It's certainly not looking like a great Week 3 in fantasy for owners of the Dallas Cowboys' skill players.
Dallas might have come away with a Week 2 win over the 49ers, but their skill players took a beating. Headed into Week 3, Tony Romo has a punctured lung and a couple cracked ribs, Miles Austin has a pulled hamstring and Dez Bryant is still dealing with a quadriceps injury. Further, the offensive line is banged up (notably Phil Costa), which makes running the back difficult for Felix Jones.
The Cowboys won't begin practicing until Thursday, thanks to playing a Monday night game this week, but it's safe to say that Austin won't be playing in Monday night's game against the Redskins. Obviously, he should be benched in every format.
Jason Garrett said that he is "hopeful" that Bryant will play on Monday night. If he actually does play, then he's absolutely a must-start, as he'll be in line to see plenty of targets from Romo with Miles being absent.
Jason Witten, needless to say, is a must-start every week as long as he's healthy, and he's one of the few Cowboys that is for the most part healthy.
Felix Jones should be seen as an RB2 this week, and as such, is a must-start as well, despite the shoddy play of the offensive line.
The toughest call of this week has to be on Romo. Not only is Romo dealing with a painful injury, but he might be without his top two wide receivers if Bryant can't go. If that's the case, he's going to have Kevin Ogletree and Jesse Holley as his top two targets. If there were ever a week to sit Romo, it's likely this week, and it's certainly tough to advocate starting him with the injuries to his chest and Dallas' banged up wide receiver corps.
Be sure to check back later this week for projections on Dallas' players.