Dallas Cowboys

Stadium: AT&T Stadium | Coach: Jason Garrett
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense15th137.5 (3rd)200.8 (25th)
Defense17th107.4 (11th)234.2 (23rd)
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76Ash, Richard NT6-33208/4/19921Western Michigan
33Awuzie, Chidobe CB5-112025/24/1995RColorado
5Bailey, Dan K6-01951/26/19887Oklahoma State
11Beasley, Cole WR5-81804/26/19896Southern Methodist
75Bell, Byron T6-53201/17/19897New Mexico
23Benwikere, Bene' DB6-01959/3/19914San Jose State
85Brown, Noah WR6-22251/6/1996ROhio State
30Brown, Anthony CB5-1119612/15/19932Purdue
88Bryant, Dez WR6-222011/4/19888Oklahoma State
19Butler, Brice WR6-32201/29/19905San Diego State
97Charlton, Taco DE6-527011/7/1994RMichigan
96Collins, Maliek DT6-23084/8/19952Nebraska
71Collins, La'el T6-43207/26/19933LSU
64Cooper, Jonathan G6-23081/19/19905North Carolina
98Crawford, Tyrone DE6-429011/22/19896Boise State
52Durant, Justin OLB6-12309/21/198511Hampton
35Frazier, Kavon SS6-02208/11/19942Central Michigan
72Frederick, Travis C6-43203/18/19915Wisconsin
79Green, Chaz G6-53184/8/19923Florida
84Hanna, James TE6-42607/14/19896Oklahoma
38Heath, Jeff SS6-12125/14/19915Saginaw Valley State
59Hitchens, Anthony MLB6-02356/10/19924Iowa
95Irving, David DT6-72908/18/19933Iowa State
89Jarwin, Blake TE6-52607/16/1994ROklahoma State
58Jones, Datone DE6-52887/24/19905UCLA
6Jones, Chris P6-02057/21/19896Carson-Newman
31Jones, Byron FS6-02059/26/19923Connecticut
91LaDouceur, L.P. LS6-52563/13/198113California
90Lawrence, Demarcus DE6-32654/28/19924Boise State
50Lee, Sean MLB6-22457/22/19868Penn State
27Lewis, Jourdan CB5-101958/31/1995RMichigan
73Looney, Joe G6-33158/31/19905Wake Forest
53March-Lillard, Justin LB6-02227/5/19933Akron
70Martin, Zack G6-431511/20/19904Notre Dame
93Mayowa, Benson DE6-32658/3/19915Idaho
46Morris, Alfred RB5-1022212/12/19886Florida Atlantic
66Neal, Lewis DE6-02805/17/1995RLSU
4Prescott, Dak QB6-22387/29/19932Mississippi State
92Price, Brian DT6-33186/24/19941Texas-San Antonio
68Ross, Daniel DE6-43103/5/1993RNortheast Mississippi CC
7Rush, Cooper QB6-322511/21/1993RCentral Michigan
32Scandrick, Orlando CB5-101962/10/198710Boise State
54Smith, Jaylon OLB6-22456/14/19951Notre Dame
77Smith, Tyron T6-532012/12/19907Southern California
41Smith, Keith FB6-02404/8/19924San Jose State
45Smith, Rod RB6-32351/10/19923Ohio State
87Swaim, Geoff TE6-42609/16/19933Texas
10Switzer, Ryan WR5-818511/4/1994RNorth Carolina
51Wilber, Kyle OLB6-42454/26/19896Wake Forest
34Williams, Trey RB5-720012/11/19921Texas A&M
83Williams, Terrance WR6-22109/18/19895Baylor
57Wilson, Damien OLB6-12455/28/19933Minnesota
82Witten, Jason TE6-62635/6/198215Tennessee
25Woods, Xavier SS5-112027/26/1995RLouisiana Tech
Injured Players
4Dysert, Zac (IR) QB6-32212/8/19902Miami (Ohio)
80Gathers, Rico (IR) TE6-62851/7/19941Baylor
55Paea, Stephen (IR) DT6-12955/11/19887Oregon State
99Tapper, Charles (IR) DE6-22705/7/19932Oklahoma
26Thomas, Duke (IR) DB5-101925/21/19941Texas
Practice Squad
 Brown, Brian WR6-120810/22/1994RRichmond
78Edwards, Kadeem G6-43151/24/19912Tennessee State
 Green, Aaron RB5-1120610/15/19921TCU
 Johnson, Tre'Von LB6-12352/10/1995RWeber State
 Jones, Jarron T6-63203/11/1994RNotre Dame
14Lenoir, Lance WR6-02102/9/1995RWestern Illinois
 Moore, Kellen QB6-02007/12/19896Boise State
 Showers, Jameill DB6-22229/6/19911Texas-El Paso
 Vellano, Joe DT6-230010/30/19884Maryland
39White, Marquez CB6-019010/29/1994RFlorida State
Suspended Players
21Elliott, Ezekiel RB6-02287/22/19952Ohio State
94Gregory, Randy DE6-525511/23/19922Nebraska
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Position Listing
Jaylon Smith
Smith had three tackles (two solo), one sack and a forced fumble Sunday against the 49ers.

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.

Tre'Von Johnson
No Updates
Datone Jones
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
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett confirmed Sunday that the team would sign Williams off its practice squad, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

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.

James Hanna
Hanna caught his only target for a 28-yard touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

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.

Blake Jarwin
Jarwin was promoted to the Cowboys' active roster Thursday, the Cowboys' official site reports.

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.

Maliek Collins
Collins (foot) is active for Sunday's tilt against the Giants, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

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.

Ezekiel Elliott
Elliott'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.

Suspension - Suspended until Week 16 vs. Seattle
Travis Frederick
Bersin, who underwent offseason ankle surgery, has returned to practice during training camp, Steve Reed of The Associated Press reports.

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.

Tyron Smith
Smith (back) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

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.

Jarron Jones
No Updates
Terrance Williams
Williams caught three of six targets for 25 yards in Sunday's win over the Giants.

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.

Alfred Morris
Morris carried 19 times for 62 yards and caught all three of his targets for an additional 23 yards during Sunday's 30-10 win over the Giants.

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.

Kadeem Edwards
No Updates
Kyle Wilber
WIlber (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

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.

Daniel Ross
No Updates
David Irving
Irving (concussion) was officially ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

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.

Concussion - Questionable for Week 15 at Oakland
Noah Brown
Brown is slated to see an increased role in Week 14 as the Cowboys' No. 4 receiver against the Giants with Brice Butler (foot) sidelined, Entercom's Troy Hughes reports.

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.

Taco Charlton
Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli wants to see Charlton more involved in upcoming games, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.

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.

Charles Tapper
Tapper (foot) has been given an updated recovery timetable of 8-10 weeks, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News 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.

Foot - Injured Reserve
Richard Ash
Ash signed a contract with the Cowboys on Saturday, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

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.

Chidobe Awuzie
Awuzie (hamstring) practiced at full speed Wednesday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

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.

Brian Brown
No Updates
Dan Bailey
Owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday that Bailey is tending to a hamstring injury at the moment, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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.

Hamstring - Questionable for Week 15 at Oakland
Zac Dysert
Dysert (back) cleared waivers and was reverted to injured reserve on Tuesday.

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.

Back - Injured Reserve
Damien Wilson
Wilson was cleared Wednesday of two aggravated assault charges stemming from a July 4 incident in Frisco, Texas, The Dallas Morning News reports.

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.

Lewis Neal
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.

Kellen Moore
The Cowboys released Moore on Thursday.

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.

Dez Bryant
Bryant caught three of five targets for 73 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 30-10 win over the Giants.

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.

Chaz Green
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.

Justin March-Lillard
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
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.

Benson Mayowa
Mayowa (knee) is back at practice Thursday, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

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.

Rico Gathers
Gathers (concussion) will start attending team meetings next week, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

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.

Concussion - Injured Reserve
Keith Smith
Smith (knee) was able to participate fully at Wednesday's practice.

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.

Brice Butler
Butler (foot) is inactive for Sunday's Week 14 tilt against the Giants, David Helman of the team's official site reports.

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.

Foot - Questionable for Week 15 at Oakland
Cooper Rush
Rush came in late in Sunday's 40-10 win over the 49ers, completing one of two passes for two yards and carrying the ball twice for 13 yards.

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.

Xavier Woods
The Cowboys selected Woods in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 191st overall.

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.

Jonathan Cooper
No Updates
Duke Thomas
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.

Foot - Injured Reserve
Joe Vellano
Vellano was waived Tuesday by the Falcons, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

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).

Randy Gregory
The 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.

Suspension - Suspended until January 2018
Orlando Scandrick
Scandrick (back) was officially ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

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.

Back - Questionable for Week 15 at Oakland
La'el Collins
Collins (back) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Collins has played through back pain for several weeks now and is in line to do so once again. Barring further setback, he'll see his typical role along the starting offensive line.

Demarcus Lawrence
Lawrence had four solo tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble against the Redskins on Thursday.

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.

Ryan Switzer
Switzer (ankle) is active for Thursday's showdown with the Redskins, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

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.

Cole Beasley
Beasley caught three of five targets for 59 yards in Sunday's win over the Giants.

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.

Justin Durant
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.

Concussion - Questionable for Week 15 at Oakland
Jason Witten
Witten caught one of two targets for a 20-yard touchdown in Sunday's win over the Giants.

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.

Geoff Swaim
Swaim (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Eagles, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

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.

Dak Prescott
Prescott completed 20 of 30 pass attempts for 332 yards and three touchdowns Sunday against the Giants. He also carried six times for 13 yards in the 30-10 win.

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.

Lance Lenoir
No Updates
Stephen Paea
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
Crawford had two solo tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery Sunday against the 49ers.

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.

Anthony Brown
Brown has been demoted from the Cowboys' starting defensive lineup, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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.

Marquez White
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
Heath recorded 11 tackles and an interception in Sunday's win over the Giants.

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.

Joe Looney
Looney (toe) got reps at left guard during Wednesday's practice, Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys' official website reports.

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.

Rod Smith
Smith carried six times for 47 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 30-10 win over the Giants. He also caught all five targets for 113 yards and a touchdown.

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.

Sean Lee
Lee racked up 18 tackles and recorded his first interception of the season in Sunday's win over the Giants.

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.

Chris Jones
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.

Bene' Benwikere
Benwikere will sign a one-year deal with the Bengals, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

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.

Zack Martin
Martin (concussion) is set to suit up for Thursday's matchup against the Redskins, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

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.

Byron Bell
Bell is on track to start at left tackle Sunday against the Eagles with Tyron Smith (groin/back) unlikely to play, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports.

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.

Anthony Hitchens
Hitchens collected 14 tackles in Sunday's win over the Giants.

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.

Jourdan Lewis
Lewis is expected to retain a starting role at cornerback following the Cowboys' release of Nolan Carroll (concussion) on Wednesday, Conor Orr of NFL Network reports.

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.

Kavon Frazier
Frazier (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Frazier injured his knee at practice Thursday, leading to his questionable status heading into Sunday's game. He isn't expected to be limited at all in the contest.

L.P. LaDouceur
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Byron Jones
Jones recorded nine tackles in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

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.

Brian Price
Price stated that the injury he suffered during Sunday's win over the Chiefs was a "minor dislocation of the knee cap," Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

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.

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Aaron Green
Green signed with the Cowboys' practice squad Sunday, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

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.