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  Cowboys | Michael Gallup returns to practice    Sat Jul 31, 07:41 PM

Updating a previous story, Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (ankle) is returning to practice Saturday, July 31.

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  Cowboys | Tyron Smith still absent from practice    Sat Jul 31, 07:38 PM

Dallas Cowboys OT Tyron Smith (elbow) remains out of practice as of Saturday, July 31, because of elbow tendinitis.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott working on the side    Sat Jul 31, 07:35 PM

Updating an ongoing story, Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (shoulder) took part in individual drills Saturday, July 31, but did not throw once again, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

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  Cowboys | Tyron Smith to miss practice    Thu Jul 29, 04:52 PM

Dallas Cowboys OT Tyron Smith (elbow) will not practice Thursday, July 29, because of elbow tendinitis.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott limited Thursday    Thu Jul 29, 04:51 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (shoulder) was scheduled to be a limited participant in practice Thursday, July 29.

Footballguys view: This injury is considered minor. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Prescott could resume throwing in two to three days.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott has slight shoulder strain    Thu Jul 29, 11:37 AM

Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (shoulder) has a slight shoulder strain that the team is optimistic he'll return in a few days from.

Footballguys view: This sounds like a minor injury but it's a situation to watch. The Cowboys offense was not the same when Prescott went down last year, and that was with Andy Dalton at quarterback. With Dalton gone to Chicago, guys like Ben DiNucci, Cooper Rush and Garrett Gilbert will get more time.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott dealing with muscle pull    Wed Jul 28, 04:04 PM

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (arm) was diagnosed with a muscle pull after leaving practice early due to arm soreness Wednesday, July 28. Multiple sources noted Prescott was removed for precautionary reasons.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott exits practice early    Wed Jul 28, 03:47 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (arm) did not finish practice Wednesday, July 28, after experiencing soreness in his right arm. While he is undergoing further evaluation, the team has not expressed any concern about his long-term status.

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  Cowboys | Michael Gallup nursing minor ankle injury    Wed Jul 28, 01:11 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (ankle) is not expected to practice Wednesday, July 28, after suffering a 'tweaked' ankle during practice Tuesday, July 27.

Footballguys view: Gallup has a ton of talent but he needs to stay healthy and then find a role in the high-powered offense as the Cowboys no.3 receiver. Head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Wednesday that he didn't believe the ankle issue was going to be a long-term problem. We'll see how long he's out of action in training camp.

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  Cowboys | Dallas makes it official with Malik Hooker    Tue Jul 27, 03:06 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent S Malik Hooker (Colts) signed an undisclosed contract with the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday, July 27. OT Mitch Hyatt (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list to make room for Hooker on the roster.

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  Cowboys | Dallas adding Kyron Brown    Sun Jul 25, 02:33 PM

Free-agent CB Kyron Brown (Jets) agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, July 25. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Cowboys | Cooper Rush to be limited    Sun Jul 25, 01:42 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Cooper Rush (back) will not throw during team drills Sunday, July 25, because of a back issue.

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  Cowboys | CeeDee Lamb bulks up    Sat Jul 24, 07:38 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb said he added five to 10 pounds this offseason in hopes of being stronger and more durable this season.

Footballguys view: Lamb has a chance to be the top fantasy receiver in Dallas this year, especially with Amari Cooper still recovering from offseason ankle surgery at the open of camp. It's reasonable to take Lamb ahead of Cooper in drafts.

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  Cowboys | Cooper Rush unable to finish practice    Sat Jul 24, 06:56 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Cooper Rush (back) left practice early Saturday, July 24, because of back tightness, according to a source. The injury is not considered serious.

Footballguys view: Rush is battling with Garrett Gilbert and Ben DiNucci to back up Dak Prescott this year. No matter who wins, the Cowboys season will be lost if Prescott goes down again.

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  Cowboys | Dallas expected to add Malik Hooker    Fri Jul 23, 05:12 PM

Free-agent S Malik Hooker (Colts) is meeting with the Dallas Cowboys Friday, July 23, and is expected to sign with the Cowboys if he passes his physical, according a source.

Footballguys view: Hooker and the Cowboys are good fits for each other. He can play the "Earl Thomas" role in the Dan Quinn-coached as the last line of defense. Hooker was the 15th pick of the 2017 draft, but hasn't been able to stay healthy and establish his value.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott a full go    Thu Jul 22, 09:40 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (ankle) was a full participant in practice Thursday, July 22, completing 11 of his 16 passes in 11-on-11 drills.

Footballguys view: As long as Prescott gets through practice without incident this week, we can put his ugly 2020 season-ending injury behind us. He's worth a pick in the top five quarterbacks off of the board.

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  Cowboys | Three on track for Week 1    Thu Jul 22, 07:29 PM

Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence (back), PK Greg Zuerlein and DE Chauncey Golston (hamstring) are expected to available for the Week 1 game.

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  Cowboys | Amari Cooper should be ready for opener    Thu Jul 22, 07:26 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle) is expected to be ready for the start of the 2021 regular season.

Footballguys view: We never thought Week 1 was in doubt before he started camp on the PUP list, so being reassured of this is still not completely reassuring. We'll feel better when Cooper is off of the PUP list and practicing without limitations.

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  Cowboys | Francis Bernard suffers injury    Thu Jul 22, 07:13 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB Francis Bernard (hamstring) left practice early Thursday, July 22, because of a hamstring injury.

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  Cowboys | T.J. Vasher on NFI list    Thu Jul 22, 05:59 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR T.J. Vasher (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 22.

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  Cowboys | Holton Hill worked out    Thu Jul 22, 05:52 PM

Free-agent CB Holton Hill (Vikings) worked out for the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, July 22, according to a source.

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  Cowboys | Greg Zuerlein had back surgery    Thu Jul 22, 01:40 PM

Dallas Cowboys PK Greg Zuerlein (back) underwent offseason back surgery, the team announced Thursday, July 22, and is starting training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. P Hunter Niswander will handle the kicking duties at camp while Zuerlein is out.

Footballguys view: Zuerlein has been drafted as a top five kicker all offseason, but we should move him down in our ranks until he's back and practicing regularly.

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  Cowboys | Demarcus Lawrence underwent surgery    Thu Jul 22, 01:15 PM

Dallas Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence (back) underwent back surgery during the offseason, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday, July 22. 'I think it was more of a cleanup. ... He looks great,' McCarthy said.

Footballguys view: There is no such as minor back surgery, and as Eric Stoner says, rarely do we hear that a player "used to" have back issues. Lawrence is a crucial player in a Dallas defense that sorely needs to improve the pass rush.

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  Cowboys | Five players starting on PUP    Thu Jul 22, 12:49 PM

Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence (back), DT Trysten Hill (knee), PK Greg Zuerlein (back), DE Chauncey Golston (hamstring) and OG Mitch Hyatt (knee) will begin training camp on the Physcially Unable to Perform list, according to a source Thursday, July 22.

Footballguys view: Lawrence's history of back problems is well-chronicled and the Cowboys don't have a lot of proven edge rush depth behind him. Mike McCarthy said Hill is the "farthest away", which is an issue for a thin defensive tackle group. The Cowboys could still be active in free agency if these issues don't get resolved soon. Zuerlein's situation is one to monitor in leagues that still use kickers, as he often goes in the top five kickers off of the board.

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  Cowboys | Amari Cooper headed to PUP list    Thu Jul 22, 12:40 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle) is being placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list to open training camp, according to a source Thursday, July 22.

Footballguys view: Cooper had ankle surgery in early January, so this is definitely something to monitor. Mike McCarthy was reassuring, saying Cooper was "in great shape" and he wasn't concerned, but until Cooper is off of the PUP list and practicing regularly, we shouldn't assume anything. CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup's values would go up, but Dak Prescott's down if Cooper has a setback.

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  Cowboys | No limitations expected for Dak Prescott    Wed Jul 21, 05:30 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (ankle) is expected to be a full participant during practice Thursday, July 22, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

Footballguys view: We'll be watching the status of players who suffered season-ending injuries and/or had offseason surgery closely at the open of training camp. Prescott is one of the less worrisome players in that group, with all signs pointing to a full recovery and no lingering aftereffects. He's worth a pick in the top five quarterbacks.

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  Cowboys | Nahshon Wright finalizes rookie deal    Wed Jul 21, 02:05 PM

Dallas Cowboys third-round pick CB Nahshon Wright (Oregon State) signed his four-year rookie contract Tuesday, July 20. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Footballguys view: Wright has exceptional length for a corner (a Dan Quinn special) and already turned some heads in OTAs. He could rocket up a weak depth chart in a rebuilding defense.

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  Cowboys | Chauncey Golston signs rookie deal    Wed Jul 21, 12:22 PM

Dallas Cowboys third-round pick DE Chauncey Golston signed his rookie, four-year deal Wednesday, July 21. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: Golston is mostly a projection as an outside pass rusher and might be better off going after the passer from an interior defensive line spot. He has a high ceiling but might not contribute much in his rookie year.

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  Cowboys | Rashard Robinson cut    Sat Jul 17, 05:41 PM

Dallas Cowboys CB Rashard Robinson was released Saturday, July 17.

Footballguys view: Robinson still has serve a two-game PED suspension, his third suspension after having a four and ten suspension levied by the league for substance abuse earlier in his career. He filled in adequately for three starts when the Cowboys secondary was injury-depleted last year.

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  Cowboys | QB Prescott to Have 'Huge, Huge Year'    Mon Jul 12, 12:54 PM

Former NFL QB Alex Smith said in a recent interview that he thinks Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is going to perform at a high level in 2021. "Dak is, I think, one of the most unique athletes in the NFL - and I really think that from like a freakish perspective," Smith told USA Today. "He is such a strong, powerful, such a good athlete. So I really expect him to come back and be rolling. Then you add that on to his fortitude and mental perspective? I think he's going to have a huge, huge year."

Footballguys view: Prescott was on fire last year before getting hurt. Now, he returns for a healthy season with fantastic weapons around him. He's an easy QB1 for Fantasy GMs, and there's a chance he's the no.1 fantasy quarterback in 2021. His current ADP is QB4 (5.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Cowboys | WR Cooper 'Cutting it Close'    Fri Jul 9, 02:45 PM

Mike Fisher, from Sports Illustrated, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper will be "cutting it close" to start training camp as he recovers from ankle surgery.

Footballguys view: Cooper did not participate in OTAs or minicamp as he was still recovering from the surgery he had back in January. There's no word on his availability for the start of training camp, but we bet the team is going to ease the veteran back into action. This means he may only practice sparingly in training camp and could be very limited in the preseason. There was some speculation about a month ago that Cooper would begin camp on the PUP list. Stay tuned.

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  Cowboys | Jaylon Smith working with starters    Thu Jul 8, 10:23 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith (wrist) saw a majority of the first-team snaps at middle linebacker during OTAs.

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  Cowboys | Dallas an option for Richard Sherman?    Mon Jul 5, 05:46 PM

Free-agent CB Richard Sherman (49ers) could be an option for the Dallas Cowboys if the team decides to add a veteran cornerback during the start of the regular season, in the opinion of CowboysWire's Asa Henry.

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  Cowboys | CeeDee Lamb moving around    Sun Jul 4, 07:17 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb has been playing four different receiver spots during the offseason, and head coach Mike McCarthy said he expects Lamb to make a 'jump' in his second season.

Footballguys view: Lamb should take that next step that most talented receivers do. With QB Dak Prescott back and healthy, the team's passing game should thrive. Lamb should push Amari Cooper for the no.1 target in the offense. Forecasting him for a top-15 finish sounds about right.

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  Cowboys | RB Elliott 'way more elusive' per RBs Coach    Sun Jul 4, 02:54 PM

Jon Machota, from The Athletic, reports Cowboys running backs coach Josh Hicks said Ezekiel Elliott is "way quicker, way more elusive, more fluent" than he was in 2020.

Footballguys view: There has been nothing but glowing reports about Elliott from Cowboys camp - from reporters, OC Kellen Moore and now his RBs coach is pitching in. Elliott had a poor 2020 season and only had three rushes over 20 yards last year. With QB Dak Prescott back in action, things should open up for Elliott. Couple that with his improved speed and elusiveness to see how a bounce-back season for the superstar running back is likely in 2021. He's an RB1 for Fantasy GMs as per usual, and if he finished 2021 as the best running back in fantasy football it would not be a surprise.

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  Cowboys | CeeDee Lamb has team MVP potential    Thu Jul 1, 01:39 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb will have a strong second season in 2021 and emerge as the team's MVP, in the opinion of analyst Dan Hanzus of NFL.com.

Footballguys view: Lamb only showed us the tip of the iceberg during his rookie year, and much of that was spent without QB Dak Prescott. He finished his rookie season as the no.21 fantasy receiver in standard-scoring leagues. This year, with Prescott back and healthy, Lamb could finish as a top-15 fantasy wide receiver.

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  Cowboys | Micah Parsons working in coverage     Thu Jun 24, 10:22 PM

Dallas Cowboys LB Micah Parsons is working on his skills in coverage, according to defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. 'Now we are working on behind the ball things: Man to man, playing zone, blitzing from off the ball,' Quinn said.

Footballguys view: Parsons has a good chance to be the team's middle linebacker, but they are also experimenting with using him as a pass rusher. The team wants to harness Parsons elite combination of athleticism and ability in as many ways as they can.

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  Cowboys | Nahshon Wright drawing praise    Mon Jun 21, 09:36 PM

Dallas Cowboys third-round pick CB Nahshon Wright has 'been around the ball a ton' through rookie minicamp and into the organized team activities and mandatory minicamp,' according to ESPN.com's Todd Archer.

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  Cowboys | QB endorses Ezekiel Elliott    Sun Jun 13, 08:58 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is in 'the best shape of his life,' according to QB Dak Prescott. 'When Zeke's healthy and Zeke's doing his thing, he's the best running back in the league,' Prescott said. 'It's just exciting to see him in the best shape of his life, or best shape he's been in the NFL. That's going to be special for us moving forward.'

Footballguys view: The Ezekiel Elliott debate rages on in fantasy circles. Is Elliott's plays declining, or were his lackluster numbers in 2020 due to Prescott's injury? Elliott is coming off a down year, but with Prescott out there opposing defenses will play them differently and that likely opens up more rushing lanes for the star running back. He's got a current ADP of RB7 (1.07) in 12-team PPR leagues. If he performs like he did before 2020, Elliott could finish the season as a top-5 fantasy running back.

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  Cowboys | Dallas adds Reggie Davis    Fri Jun 11, 05:08 PM

Free-agent WR Reggie Davis (Bears) signed with the Dallas Cowboys Friday, June 11. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived WR Stephen Guidry.

Footballguys view: Davis has bounced around the league and was on the Bears practice squad in 2020. He was with the Cowboys for parts of 2018 and 2019, spending some time on their practice squad. In college at Georgia, Davis was largely a return man but he's got 4.3 speed and can make defenders look silly in the open field. He's a long shot to make the Cowboys practice squad.

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  Cowboys | Osa Odighizuwa agrees to deal    Fri Jun 11, 01:46 PM

Dallas Cowboys third-round draft choice DT Osa Odighizuwa agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Cowboys Friday, June 11, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Odighizuwa isn't going to make a lot of highlight plays, but he'll be stout against the run and be able to play defensive tackle and defensive end for a young defensive line.

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  Cowboys | Kelvin Joseph signs contract    Thu Jun 10, 01:56 PM

Dallas Cowboys second-round draft choice CB Kelvin Joseph signed a four-year contract with the Cowboys Thursday, June 10, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Cowboys | Amari Cooper could have delayed start    Wed Jun 9, 07:26 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle) could miss the start of training camp due to irritation in his right ankle and may begin on the physically unable to perform list, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network Wednesday, June 9.

Footballguys view: An interesting development to watch here. Cooper could start on the PUP list for camp, but there's no indication he'd need to start on the PUP list at the beginning of the regular season. We'll have a better idea of his availability as we get closer to the start of training camp at the end of July.

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  Cowboys | Dallas gets deal done with Micah Parsons    Wed Jun 9, 03:49 PM

Dallas Cowboys first-round pick LB Micah Parsons (Penn State) signed a four-year contract that includes a fifth-year team option Wednesday, June 9.

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  Cowboys | Michael Gallup working all over offense    Wed Jun 9, 01:05 PM

Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup has 'taken a big leap forward in his play' and moving all over the formation - including the slot - according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

Footballguys view: Gallup is the forgotten man in the Cowboys wide receiver room. He should not be overlooked as the Cowboys offense can support three wide receivers. Gallup can still get plenty of work even with Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb on the depth chart in front of him. He's got a current ADP of WR51 (11.01) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Cowboys | Kelvin Joseph misses practice    Fri Jun 4, 05:13 PM

Dallas Cowboys CB Kelvin Joseph (illness) missed two practices this week because of an illness, according to sources.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott looking ready    Fri Jun 4, 02:39 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has had a strong spring in team workouts, offensive coordinator Kellen Moore. '(He looks) great,' Moore said Friday, June 4. 'Zeke has had an awesome offseason. ...He's had total command of the whole thing. ...Fast, crisp. In and out of things. He looks really good, and we're excited.'

Footballguys view: The Cowboys offense is stacked and should be one of the most high-powered units in the league. Elliott's presence helps set up QB Dak Prescott and the passing attack, and he's in line for another large workload. He's coming off a down year (with Prescott out last year defenses could key on him) and is looking to bounce back in 2021. Elliott has a current ADP of RB7 (1.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Cowboys | Three linemen limited at practice    Thu Jun 3, 03:21 PM

Dallas Cowboys OG Zack Martin (calf), OT Tyron Smith (neck) and OT La'el Collins (hip) were limited to 11-on-7 drills during practice Thursday, June 3.

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  Cowboys | Dak Prescott limited Thursday    Thu Jun 3, 03:16 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (ankle) did not participate in team drills during practice Thursday, June 3, but did take part in 11-on-7 drills.

Footballguys view: The Cowboys are going to take it easy on Prescott during the offseason. When training camp rolls around, expect Prescott to be a full participant.

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  Cowboys | Tony Pollard getting WR reps    Thu Jun 3, 01:13 PM

Dallas Cowboys RB Tony Pollard has been getting reps at wide receiver during the team's OTAs, head coach Mike McCarhy said Thursday, June 3.

Footballguys view: Pollard can play both positions although he's listed as a running back. He has had 60 targets over the last two years playing as a reserve behind Ezekiel Elliott. The Cowboys are absolutely stacked at the wide receiver position, so we'll see Pollard try to mix into the backfield and perhaps in the slot sometimes.

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