|Offense||19th||89.3 (22nd)||221.7 (18th)|
|Defense||10th||87.3 (13th)||227.7 (18th)|
|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|
|21||Elliott, Ezekiel||RB||6-0||228||7/22/1995||2||Ohio 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|
|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|
|17||Moore, Kellen||QB||6-0||200||7/12/1989||6||Boise State|
|58||Moore, Damontre||DE||6-4||260||9/11/1992||5||Texas A&M|
|46||Morris, Alfred||RB||5-10||222||12/12/1988||6||Florida Atlantic|
|55||Paea, Stephen||DT||6-1||295||5/11/1988||7||Oregon State|
|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|
|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|
|25||Woods, Xavier||SAF||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|
|26||Thomas, Duke (IR)||DB||5-10||192||5/21/1994||1||Texas|
|76||Ash, Richard||NT||6-3||320||8/4/1992||1||Western Michigan|
|78||Edwards, Kadeem||G||6-4||315||1/24/1991||2||Tennessee State|
|89||Jarwin, Blake||TE||6-5||260||7/16/1994||R||Oklahoma 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|
|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|
|95||Irving, David||DT||6-7||290||8/18/1993||3||Iowa State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
It's always noteworthy when someone other than a healthy Sean Lee leads the Cowboys in tackles, but the fact that Smith was able to do it in his second NFL game after making a recovery from what could have been a career-ending knee injury is very impressive. The Dallas coaching staff has said it won't push the former Notre Dame star too hard, but his current performance level suggests he doesn't need training wheels. Smith may be emerging as a strong IDP asset.
Hanna returned to practice Monday following a groin injury that had been bothering him for a few days. Hanna remains stuck behind teammate Jason Witten on the team's depth chart but could find himself enjoying a bigger role this season if he stays healthy.
For the third time in as many games to begin the season, Alfred Morris and not McFadden will serve as the primary backup to Ezekiel Elliott. McFadden's best chance at active status is likely a change in the legal proceedings surrounding Elliott's pending suspension, though an injury to Elliott or Morris would also do the trick.
Collins already missed the Hall of Fame Game, and now he's day-to-day ahead of Saturday's matchup with the Rams. He's in line for a starting position, especially since David Irving will miss the first four games with a suspension. Collins played all 16 games last season, finishing with 23 tackles and five sacks.
Elliott drew criticism for his poor, eight-yard rushing effort in Week 2, but the star tailback bounced back with nearly 100 yards of offense. Besides a long carry of 30 yards, Elliott's performance was highlighted by his eight-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter. That not only marked the final score of Monday's game, but also Elliott's first touchdown of his second season. Already cleared through Week 4, Elliott will now look forward to his matchup against a Rams defense that's surrendered the fourth-most rushing yards thus far.
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.
The All-Pro left tackle had been sidelined since last Tuesday with back soreness but appeared to be in top form in his return, easily putting defensive tackle Maliek Collins on the ground in running drills. Smith has a bulging disc in his back that he elected not to undergo offseason surgery to correct, but he played through the condition last season, and the team seems confident he can manage it once again in 2017.
Williams is still dealing with the aftereffects of a lateral ankle sprain from Week 1. However, he remains a regular part of the offense, which should translate to a handful of targets but not much production, as he has just two 100-yard performances in 66 career contests.
The Denver defense did an excellent job bottling up Ezekiel Elliott, but rather than turn to Morris, the Cowboys instead gave Rod Smith the only two non-Zeke carries of the day. This lack of usage doesn't bode well for Morris' hold on a game-day roster spot moving forward, much less his workload should Elliott be forced to serve his six-game suspension or otherwise be taken out of the Cowboys plans.
Wilber sustained a neck injury in Week 5, but has since used the Cowboys' Week 7 bye to heal. Considering he was able to practice without limitation this week, it appears he was able to recover in full.
Irving sat out practice on Tuesday and Wednesday due to an ankle issue but he appears to have since recovered. Given his four-game suspension to start the year, it's highly unlikely that the ailment will still be an issue by the time he's eligible for regular-season action.
The rookie had been dealing with a lingering back injury coming into Saturday's contest so it was a great sign to see him running around making plays. Charlton played 26 defensive snaps for the Cowboys and looks poised to make his mark on the defense come Week 1.
X-rays on the neck came back negative. Tapper missed time earlier in camp with a hip injury but has seemingly moved passed that issue. The rookie is looking to earn a role on the defensive line.
Ash has appeared in a total of three games the past two seasons, recording six tackles. It's a good sign that he is cleared to play, as he's going to need training camp to prove he's worth keeping on the 53-man roster.
Awuzie's status wavered back-and-forth for much of the week but it was finally revealed Saturday that he'll miss Week 3's contest. With Awuzie out, look for rookie Jourdan Lewis to receive an increase in workload defensively.
While the Cowboys offense mostly struggled, Bailey did well with his limited opportunities in the thin Denver air. He's perfect through two games to begin the season, but he'll need a better performance from Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott to post better numbers next week in Arizona.
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.
Dallas' fourth-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Wilson was hit in the eye while playing paintball in late July, but no long-term impairments are expected to manifest. Nonetheless, Wilson earned glowing reports from the Cowboys' coaching staff throughout the team's offseason program and appears headed for a backup role in 2016 behind the likes of Sean Lee and Kyle Wilber.
Jones' announcement comes just three days after the Cowboys cut him from their roster in what was presumably an indication that undrafted rookie Cooper Rush had captured the backup gig behind starter Kellen Moore. However, in addition to announcing that Moore would rejoin the Dallas roster, Jones said that the team hasn't decided whether Moore or Rush will serve as Prescott's understudy in the Week 1 clash with the Giants. The team's gameday inactive report should provide more clarity on that front.
Bryant didn't make many plays while lining up across from Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, but his 15-yard touchdown midway through the third quarter was arguably the best effort of the game. After running an underneath route, Bryant eluded Peterson and company before muscling his way through defenders on his final couple yards to the end zone. In doing so, Bryant not only scored for the second straight game, but also gave the Cowboys their first lead of the night. Following three straight tough matchups to kick off the campaign, Bryant is slated to face Trumaine Johnson and the Rams in Week 4.
The oft-injured third-round pick in 2015 just recovered from a sprained ankle, but the Cowboys seem to prefer Green's physical upside -- when he's 100 percent, anyway -- to Cooper's experience in between All-Pros Tyron Smith and Travis Frederick on the offensive line. As was the case last season for Dallas, the left guard position could be in flux from week to week depending on who's healthy and performing up to expectations, but the unit's overall effectiveness shouldn't take too much of a hit as a result.
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 was placed on injured reserve to start the season after suffering a concussion in mid-August. The concussion is apparently a fairly serious one, as the former Baylor basketball star is yet to step back onto the practice field since suffering from the head injury. With an injury this serious, the Cowboys will likely stay extra cautious with the young tight end who should plenty of promise prior to getting hurt.
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.
Butler overcame his questionable tag to play through an ankle ailment, and in doing so, he finished as Dallas' leading receiver. Although Butler made just a couple catches, he made the most of his two looks. After scoring a contested, 37-yard touchdown to start the fourth quarter, Butler hauled in a 75-yard score on the Cowboys' next drive. That is, until the later play was overturned and Butler was ruled down after 53 yards. Nonetheless, the No. 4 wideout put together a performance to be proud of, helping his team clinch its second win of the season in the process.
The undrafted rookie out of Central Michigan enjoyed a phenomenal preseason, completing 38 of 51 passes for 398 yards and a league-high six touchdowns without throwing an interception. It was enough to convince the Cowboys to release Kellen Moore, who spent last year on injured reserve and struggled throughout the preseason.
Woods has been hindered by a hamstring injury throughout training camp. He is competing for a role providing depth at safety, so more practice reps will be advantageous for this chances.
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.
This marks Gregory's seventh failed drug test since entering the league in 2015. He's already serving a one-year ban as a result of a different failed drug test, so this development further complicates his path back to getting on the field for the Cowboys. Per TMZ's reports, people close to Gregory believe that his NFL career could be over. Gregory's situation moving forward should become clearer once the NFL decides on a course of action for his most recent transgression.
Even practicing on a limited basis is good news for Scandrick after not playing in the Cowboys' Week 2 blowout loss to the Broncos. Dallas' injury issues at cornerback were exposed by Trevor Siemian on Sunday, and if Scandrick is able to play, it would provide a big boost to the Cowboys as they face the Cardinals.
Collins signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2015. His extension will keep him in Dallas through the 2019 season. Currently entering his third professional campaign, Collins is expected to replace Doug Free, who retired, as the team's starting right tackle.
Two games into the 2017 season and Lawrence is already halfway to his previous career high of eight sacks, set in 2015. He won't be able to keep up this pace, but if he can stay healthy, the 25-year-old seems ready to put up some big numbers and earn himself a big contract when his rookie deal expires at the end of the year.
Switzer was slowed down by a hamstring injury throughout camp, but it appears he has recovered from the issue. The 2017 fourth-round draft pick will return punts and kicks for the Cowboys this season, as well as provide depth at wide receiver. Barring any setbacks, he is on track to play Sunday night.
With Dak Prescott unable to find anyone open down the field against a stingy Broncos secondary, the Cowboys' QB looked Beasley's way fairly often on short underneath routes, but the slot receiver wasn't able to do much with them. Unlike 2016, it's been a quiet start to the season for Beasley, but his numbers could begin to pick up next week against the Cardinals.
The 2013 third-round pick has played for three teams in four years with only 10 career sacks to his name, but Moore will provide some depth at defensive end for a Cowboys squad that will probably look for more pass rushing help in the draft.
Both Durant and Jaylon Smith will see action in the middle, but the Cowboys don't intend on accelerating Smith's recovery plan from the nerve damage in his knee, which will keep him on a limited snap count to begin the year. Durant likely will handle the bulk of the action on running downs, while Smith slots in primarily on nickel packages, and the timeshare should make both very risky IDP plays as they cut into each other's fantasy value.
Dallas' all-time leader in catches and receiving yards added another franchise record to his tally when he passed Ed "Too Tall" Jones and played in his 225th game as a Cowboy. Witten also leapfrogged Cris Carter and Marvin Harrison to take fourth place on the NFL's career receptions leaderboard with 1,106. The future Hall of Famer has had a great start to the 2017 season, and with a number of top tight ends getting hurt already this year, he looks like a very safe fantasy harbor heading into next week's road game against the Cardinals.
Swaim's foot injury seems to be a thing of the past following his return to the practice field. Although still listed as the third tight end on the team's depth chart, Swaim appears to be in a strong candidate for a special teams role.
Prescott and the Cowboys endured a rough Week 2, but the quarterback rebounded in excellent fashion on the big stage Monday night. After an acrobatic 10-yard touchdown rush to end the first half, Prescott connected with top wideout Dez Bryant to give Dallas the lead midway through the third quarter. He then helped clinch victory with a 37-yard touchdown toss to begin the fourth. While Prescott failed to reach the 200-yard mark, his average of over 10 yards per attempt evidences an efficient night, leaving his three touchdowns to compensate for any missed volume.
Paea did not practice this week and was listed as questionable, but it appears the Cowboys were just being cautious. The veteran defensive tackle played 46 of 77 defensive snaps in Week 2, and is likely looking at a similar workload Monday.
Crawford suffered a lateral sprain early on in camp, which subsequently sidelined him for a few weeks. However, the team was hopeful he would be available for Week 1, and barring any setbacks, he is seemingly in line to start at defensive end Sunday night.
Nzeocha makes the jump from the Cowboys' practice squad up to the 49ers' 53-man roster, with defensive end Tank Carradine being place on injured reserve. The 2015 seventh-round pick will likely only play a special teams and reserve linebacker role in San Francisco.
Brown exited Thursday's contest with a hamstring injury but apparently isn't too concerned about his physical condition following the team's first preseason game. In a postgame interview, Brown made his lack of concern evident, stating that "I just have to get treatment tomorrow. It's just tight. Nothing major." The young cornerback sounds like he'll be good to go in the long-term, though his availability in the team's upcoming practices could be in doubt.
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.
The Cowboys have a lot of snaps to replace in their secondary after losing four defensive backs in free agency, including safeties Barry Church and J.J. Wilcox, and all signs point to Heath taking on a much larger role in his fifth NFL season. Whether he's a Week 1 starter next to Byron Jones could depend on whether the team uses an early pick this weekend on a safety, but at the moment his only real competition on the roster comes from second-year player Kavon Frazier and former Viking Robert Blanton.
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.
Even with Ezekiel Elliott suspended, Smith will have a hard time seeing touches in the Dallas backfield working behind proven vets Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris. Nonetheless, the versatile Smith continues to put together an impressive preseason, and he could surprise once the games start counting if he gets an opportunity.
Lee played most of the game before suffering the injury, which allowed him to still lead the team with eight tackles. The severity of the injury remains unclear ahead of Week 4's matchup against the Rams.
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.
Carroll has yet to clear through the league's concussion protocol and will subsequently be forced to miss Monday's game. Given the nature of head injuries, it's unclear for how long Carroll will be sidelined. Jourdan Lewis figures to be the primary beneficiary during his absence.
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.
Bell spent most of 2016 on injured reserve with an ankle injury. He was signed to a one-year, "prove-it" deal in March, and now he'll be healthy enough to fight for a spot on one of the best offensive fronts in football.
Hitchens is about a month removed from suffering a tibial plateau fracture in his right knee and is halfway through his recovery timetable, but it's still good to see him rehabbing at this point. The 25-year-old could return following the Cowboys' Week 6 bye at the earliest, but there remains a lot of work to be done before a definite return date is set.
Lewis still managed to record six tackles despite suffering the injury, but it's unclear if the hamstring issue will linger into Week 4 against the Rams.
Frazier, who underwent foot surgery in March to prevent a stress fracture in his fifth metatarsal from becoming something more serious expects to be ready to go for training camp. After playing in nine regular-season games as a sixth-round rookie in 2016, the Central Michigan product is expected to compete for a starting safety role in the wake of Dallas' decision to part ways with veterans J.J. Wilcox and Barry Church this offseason.
It's now obvious that the Cowboys were exercising precaution with Jones at the end of the practice week. Jones will be tasked with helping slow down Broncos' receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, and that job became tougher after starting cornerback Orlando Scandrick (hand) was declared out Friday.