Rico Gathers - TEPosted 5/20/18 12:42pm ET
Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers is a candidate to step up as the team's starting tight end, according to NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal.
Huddle Up: Due in part to Gathers' lack of football experience, Geoff Swaim will probably be the favorite to earn the most snaps at tight end in Dallas. But make no mistake about it, Gathers is the one Cowboys' pass-catcher who can be considered a matchup nightmare. If he can stay healthy this season - multiple head injuries sidelined him last year - he could make a strong case to win a job during the preseason.
Michael Gallup - WRPosted 5/13/18 8:47pm ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup said he is going to focus on running his routes and won't try to come in and replace WR Dez Bryant.
Huddle Up: It will be interesting to see who emerges as the go-to weapon for Dak Prescott this year, and Gallup certainly has a chance to make an early impact. He is worth a gamble in the later rounds of redraft leagues, and he is a worthwhile stash candidate in keeper formats.
Jason Witten - TEPosted 5/3/18 5:17am ET
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten has informed the team he'll retire Thursday, May 3, and join ESPN as an analyst on Monday Night Football.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys are suddenly in the market for a tight end. Second-year project tight end Rico Gathers could receive a look in camp, but the team might have to bring in outside help.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 5/2/18 12:00pm ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) has more teams not willing to pay him the league minimum salary than teams who are willing to sign him to any deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Bryant has already turned down a three-year, $21 million contract from the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Bryant indicated shortly after he was released that he would prefer playing with an NFC East team in order to exact revenge on the Cowboys. Wherever Bryant plays, his fantasy value resides in WR2 territory.
Jason Witten - TEPosted 4/29/18 4:55pm ET
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is trying to persuade TE Jason Witten to continue his playing career, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Witten is considering becoming a television analyst but has not made a final decision. Witten has been a solid fantasy option for several seasons and would be a No. 2 fantasy tight end if he decides to play in 2018.
Dalton Schultz - TEPosted 4/28/18 10:58am ET
The Dallas Cowboys selected Stanford TE Dalton Schultz with the 137th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Saturday, April 28.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys are expected to lose Jason Witten this offseason, so Schultz could have a decent role on offense in 2018. Owners should keep an eye on the situation because he could have some fantasy value depending on his role.
Mike White - QBPosted 4/28/18 12:24pm ET
The Dallas Cowboys picked Western Kentucky QB Mike White with the 171st overall pick (Round 5) in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: White was obviously drafted for depth with Dak Prescott still very young and the future. However, White will be a project, learning and developing just in case Prescott suffers some sort of injury down the road. No fantasy appeal here.
Cedrick Wilson - WRPosted 4/28/18 2:34pm ET
The Dallas Cowboys chose Boise State WR Cedrick Wilson with the 208th overall pick (Round 6) in the NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Wilson joins fellow Mountain West wideout Michael Gallup in Big D, and the two will be jockeying for position on the depth chart now. He is a player with some upside, but his numbers at the NFL Scouting Combine paled in comparison to Gallup, who was selected much earlier. He has a chance to make the roster, but he'll need to make rapid improvement.
Ryan Switzer - WRPosted 4/28/18 2:51pm ET
The Oakland Raiders acquired WR Ryan Switzer from the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, April 28, in exchange for DE Jihad Ward.
Huddle Up: Switzer is a jack of all trades, but his biggest contribution to Oakland will be on special teams in the return game.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 4/28/18 9:18pm ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) won't be pursued by the Buffalo Bills, according to general manager Brandon Beane. 'If we thought that was the right fit for us, we definitely would potentially pursue it,' Beane said.
Huddle Up: Bryant continues to look for a one-year, 'prove it' deal, and a motivated Bryant could rebound a bit wherever he ends up. At the very least, he should be a WR3 next year.
Jason Witten - TEPosted 4/27/18 9:15am ET
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten is reportedly planning to announce his retirement from the NFL on Friday, April 27, in order to become ESPN's new Monday Night Football lead analyst, per sources. Witten will reportedly meet with team owner Jerry Jones before making his decision final, however, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
Huddle Up: Witten recently said he hoped he could play until he was 40, so ESPN must either have approached him with an offer he couldn't refuse or he had a serious changed of heart. Despite losing his speed long ago, he has been one of the league's most complete tight ends for his entire 15-year career - one which should earn him a trip to Canton five years now if he makes this official. His absence would leave a huge void in Dallas' offense - one the team may want to address when the draft resumes Friday night.
Jason Witten - TEPosted 4/27/18 12:48pm ET
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten 'will take some time to make a decision on his future' in regards to reports about announcing his retirement in order to become ESPN's new Monday Night Football lead analyst, according to team owner Jerry Jones.
Huddle Up: This has the feel of damage control - or the attempt of it - for the Cowboys, who really didn't need their hand forced to take a tight end on the second day of the draft, especially considering they have a screaming need at receiver. Rico Gathers' stock figures to spike in the coming days if Dallas doesn't land a blue-chip prospect, although the team is said to be high on Blake Jarwin as well.
Michael Gallup - WRPosted 4/27/18 7:02pm ET
The Dallas Cowboys selected Colorado State WR Michael Gallup with the 81st overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Gallup is a fast and he has some decent vertical ability. He'll be one of a handful of younger players tasked with replacing the departed Dez Bryant. Gallup is a player to watch during training camp and the preseason, but not necessarily someone to consider drafting in standard leagues just yet.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 4/25/18 6:12am ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is likely to sign after the NFL draft.
Huddle Up: Bryant has regressed a great deal the last few years, but he's still worthy of being a WR3 in fantasy.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 4/25/18 12:00pm ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) turned down a multi-year deal from the Baltimore Ravens, according to former ESPN reporter Ed Werder. Bryant is seeking a one-year deal and an opportunity to earn a bigger contract as a free agent next year.
Huddle Up: Bryant would have been a good fit for the Ravens, but his logic is sound. We'll have to wait until after the draft to see where he lands, but should ideally be considered as a WR2.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 4/24/18 11:21pm ET
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said during a news conference Tuesday, April 24, that the team needed to 'move on knowing that we don't have' free-agent WR Dez Bryant. He also said the team would look to add a receiver during the draft but did not specify if they'd use an early-round selection.
Huddle Up: Given that the Cowboys released him -- reportedly without offering a pay cut -- this should come as no surprise. With the draft almost upon us it's unlikely we'll see Bryant signed before its conclusion. Depending on where he lands, Bryant could still hold significant fantasy appeal.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 4/23/18 3:21pm ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) will not be signed by the Baltimore Ravens in light of the signing of WR Willie Snead, as expected.
Huddle Up: This was expected. Bryant may have to wait until at least draft weekend before he knows what colors he'll be wearing next. He has low-end WR1 to high-end WR2 status depending on where he plays.
Dak Prescott - QBPosted 4/22/18 6:44pm ET
The Dallas Cowboys will try to make QB Dak Prescott more productive in 2018 by making some 'tweaks' to the offense, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones.
Huddle Up: Prescott regressed last year after his impressive rookie campaign, and while he should have a full season of Ezekiel Elliott this time around, his receiving corps is full of question marks. He's a QB2 at this point.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 4/21/18 10:50am ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) likely will not receive interest from the Detroit Lions, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Michael Rothstein.
Huddle Up: The Lions have Marvin Jones, Golden Tate and Kenny Golladay as their top three receivers and all will have fantasy value in 2018. Bryant will sign with a team at some point and can be a No. 3 fantasy receiver.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 4/20/18 2:21pm ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) may no longer be a target for the Baltimore Ravens if the Ravens are able to add New Orleans Saints restricted free-agent WR Willie Snead this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley.
Huddle Up: Bryant has not been linked to many teams at this point, so he may wait until after the draft to sign with a team. He can be a No. 3 fantasy receiver next season. The Ravens have signed Snead to an offer sheet and can be a late-round option for fantasy owners.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 4/20/18 5:50pm ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is not receiving interest from the New York Giants at this point.
Huddle Up: Bryant has said he would like to stay in the NFC East, but the Giants are not an option at this point. He should sign in a team in the near future and likely will be at least a No. 3 receiver in most fantasy leagues.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 4/16/18 9:57am ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) likely will not receive interest from the Cleveland Browns this offseason, according to sources.
Huddle Up: The Browns added Jarvis Landry this offseason and should also have Josh Gordon for an entire season, so they appear to be in good shape at the position. Landry and Gordon could be No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy receivers in most leagues. Bryant should receive interest from teams and can also be a No. 3 fantasy receiver.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 4/16/18 11:02am ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) is not expected to be pursued by the Jacksonville Jaguars this offseason, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Jaguars lost a few receivers in free agency but still have a solid group of receivers on the roster. Marqise Lee probably will be the team's top receiver in 2018 and can be a No. 3 fantasy receiver in most leagues. Bryant will sign with a team at some point and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy receiver depending on his situation.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 4/14/18 9:08am ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) could receive some interest from the Arizona Cardinals this offseason, but the team does not have a lot of salary cap space available.
Huddle Up: The Cardinals lost a few receivers in free agency, so Bryant would help them and could join the starting lineup if he signed with the Cardinals. He probably would be a No. 3 fantasy receiver because of Sam Bradford's injury history.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 4/14/18 9:21am ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) could receive some interest from the Buffalo Bills this offseason.
Huddle Up: Bryant has the chance to be a No. 1 receiver if he signs with the Bills during free agency. He would have a questionable quarterback situation with the Bills but would be a low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 receiver in most fantasy leagues.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 4/14/18 9:20am ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) could receive some interest from the Baltimore Ravens this offseason.
Huddle Up: Bryant can still be an option for the Ravens even though they signed Michael Crabtree earlier this offseason. He probably would be a starting receiver if he signed with the Ravens and could be a low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 4/14/18 9:34am ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) could receive some interest from the Green Bay Packers this offseason.
Huddle Up: The Packers lost Jordy Nelson this offseason, so Bryant could be a replacement in the passing game. He would be playing with one of the best quarterback in the NFL if he signs with Green Bay and could be a No. 2 fantasy receiver.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 4/14/18 10:26am ET
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) said he would have been open to accepting a pay cut in order to stay with the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Bryant should receive interest from several teams and can be at least a No. 3 fantasy receiver depending on his new team. Terrance Williams, Allen Hurns and Cole Beasley may be the top three receivers for the Cowboys at this point, but none of them are great fantasy options.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 4/13/18 9:18am ET
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is expected to be released barring a 'last-minute change of heart' Friday, April 13, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Huddle Up: This move has been reported about for at least a month, but it still a bit of a shock to the system if it happens. If Bryant and the Cowboys in fact part ways, the top four receivers on Dallas' depth chart will be Allen Hurns, Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley and Ryan Switzer entering the draft, making it all the more likely the team will do whatever it can to land someone like Alabama's Calvin Ridley.
Dez Bryant - WRPosted 4/13/18 9:30am ET
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant was released Friday, April 13, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: Rapoport says the transaction is 'done,' so Dallas will save a reported $12.5 million in cash and clears $8.5 million in cap space, but leaves the team with Allen Hurns, Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley and Ryan Switzer at the top of the depth chart. Even though Bryant isn't nearly as physically dominant as he once was, he should land on his feet pretty quickly. As for the Cowboys, they appear to be a lock to take someone like Alabama's Calvin Ridley or Maryland's D.J. Moore on the opening night of the draft.
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