limited in practice all week with an unspecified ankle injury. The 23-year-old wideout is more of a special teams performer and has only been targeted on offense twice this season.
It was his best yardage total of the season and the first time he's caught more than two passes in a game since Week 9. Beasley remains a secondary option in a low-volume Cowboys passing game, and Ezekiel Elliott's return in two weeks isn't likely to change that.
The absence will mark Durant's second straight. As a result, Justin March-Lillard and Kyle Wilber could see some extra snaps.
He's been a Giant killer throughout his illustrious career, grabbing 15 touchdowns in 30 games against them -- including scores in both 2017 meetings. Witten's volume numbers continue trending down at 35 years old, but he remains a solid security blanket for Dak Prescott, and the tight end's five touchdowns this season show his best total since 2014.
Swaim didn't play last week against the Falcons after injuring his knee in practice. However, he returned to the fold this week and participated in every practice Wednesday through Friday. His availability for Sunday made rookie Blake Jarwin a healthy scratch.
Prescott completed 67 percent of his passes while posting an impressive 11.1 yards per attempt. He produced a career high in passing yardage thanks in part to three completions of at least 50 yards. Two of Prescott's touchdowns came on long plays -- a 50-yard strike to Dez Bryant and an 81-yard catch and run by Rod Smith -- with the other coming via a 20-yard connection to Jason Witten. The second-year signal caller committed eight turnovers compared to zero touchdowns during the team's recent three-game losing streak, but he's bounced back with 434 passing yards, five touchdowns and no turnovers in subsequent back-to-back wins. He appears to be finding a groove despite the continued absence of Ezekiel Elliott and will look to exploit a beatable Raiders defense next week.
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.
Crawford now has a sack in two consecutive games, giving him a season total of three. However, having only 10 tackles (seven solo) through six games keeps him from being a viable IDP option for the time being.
Brown has played a significant role in the Cowboys defense this season, compiling 44 tackles and six passes defensed, including one interception. He played in 93 percent of the team's defensive snaps a week ago but likely will see a significant reduction now that he's not starting. Look for Jourdan Lewis to get the starting nod, with Chidobe Awuzie also seeing some added reps off the bench, while Brown takes on a smaller role.
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.
It was his best performance of the year from an IDP perspective, and Heath now has career highs in tackles (61) and INTs (three) on the season, with all three picks coming in the last five games. The fifth-year player and first-year starter seems to be rising to the challenge of improved play from young safeties like Kevon Frazier and Xavier Woods behind him on the Cowboys depth chart.
Looney, who was recently sidelined with a toe injury, has spent the majority of the preseason working as Travis Frederick's backup at center. However, he got some work at left guard Wednesday, so he may see more opportunities to provide depth on the line as the season gets underway.
Smith was having a rather pedestrian day until the fourth quarter, when he broke loose for an 81-yard touchdown reception before adding a 15-yard scamper for a score to put the game away. The 160 scrimmage yards were easily a career high for the third-year back, who's now scored four touchdowns in the last three games. Ezekiel Elliott still has a game to serve on his suspension, meaning Smith could play a large role again next Sunday night against the Raiders.
The pick was his first in over two years, while the tackle total was his best since he dominated the Giants for 18 stops in Week 14 of last season. Lee's inability to stay healthy has cost him five-plus games in 2017, but when he's healthy he remains an IDP dynamo.
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.
Benwikere started the 2016 season as the Panthers' top cornerback, but quickly fell down the ranks and was eventually released by the team following a 300-yard performance from Julio Jones. He then had a brief stints with the Dolphins and Packers to end the season. Only 25, the cornerback could play his way into a starting position with the Bengals, who are currently facing a lot of uncertainty in the secondary. Dre Kirkpatrick is a pending free agent and Adam Jones' best days may be behind him. William Jackson III, the Bengals' 2016 first-round pick, spent the entire season on injured-reserve, leaving his status in question as well. Benwikere adds depth to the cornerback position, but will have to show signs of his former self in order to make it on the 53-man roster.
Martin cleared concussion protocol Wednesday, but he was still listed as questionable for the contest. Barring any setbacks, he figures to take on his usual workload Thursday night.
The Cowboys struggled mightily to replace Smith, a four-time All-Pro, in the Week 10 loss to the Falcons, with his replacement in the starting lineup, Chaz Green, surrendering five sacks. Green was pulled in favor of Bell later in the contest, but the 28-year-old didn't fare much better, conceding two sacks in relief. It nonetheless appears that will be enough to earn Bell the right to protect Dak Prescott's blind side in Week 10, which could inhibit the productivity of the Dallas offense for the second week in a row.
Despite the fact that Sean Lee returned from his hamstring injury and got 18 tackles of his own, Hitchens remained productive, hitting double digits in tackles for the second straight game and third time in five weeks. The Cowboys' middle linebacker could see plenty of action again in Week 15 on the road against Marshawn Lynch and the Raiders offense.
Carroll struggled in training camp and hadn't been performing well prior to sustaining a concussion in Week 2, with the head injury preventing him from taking the field ever since. Thus, it made sense for Dallas to cut ties with Carroll and the two years remaining on his contract, and Lewis' strong performance thus far only made that decision easier. The rookie out of Michigan has arguably been the Cowboys' best cornerback, averaging 5.5 tackles and 1.3 pass breakups per game, with his best performance coming against the Packers and two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers last Sunday. In the Cowboys' loss, Lewis recorded seven total tackles and defensed three passes. While he isn't quite on the IDP radar at this juncture, Lewis' stock is certainly on the rise, making him someone to keep an eye on for the future.
He's come out of the Cowboys' Week 6 bye on fire, racking up 28 tackles and an INT return for a touchdown over the last four games. The third-year safety is emerging as an intriguing IDP option, and he should be busy again next week against Carson Wentz and the Eagles.
Price was on crutches following Sunday's game. A dislocated knee cap is certainly a concerning injury, but more news regarding its severity should emerge in the coming days.
The Cowboys are shaking things up since they've been slumping without RB Ezekiel Elliott (suspension). RB Darren McFadden was released, so RB Trey Williams was promoted to the 53-man roster, which opened up the practice squad spot to Green.