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NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
5Bailey, Dan K6-01951/26/19884Oklahoma State
11Beasley, Cole WR5-81804/26/19893Southern Methodist
73Bernadeau, Mackenzy G6-43251/3/19867Bentley
66Bishop, Ken DT6-03059/8/1990RNorthern Illinois
88Bryant, Dez WR6-222011/4/19885Oklahoma State
39Carr, Brandon CB6-02105/19/19867Grand Valley State
54Carter, Bruce OLB6-22402/19/19884North Carolina
42Church, Barry FS6-22182/11/19885Toledo
24Claiborne, Morris CB5-111922/7/19903Louisiana State
44Clutts, Tyler FB6-225511/9/19844Fresno State
60Coleman, Davon DT6-23001/11/1991RArizona State
58Crawford, Jack DE6-52759/7/19883Penn State
98Crawford, Tyrone DE6-428511/22/19893Boise State
25Dunbar, Lance RB5-81951/25/19903North Texas
52Durant, Justin OLB6-12309/21/19858Hampton
95Edwards, Lavar DE6-42784/29/19902Louisiana State
89Escobar, Gavin TE6-62602/3/19912San Diego State
72Frederick, Travis C6-33153/18/19912Wisconsin
68Free, Doug T6-63251/6/19848Northern Illinois
84Hanna, James TE6-42607/14/19893Oklahoma
17Harris, Dwayne WR5-102029/16/19874East Carolina
71Hawkins, Donald T6-43104/22/1992RTexas
96Hayden, Nick DT6-43032/4/19867Wisconsin
38Heath, Jeff SS6-12125/14/19912Saginaw Valley State
59Hitchens, Anthony OLB6-02356/10/1992RIowa
6Jones, Chris P6-02057/21/19893Carson-Newman
91LaDouceur, L.P. LS6-52563/13/198110California
53Lawrence, Cameron OLB6-22381/20/19912Mississippi State
90Lawrence, Demarcus DE6-32604/28/1992RBoise State
65Leary, Ronald G6-33204/29/19892Memphis
70Martin, Zack G6-431011/20/1990RNotre Dame
97McClain, Terrell DT6-23007/20/19884South Florida
55McClain, Rolando MLB6-42597/14/19894Alabama
69Melton, Henry DT6-329010/11/19866Texas
92Mincey, Jeremy DE6-428012/14/19837Florida
26Moore, Sterling DB5-102022/3/19904Southern Methodist
29Murray, DeMarco RB6-02172/12/19884Oklahoma
78Parnell, Jermey T6-63157/20/19865Mississippi
20Patmon, Tyler DB5-101851/26/1991ROklahoma State
21Randle, Joseph RB6-021012/29/19912Oklahoma State
9Romo, Tony QB6-22304/21/198012Eastern Illinois
32Scandrick, Orlando CB5-101952/10/19877Boise State
99Selvie, George DE6-42703/6/19875South Florida
77Smith, Tyron T6-532012/12/19904USC
93Spencer, Anthony DE6-32651/23/19848Purdue
37Spillman, C.J. DB6-01995/6/19866Marshall
15Street, Devin WR6-32003/30/1991RPittsburgh
56Toomer, Korey LB6-223412/9/19881Idaho
10Vaughan, Dustin QB6-52351/27/1991RWest Texas A&M
3Weeden, Brandon QB6-322810/14/19833Oklahoma State
74Whaley, Chris DT6-329512/8/1990RTexas
51Wilber, Kyle OLB6-42454/26/19893Wake Forest
27Wilcox, J.J. SS6-02122/14/19912Georgia Southern
83Williams, Terrance WR6-22089/8/19892Baylor
82Witten, Jason TE6-62615/6/198212Tennessee
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50Lee, Sean (IR) MLB6-22347/22/19865Penn State
57Holloman, DeVonte (IR) MLB6-22382/12/19912South Carolina
71Gardner, Ben (IR) DE6-42704/29/1991RStanford
75Weems, Darrion (IR) T6-53109/4/19882Oregon
87Najvar, Jordan (IR) TE6-62601/8/1991RBaylor
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16Benford, Tim WR5-111989/7/19891Tennessee Tech
91Boatright, Kenneth DE6-42533/6/19902Southern Illinois
17Dunn, Reggie WR5-91781/5/19891Utah
65Johnson, Rishaw G6-33132/23/19892California (PA)
32Pellerin, Micah DB6-019211/23/19882Hampton
96Sam, Michael DE6-22601/17/1990RMissouri
57Smith, Keith LB6-02324/8/1992RSan Jose State
61Wetzel, John T6-73157/18/19911Boston College
35Whitlock, Nikita RB5-112505/16/1991RWake Forest
34Williams, Ryan RB5-92074/9/19902Virginia Tech
 
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Michael Sam
News
The Cowboys officially announced Wednesday they signed rookie defensive lineman Michael Sam to the practice squad. 

"We felt like it was a good move for our football team right now," head coach Jason Garrett said, per the team's official website. "I don’t like to talk about who’s on our board and who’s off our board, but obviously he was a very good player in college. His track record speaks for itself."

Kenneth Boatright
News
The Cowboys have sliced their roster down to 53 with a slew of moves on Saturday.

The have released the following offensive players: wide receivers Jamar Newsome, LaRon Byrd and Dezmon Briscoe, guards Stephen Goodin and Uche Nwaneri, running backs Ryan Williams, Phillip Tanner and D.J. Adams, tackle Josh Aladenoye, center Ronald Patrick and tight end Asa Watson.

Among the defenders they let go are linemen Kenneth Boatright, Dartwan Bush and Caesar Rayford, cornerback Terrance Mitchell, safety Ryan Smithl and linebackers Dontravis Sapp, Will Smith and Keith Smith.

The Cowboys also waived/injured linebacker Orie Lemon and defensive tackle Zach Minter while placing safety Jakar Hamilton and cornerback Orlando Scandrick on the reserve/suspended list.

Micah Pellerin
News
The Titans listed seven players as inactive for their game vs. Arizona: quarterback John Skelton, wideouts Justin Hunter and Damian Williams, defensive back Micah Pellerin, center Kevin Matthews, offensive tackle Byron Stingily and defensive tackle Mike Martin.
Barry Church
News
Twelve Cowboys suffered hamstring injuries of varying severity in 2013, reports ESPN.com. The list consisted of Miles Austin, Morris Claiborne, Sean Lee, Justin Durant, Dwayne Harris, Bruce Carter, Danny McCray, Barry Church, Dez Bryant, Lance Dunbar, Gavin Escobar and Terrance Williams.

Coach Jason Garrett is looking at other teams' approaches to find a solution. He might cut back the time players spend on the field early in the offseason, the report said. 

“It is valuable to do the football stuff. We don’t feel like there’s a lot of football stuff right now,” Garrett told the website. “We want to be careful about how much we take away from that. But there’s a couple weeks prior to all that stuff starting. We’ve talked about tweaking the daily schedule and what we’re doing those first couple weeks as we start to lay the foundation for the offseason.”

James Hanna
News
Several Cowboys contributed offensively Week 14 at Chicago. Among them, tight end Gavin Escobar caught both his targets for 32 yards and wideout Miles Austin caught two of four targets for 19 yards. Tight end James Hanna had a 6-yard reception.

They'll play the Packers in Week 15.

Jack Crawford
News
The Cowboys have listed QB Dustin Vaughan, LB Korey Toomer, DE Jack Crawford, OT Donald Hawkins, OT Darrion Weems, DE Anthony Spencer, DT Terrell McClain as inactive Week 1 against the 49ers. 

Only McClain was listed on the injury report coming into the game. He's dealing with an ankle injury. Spencer had already been ruled out heading into the game.

Gavin Escobar
News
Several key Cowboys who were on the injury report are active for Sunday Night Football against the Saints. They include linebacker Rolando McClain (groin), defensive tackle Henry Melton (hamstring), linebacker Justin Durant (groin), tight end Gavin Escobar (knee) and defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee).
Bruce Carter
News
Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter appears doomed to inactivity for the Week 5 clash against Houston. He was sidelined from practice Wednesday with a quad strain and is expected to be out for up to two weeks.

"Yeah, I'll probably be down," he conceded to the Dallas Morning News. "I rehab all day pretty much. Ice and elevation and compression and pretty mjuch the same cycle over and over. Get some of this swelling out."

Carter sustained the injury in the Sunday defeat of New Orleans.

Injury
Quadriceps - Left Week 4 vs. New Orleans
Travis Frederick
News
Cowboys center Travis Frederick is hoping to make things easier for quarterback Tony Romo this season, reports ESPN.

Part of Romo's responsibility is setting the protections with calling out the middle linebacker. The offensive line follows the assignment. If Frederick can take that responsibility away from Romo, then Romo can worry more about the coverage. 

"I'm going to try and do as much as I can to take as much as I can off Tony that he was doing before for the offensive line," Frederick said. 'Not necessarily because I was a rookie or this or that, but because, if I can see it better, that's going to take one thing off his plate and that's going to help the team as a whole."

Tyron Smith
News
The Cowboys and Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith agreed in principle on an eight-year, $98 million contract extension, reports NFL Network. Smith, 23, was entering the final year of his deal.

He's now signed through 2023.

Nikita Whitlock
News
The Bengals made a slew of moves Saturday to pare their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.

Among those moves was the placement of guard Trey Hopkins on the reserve/injured list with a leg issue. Rookie quarterback AJ McCarron was put on the reserve/non-football injury list with a shoulder problem.

The Bengals also cut the following offensive players: tackles Dan France and Will Svitek, wide receivers Colin Lockett and Cobi Hamilton, center Trevor Robinson and running backs James Wilder and Nikita Whitlock.

Defenders waived by the Bengals include safety Danieal Manning, cornerbacks Onterio McCalebb and Victor Hampton, tackles Devon Still and David King and ends Sam Montgomery and Dontay Moch.

Cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris will begin serving a two-game drug suspension handed dowsn by the league.

Tyler Clutts
News
Cowboys WR Cole Beasley, WR Miles Austin and FB Tyler Clutts did little Week 16.

Beasley caught two passes for 29 yards. He was targeted just two times. Austin caught one pass for 8 yards. Clutts picked up 4 yards on one target.  

Korey Toomer
News
The Cowboys declared quarterback Dustin Vaughan, cornerback Tyler Patmon, linebacker Korey Toomer, defensive tackles Davon Coleman (knee) and Terrell McClain (concussion), offensive tackle Donald Hawkins and defensive end Lavar Edwards inactive for Sunday night's game against New Orleans.
Terrell McClain
News
The Cowboys declared quarterback Dustin Vaughan, cornerback Tyler Patmon, linebacker Korey Toomer, defensive tackles Davon Coleman (knee) and Terrell McClain (concussion), offensive tackle Donald Hawkins and defensive end Lavar Edwards inactive for Sunday night's game against New Orleans.
Injury
Concussion - Missed Week 4 vs. New Orleans
Terrance Williams
News
I hate to pooh-pooh a player a week after he scores two touchdowns, but I really don't get the Terrance Williams love. 

OK, so those two in Week 4 gave him four in four games, but in two of those games, he caught just two passes total. And prior to Sunday night, his season high in receiving yards was 50.

The Cowboys were a run-heavy team prior to opening up the passing game in what figured to be a high-scoring affair with the Saints in town, but I think they go back to feeding DeMarco Murray against Houston this week. In that version of the Cowboys offense, Tony Romo has shown he's good for only one or two touchdown passes, and you have to think Dez Bryant is more likely to get one than Williams. So what does that make Williams' chances of scoring a week-to-week basis? Less than 50/50?

Bottom line: I don't think he can keep up this scoring rate, and if he doesn't keep up this scoring rate, he doesn't have much to fall back on.

That doesn't mean I'm dropping Williams, but I'm not nearly as bullish on him as Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard, who rank him among their top 24 wide receivers for this week. I'm probably not even starting him in a standard 12-team league.

Jermey Parnell
News
The Cowboys added DL/OL Jermey Parnell to their 53-man roster on Thursday.
C.J. Spillman
News
Police are investigating Cowboys player C.J. Spillman for an alleged sexual assault, according to the New York Daily News.

Police confirmed that Spillman was "involved" in the investigation. The incident took place Saturday, September 20. Spillman played in the team's game against the Rams the following day. A police spokesman said they are "looking into the matter."

Henry Melton
News
Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton is unsure if he'll be able to practice Wednesday after suffering a hamstring strain in Sunday's win, the Dallas Morning News reports.

"We’ll come in here and see how it feels in the morning," Melton said. "If they feel like I can go, I’ll go. If not, we’ll just wait for Thursday."

Melton said he injured his hamstring early in Sunday's game but was able to play through the injury. He managed to recover a fumble late in the first half of the win.

Cameron Lawrence
News
Cornerback Sterling Moore, who has earned some playing time with New England and Dallas, has been cut by the Cowboys. Moore played in five games in both 2011 and 2012. Another significant cut by the team is wide receiver Anthony Armstrong, who has 54 career catches.

Others waived by Dallas are the following: quarterback Alex Tanney, tackles Demetress Bell and Edawn Coughman, defensive backs Micah Pellerin, Xavier Brewer and Jakar Hamilton, linebackers Brandon McGee, Cameron Lawrence, Caleb McSurdy and Taylor Reed, running back Kendial Lawrence, defensive tackle Jerome Long, defensive ends Thaddeus Gibson and Jabari Fletcher, guard Ray Dominguez, wide receivers Tim Benford and Danny Coale, defensive lineman Jason Vega and center Kevin Kowalski

Kyle Wilber
News
Cowboys linebacker Kyle Wilber started four of the final five games on the strong side last year, making him the favorite to start at the position in 2014, reports the Dallas Morning News. Wilber, 25, appeared in every game and finished with 42 tackles, two sacks and 14 quarterback pressures.

He'll be challenged by DeVonte Holloman.

Lance Dunbar
News
The Cowboys backup pass catchers played a bigger role than expected Week 1 against the 49ers.

Dwayne Harris only received two targets, but made the most of it. He came down with a 56 -yard catch in the third quarter. The pass was nearly intercepted, but the defender jumped too early. Harris also had one rush for 9 yards. 

Cole Beasley wound up being the most consistent of the bunch. He caught four passes for 42 yards. Beasley received five targets. 

Lance Dunbar and Devin Street also played roles. Dunbar caught three balls for 21 yards. He did not have a rush the entire game. Street caught two passes for 18 yards.

The Cowboys will take on the Titans Week 2. 

Rishaw Johnson
News
The Buccaneers have promoted quarterback Mike Kafka to the active roster Thursday. To clear a roster spot, offensive lineman Rishaw Johnson was released.
Anthony Spencer
News
Several key Cowboys who were on the injury report are active for Sunday Night Football against the Saints. They include linebacker Rolando McClain (groin), defensive tackle Henry Melton (hamstring), linebacker Justin Durant (groin), tight end Gavin Escobar (knee) and defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee).
Nick Hayden
News
Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar (hamstring), defensive tackle Jason Hatcher (neck), defensive tackle Nick Hayden (ribs), defensive end George Selvie (shoulder), defensive end DeMarcus Ware (thigh) and safety J.J. Wilcox (knee) were all cleared to play Week 13 vs. Oakland. The only player that wasn't listed as probable was Escobar, who was considered questionable.
Donald Hawkins
News
The Cowboys declared quarterback Dustin Vaughan, cornerback Tyler Patmon, linebacker Korey Toomer, defensive tackles Davon Coleman (knee) and Terrell McClain (concussion), offensive tackle Donald Hawkins and defensive end Lavar Edwards inactive for Sunday night's game against New Orleans.
Tim Benford
News
Cornerback Sterling Moore, who has earned some playing time with New England and Dallas, has been cut by the Cowboys. Moore played in five games in both 2011 and 2012. Another significant cut by the team is wide receiver Anthony Armstrong, who has 54 career catches.

Others waived by Dallas are the following: quarterback Alex Tanney, tackles Demetress Bell and Edawn Coughman, defensive backs Micah Pellerin, Xavier Brewer and Jakar Hamilton, linebackers Brandon McGee, Cameron Lawrence, Caleb McSurdy and Taylor Reed, running back Kendial Lawrence, defensive tackle Jerome Long, defensive ends Thaddeus Gibson and Jabari Fletcher, guard Ray Dominguez, wide receivers Tim Benford and Danny Coale, defensive lineman Jason Vega and center Kevin Kowalski

Jeremy Mincey
News
With rookie Demarcus Lawrence expected to miss 8-12 weeks with a fractured foot, the Cowboys are thin at defensive end. Jeremy Mincey and George Selvie are running with the first team, and Martez Wilson and rookie Ben Gardner could get into the mix, reports the Dallas Morning News.

Dallas hopes Anthony Spencer can return from his microfracture surgery. He's currently on the PUP list.

Dan Bailey
News
Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey extended his streak of consecutive field goals made to 28 during a 34-31 win Week 3 at St. Louis, which set a new franchise record. The previous mark was set by his former kicking coach, Chris Boniol, in 1996. 

"Knowing him, I know he’ll be happy for me, but he’ll also be telling me to keep stringing 'em together," Bailey said, per ESPN.

Tyler Patmon
News
The Cowboys declared quarterback Dustin Vaughan, cornerback Tyler Patmon, linebacker Korey Toomer, defensive tackles Davon Coleman (knee) and Terrell McClain (concussion), offensive tackle Donald Hawkins and defensive end Lavar Edwards inactive for Sunday night's game against New Orleans.
Mackenzy Bernadeau
News
Cowboys guard Mackenzy Bernadeau's restructured contract includes a $1.15 million pay cut for 2014, reports USA Today. He started 11 games last season and figures to start at right guard this fall.
Dez Bryant
News
Cowboys stud wide receiver Dez Bryant practiced in full Wednesday for the first time since injuring his right shoulder on Sept. 14 against Tennessee.

Bryant has participated in every game, but has been limited in each of the last six practices. His status, however, has not affected his performance in games. Bryant has caught nine passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns since sustaining the injury.

Dwayne Harris
News
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo tried on two occasions during a Week 1 loss against the 49ers to force the football to wide receiver Dez Bryant despite being covered by multiple defenders. Both times Romo threw interceptions.

"I think it’s pretty clear -- you don’t force the ball to people," head coach Jason Garrett said, per ESPN. "Dez is a great player, but [Jason Witten is] a great player too. Terrance WilliamsCole BeasleyDevin StreetDwayne Harris, all those guys are really, really good football players, who, if given an opportunity, are going to come through for us. Tony understands that. Tony’s typically struck a really nice balance about trying to give these guys a chance and understanding how to read things out and throwing the ball to the right guy."

As one of the top wide receivers in the NFL, defenses will pay extra attention to Bryant on a weekly basis. Garrett said it will be up to the coaching staff to find ways to get the football to Bryant without having Romo make risky throws.

"It’s what happens every week in the NFL," Garrett said. "Dez Bryant, if you look at his whole body of work throughout his career, he’s gotten doubled throughout most games every game he’s every play. The same thing with Jason Witten. These guys are really good players. Week in and week out they find ways, we’ve tried to find ways to give them opportunities."

Lavar Edwards
News
The Cowboys announced Tuesday they re-signed defensive end Lavar Edwards to the active roster. Edwards was waived over the weekend.
John Wetzel
News
The Cowboys signed defensive back Jemea Thomas and offensive tackle John Wetzel to the practice squad Tuesday.
Ronald Leary
News
The Cowboys activated guard Ronald Leary from the PUP list, reports ESPN.com. The starter had been dealing with a hamstring injury.
Chris Whaley
Injury
Knee - NFI. Out indefinitely
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Joseph Randle
News
The Cowboys have made the following players inactive for Sunday's matchup with the Rams: linebackers Justin Durant (groin) and LB Rolando McClain (groin), defensive linemen Anthony Spencer (knee) and DT Davon Coleman (knee), quarterback Dustin Vaughan, cornerback Tyler Patmon and offensive lineman Donald Hawkins.

McClain was doubtful to play in Week 3 with his injury, while Durant, Spencer and Coleman had already been ruled out. Wide receiver Dez Bryant (shoulder), running back Joseph Randle (concussion), tight end Gavin Escobar (knee) and defensive end Lavar Edwards (knee) are active after being listed as questionable. Quarterback Tony Romo (back), guard Zack Martin (foot), defensive end George Selvie (shoulder) and defensive tackle Ken Bishop (illness) are all active after being listed as probable.

Sterling Moore
News
Cowboys defensive backs Brandon Carr, Morris Claiborne and Sterling Moore will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens, the Dallas Morning News reports.
J.J. Wilcox
News
Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar (hamstring), defensive tackle Jason Hatcher (neck), defensive tackle Nick Hayden (ribs), defensive end George Selvie (shoulder), defensive end DeMarcus Ware (thigh) and safety J.J. Wilcox (knee) were all cleared to play Week 13 vs. Oakland. The only player that wasn't listed as probable was Escobar, who was considered questionable.
Keith Smith
News
The Cowboys announced Monday they waived linebacker Keith Smith, who made no tackles in his lone appearance Sunday against the Rams.
George Selvie
News
The Cowboys have made the following players inactive for Sunday's matchup with the Rams: linebackers Justin Durant (groin) and LB Rolando McClain (groin), defensive linemen Anthony Spencer (knee) and DT Davon Coleman (knee), quarterback Dustin Vaughan, cornerback Tyler Patmon and offensive lineman Donald Hawkins.

McClain was doubtful to play in Week 3 with his injury, while Durant, Spencer and Coleman had already been ruled out. Wide receiver Dez Bryant (shoulder), running back Joseph Randle (concussion), tight end Gavin Escobar (knee) and defensive end Lavar Edwards (knee) are active after being listed as questionable. Quarterback Tony Romo (back), guard Zack Martin (foot), defensive end George Selvie (shoulder) and defensive tackle Ken Bishop (illness) are all active after being listed as probable.

Ryan Williams
News
The Cowboys have sliced their roster down to 53 with a slew of moves on Saturday.

The have released the following offensive players: wide receivers Jamar Newsome, LaRon Byrd and Dezmon Briscoe, guards Stephen Goodin and Uche Nwaneri, running backs Ryan Williams, Phillip Tanner and D.J. Adams, tackle Josh Aladenoye, center Ronald Patrick and tight end Asa Watson.

Among the defenders they let go are linemen Kenneth Boatright, Dartwan Bush and Caesar Rayford, cornerback Terrance Mitchell, safety Ryan Smithl and linebackers Dontravis Sapp, Will Smith and Keith Smith.

The Cowboys also waived/injured linebacker Orie Lemon and defensive tackle Zach Minter while placing safety Jakar Hamilton and cornerback Orlando Scandrick on the reserve/suspended list.

Ben Gardner
News
The Cowboys got down to the 75-man roster limit Tuesday. They waived receiver Chris Boyd, punter Tom Hornsey, long snapper Casey Kreiter, defensive end Adewale Ojomo and guard Wayne Tribue, and released quarterback Caleb Hanie.

Dallas waived these players with injury designations: tight end Jordan Najvar, safety Matt Johnson, cornerbacks Justin Green and Johnny Thomas, and linebacker DeVonte Holloman. Defensive end Ben Gardner was placed on IR, and defensive tackle Amobi Okoye was put on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list.

Injury
Shoulder - IR. Out for season
Doug Free
News
Cowboys right tackle Doug Free is recovering from cleanup surgery on his ankle, reports ESPN.com. He did not miss a snap this season and expects to be 100 percent for the offseason program in April, the report said.
Orlando Scandrick
News
Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne skipped the team's practice Tuesday and angrily left the practice facility after being informed that he was being replaced in the starting lineup, ESPNDallas.com reports.

Claiborne could be fined by the team for skipping practice or conduct detrimental to the team. He ranks 91 out of 96 cornerbacks over the first three weeks of the season, per Pro Football Focus' cumulative cornerback rating. Orlando Scandrick will take over a starting cornerback position.

Demarcus Lawrence
News
The Cowboys placed defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (foot) on short-term injured reserve Tuesday. He will be eligible to practice after Week 6 and eligible to play after Week 8.
Injury
Foot - IR. Eligible to return Week 9 vs. Arizona
Cole Beasley
News
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo tried on two occasions during a Week 1 loss against the 49ers to force the football to wide receiver Dez Bryant despite being covered by multiple defenders. Both times Romo threw interceptions.

"I think it’s pretty clear -- you don’t force the ball to people," head coach Jason Garrett said, per ESPN. "Dez is a great player, but [Jason Witten is] a great player too. Terrance WilliamsCole BeasleyDevin StreetDwayne Harris, all those guys are really, really good football players, who, if given an opportunity, are going to come through for us. Tony understands that. Tony’s typically struck a really nice balance about trying to give these guys a chance and understanding how to read things out and throwing the ball to the right guy."

As one of the top wide receivers in the NFL, defenses will pay extra attention to Bryant on a weekly basis. Garrett said it will be up to the coaching staff to find ways to get the football to Bryant without having Romo make risky throws.

"It’s what happens every week in the NFL," Garrett said. "Dez Bryant, if you look at his whole body of work throughout his career, he’s gotten doubled throughout most games every game he’s every play. The same thing with Jason Witten. These guys are really good players. Week in and week out they find ways, we’ve tried to find ways to give them opportunities."

Justin Durant
News
Cowboys linebacker Justin Durant will return to practice Wednesday and plans to play in Week 4 against the Saints, the Dallas Morning News reports.

"That's the goal," said Durant, who has missed the last two games with a groin injury.

Linebacker Rolando McClain has yet to be cleared to return to practice after missing Sunday's game with a groin injury.

"You have to get to a certain point before you can get on the practice field," McClain said. "I feel better than last week."

Jason Witten
News
Cowboys tight end Jason Witten caught all five of his targets for a season-best 61 yards in the Week 4 win over the Saints. He still has not scored this season.

Witten plays the Texans in Week 5.

Morris Claiborne
News
Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said on his weekly radio show that further tests revealed a torn patellar tendon for cornerback Morris Claiborne, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He is out for the remainder of the season.

Claiborne will be moved to the injured reserve list, finishing the year with just one interception and seven total tackles (five solo).

Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Davon Coleman
News
The Cowboys declared quarterback Dustin Vaughan, cornerback Tyler Patmon, linebacker Korey Toomer, defensive tackles Davon Coleman (knee) and Terrell McClain (concussion), offensive tackle Donald Hawkins and defensive end Lavar Edwards inactive for Sunday night's game against New Orleans.
Injury
Knee - Missed Week 4 vs. New Orleans
Ken Bishop
News
The Cowboys have made the following players inactive for Sunday's matchup with the Rams: linebackers Justin Durant (groin) and LB Rolando McClain (groin), defensive linemen Anthony Spencer (knee) and DT Davon Coleman (knee), quarterback Dustin Vaughan, cornerback Tyler Patmon and offensive lineman Donald Hawkins.

McClain was doubtful to play in Week 3 with his injury, while Durant, Spencer and Coleman had already been ruled out. Wide receiver Dez Bryant (shoulder), running back Joseph Randle (concussion), tight end Gavin Escobar (knee) and defensive end Lavar Edwards (knee) are active after being listed as questionable. Quarterback Tony Romo (back), guard Zack Martin (foot), defensive end George Selvie (shoulder) and defensive tackle Ken Bishop (illness) are all active after being listed as probable.

Darrion Weems
News
The Cowboys placed offensive tackle Darrion Weems on IR with a shoulder injury, ending his season.
Injury
Tyrone Crawford
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The Cowboys believe Tyrone Crawford is "ready to start" at left defensive end, "but want to see him earn the spot in training camp," reports the Dallas Morning News. Crawford, 24, missed last season with a torn Achilles' tendon but reportedly has recovered.

He'll push George Selvie for the starting job. In 2012, Crawford made 20 tackles while appearing in every game.

Brandon Weeden
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With Tony Romo sidelined, Cowboys backup quarterback Brandon Weeden got the start for Thursday's preseason opener against the Chargers. 

Weeden played the first half of the game and hooked up with James Hanna for a 4-yard touchdown in the second quarter. He completed 13 of 17 passes for 107 yards ad a touchdown. He also had one run for a gain of 10 yards. 

Weeden will likely be relegated to backup duties, as Romo is expected to return for the second preseason game, Aug. 16 against Baltimore.
Jeff Heath
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The Cowboys have 13 players out of uniform for Saturday's preseason game against the Dolphins, including some who have been battling injuries through the preseason.

Defensive backs Morris Claiborne (shoulder), Jeff Heath, Johnny Thomas, Matt Johnson and B.W. Webb; linebackers DeVonte Holloman (neck) and Orie Lemon; defensive linemen Henry Melton (groin), Terrell McClain (ankle), and Demarcus Lawrence; tight end Gavin Escobar (shoulder) and offensive lineman Darrion Weems are all inactive Saturday.  

Sean Lee
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The Cowboys have announced that linebacker Sean Lee has been placed on season-ending injured reserve. He will not play this season after tearing his ACL in June.

The team traded for linebacker Rolando McClain on July 1 to help replace him. 

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Knee - IR. Out for season
Chris Jones
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The following players will not suit up for the Patriots Thursday night against the Giants: Brandon Bolden, Michael Hoomanawanui, Jarod Mayo, Dont'a Hightower, Chris Martin, Dominique Easley, Sebastian Vollmer, Rob Gronkowski, Chris Jones and Sealver Siliga.
Devin Street
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Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo tried on two occasions during a Week 1 loss against the 49ers to force the football to wide receiver Dez Bryant despite being covered by multiple defenders. Both times Romo threw interceptions.

"I think it’s pretty clear -- you don’t force the ball to people," head coach Jason Garrett said, per ESPN. "Dez is a great player, but [Jason Witten is] a great player too. Terrance WilliamsCole BeasleyDevin StreetDwayne Harris, all those guys are really, really good football players, who, if given an opportunity, are going to come through for us. Tony understands that. Tony’s typically struck a really nice balance about trying to give these guys a chance and understanding how to read things out and throwing the ball to the right guy."

As one of the top wide receivers in the NFL, defenses will pay extra attention to Bryant on a weekly basis. Garrett said it will be up to the coaching staff to find ways to get the football to Bryant without having Romo make risky throws.

"It’s what happens every week in the NFL," Garrett said. "Dez Bryant, if you look at his whole body of work throughout his career, he’s gotten doubled throughout most games every game he’s every play. The same thing with Jason Witten. These guys are really good players. Week in and week out they find ways, we’ve tried to find ways to give them opportunities."

Tony Romo
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Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo finally performed up to his past standards Week 4 against New Orleans, firing three touchdown passes in a game where many assumed he'd have to throw just to keep pace with the competition.

Turns out the Cowboys were the ones that jumped out to an early lead, putting the Saints in catchup mode, but regardless, against Drew Brees and company, the game plan was likely a little different than against the 49ers, Titans and Rams.

The Texans, who will visit Dallas in Week 5, have more in common with the Cowboys' first three opponents. They don't have the Saints' explosive offense, so this game doesn't have the look of a shootout.

Does that mean the Cowboys go back to their approach from the first three weeks, when their offense relied mostly on running back DeMarco Murray? Well, the Texans rank 26th against the run this season compared to 19th against the pass.

Which doesn't mean Romo is going to stink -- he still has great weapons and a track record of success -- but I'd bet against him throwing another three touchdown passes this week, making him a fringy start in standard 12-team leagues.

Brandon Carr
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Cowboys cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne returned to a padded practice Tuesday, reports the Dallas Morning News.

Carr missed the first 11 scheduled practices to be with his mother, who died late last month, the paper said. Claiborne hurt his right shoulder in practice last week and didn't play against the Ravens on Saturday.

Zack Martin
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The Cowboys have made the following players inactive for Sunday's matchup with the Rams: linebackers Justin Durant (groin) and LB Rolando McClain (groin), defensive linemen Anthony Spencer (knee) and DT Davon Coleman (knee), quarterback Dustin Vaughan, cornerback Tyler Patmon and offensive lineman Donald Hawkins.

McClain was doubtful to play in Week 3 with his injury, while Durant, Spencer and Coleman had already been ruled out. Wide receiver Dez Bryant (shoulder), running back Joseph Randle (concussion), tight end Gavin Escobar (knee) and defensive end Lavar Edwards (knee) are active after being listed as questionable. Quarterback Tony Romo (back), guard Zack Martin (foot), defensive end George Selvie (shoulder) and defensive tackle Ken Bishop (illness) are all active after being listed as probable.

Rolando McClain
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Several key Cowboys who were on the injury report are active for Sunday Night Football against the Saints. They include linebacker Rolando McClain (groin), defensive tackle Henry Melton (hamstring), linebacker Justin Durant (groin), tight end Gavin Escobar (knee) and defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee).
Anthony Hitchens
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With Cowboys starting linebacker Justin Durant out three to four weeks with a groin injury, rookie Anthony Hitchens worked with the first team in Wednesday's practice, reports the Dallas Morning News. Hitchens was a fourth-round pick out of Iowa.
Jordan Najvar
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The Cowboys got down to the 75-man roster limit Tuesday. They waived receiver Chris Boyd, punter Tom Hornsey, long snapper Casey Kreiter, defensive end Adewale Ojomo and guard Wayne Tribue, and released quarterback Caleb Hanie.

Dallas waived these players with injury designations: tight end Jordan Najvar, safety Matt Johnson, cornerbacks Justin Green and Johnny Thomas, and linebacker DeVonte Holloman. Defensive end Ben Gardner was placed on IR, and defensive tackle Amobi Okoye was put on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list.

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DeMarco Murray
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NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray ripped the Saints for 149 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries Sunday night as he continued his remarkable start to the season. Murray is the first back to post four straight 100-yard games with a touchdown to begin a season since the Cowboys' Emmitt Smith did it in 1995.

Only Jim Brown (6) and O.J. Simpson (5) own longer such streaks.

Running behind one of the league's best offensive lines, Murray is up to 534 rushing yards and five touchdowns, and he's averaging 5.4 yards per carry. He's on pace for 2,136 rushing yards, which would set the NFL record.

Murray was barely touched on his 28-yard, third-quarter touchdown run after scoring earlier from 15 yards out. He caught his only target for 6 yards. And he did not fumble after losing three fumbles in the first three weeks. Murray plays the Texans in Week 5.
L.P. LaDouceur
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The Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys tendered contracts to six exclusive rights free agents, including Patrick Crayton. Terrance Copper, Willie Pile, and Jacques Reeves have been tendered contracts worth $385,000. Lousaka Polite and L.P. Ladouceur were tendered at $310,000.
Reggie Dunn
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The Cardinals released quarterback Ryan Lindley, offensive tackle Max Starks, linebackers Keenan Clayton, JoJo Dickson and Derrell Johnson, center Tom Draheim, receivers Reggie Dunn and Kevin Ozier, safety Orhian Johnson, defensive tackle Justin Renfrow, running back Damien Thigpen and cornerback Brandon Sermons.

DeVonte Holloman
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The Cowboys got down to the 75-man roster limit Tuesday. They waived receiver Chris Boyd, punter Tom Hornsey, long snapper Casey Kreiter, defensive end Adewale Ojomo and guard Wayne Tribue, and released quarterback Caleb Hanie.

Dallas waived these players with injury designations: tight end Jordan Najvar, safety Matt Johnson, cornerbacks Justin Green and Johnny Thomas, and linebacker DeVonte Holloman. Defensive end Ben Gardner was placed on IR, and defensive tackle Amobi Okoye was put on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list.

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Dustin Vaughan
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The Cowboys declared quarterback Dustin Vaughan, cornerback Tyler Patmon, linebacker Korey Toomer, defensive tackles Davon Coleman (knee) and Terrell McClain (concussion), offensive tackle Donald Hawkins and defensive end Lavar Edwards inactive for Sunday night's game against New Orleans.