FFMasterMind.com Team QuickBits

Last Updated: Tue Jun 11, 2024, 11:39 PM

Dallas Cowboys

-- Sources: Rico Dowdle to Start? --
Tue Jun 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

CowboysWire reports Dallas Cowboys RB Rico Dowdle reportedly has a very good chance of being the "RB1 favorite" this season, according to multiple sources close to the team.

-- Cowboys Sign 2nd-Rounder Marshawn Kneeland --
Tue Jun 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Dallas Cowboys have signed second-round draft pick DE Marshawn Kneeland to a four-year contract.

-- Trevon Diggs Rehab Update --
Thu Jun 6, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Dallas Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs (torn ACL) tore his ACL in practice prior to Week #3 last season and has been doing rehab work throughout the team’s offseason program. During a Wednesday press conference, HC Mike McCarthy said that Diggs “looks great” while stressing that the team is going to let things progress at their own pace heading into the season. “He’s in a good spot,” McCarthy said. “I just talked to him a little bit there Monday during the physicals. As far as when he gets back, let’s be honest, we’re going to be very cautious with those guys. We’re not going to put them out there too soon. Better later than too fast.”

-- CeeDee Lamb Expected to No-Show Minicamp --
Tue Jun 4, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports WR CeeDee Lamb is not expected to attend Dallas Cowboys mandatory minicamp. Lamb, 25, is set to incur roughly $100,000 in fines for missing all of mandatory minicamp. A first-round pick in 2020, Lamb is entering the final year of his rookie contract on the fifth-year option. He’s currently set to make $17.991 million in 2024.

-- CeeDee Lamb Contract Talks Set to Speed Up --
Mon Jun 3, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL Insider Josina Anderson reports the Dallas Cowboys and WR CeeDee Lamb are expected to "speed up" contract extension talks since there's at least a number with the announcement of Vikings WR Justin Jefferson's record-setting non-quarterback contract extension today, per source.

-- Deuce Vaughn Seen Working Out of the Slot --
Sun Jun 2, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Dallas Cowboys RB Deuce Vaughn was seen taking reps with the team’s wideouts last week. Vaughn was working out of the slot and said after the session that it is something he and OC Brian Schottenheimer have been talking about trying out for a while. “It was one of those things that we had kind of talked about at the end of the season last year,” Vaughn said. “Talking with [Schottenheimer] just a little bit about getting with the slot. . . . Just learning a little bit more about it. Because it’s one of the things I did in college and love to do. Just adds another value.”

-- DeMarvion Overshown Rehab Update --
Mon May 27, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Telegram reports Cowboys LB DeMarvion Overshown’s (torn ACL) rookie season ended before it began. He tore the anterior cruciate in his left knee during a preseason game against the Seahawks and spent the year working with Cowboys rehab specialist Britt Brown. “It’s been good, the recovery process and the rehab process with Britt,” Overshown said. “Everything’s been great. That’s why I’m really confident in how I’m going to play this year. The hard work we put in. It was days where it was just us at the facility — me, the guys that tore their ACL and Britt. We were there while everybody else was on vacation. This rehab, this recovery definitely has been one that I feel like it’s going to add years to my career at the end. This actually saved my career, this injury.” The third-round pick in 2023 entered the NFL as a 220-pounder. He is heavier now, adding 12-13 pounds of lean mass and has a goal of opening the season at 233 or 234 pounds.

-- Jalen Tolbert Could Become WR3 for Cowboys --
Sat May 25, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Dallas Cowboys WR Jalen Tolbert has a chance to take the WR3 role behind starters WR CeeDee Lamb and WR Brandin Cooks in 2024.

-- Luke Schoonmaker OUT With a Hamstring Injury --
Wed May 22, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys TE Luke Schoonmaker (hamstring) will miss OTAs with a hamstring injury.

-- Micah Parsons No-Shows OTAs --
Tue May 21, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Telegram reports Cowboys LB Micah Parsons, who wants a new contract, did not attend the opening of OTAs.

-- CeeDee Lamb Expected to Continue to No-Show --
Mon May 20, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Dallas Cowboys begin organized team activities Tuesday, but WR CeeDee Lamb will continue to be a no-show at the voluntary work.

-- Jake Ferguson Wants to Keep Improving --
Fri May 17, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Dallas Cowboys TE Jake Ferguson said he wants to prove that his improvement last season wasn't a fluke. "In this league you can't be complacent," Ferguson said. "You've got to just keep going. You've got to keep getting better and that's what I aim to do."

-- Cowboys to Use a RBBC --
Sun May 12, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was always the unquestioned #1 running back in Dallas, but when HC Mike McCarthy was asked if he expects Elliott to be the guy he was before, McCarthy said it’s unrealistic to expect that of Elliott in 2024. “I don’t think that’s fair,” McCarthy said. “The guy carried the ball more than anybody in the history of football in the first couple years. That’s not going to be his role. We’re running back by committee, but I think he’ll definitely play at the level that he’s played, I know, in my time here. I anticipate that. I don’t see any drop off in the way he moves.”

-- Stephon Gilmore Waiting for the Right Opportunity --
Thu May 9, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson reports free-agent CB Stephon Gilmore said he is still focused on playing, but it has to be the right opportunity.

-- Cowboys Release Martavis Bryant --
Wed May 8, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Dallas Cowboys have released veteran WR Martavis Bryant, per source. Other teams are interested and expected to bring him in for a look.

-- Cowboys Hosting Zay Jones --
Wed May 8, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

Bleacher Report reports free agent WR Zay Jones is visiting the Dallas Cowboys.

-- Cowboys Not Interested in Najee Harris --
Mon May 6, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports team sources have confirmed that the Dallas Cowboys have no interest in trading for Steelers RB Najee Harris.

-- No Criminal Charges Coming Against Dak Prescott --
Thu May 2, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

WFAA.com reports Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott will not face criminal sexual assault charges. Prosecutors will not pursue the matter, and that Dallas police “found no evidence to support” the alleged victim’s claims.

-- Trevon Diggs Rehab Update --
Wed May 1, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Dallas Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs (torn ACL) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

-- Cowboys Decline to Pick Up 5th-Year Option on Trey Lance --
Wed May 1, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Dallas Cowboys have declined the 5th-year option on QB Trey Lance’s contract.

-- Cowboys Re-Sign Tyron Billy-Johnson --
Tue Apr 30, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports free-agent WR Tyron Billy-Johnson has re-signed with the Cowboys.

-- Cowboys Could Re-Sign Tyron Billy-Johnson --
Mon Apr 29, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports free-agent WR Tyron Billy-Johnson is visiting the Cowboys and could sign with the team after a physical. Billy-Johnson spent most of last season on the Cowboys’ practice squad, but he did not play a regular-season game last season.

-- Cowboys Re-Sign Damien Wilson --
Mon Apr 29, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with veteran LB Damien Wilson, who ended last year on the active roster but did not play in a game, per a source.

-- Cowboys to Sign Ezekiel Elliott --
Mon Apr 29, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports free-agent RB Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms, pending a physical. The Star Telegram adds Elliott has agreed to a one-year deal worth $3 million, including $2 million guaranteed.

-- Cowboys Not Worried About Their Need at Tailback --
Sun Apr 28, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports Dallas Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones is not worried about filling their need at tailback. Neither is Stephen Jones. “The obvious one we haven’t done yet is running back, but as I say, player acquisition is 365 days a year,” Stephen Jones said, “and we’ll continue to look to improve that running back room. … We just feel like we can address that situation as we go.” Near the end of Saturday’s news conference, Jerry Jones had this back-and-forth with Stephen Jones. Jerry: “Stephen, I’m not holding you to this, but we can probably trade with another club pretty much for the next six or seven months, can’t we?” Stephen: “Oh, absolutely. All the way through the trade deadline.” Jerry: “I’ve seen teams win the Super Bowl with running backs that they traded for midseason. The point is that this thing is a long way from being over as to how you’re going to line up (during the season).”

-- Cowboys Eyeing Jonathan Brooks in Draft; An Ezekiel Elliott Reunion Very Likely --
Fri Apr 26, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports the Cowboys could draft a running back today with one of their three picks. The choice won’t change the expectation free-agent RB Ezekiel Elliott will rejoin the Dallas backfield in 2024 to complement and help mentor that rookie. This has been the sense for several weeks. It is now increasingly imminent. The team is said to be very high on Texas RB Jonathon Brooks.

-- Cowboys Eyeing Jonathon Brooks If... --
Thu Apr 25, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports if the two offensive linemen the Dallas Cowboys love aren’t there when it's their pick in the first round today (#24), they could trade down and pick up RB Jonathon Brooks and get a tackle in the second and possibly a center in the third.

-- Cowboys Meeting with Ezekiel Elliott's Agent --
Wed Apr 24, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Sports' Josina Anderson reports the Dallas Cowboys are currently meeting with free-agent RB Ezekiel Elliott's representative around the facility a day before the NFL Draft, per source.

-- Cowboys Pick Up 5th-Year Option on Micah Parsons --
Wed Apr 24, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports the Cowboys have picked up the fifth-year option for LB Micah Parsons.

-- Jerry Jones Speaks on Contract Situations --
Wed Apr 24, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have not been able to sign QB Dak Prescott, WR CeeDee Lamb, or LB Micah Parsons to long-term extensions. Owner and GM Jerry Jones said blame him. "If you've got trouble with when the timing is around here," Jones said, "it's because I'm not ready to go." Prescott's contract runs out after the 2024 season and he said last week that negotiations have not really started. Lamb is set to make $17.99 million this year on the fifth-year option and is eligible for the franchise tag next offseason. Parsons is under contractual control through 2025 and then eligible for the franchise tag. "You may be working on [contracts] and not moving anything but your eyebrows," Jones said. "Who in the world would think that we're not working on it? I work on it. It pops up at 2 in the morning sometimes. What you're actually questioning is why don't you have something done and negotiated and put in the drawer? Well, we'd like to see some more leaves fall. We'd like to see some more action."

-- Dak Prescott Speaks --
Sat Apr 20, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott offered limited remarks on the sexual assault claim that has been made against him. “I know the truth,” Prescott said. “I’m confident in what we filed. Very confident in what we filed. I know some things have changed in their sense in where they filed, but that doesn’t have any weighing on what we’re doing and how we’re going about our lawsuit.” Prescott also dismissed the notion that the allegation has any connection to his ongoing contract situation. “Has nothing to do with it,” Prescott said.

-- Dak Prescott Contract Watch --
Fri Apr 19, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys QB Dak Prescott said contract extension negotiations have not begun, but he met with team owner and GM Jerry Jones a few weeks ago to discuss the situation. Prescott said he doesn’t want to be the highest-paid quarterback in the league... “necessarily.” He wants to put the team in the best situation.

-- Dak Prescott Meets with Police --
Fri Apr 19, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Telegram reports Cowboys QB Dak Prescott turned the tables on his rape accuser by suing her and her lawyers for extortion. She has since filed a police report. As a result, Prescott has met with police who are investigating the situation. “We reported their criminal behavior to the Prosper Police Department and have been fully cooperative with them,” attorney Levi McCathern said. “When Ms. Shores doubled down on her false claim of sexual assault and reported it to the Dallas Police Department, we proactively reached out to cooperate with them as well. Dak has nothing to hide. He did nothing wrong. . . . He has and will continue to fully cooperate with any investigation, knowing the truth is on his side.” The incident allegedly happened in early 2017. While it’s too late for a sexual assault lawsuit to be filed against Prescott, other civil claims have been made.

-- Why Micah Parsons is Absent --
Tue Apr 16, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys LB Micah Parsons is “focused on a personalized training program outside the facility while determined to prepare himself for the 2024 season in the manner he considers optimal.” He wants a new deal, but is not staying away because of it. He did this last year too.

-- Cowboys Sign Royce Freeman --
Tue Apr 16, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have signed free-agent RB Royce Freeman to a one-year contract, according to source.

-- Micah Parsons No-Shows --
Mon Apr 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Dallas Cowboys LB Micah Parsons is not attending the start of Dallas’ voluntary off-season program Monday. This is nothing new, since he did not attend last year either.

-- CeeDee Lamb No-Shows --
Mon Apr 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Dallas Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb isn’t expected to attend the start of Dallas’ voluntary off-season program Monday. while he awaits a new contract to replace the one scheduled to pay him a fully-guaranteed $17.199 million for his upcoming fifth-year option season.

-- CeeDee Lamb Could Hold Out --
Mon Apr 8, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb is heading into the fifth and final year of his rookie contract, and without an extension it’s unclear what, if any, work he will do this offseason. Lamb is expected to skip voluntary work and may even hold out of mandatory work. The most likely scenario, if Lamb doesn’t get the contract he wants, may be a “hold in” once mandatory work begins. In that case, Lamb would show up but decline to participate in practices or any other activities that would risk an injury. Several players have done that and successfully negotiated new contracts without incurring the fines that come along with true holdouts of mandatory minicamp or training camp.

-- Cowboys Re-Sign One --
Wed Apr 3, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Dallas Cowboys have re-signed OL Chuma Edoga.

-- Cowboys Hosting Jonathon Brooks --
Wed Apr 3, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Texas RB Jonathon Brooks is visiting with the Dallas Cowboys today.

-- Cowboys Eyeing Ezkiel Elliott --
Sat Mar 30, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys and free-agent RB Ezkiel Elliott have mutual interest in a reunion.

-- Dak Prescott Set to Play Out Contract --
Tue Mar 26, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Dallas Cowboys and QB Dak Prescott have a mutual understanding of his contract situation, sources say, with no offers from Dallas despite him being in a contract year. Owner and GM Jerry Jones said, “We are where we are, locked and loaded for this year.” There is no indication a deal is coming.

-- Two Cowboys Recovering from Shoulder Surgery --
Tue Mar 26, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys TE Luke Schoonmaker (shoulder) is recovering from recent shoulder surgery. Meanwhile, NT Mazi Smith (shoulder) underwent his shoulder surgery immediately after season.

-- Cowboys Re-Sign Rico Dowdle --
Mon Mar 18, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Dallas Cowboys have re-signed RB Rico Dowdle.

-- Leighton Vander Esch Retires --
Mon Mar 18, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent LB Leighton Vander Esch announced his retirement today after a six-year career with the Dallas Cowboys. A neck injury last season forced him into the decision, and last week, the Cowboys released him.

-- Dak Prescott Restructures --
Mon Mar 18, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have converted a QB Dak Prescott’s $5 million roster bonus to a signing bonus, clearing $4 million in cap.

-- Cowboys Release Leighton Vander Esch --
Fri Mar 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have released LB Leighton Vander Esch with a failed physical designation.

-- Cowboys Release Michael Gallup --
Fri Mar 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have released WR Michael Gallup. The move will be designated as a post-June 1 release. It clears $9.5 million in cap space for Dallas this year, but saddles them with an $8.7 million dead cap charge next year.

-- Derrick Henry: The Cowboys Never Called --
Thu Mar 14, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports in an interview today, new Baltimore Ravens RB Derrick Henry said... “The Cowboys never called at all... I don’t really know what’s going on over there.” Like Henry, we don't know what is going on over there either.

-- Cowboys Re-Sign C.J. Goodwin --
Thu Mar 14, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have re-signed CB C.J. Goodwin to a one-year contract.

-- Cowboys Re-Sign Jourdan Lewis --
Thu Mar 14, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports the Cowboys have re-signed CB Jourdan Lewis to a one-year contract.

-- Cowboys to Sign Eric Kendricks --
Wed Mar 13, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Dallas Cowboys have now agreed to terms with LB Eric Kendricks on a one-year contract.

-- Cowboys to Sign One --
Tue Mar 12, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with LS Trent Sieg on a one-year contract.

-- Dak Prescott Sues Over Alleged $100 Million Extortion Plot --
Mon Mar 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports in January, a lawyer sent a letter to Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott seeking settlement of a potential claim for sexual assault. Today, Prescott turned the tables, suing the alleged victim and her lawyers for extortion. The case was filed in Collin County, Texas against Victoria Shores and her attorneys, Bethel T. Zehaie and Yoel T. Zehaie. The 11-page lawsuit includes claims for defamation and slander, defamation per se, civil extortion/duress, business disparagement, tortious interference with current and/or prospective business relations, civil conspiracy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

-- Michael Gallup Can Seek a Trade --
Sat Mar 9, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys WR Michael Gallup has been given permission to seek a trade.

-- Zack Martin Restructures --
Fri Mar 8, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Dallas Cowboys have restructured OG Zack Martin’s contract. They converted a portion of Martin’s salary into a bonus and cleared $13 million in cap space with the move.

-- Cowboys Re-Sign Carl Davis --
Wed Mar 6, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Dallas Cowboys have re-signed DT Carl Davis.

-- Tony Pollard Open to a Return to Dallas at a Discount --
Wed Mar 6, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports RB Tony Pollard will test free agency, but he is open to returning even if the contract from another team is slightly higher than the Cowboys’ offer.

-- Cowboys Pick Up Micah Parsons' 5th-Year Option as a DE --
Tue Mar 5, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports the Cowboys are placing a fifth-year option on LB Micah Parsons as a defensive end.

-- Adios Tyron Smith? --
Sat Mar 2, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Dallas Cowboys All-Pro and Pro Bowl OLT Tyron Smith will be a free agent and is unlikely to return to Dallas, sources say.

-- Leighton Vander Esch Has Another Neck Injury --
Fri Mar 1, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys LB Leighton Vander Esch (neck) is dealing with another neck injury.

-- Cowboys to Keep Trey Lance for 2024, But... --
Thu Feb 29, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports the Cowboys will pick up QB Trey Lance’s $4.25 million summer roster bonus. However, the team will not pick up Lance’s fifth-year team option for 2025.

-- Cowboys Not Expected to Franchise Tony Pollard --
Mon Feb 26, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Dallas Cowboys are not expected to tag free-agent-to-be RB Tony Pollard for $12,109,200, according to sources.

-- Cowboys Name Cristian Garcia --
Fri Feb 23, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports the Cowboys have named Cristian Garcia Defensive Quality Control Coach.

-- Tyron Smith Not Retiring --
Tue Feb 20, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports OT Tyron Smith has no plans to retire, and the eight-time Pro Bowler hopes to continue his career with the Cowboys. Smith, 33, is scheduled to become a free agent next month.

-- Cowboys Name Mike Zimmer --
Mon Feb 12, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Dallas Cowboys have named Mike Zimmer Defensive Coordinator.

-- New Extension Coming for Dak Prescott --
Sun Feb 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Dallas Cowboys are expected to extend QB Dak Prescott to a new deal before free agency.

-- Cowboys Set to Name Mike Zimmer --
Thu Feb 8, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Dallas Cowboys are expected to hire Mike Zimmer as their defensive coordinator.

-- No Extention for Mike McCarthy --
Sat Jan 20, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Dallas Cowboys reportedly won’t extend the contract of HC Mike McCarthy. This means that McCarthy will enter the final year of his contract in 2024.

-- Cowboys Want DC Dan Quinn Back If... --
Thu Jan 18, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys expect DC Dan Quinn to return as defensive coordinator if he doesn’t land a head coaching job.

-- Mike McCarthy Going Nowhere --
Wed Jan 17, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Dallas Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy is returning to the team for the 2024 season.

-- Mike McCarthy Still in Limbo --
Wed Jan 17, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports there’s no firm decision regarding Dallas Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy’s future with the team. McCarthy is expected to meet with Dallas owner and GM Jerry Jones in the coming days and finish exit interviews with Cowboys players.

-- Mike McCarthy in Limbo --
Mon Jan 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Dallas Cowboys have a decision to make regarding HC Mike McCarthy, whose job status is now up in the air following the disastrous loss last night.

-- Cowboys Friday Injury Update --
Fri Jan 12, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Cowboys official website reports Cowboys QB Cooper Rush (illness) is questionable to play this week.

-- Cowboys Thursday Injury Update --
Thu Jan 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Cowboys official website reports Cowboys DT Johnathan Hankins (ankle), OG Zack Martin (rest), and OT Tyron Smith (rest) did not practice on Thursday. CB Stephon Gilmore (rest) and OT Tyler Smith (foot) were limited. DE Dorance Armstrong (ankle) and S Malik Hooker (ankle) fully practiced.

-- Cowboys Wednesday Injury Update --
Wed Jan 10, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Cowboys official website reports Cowboys CB Stephon Gilmore (rest), DT Johnathan Hankins (ankle), DE Demarcus Lawrence (rest), OG Zack Martin (rest), and OT Tyron Smith (rest) did not practice on Wednesday. WR Brandin Cooks (rest), CB Jordan Lewis (rest), and OT Tyler Smith (foot) were limited. DE Dorance Armstrong (ankle) and S Malik Hooker (ankle) fully practiced.

-- Stephon Gilmore Says He Will Play This Week --
Mon Jan 8, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Dallas Cowboys CB Stephon Gilmore (shoulder) underwent an MRI on his injured right shoulder on Monday. The scan showed no significant damage. Gilmore said he dislocated his shoulder and the team’s medical staff popped it back in place. He declared himself good to go for Sunday’s playoff game against the Packers.

-- Mike McCarthy Future Watch --
Sat Jan 6, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports there continues to be a feeling from people around the league, and even some within the Cowboys organization, that HC Mike McCarthy will be measured by how Dallas' final game goes. If the Cowboys play well in the postseason, McCarthy would have an excellent chance to keep his job. But if they struggle and end the season with an embarrassing loss, as has happened in each of the past two years, then some say that change could come to Dallas.

-- Cowboys Release Martavis Bryant --
Thu Jan 4, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have released WR Martavis Bryant.

-- Cowboys IR Deuce Vaughn --
Wed Jan 3, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

KPRC2 reports the Dallas Cowboys have placed RB Deuce Vaughn (ankle) on injured reserve.

-- Cowboys Workout Two Former Cowboys --
Tue Jan 2, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys are bringing in familiar faces for workouts today in OL La'el Collins and LB Damien Wilson, according to sources. Collins played for the Cowboys from 2015-21. Wilson played for Dallas from 2015-18.

-- Cowboys Make Player Moves --
Wed Dec 27, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Dallas Cowboys have activated OT Matt Waletzko from injured reserve and waived LB Rashaan Evans.

-- Mike McCarthy Returns to Manage Practice Friday --
Fri Dec 8, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Dallas Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy is back at practice this morning, less than 48 hours after an appendectomy.

-- Mike McCarthy Undergoes Appendectomy; Will Coach Sunday --
Thu Dec 7, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports Dallas Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy (acute appendicitis) is back at his home after having surgery yesterday. He’s doing well. He’s expected to be back at The Star tomorrow and coach Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles

-- Mike McCarthy Undergoing an Appendectomy --
Wed Dec 6, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Dallas Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy is undergoing an appendectomy, but expects to be able to coach this weekend.

-- Cowboys Do Not Sign Shaq Leonard... Right Now --
Tue Nov 28, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports free-agent LB Shaq Leonard left his visit with the Cowboys without a contract.

-- Cowboys to Host Shaquille Leonard --
Sun Nov 26, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports free-agent LB Shaquille Leonard will visit the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday.

-- Cowboys Not Expected to Sign Shaq Leonard Right Now --
Fri Nov 24, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Sports reports the Dallas Cowboys are not expected to sign free-agent LB Shaq Leonard at this time.

-- Cowboys to Officially Sign Rashaan Evans --
Sat Nov 18, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Dallas Cowboys are signing LB Rashaan Evans, the former first-round pick, to their 53-man roster, a source said. Evans has been elevated from the practice squad the last few weeks, and several teams have been attempting to sign him off the Dallas practice squad.

-- Rico Dowdle Watch --
Thu Nov 16, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy says he would like to get RB Rico Dowdle more touches, but he is fine with the current touch distribution between the backs.

-- Leighton Vander Esch Lost for the Season; Career in Jeopardy --
Tue Nov 14, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Dallas Cowboys LB Leighton Vander Esch (neck) is lost for the rest of the season and his career is in question due to a neck injury.

-- Brandin Cooks Not Frustrated --
Thu Nov 9, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Dallas Cowboys WR Brandin Cooks is not frustrated. “Getting frustrated, all that’s going to do is affect your mentals,” Cooks said Thursday, “and go down a route that you don’t want to go down.” Cooks said “you best believe 3 will be ready” if his opportunity arises. “I truly am just going to keep trusting it,” Cooks said. “That’s who I am. In my mind, it;’s get back to work and work harder and when it comes, it’s going to come. I mean that. I really do.”

-- Cowboys Sign Martavis Bryant --
Tue Nov 7, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

Bleacher Report reports the Dallas Cowboys have signed free-agent WR Martavis Bryant to their practice squad.

-- Cowboys to Workout Martavis Bryant --
Mon Nov 6, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports free-agent veteran WR Martavis Bryant is set to work out for the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday.

-- Jerry Jones Speaks --
Thu Oct 26, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones said of the Cowboys’ activity at the trade deadline, “I don’t see anything heated up to a level that would cause something to happen.”

-- Cowboys IR Two --
Mon Oct 16, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Dallas Cowboys have placed LB Leighton Vander Esch (neck) and CB C.J. Goodwin (pec) on injured reserve.

-- Cowboys IR Peyton Hendershot; Sign One --
Thu Oct 12, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Dallas Cowboys have placed TE Peyton Hendershot (ankle) on injured reserve and signed TE Sean McKeon to their active roster from their practice squad.

-- Cowboys to IR Peyton Hendershot --
Thu Oct 12, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports the Cowboys are expected to place TE Peyton Hendershot (ankle) on injured reserve.

-- Trevon Diggs Lost for the Season Due to a Torn ACL --
Thu Sep 21, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Dallas Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs (torn ACL) suffered a torn ACL in Thursday's practice and will miss the rest of the 2023 season.

-- Cowboys Release Ronald Jones --
Mon Sep 18, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Dallas Morning News reports the Cowboys have released RB Ronald Jones.

Back to top of page
FFMastermind Logo

The Definitive Fantasy Information Service

Mastermind Moment

2024 Madness NFL Rookie Draft Reference Guide
Sunday, April 21st, 2024

Premium Pro Bowl and Super Bowl Package Subscribers take note. The time has come. The 2024 Madness NFL Rookie Draft Reference Guide has been released for your viewing pleasure. This

Read the Full Mastermind Moment