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Cowboys RG Zack Martin (concussion) has been ruled out for the remainder of the team's Monday night game against the Cardinals. (Source: Todd Archer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's yet another blow to Dallas' offensive line. He went to the medical tent before then heading to the locker room and eventually being ruled out for the remainder of Week 6. The Cowboys will likely update his status sometime on Tuesday.

Category: Injury Updates


Dallas Cowboys star linebacker Leighton Vander Esch is active for Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals. (Source: SI.com)

Fantasy Impact: An LB1 when healthy, LVE may see his snaps limited in his first game back from a broken collarbone. One of the defensive leaders, he is badly needed for a defense that has been horrible this season.

Category: Injury Updates


The Cowboys have officially placed QB Dak Prescott on injured reserve Monday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: As expected, Prescott was placed on injured reserve Monday. LB Leighton Van Esch was activated to the 53-man roster in a corresponding move. Prescott continues to rehab from ankle surgery and has a 4-to-6-month recovery timeline. The 27-year-old QB is expected join the Cowboys for offseason workouts in early May. Prescott played under the franchise tag in 2020 and will work with Dallas towards a long-term extension during the offseason.

Category: Injury Updates


Trysten Hill will be receiving an MRI on Tuesday to confirm the Cowboys' belief that he tore his ACL in Week 5. (Source: Todd Archer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hill would miss the rest of 2020 if his MRI shows a torn ACL. Dallas' defensive line has been one of the most disappointing units in the NFL this year and losing a starter will likely make the holes wider. Monitor the news on Tuesday for an update.

Category: Injury Updates


Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein made all three of his field goal attempts and his only extra point try in the team's Week 5 win over the New York Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Zuerlein finished the day with 14 points in most formats since one of the field goals came from more than 40 yards out, and he is now 8-for-9 on field goal attempts on the season. He has missed two extra point tries, however.

Category: Game Recaps


The Dallas Cowboys D/ST allowed 28 points on 300 total yards in a Week 5 win over the New York Giants, recording two sacks, recovering a fumble, and scoring a defensive touchdown in the process.

Fantasy Impact: The Dallas Cowboys D/ST's touchdown came on a sack, fumble recovering, and return for a touchdown, so nearly all of their stats on the day came on one play. The 28 points allowed are the fewest since a Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Rams as this unit continues to struggle to begin the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Cowboys wide receiver Cedrick Wilson caught all four of his targets for 22 yards in Sunday's win over the New York Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Wilson has been seeing more playing time over the last few weeks but hasn't done much after a breakout two-touchdown performance against the Seahawks in Week 3. And with Andy Dalton now in at quarterback in place of the injured Dak Prescott, it's unlikely that Wilson is relevant in the Dallas offense barring an injury to one of the wide receivers above him on the depth chart.

Category: Game Recaps


Cowboys running back Tony Pollard rushed six times for 30 yards and caught two of his three targets for two yards in the team's Week 5 win over the New York Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Pollard remains the handcuff to Ezekiel Elliott, which is his primary value in fantasy right now. However, it's possible his role increases in the coming weeks if the team decides to run the ball more with Andy Dalton at quarterback.

Category: Game Recaps


Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz caught just one of his three targets for six yards in the team's Week 5 win over the New York Giants.

Fantasy Impact: This was a disappointing performance after the young tight end caught four passes for 72 yards and a touchdown last week. It remains to be seen what the Dallas offense will look like with Andy Dalton now at the helm, so fantasy owners may want to go in another direction at tight end for Week 6 while we wait to see a full game of a Dalton-led attack.

Category: Game Recaps


Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup caught all four of his targets for 73 yards in Sunday's Week 5 win over the New York Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Gallup has been off to a slow start this season, with Dak Prescott often finding Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb in the passing game instead. But with Prescott out of the game, Gallup appeared to show some initial chemistry with Andy Dalton and caught two big passes near the end of regulation to set up the game-winning field goal.

Category: Game Recaps


Cowboys rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb caught eight of his 11 targets for 124 yards in Sunday's win over the New York Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Lamb was open early and often on Sunday while working primarily out of the slot, and the 124 yards were a new career-high for the young wideout. Lamb will remain a big part of the offense going forward, but it's a little more difficult to predict his production going forward now that Andy Dalton will be replacing the injured Dak Prescott.

Category: Game Recaps


Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper caught two of his four targets for 23 yards in Sunday's win over the New York Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Cooper was targeted 16 times in Week 4, so his four targets in Week 5 are a major disappointment. He spent most of the game not being targeted by Dak Prescott, but it remains to be seen if his role will change at all with Andy Dalton coming in. The team may lean more heavily on Ezekiel Elliott and ther running game. Still, fantasy managers should expect to see better performances than the one they saw on Sunday going forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed 19 times for 91 yards and two touchdowns and caught one pass for 14 yards in Sunday's win over the New York Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Elliott has yet to top the 100-yard mark this season, though the team definitely leaned on him more after Dak Prescott left with an injury. That could be the blueprint going forward with Andy Dalton at quarterback, so look for Elliott to see an increased workload in Week 6 against the Cardinals.

Category: Game Recaps


LT Tyron Smith (neck) is out for the season due to a neck injury. He will undergo surgery to correct the issue next week. (Source: Michael Gehlken on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith has been nursing a neck injury and will need surgery to fix the issue. He “will continue to go through the process of surgery,” said Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy. “This is a correctable injury.” This is big blow to the Dallas offensive line, who will now be without one of their top starting tackles. Look for Brandon Knight to start at LT while Smith is sidelined for the season.

Category: Injury Updates


Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory is taking part in drills on Wednesday with an eye on being ready for October 25th against Washington. (Source: Michael Gehlken on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gregory taking the field could provide a big boost to a struggling Cowboys defense. The majority of the Cowboys struggles have been in the secondary, but one way to disrupt a passing game is to generate more pressures. Dallas will likely rush him back if he proves to be close to the player he has been in the past.


Dallas Cowboys C Joe Looney is expected to miss time after injuring his knee Sunday against the Browns. (Source: ProFootballTalk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Looney only played one snap on Sunday before leaving with the knee issue. An MRI revealed that he avoided serious injury, but he'll still miss at least Week 5's matchup against the Giants. This is a blow to a Dallas offensive line that is already without RT La'el Collins for the season, and starting LT Tyron Smith not one hundred percent. Looney's injury could have an impact on Ezekiel Elliott moving forward and should be monitored closely by fantasy managers.

Category: Injury Updates


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs (shoulder) is expected to play in Week 4. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Diggs is trending in the right direction to play in Sunday's matchup against the Browns which is outstanding news for a Dallas defense riddled by injury, especially in the secondary. C.J. Goodwin and Jourdan Lewis will start alongside Diggs in nickel packages.

Category: Injury Updates


Cowboys T La’el Collins will undergo hip surgery on Wednesday and he will be out for the remainder of the season. (Source: Jane Slater on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Collins tried to push through the pain, but it’s become intolerable. This is a big blow to the Cowboys offensive line, but they still have one of the best offensive line units in the NFL, even without Collins.

Category: Injury Updates


Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy says Chidobe Awuzie is dealing with a multi-week hamstring injury. (Source: Rob Phillips on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Awuzie injured his hamstring on a blocked punt attempt in the fourth quarter against Atlanta and it is unknown how much time he will miss.

Category: Injury Updates


Dallas Cowboys CB Anthony Brown was placed on Injured Reserve on Saturday due to a rib injury he sustained in Week 1 versus the Los Angeles Rams. (Source: Michael Gehlken on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brown signed a three-year deal with the Cowboys this past March and was off to a great start to the season, accumulating six tackles (five solo) in Week 1. The Dallas DST will miss their versatile nickel/slot corner, and in a corresponding move, the Cowboys promoted OT Eric Smith from their practice squad.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors