College: TCU | 10 years
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 10/29/1987
Depth Chart: QB.3
2020 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 42.25
Avg Pts: 4.23
Rank: 9 QB
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Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl offensive lineman Zack Martin (calf) is expected to miss three to four weeks with a calf strain that he suffered in the Thanksgiving loss on Thursday to Washington, according to a source. Based on where we are in the season, it could mean that Martin has played his last down of the 2020 season, especially if the Cowboys want him to heal fully before he returns. Left tackle Cameron Erving was also injured on Thursday and is expected to miss multiple weeks. These injuries are a huge blow to Dallas' offensive line and offense as a whole moving forward. It'll make life tougher on quarterback Andy Dalton and running back Ezekiel Elliott heading into a Week 13 matchup with the Ravens next Thursday night.
Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said that offensive tackles Zack Martin (calf) and Cameron Erving (knee) will be out for multiple weeks after suffering injuries in the Thanksgiving loss to the Washington Football Team on Thursday. Martin was ruled out quickly on Thursday after leaving the game, and his loss will be a huge one along Dallas' offensive line. It's more bad news for the Cowboys offense in general, but more specifically for quarterback Andy Dalton and running back Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott laid an egg for his fantasy managers on Thanksgiving, carrying the ball 10 times for just 32 yards while also losing another fumble. Elliott has now lost five fumbles in 2020.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton struggled behind an injured offensive line in a 41-16 loss to the Washington Football Team. On the first Cowboys drive of the game, both Zack Martin (calf) and Cam Erving (knee) limped off the field and into the locker room. Dalton ended up completing 25 of his 35 passes for 215 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He added 17 yards on three carries. Dalton should have had another score, but rookie CeeDee Lamb dropped a touchdown in the end zone while it was still a close game. Dalton was far from great in this one, but he was even farther from being the reason the Cowboys lost. He'll continue as a QB2 but at least is able to make the Cowboys receivers back into startable fantasy assets.
Dallas Cowboys tackle Zach Martin left Thursday's game against Washington with what appeared to be a calf injury. He has been ruled out already for the remainder of the game. ESPN's Evan Kaplan points out that the only full game Martin missed this year, Dallas scored three points and allowed six sacks. If Martin misses time with this injury beyond Thursday, the Cowboys offense and quarterback Andy Dalton are in serious trouble.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton struggled mightily earlier in the season when he first replaced injured starter Dak Prescott (ankle), but after missing time due to a concussion and a struggle with COVID-19, Dalton looked the part of an NFL starting quarterback in Week 11. For Week 12, Dalton and the Cowboys get a Thanksgiving Day matchup against the Washington Football Team. In what could be a close, low-scoring game, Dalton is likely to be a better "real life" quarterback than a fantasy one this week. He's in the lower-end QB2 list against a tough Washington defensive line.
Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton returned to the lineup in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings and he completed 22-of-32 passes for 203 yards, three touchdowns and one interception while also rushing for five yards.
Fantasy Spin: Dalton was knocked out of a game at Washington in October, and then he had a bout with COVID-19. He looked good in this one, leading the Cowboys to an upset road win of the previously red-hot Vikings. Despite the three scores, Dalton remains more of a low-end QB2 in most fantasy leagues heading into a revenge game against Washington on Thanksgiving in Week 12.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton returned to the field in Week 11 and led the Cowboys to their first win since Week 5. Dalton completed 22 of his 32 pass attempts for 203 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. He "ran" three times for a total of five yards. Dalton made the Cowboys offense look like an actual NFL offense for the first time in a while. There was some surprise that Garrett Gilbert didn't get a second chance after a decent start last week, but Dalton showed that he can still be at least an average NFL quarterback. He'll have some 2QB and Superflex value for the rest of the season. The Cowboys take on Washington on Thanksgiving.
Dallas Cowboys C Tyler Biadasz (hamstring) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings. DE Demarcus Lawrence (illness) did not practice for a second straight day Friday, Nov. 20, and is listed as questionable. DE Randy Gregory (illness) was upgraded to a limited practice Friday and is also listed as questionable. QB Andy Dalton (concussion), RB Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring), OG Zack Martin (calf) and LB Joe Thomas (wrist) practiced in full Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.
Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.
Fantasy Spin: Dalton is on track to play after missing nearly a month because of a concussion and illness. He has a very good receiver corps to work with but probably should be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 19.
Fantasy Spin: Dalton has not played since the end of October but should be on the field in Week 11. He has a solid group of pass catchers to work with but probably is only a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Dallas Cowboys C Tyler Biadasz (hamstring) and DE Randy Gregory (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 19. DE Demarcus Lawrence (illness) was added to the injury report and also did not practice. QB Andy Dalton (concussion), RB Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring), OG Zack Martin (calf) and LB Joe Thomas (wrist) practiced in full.
Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton (concussion) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Fantasy Spin: Dalton should be back in the lineup this week after a few weeks off. He played well at times since taking over the starting job but probably should only be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues.
Updating a previous reports, Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton and DE Tyrone Crawford were officially activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton will be activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Fantasy Spin: Dalton is on track to play in the Week 11 game after missing the last few weeks. He should be a starting quarterback in two-quarterback leagues and could be a starter in deeper leagues.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton (COVID-19) is expected to get the start in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings. Dalton struggled in his two starts before going down with a concussion and later dealing with COVID-19. As long as he's healthy though, he should be given the chance to start over Ben DiNucci and Garrett Gilbert. Gilbert actually looked decent in his start though, so Dalton may not be given too many chances if he looks as bad as he did in his Week 7 start. With the struggles of the Cowboys offense all season without Dak Prescott and the uncertainty of Dalton's health and chances in this one, he's shaping up as no better than a QB3.
Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton (illness) participated in practice Monday, Nov. 16. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Dalton looked good during practice and that Dalton is considered day-to-day.
Fantasy Spin: It appears Dalton has a good chance to play in Week 11, but fantasy players will know more about his status later in the week. He will be playing the Minnesota Vikings in Week 11 if he is cleared and could be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton was activated from the reserve/COVID list on Monday. Coach Mike McCarthy stated that he and his staff would take things "day by day" with Dalton and the team's quarterback position, but there's every reason to believe Dalton will be starting under center when the Cowboys take the field in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings. Since Dak Prescott was lost for the season with an ankle injury, the Cowboys offense has scored just 10.2 points per game on average. Dalton is not Prescott or even close, but he should be able to at least provide something in the passing game.
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said that quarterback Andy Dalton is the team's starter whenever he's cleared from the league's COVID-19 protocol. Garrett Gilbert stepped in admirably against the unbeaten Steelers in Week 9, going 21-for-38 for 243 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Dalton has missed time with a concussion and after testing positive for COVID-19. But he'll have extra time to be cleared with the team having their bye in Week 10, so hopefully Dalton will be good to go for Week 11 against the Vikings, where he'll be a low-end QB2 with some upside in two-QB leagues.
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys QB Ben DiNucci will not get the start in place of an injured Andy Dalton in Week 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Cowboys will instead have practice-squaders Garrett Gilbert and Cooper Rush compete for the job in practice this week.
Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton (concussion) was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Nov. 3, making him ineligible to play in Week 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Fantasy Spin: Ben DiNucci is set to make his second career start against the Steelers. It should go without saying that basically every Dallas player fantasy owners would typically consider is either best left on the bench this week or a fringe starter at best. Only Ezekiel Elliott should be started in most leagues, and his upside is probably a low-end RB2 at best.