Several Cowboys players had decent fantasy games last week. Below is a summary of what the various players did and how they are projected to do this week. Points are based on standard scoring in NFL.com leagues. Rankings are based on the composite rankings available at FantasyPros.
QB Tony Romo
Last week: 18.58 points
Romo threw for 342 yards with two touchdowns, so even with a fumble and an interception, he put up good numbers.
Rank for week 2: 7th.
Most of the better experts expect Romo to have a solid game against the 49ers, who were poor against the pass last year.
RB Felix Jones
Last week: 10.60 points
Jones only managed 66 total yards, but his touchdown run helped.
Rank for week 2: 19th
Some experts have Jones ranked in the top 10 for this week, while others have him ranked lower than 30th. This will be an interesting game.
WR Miles Austin
Last week: 15.00 points
Austin had a good game with 90 yards and a touchdown. This was much better than several of his games from last year, where he often disappeared with Jon Kitna at QB.
Rank for week 2: 9th
Several have noted that if Austin can play well against the Jets while injured, he will do just fine against the 49ers.
WR Dez Bryant
Last week: 13.10 points
Bryant pulled in the other Romo score. He did all of his damage on the team’s opening drive.
Rank for week 2: 12th
Hard to say how many receptions Bryant will have. However, he is always a threat to break a long one, so he will likely get yards and is a good bet to score. He may not return punts, which hurts his value in league that include return yards.
TE Jason Witten
Last week: 11.00 points
Witten had a good game that could have been great with a TD. Had he cut back on the long pass in the fourth quarter, he might have scored.
Rank for week 2: 3rd
Although Romo notoriously does not look at Witten in the red zone, Witten is a big target who can put up yards. Even the better defenses have a hard time stopping him.
K Dan Bailey
Last week: 6.00 points
Bailey made a field goal with three extra points.
Rank for week 2: 27th
Bailey will not likely have value this year. David Buehler will probably get the nod for long attempts, so unless the Cowboys kick three or four field goals from inside the 40, Bailey will probably not get more than 10 points at the most.
Last week: 8.00 points
The Cowboys had four sacks, an interception, and a fumble recovery while giving up 27 points.
Rank for week 2: 7th
The high rank is more of a reflection of a bad San Francisco offense. However, Dallas did better against the Jets than most expected, so perhaps there is some value.
Other Offensive Players
Nobody. Kevin Ogletree might get 10 to 20 receiving yards. That is probably the best output anyone could expect from other members of the Cowboys.
Cowboys Individual Defensive Players Players
The big player on the IDP front for Dallas was linebacker Sean Lee, who had 10 tackles, 2 assists, and an interception. Had he score on the interception return, he would have had a 20-point game by himself.
Anthony Spencer had a decent game with three tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble. DeMarcus Ware also had a good game with two sacks along with three tackles.
None of the other Dallas defensive players did anything worth mentioning.