Dallas Cowboys

Stadium: AT&T Stadium | Coach: Jason Garrett
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense14th140.4 (4th)201.8 (26th)
Defense15th115.7 (21st)215.9 (14th)
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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
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
20McFadden, Darren RB6-12228/27/198710Arkansas
46Morris, Alfred RB5-1022212/12/19886Florida Atlantic
66Neal, Lewis DE6-02805/17/1995RLSU
2Nugent, Mike K5-101903/2/198213Ohio State
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
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)
26Thomas, Duke (IR) DB5-101925/21/19941Texas
55Paea, Stephen (IR) DT6-12955/11/19887Oregon State
80Gathers, Rico (IR) TE6-62851/7/19941Baylor
99Tapper, Charles (IR) DE6-22705/7/19932Oklahoma
Practice Squad
 Brown, Brian WR6-120810/22/1994RRichmond
78Edwards, Kadeem G6-43151/24/19912Tennessee State
 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
 Williams, Trey RB5-720012/11/19921Texas A&M
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
Trey Williams
Williams signed with the Cowboys' practice squad Thursday, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

The Cowboys bring in the NFL journeyman as they prepare for life without Ezekiel Elliott - who will likely begin serving his six-game suspension this week. Williams has spent time with the Cowboys previously and has also had stints with the Steelers, Colts and Patriots.

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.

Darren McFadden
McFadden (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday's game versus the Chargers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

As the Cowboys enter a third game without the suspended Ezekiel Elliott, McFadden will remain in street clothes for the second game in a row. Without an injury to Alfred Morris or Rod Smith, McFadden is unlikely to make an appearance before Elliott returns in Week 16.

Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 12 vs. L.A. Chargers
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.

Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 12 vs. L.A. Chargers
Maliek Collins
Collins (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles, David Helman of the Cowboy's official site reports.

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

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 (groin) is listed as active Thursday versus the Chargers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Dak Prescott's safety blanket will return at left tackle as the Cowboys navigate through life without stud running back Ezekiel Elliott. Smith's presence should help Prescott avoid the indignity of 12 sacks combined during his two-game absence.

Jarron Jones
No Updates
Terrance Williams
Williams caught four of seven targets for 35 yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

Dak Prescott was busy having his worst game as a pro, but Williams didn't exactly do much to help out his QB. The seven targets were actually his second highest total of the season, and look for the fifth-year wideout to post similarly modest numbers Thursday against the Chargers.

Alfred Morris
Morris carried 17 times for 91 yards during Sunday's 37-9 loss to the Eagles.

Morris was the lone bright spot for the Cowboys on a night quarterback Dak Prescott committed four total turnovers. In fact, Morris had more rushing yards than Prescott had passing yards before Dallas abandoned the run in the fourth quarter. His performance was especially impressive since the Eagles entered the game having allowed just 3.6 yards per attempt. With Darren McFadden a healthy scratch Sunday and Rod Smith not proving very effective, this kind of workload could be the norm for Morris on a per-game basis moving forward. Plus, his upside figures to receive a significant boost whenever mauling tackle Tyron Smith (groin) is cleared to return to action.

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
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 12 vs. L.A. Chargers
No Updates
David Irving
Irving recorded three tackles including a sack in Sunday's win over the Chiefs.

He's now collected six sacks in four starts, including at least one in each game, since returning from suspension, giving the Cowboys a second dangerous pass rusher alongside DeMarcus Lawrence. The team is now third in the NFL with 27 sacks on the season, and as long as Irving and Lawrence stay healthy they should remain an elite unit in the second half.

Noah Brown
Brown (thigh) was a full participant at the Cowboys' practice Wednesday.

Brown was limited in practice last week prior to sitting out Sunday's win over the Chiefs. The 27-year-old is currently the sixth wide receiver on the Cowboys depth chart, so he is no guarantee to suit up even if healthy for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

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
Bailey (groin) is active for Thursday's game against the Chargers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Bailey backed up his prediction of a return, which was partly based on his ability to hit field goals before Sunday's loss to the Eagles. Ending a four-game absence, he'll supplant Mike Nugent, who handled all kicking duty in the meantime.

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 secured eight of 14 targets for 63 yards during Sunday's 37-9 loss to the Cowboys.

Quarterback Dak Prescott was seemingly under pressure all night, possibly due to the absence of 2016 All-Pro tackle Tyron Smith (groin). As a result, Prescott wasn't always able to deliver accurate throws and frequently looked to be getting rid of the ball earlier than he wanted to. These hardships directly translated to Bryant, who also looked to be getting double-teamed on a consistent basis. While the struggles are real, there's hope for Dallas' passing attack going forward if the team can replicate the success they had on the ground Sunday. If a more balanced attack can be attained, additional passing lanes figure to open up for Bryant on the whole.

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.

Mike Nugent
Nugent (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Thursday against the Chargers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Nugent is yielding kicking duties to Dan Bailey, who has overcome a groin injury to end a four-game stretch of DNPs. Assuming Bailey doesn't falter or suffer another ailment, Nugent is a candidate to be released in the coming days.

Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 12 vs. L.A. Chargers
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.

Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 12 vs. L.A. Chargers
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 caught both his targets for 19 yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

He hasn't caught more than two passes or seen more than three targets in any game this season, and even with Ezekiel Elliott (suspension) out of the lineup, it doesn't seem as though Butler's workload is going to increase. It would likely take an injury to Dez Bryant or Terrance Williams to move Butler into a role that would put him on the fantasy radar in most leagues.

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
Woods (hamstring) participated in Thursday's practice, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Woods was unable to play in the team's second preseason game against the Colts due to a hamstring injury, but with the defensive back returning to the field Thursday, it appears the ailment was minor. After an impressive debut with the Cowboys, the sixth-round pick's chances for a final roster spot appear to be solid. Look for Woods to return to the field Saturday against the Raiders.

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 (hand) was a limited participant at Cowboys practice Thursday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

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.

La'el Collins
Collins (back) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Collins was limited Tuesday with a back injury, but it looks like it wasn't anything too serious, as the offensive lineman should be a full go in the Cowboys' matchup with the Chargers.

Demarcus Lawrence
Lawrence (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Tuesday.

Lawrence was limited in practice on Monday due to his shoulder injury but it doesn't appear like it will hinder him come time for the team's Thanksgiving game against the Chargers on Thursday.

Ryan Switzer
The Cowboys did not list Switzer (hamstring) on their first official injury report of the season Wednesday.

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.

Cole Beasley
Beasley caught two of four targets for only seven yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

It's the third time this season he's been held to single digits in yards. Beasley remains mostly an afterthought in the Cowboys' passing game, even with Ezekiel Elliott (suspension) out of the lineup.

Justin Durant
Durant (groin) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Redskins, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Durant will miss his second consecutive game. However, since Sean Lee (hamstring) is back in the lineup, Durant will be deployed sparingly on the defensive side of the ball when he's healthy.

Jason Witten
Witten caught his only target for seven yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

Dak Prescott's struggles dragged down the production of the entire Cowboys passing attack in this one, but it was hardly the first time Witten's been nearly invisible this season -- he's had four games in 2017 with single-digit receiving yards. The future Hall of Famer is clearly reaching the end of his illustrious career, but he may still have one or two more solid performances left in him.

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 18 of 31 passes for 145 yards and three interceptions during Sunday's 37-9 loss to the Eagles. He also carried twice for 10 yards while losing one fumble.

It was an ugly day for the Cowboys. Prescott -- accompanied by a leaky offensive line sans 2016 All-Pro tackle Tyron Smith (groin) -- was square in the center of the team's offensive struggles. His three interceptions mark the most he's thrown in a single game throughout Prescott's young career but aren't the only turnovers he committed Sunday, as Prescott also had a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. Perhaps the offense is struggling to find an identity in life without Ezekiel Elliott (suspension), but, with Elliott or not, Prescott still needs to avoid costly turnovers for Dallas to contend with the league's best. He'll seemingly have more time to make better decisions whenever Smith returns. Regardless, the Mississippi State product will look to get back on track Thursday against a Chargers secondary allowing just 6.6 yards per pass attempt, the seventh-lowest figure in the league.

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 was limited at Thursday's practice due to an ankle injury, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

The issue is not believed to be serious, so the Cowboys are likely just exercising caution here. Should he ultimately suffer a setback and be unable to suit up for Sunday's tilt against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, Orlando Scandrick would presumably be next in line to start at cornerback opposite Nolan Carroll.

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 (concussion) doesn't carry an injury designation heading into Thursday's matchup with the Chargers.

Heath was listed as a full participant in practices throughout the week and was apparently removed from the concussion protocol, so he'll be ready to return from a one-game absence. Look for him to start at safety along with Byron Jones, which will likely result in Xavier Woods fading back into a reserve role.

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 the ball eight times for 11 yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

While Alfred Morris was able to find running room, Smith was held in check, with his longest run going for only five yards. He should continue playing second fiddle to Morris in the Dallas backfield, and providing minimal fantasy value, for Thursday's game against the Chargers.

Sean Lee
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed that Lee (hamstring) wouldn't play Thursday against the Chargers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

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

Hamstring - Inactive for Week 12 vs. L.A. Chargers
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.

Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 12 vs. L.A. Chargers
Zack Martin
Head - Questionable for Week 12 vs. L.A. Chargers
No Updates
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 is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Hitchens came into Thursday's game with a questionable tag after suffering a groin injury in Sunday night's loss to the Eagles, but the linebacker will not be hindered by the short week and is set be a full go on Thanksgiving.

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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