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Tony Romo’s 23-26 day was the most accurate in Dallas Cowboys franchise history, according to STATS_NFL.
Tony Romo’s 88.5 comp % today (23/26) was best ever for a #Cowboys QB in a single game (minimum 15 att).#NFL
Romo also avoided interceptions on the three missed passes, which is notable only because he had excellent games going against the Jets and Lions before helping both back into those contests with turnovers.
We’re accustomed to watching a Cowboys team that seems almost determined to shoot themselves in the foot, after three-and-a-half frustrating seasons of underachievement. We did not see that team today. Dallas scored touchdowns on each of their first four possessions, jumping out to a 28-7 halftime lead, and were never challenged by the Bills, trouncing them 44-7.
How dominant were the Cowboys on offense? Just one drive ended with anything but them scoring or kneeling to end a half. That was a punt midway through the third quarter. Their 44 points were the most for a Cowboys team since the opener in 2007 when they posted 45 against the Giants.
Tony Romo was nearly flawless, completing 23 of 26 (17 of 18 in the first half) for 270 yards and 3 TD. He avoided turnovers against a defense that lives off of them. Dez Bryant outwrestled a defender for a 34-yard score. Laurent Robinson found the end zone twice, the second on a 58-yard bomb immediately after Buffalo missed a 52-yard field goal attempt.
DeMarco Murray was at it again, running 20 times for 135 yards and catching six balls for another 36 yards. Murray followed Tony Fiammetta into the end zone for the Cowboys’ fourth score on a rare rushing TD from the one yard line. With another big day, Murray stretched his remarkably productive stretch to four games. He’s gained 601 yards in that period after just 63 in the first five weeks.
Dan Bailey continued his field goal perfection, hitting three more in the second half to continue his streak to 22 straight. More surprisingly, he also managed six touchbacks on his kickoffs, as Buffalo began a drive outside of their own 20 just once in their ten possessions.
As good as the offensive side was for Dallas, they were facing a Bills team that has scored 30 points or more four times and had scored at least 20 every game until Rex Ryan and the Jets held them to 11 last week. His brother Rob topped that, keeping them in single digits and forcing four turnovers. Three of those were interceptions by cornerbacks, as Dallas confused Buffalo blockers and pressured Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick finished with just 146 yards on 31 passes, and the Bills converted just two third-downs all day.
The win keeps Dallas within range of the Giants, as they look to make up ground in November – a month that has always been kind to Tony Romo. They will travel to the nation’s capital to take on the Redskins – who fell 20-9 to the Dolphins today – and then will host those Dolphins on Thanksgiving day.
Terence Newman has drawn two pass interference penalties today, but no one is going to care, after his second interception of the day wound up in the end zone.
The return gave Dallas a healthy 44-7 lead late in the fourth quarter.
Dallas' offensive gameplan has been perfect so far, as the Cowboys have opened up a commanding 28-7 lead over the Buffalo Bills after the first half of play.
Dez Bryant set the tone early, as he completed an acrobatic catch for a 34 yard touchdown on Dallas' first drive of the game.
Rob Ryan's defense continue the ferocious pace, forcing the Bills to go three-and-out on offense, highlighted by a DeMarcus Ware sack.
Romo then led the Cowboys on a methodical 12 play, 78 yard drive that culminated with a five yard touchdown pass to Laurent Robinson, giving the Cowboys a 14-0 lead.
After Buffalo missed a field goal on their next possession, the Cowboys took over on their own 42. Romo wasted no time, connecting with Robinson once again on a 58 yard touchdown pass, giving the Cowboys a 21-0 lead.
Buffalo responded with a touchdown of their own, as Ryan Fitzpatrick connected with David Nelson on a three yard touchdown pass, which cut Dallas' lead down to 21-7. Sadly, though, for the Bills, the most memorable thing about that touchdown was Nelson celebrating the touchdown by running over to his girlfriend, who is a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, and giving her the ball. Awkward all around, to say the least.
The Cowboys weren't done scoring, though, as Romo led the Cowboys on a 14 play, 80 yard drive, which took more than seven minutes off the clock. DeMarco Murray finished the drive off with a one yard touchdown run, which gave Dallas a 28-7 lead.
Through the first half, the Cowboys have absolutely dominated the Bills, and it's finally evidenced by the scoreboard. The Cowboys have 289 total yards compared to Buffalo's 91. If the Bills are going to make a game out of this, they'll need serious halftime adjustments.
Dallas' offense just can't be contained today. The Cowboys responded to Buffalo's touchdown drive with yet another touchdown drive of their own, as Tony Romo led the Cowboys on a 14 play, 80 yard drive which took 7:11 off the clock. DeMarco Murray finished the drive off with a one yard touchdown run, extending Dallas' lead to 28-7 over the Bills.
Romo is no longer perfect on the day, though, as he finally threw an incomplete pass on the drive. Romo is now 18-of-19 for 237 yards and three touchdowns.
Murray, meanwhile, has 46 yards on the ground on 10 rushing attempts. Murray has also added four receptions for 42 yards.
The Bills will get the ball back as they look to respond to Dallas' fourth touchdown drive. Buffalo will have just over a minute to get the ball in field goal range, or in the endzone to try to cut Dallas' lead down before the half.
Ryan Fitzpatrick finally got the Buffalo Bills on the board in Dallas, as he led the Cowboys on a seven play, 80 yard drive, culminating with a three yard touchdown pass to David Nelson. The touchdown strike cut Dallas' lead down to 21-7.
Fitzpatrick through a quarter and a half has played well, completing nine of 11 passes for 60 yards and a touchdown.
Fred Jackson is starting to come alive for Buffalo as well, as he's now rushed four times for 28 yards, though, his three receptions for four yards leave a lot to be desired for the Bills.
Buffalo's main problems have come on defense, as they've been unable to prevent the Cowboys from scoring. We'll see if the Cowboys can continue to add to their 14 point lead as we begin to approach the two minute warning.
So far, the Cowboys have been putting on a highlight reel clinic against the Buffalo Bills. Dez Bryant started it off quickly with his acrobatic touchdown catch to give the Cowboys a 7-0 lead, and Laurent Robinson added to that, with this 58 yard touchdown grab, which gave the Cowboys a 21-0 lead.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been perfect so far, completing 11 of 11 passes for 179 yards and three touchdowns. Two of those three touchdowns have been to Robinson, with his other coming on a five yard pass in the first quarter.
If some is good, more is better. At least that holds true for Tony Romo and the Cowboys on Sunday, as Romo connected once again with Laurent Robinson for another touchdown, giving the Cowboys a commanding 21-0 lead over the Bills.
Romo wasted no time this time, as he threw a deep strike to Robinson on the first play of the drive for a 58 yard touchdown pass. Dallas had taken over on their own 42, following a missed field goal by the Bills.
Romo is now 11 of 11for 179 yards and three touchdowns passes -- and it's still very early in the second quarter. Robinson now has two receptions for 63 yards and a pair of touchdown receptions as well.
Dallas' defense has played well and has contained Fred Jackson thus far. Jackson has just five yards on the ground on two carries, and four receiving yards on three receptions.
Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys are off to a perfect start against the Buffalo Bills. Romo connected with Laurent Robinson on a five yard pass for a touchdown, giving the Cowboys a 14-0 lead. The touchdown grab capped off a 12 play, 78 yard drive, which took 7:35 off the clock.
Romo has been perfect so far on Sunday, completing 10 of 10 passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns. DeMarco Murray has run the ball well again, already accumulating 30 yards on five carries.
Romo has done an excellent job spreading the ball around as well. His 10 completions have gone to six different receivers, as Robinson, Murray, Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, Jesse Holley and Martellus Bennett all have receptions in the first quarter.
Dallas' defense also played very well for the little time they've been on the field. The Cowboys forced a three-and-out on Buffalo's first possession, highlighted by another DeMarcus Ware sack.
In case you missed it, or just want to marvel at it again and again, here's video of Dez Bryant's first quarter touchdown reception against the Buffalo Bills.
There's still a whole lot of game left for Bryant to make a few more catches like this, too.
Tony Romo wasted no time putting points on the board for the Cowboys on Sunday, leading Dallas on a five play, 80 yard drive that just took 2:48 off the clock. Romo threw a 34 yard strike to Dez Bryant, giving the Cowboys a quick 7-0 lead over the Buffalo Bills.
Bryant made an acrobatic catch, jumping over the defender to make the touchdown grab.
We'll see if Dallas' defense can force a quick stop against Buffalo's offense, which will undoubtedly be led by Fred Jackson on Sunday.
The Buffalo Bills lost their starting kicker Rian Lindell after he suffered a shoulder injury (broken bone in shoulder) while trying to make a special teams tackle. So who have the Bills called on to save the day when field goals need kicking?
Dave Rayner, everybody. Dave Rayner.
Luckily for the Bills, they hope to not have to use Rayner that much. History shows that when they hit the red zone, they put it in the endzone. Per SanAntonio Express-News' Tom Orsburn:
Buffalo has scored a TD on 18 of its 28 red-zone possessions (64.3 percent). Only Tennessee is better (14 of 19, 73.7 percent).
Here is the Buffalo Bills Inactives LIst for week 10:
Felix Jones now has some company on the "starters who aren't playing" list. Miles Austin's hamstring will join Felix Jones' high ankle sprain on the Dallas Cowboys inactives list. For Jason Garrett, he will put the responsibility of ball carrier in Demarco Murray's hands for another week. Laurent Robinson, who has stepped in and done a tremendous job in spot duty, will start alongside Dez Bryant for the injured Miles Austin. Tony Romo has stated that he definitely feels comfortable playing with Robinson, so hopefully you fantasy football owners have taken a flyer on the wideout.
Here is your Dallas Cowboys Week 10 Inactives List.
The Buffalo Bills will face the Dallas Cowboys at 1 p.m. ET in Cowboys Stadium.
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Cowboys kicker David Buehler was placed on injured reserve earlier in the week, when he re-injured his troublesome groin in practice.
I make no secret to the fact that I've found Jerry Jones' obsession over kickoff specialist David Buehler ridiculously maddening. For those that aren't aware, the Dallas Cowboys have kept Buehler on the roster this season while releasing promising position players on several occasions, and despite the uber-success of rookie Dan Bailey. Most notably, the team released fifth round cornerback Josh Thomas, selected in this past April's amateur draft. Of course Thomas was snatched up by one of the other 31 NFL teams that wasn't occupying two roster spots on kickers like the Cowboys are. Coach Jason Garrett would later reveal that the team thought no one else in this pass happy league would be interested in a fifth round corner. Who's calculated risk that was never got publicly revealed.
Other roster moves have been made as the Cowboys retained Buehler, who has been injured most of the year due to a nagging groin injury. In the meantime, the Cowboys found a gem in undrafted free agent Dan Bailey. Bailey has made 20 of 21 field goals, 19 in a row, and all 17 extra point attempts. Last season, Buehler frustrated Cowboys fans by missing eight of his 32 field goals and two extra points. This year, he has been sidelined constantly due to injury.
Buehler as we all know has been kept around, as Jerry Jones claims, because he poses a dynamic threat on kickoffs once the weather turns cold. Never mind the fact that the Cowboys will play exactly one cold weather game this year, week 17 at the Giants. The truth seems, that Jerry Jones doesn't want to jettison one of the only remaining members of the "vaunted" special teams draft of 2009. We all remember that April, when Jones and head coach Wade Phillips claimed that the roster was so stacked it could focus on players with extreme special teams acumen instead of players with the potential to, you know, play.
The Cowboys had an astounding 12 picks in that draft. Granted, it was one of the weaker drafts in recent memory, but the Cowboys swung and missed several times. Here's a rundown of the players selected, in order: LB Jason Williams, T Robert Brewster, QB Stephen McGee, LB Victor Butler, LB Brandon Williams, CB DeAngelo Smith, S Michael Hamlin, K David Buehler, S Stephen Hodge, TE John Phillips, CB Mike Mikens, WR Manny Johnson. To be fair, once you get past the fourth round, the draft is a crap shoot, but there isn't a single starter amongst that group.
Meanwhile, this season, Buehler has been kept around as the Cowboys have released CB Bryan McCann, TE Martin Rucker and the above mentioned Thomas. Is there a fan out there that wouldn't like to see Rucker getting the opportunities of Martellus Bennett? Probably not many at this point.
"Let me just say this: I’m frustrated because you would expect players to… and I understand injury, but he has known all along how to prepare and how to get in shape and how to prepare himself and be ready to be a kicker," Jones said. "Now it’s frustrating to have your kicker injured. So he’s a valuable asset, especially with the rules as they are right now, we’re going to be playing some key away games out in the weather.
"We’d like to have him kicking in them because he is a better kickoff guy than [Dan] Bailey. So I’m very frustrated. It is his job to stay ready to play and prepare himself so those kinds of things for what he’s got to do don’t come up."
Trust me Jerry. You're no more frustrated with Buehler than the fans are with you for sticking with him.
The Dallas Cowboys offense is one of the more explosive in the NFL and thus makes nearly all their number one starters at the skill position a starter for one's league. Tight Jason Witten is no exception and he is one of the top tight ends for fantasy football.
Witten could see more targets since Miles Austin is out of this game and that is one reason why he is the No. 3 projected player according to numberFire. Also, Witten has had good success against AFC East teams this year and should continue against the Bills who have a poor pass defense.
Witten has not had the yards this year, but has been able to counter that with more touchdowns:
Witten's yardage might be down the last month after totaling 272 yards in three October games. But what he is failing to achieve in yards, Witten is making up for with touchdowns. He has scored in four of his last five games, and continues to be one of Tony Romo's most reliable targets. Witten had 110 yards in Week 1 against the Jets and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Patriots, so he has fared well against the AFC East. Keep Witten active as a No. 1 Fantasy TE.
Here are the complete Week 10 tight end projections by numberFire:
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant could expect more defensive coverage from the Buffalo Bills since Miles Austin is out for Sunday's game. That could cause for a dip in production if the Buffalo defense focuses in on Bryant more, but he also might see a few more targets his way since Austin is out.
Over at numberFire they are projecting Bryant to be the No. 10 wide receiver for Week 10, however they are also saying that Bryan is a high risk player this week in part because of MIles not suiting up.
However, in Bryan's two years he is a more productive player at home when it comes to scoring touchdowns:
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is all about home cooking apparently. Heading into Week 10 vs. Buffalo, Bryant has scored eight of his 12 career touchdowns (including punt returns) at home, which include three of his four touchdowns this season. Bryant has a touchdown in two games against the AFC East this season, which includes seven catches for 149 yards. The Bills are yielding 22 Fantasy points per week to WRs, which is tied for ninth-highest in the NFL. WRs have also totaled six touchdowns against Buffalo.
Here are the complete Week 10 wide receiver projections by numberFire:
|Top Wide Receivers powered by numberFire.com|
|1||Calvin Johnson (WR, DET)||vs. CHI||12.88|
|2||Greg Jennings (WR, GB)||vs. MIN||12.49|
|3||Steve Smith (CAR) (WR, CAR)||vs. TEN||12.27|
|4||Mike Wallace (WR, PIT)||vs. CIN||12.16|
|5||Vincent Jackson (WR, SD)||vs. OAK||11.60|
|6||Dwayne Bowe (WR, KC)||vs. DEN||10.75|
|7||Roddy White (WR, ATL)||vs. NO||10.68|
|8||Jeremy Maclin (WR, PHI)||vs. ARI||10.52|
|9||Wes Welker (WR, NE)||vs. NYJ||10.31|
|10||Dez Bryant (WR, DAL)||vs. BUF||10.26|
|11||Marques Colston (WR, NO)||vs. ATL||9.90|
|12||Brandon Marshall (WR, MIA)||vs. WAS||9.31|
|13||Anquan Boldin (WR, BAL)||vs. SEA||9.31|
|14||Larry Fitzgerald (WR, ARI)||vs. PHI||9.12|
|15||DeSean Jackson (WR, PHI)||vs. ARI||8.98|
|16||A.J. Green (WR, CIN)||vs. PIT||8.87|
|17||Steve Johnson (WR, BUF)||vs. DAL||8.76|
|18||Jordy Nelson (WR, GB)||vs. MIN||8.55|
|19||Julio Jones (WR, ATL)||vs. NO||8.51|
|20||Hakeem Nicks (WR, NYG)||vs. SF||8.44|
|21||Santonio Holmes (WR, NYJ)||vs. NE||8.10|
|22||Victor Cruz (WR, NYG)||vs. SF||7.64|
|23||Brandon Lloyd (WR, STL)||vs. CLE||7.59|
|24||Antonio Brown (WR, PIT)||vs. CIN||7.29|
|25||Vincent Brown (WR, SD)||vs. OAK||7.16|
Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is getting the start for the second straight week since starter Felix Jones is going to be out with an ankle injury. This week against the Bills, Murray is expected to be a top-10 running back this week, according to numberFire. Murray will get the yards, but the touchdowns have not been there this season.
The past three weeks where Murray has seen an increase in carries and has averaged 155 yards per game but Murray had only one touchdown during that stretch. NumberFire considers Murray a high risk player to start this week and it is due to his lack of touchdowns.
It has taken only three games for Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray to lead all NFL rookies in rushing with 539 yards. Murray has been on a roll since replacing the injured Felix Jones and carries that momentum into Week 10 vs. Buffalo. The matchup against Buffalo sets up favorable for the rookie to keep rolling. The Bills are allowing RBs to average 19.0 Fantasy points per week, which is 11th-highest in the NFL. RBs have totaled 10 touchdowns (eight rushing) against the Bills, and two RBs -- Cedric Benson and Ahmad Bradshaw -- have rushed for 100-plus yards against Buffalo.
Here is the complete running back rankings from numberFire:
|Top Running Backs powered by numberFire.com|
|1||Arian Foster (RB, HOU)||vs. TB||16.95|
|2||Lesean McCoy (RB, PHI)||vs. ARI||15.94|
|3||Adrian Peterson (RB, MIN)||vs. GB||15.82|
|4||Maurice Jones-Drew (RB, JAX)||vs. IND||15.35|
|5||Fred Jackson (RB, BUF)||vs. DAL||14.98|
|6||Ray Rice (RB, BAL)||vs. SEA||14.91|
|7||Matt Forte (RB, CHI)||vs. DET||14.75|
|8||Steven Jackson (RB, STL)||vs. CLE||14.16|
|9||Frank Gore (RB, SF)||vs. NYG||13.74|
|10||DeMarco Murray (RB, DAL)||vs. BUF||13.31|
|11||Michael Turner (RB, ATL)||vs. NO||13.18|
|12||Willis McGahee (RB, DEN)||vs. KC||13.12|
|13||Michael Bush (RB, OAK)||vs. SD||13.09|
|14||Darren Sproles (RB, NO)||vs. ATL||12.69|
|15||Chris Johnson (RB, TEN)||vs. CAR||12.27|
|16||Ryan Mathews (RB, SD)||vs. OAK||11.44|
|17||Shonn Greene (RB, NYJ)||vs. NE||11.36|
|18||LeGarrette Blount (RB, TB)||vs. HOU||11.09|
|19||Beanie Wells (RB, ARI)||vs. PHI||10.95|
|20||Mike Tolbert (RB, SD)||vs. OAK||10.48|
|21||Rashard Mendenhall (RB, PIT)||vs. CIN||10.18|
|22||Reggie Bush (RB, MIA)||vs. WAS||10.16|
|23||Jonathan Stewart (RB, CAR)||vs. TEN||9.85|
|24||Cedric Benson (RB, CIN)||vs. PIT||9.52|
|25||Roy Helu (RB, WAS)||vs. MIA||9.02|
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is a almost always must start for your fantasy football roster, and this week is no exception. According to numberFire, Romo is projected to have the fifth most fantasy points, however they do consider him a medium risk.
The risk factor is due to wide receiver Miles Austin being out, because that takes away one of his top targets and Austin's replacement is Laurent Robinson. Robinson did connect with Romo by scoring a touchdown each of the past two weeks.
There is a chance to Romo may not perform up to expectations:
Chances are you are starting him -- I only "hate" him as a top-10 play this week. But the Cowboys have been fairly conservative with Romo, as he's been averaging just 216 passing yards the past three weeks. No Miles Austin and the Bills are allowing opposing quarterbacks just 11 points a game on the road this season. As seen in "love," I expect Dallas to lean on DeMarco Murray and the run game, putting Romo just outside my top 10 this week.
However, the Bills are the eighth worst team in defending the pass, so all signs to point toward Romo having a big game at home against the Bills.
Below is the quarterback projections by numberFire:
|Top Quarterbacks powered by numberFire.com|
|1||Aaron Rodgers (QB, GB)||vs. MIN||17.76|
|2||Cam Newton (QB, CAR)||vs. TEN||17.75|
|3||Michael Vick (QB, PHI)||vs. ARI||17.14|
|4||Drew Brees (QB, NO)||vs. ATL||16.83|
|5||Tony Romo (QB, DAL)||vs. BUF||16.66|
|6||Philip Rivers (QB, SD)||vs. OAK||16.54|
|7||Matthew Stafford (QB, DET)||vs. CHI||16.52|
|8||Tom Brady (QB, NE)||vs. NYJ||16.52|
|9||Tim Tebow (QB, DEN)||vs. KC||15.81|
|10||Eli Manning (QB, NYG)||vs. SF||15.56|
|11||Ben Roethlisberger (QB, PIT)||vs. CIN||15.37|
|12||Matt Ryan (QB, ATL)||vs. NO||15.33|
|13||Mark Sanchez (QB, NYJ)||vs. NE||15.20|
|14||Matt Schaub (QB, HOU)||vs. TB||15.13|
|15||Jay Cutler (QB, CHI)||vs. DET||15.03|
|16||Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB, BUF)||vs. DAL||14.88|
|17||Matt Cassel (QB, KC)||vs. DEN||14.81|
|18||Joe Flacco (QB, BAL)||vs. SEA||14.81|
|19||Carson Palmer (QB, OAK)||vs. SD||14.36|
|20||Josh Freeman (QB, TB)||vs. HOU||14.31|
|21||Christian Ponder (QB, MIN)||vs. GB||13.18|
|22||Andy Dalton (QB, CIN)||vs. PIT||13.09|
|23||Matt Hasselbeck (QB, TEN)||vs. CAR||12.71|
|24||Colt McCoy (QB, CLE)||vs. STL||11.86|
|25||Matt Moore (QB, MIA)||vs. WAS||11.78|
Former Cowboys head coach Chan Gailey brings the surprising Buffalo Bills to visit Jerryworld in an awkward renunion.
The Dallas Cowboys called up safety turned wide receiver Akwasi Owusu-Ansah from the practice squad according to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. The Cowboys are calling up Owusu-Anash for Sunday's game against Buffalo Bills with the expectation that he will be returning kicks. Owusu-Ansah was the Cowboys fourth round pick in 2010 and he averaged 21.7 yards on 25 kick returns in his rookie season before an ankle injury put an end to his season.
To make room for Owusu-Anash, the Cowboys went ahead and released offensive lineman Daniel Loper.and the Cowboys had planned to use rookie Dwayne Harris, but he injured his hamstring during Thursdays practice. Owusu-Anash took kick and punt returns with the first team during Friday's practice.
Week 10 boasts a slew of excellent matchups, and the staff at SB Nation Dallas returns to pick each and every game.
Dallas Cowboys are a 4.5-point underdog at home.
The Buffalo Bills will be missing two key players this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Offensive tackle Demetrius Bell has been declared out after missing practice all week with a shoulder injury. Also missing will be defensive lineman Kyle Williams with a foot injury. Linebacker Chris Kelsay (calf) and kicker Rian Lindell (shoulder) will also be out, both missed practice all week long.
Cornerback Aaron Williams is listed as questionable after being limited in practice all week with a chest injury. A concerning late add to the injury report was wide receiver Stevie Johnson. Johnson missed practice today with an illness and is officially listed as probable for the game on Sunday against the Cowboys. Johnson is expected to be active on Sunday, but depending on how long the illness lasts, it could sap Johnson's energy for game day.
The Dallas Cowboys will be without three key players for the match up with the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Wide receiver Miles Austin was declared out with a hamstring injury, as was running back Felix Jones with his ankle injury. On the defensive side of the football, the Cowboys will be without cornerback Mike Jenkins.
Linebacker Sean Lee, who has been dealing with a wrist injury, has opted to try and play with the injury in lieu of getting surgery. He's listed as questionable officially on the report, but is expected to play. Guard Kyle Kosier was limited the past two days with a foot injury and is listed as questionable.
Quarterback Tony Romo was listed on the injury report, but he practiced in full all week and will start. Tackle Jeremy Parnell missed Wednesday's practice with a back problem, but practiced in full both Thursday and today.
Buffalo's injury report on Thursday looks much like it did on Wednesday just with the addition of Kyle Williams who was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday after having foot surgery. Among those players that did not take part in practice were Demetrius Bell, Chris Kelsay and Rian Lindell.
Defensive back Aaron Williams was limited in practice for the second straight day with a chest injury.
Here is a look at the full Buffalo injury report for November 10:
Felix Jones missed his second straight day of practice with an injured ankle that has had the Cowboys' running back out of the lineup for the last three games. DeMarco Murray has filled in admirably in Jones' absence and should give the Cowboys a solid one-two punch once Jones returns.
Joining Jones on the sidelines of Thursday's practice were Miles Austin and Mike Jenkins with hamstring injuries. Among those returning to practice after missing Wednesday were Kyle Kosier (foot) and Jeremy Parnel (back). Others limited were Sean Lee (wrist) and Mat McBriar (foot).
Here is a look at the full Cowboys injury report for November 10:
|Miles Austin, WR||Hamstring||DNP||DNP|
|Mike Jenkins, CB||Hamstring||DNP||DNP|
|Felix Jones, RB||Ankle||DNP||DNP|
|Kyle Kosier, G||Foot||DNP||LP|
|Sean Lee, LB||Wrist||LP||LP|
|Mat McBriar, P||Foot (left)||LP||LP|
|Jeremy Parnell, T||Back||DNP||LP|
|Tony Romo, QB||Ribs||FP||FP|
Usually when the kicker has to make a tackle on special teams, it means that something bad has happened. In this particular case for the Buffalo Bills, something bad did happen, just after the play was over.
In the Bills 27-11 loss to the New York Jets, Rian Lindell was forced to make a tackle in order to prevent a long return from the Jets. In making the tackle, the kicker broke a bone in his shoulder and is now out indefinitely. Buffalo went out and signed Dave Rayner to a contract, Rayner was 13 of 16 on field-goal attempts in eight games with Detroit last season.
Also, Bills head coach Chan Gailey confirmed that standout defensive tackle Kyle Williams had surgery Wednesday on his foot. Williams was placed on injured reserve Tuesday and will be out for the remainder of the season.
Here is a full breakout of the Bills injury report versus the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday:
Limited in practice
CB Aaron Williams
For you fantasy football owners, you might be able to get one more week to start Demarco Murray. That's because Dallas Cowboys tailback Felix Jones did not practice on Wednesday. Jones, the fourth-year pro out of Arkansas, has missed the previous three contests with a high-ankle sprain.
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is hopeful that Jones can return to the lineup this week.
Reports are also coming out of Cowboys practice that Cowboys leader in tackles Sean Lee was a limited participant in practice after suffering a dislocation of the wrist versus the Philadelphia Eagles a few weeks ago. Lee practiced with a restrictive cast on his entire hand.
Limited in practice
LB Sean Lee – wrist
P Mat McBriar – foot
QB Tony Romo – ribs
In his absence, the Cowboys have been forced to play the aging veteran duo of Keith Brooking and Bradie James in the middle of the field. Both Philadelphia and Seattle were successful in forcing them to move in space, with the Dallas defense giving up 100-yard rushing games for the first two times this season.
Lee wore a restrictive cast over his entire hand Wednesday and said his wrist is weak but improving. There's been no word yet about his status for Sunday.
Despite missing most of the last two games, the 6'2 245 ILB from Penn State still leads the team in tackles (57) and interceptions (3) this season.
While head coach Jason Garrett was optimistic that RB Felix Jones would practice this week, the Arkansas product sat out of practice Wednesday while rehabbing from a high-ankle sprain he suffered on Oct. 16 against the New England Patriots.
It typically takes three-to-four weeks to recover from that type of injury, which would put Jones in line to return to the field either against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday or on Nov. 20 against the Washington Redskins.
But while the 5'10 220 speedster started the Cowboys first five games of the season, the running back situation has changed drastically in his absence.
Former backup Tashard Choice was cut, while Oklahoma rookie DeMarco Murray has taken control of the position, rushing for 466 yards and 1 TD on 55 carries in the last three games. In five games this year, Jones rushed for 253 yards on 60 carries without a TD.
So far, Dallas has issued no word on Jones' availability for the Bills game or how the team will split carries when he returns to the field.
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