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Thursday NFL preview for all 32 teams

NFL Nation assesses what to watch across the league on Thursday, including a look at Cowboys RB Darren McFadden's future. He could be the odd man out in Dallas' backfield rotation.

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Not buying the Cowboys hype

Three of our five NFL experts identified Dallas as the league's most overrated team. While they predictably cite starting a rookie quarterback, they also mention a questionable defense. Most overrated and underrated teams, players (Insider)

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11hTodd Archer

Sources: Cowboys' Lee restructures contract

Linebacker Sean Lee and the Cowboys agreed to a reworked deal in which he can earn an extra $2 million in 2016, sources told ESPN's Todd Archer.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys and Sean Lee have agreed to reworked deal in which the linebacker can earn up to $2 million in a roster bonus after he missed out on an escalator last season by sitting out the final game with a hamstring injury. Lee will earn an extra $125,000 per game, according to sources.

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Jalen and Jacoby: Ezekiel Elliott didn't buy any weed... that we know of (1:25)
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Dak Prescott worth a fantasy flyer? (1:47)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys made the following roster moves to get to the 75-player limit: Kellen Moore (injured reserve), James Hanna (reserve PUP), Jaylon Smith (reserve NFI), Josh Thomas (injured reserve), Dan Buccholz, Arjen Colqhoun, Shaneil Jenkins, Jeremiah McKinnon, Mike McQueen, James Morris, Henoc Muamba, Richard Mullaney, Rodney Smith.

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Dez Bryant's fantasy value takes hit with Romo injury (1:37)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have placed rookie linebacker Jaylon Smith on the reserve/non-football list, which officially knocks him out for the first six weeks of the regular season. The chances of Smith playing at all in 2016 remain slim because of two torn ligaments and nerve damage in his left knee suffered in Notre Dame's bowl game last January.

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Stephen A. on the Cowboys: 'They puff more than they pass' (1:23)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Garrett said Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee is dealing with a knee injury but the team doesn't believe it is something that will keep him out of the season opener. Lee had an MRI on Monday and has not practiced since playing vs. Seattle.

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Experts: Zeke landed in the perfect spot

Sometimes, the best answer is the most obvious one. Three of our five experts agree that no rookie is better suited for his new environment than Ezekiel Elliott, who will run behind the league's best O-line. Insiders roundtable

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

How much time will Tony Romo miss with a compression fracture in his back? Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones to 105.3 The Fan in Dallas: "I don't know and don't know that anybody does," Jones said. "But it's quite a range there, four to six, six to eight, eight to (10)." Yet coach Jason Garrett has yet to even rule Romo out of the season opener against the New York Giants.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys hope they need a veteran backup quarterback for 6-8 games before Tony Romo returns. Why would they give up a draft pick of any kind and the possible four-year value it could bring? The bet is they add a veteran as a free agent or make conditions of trade compensation hard to meet.

Team Stats

Passing Yards216.927th
Rushing Yards118.19th
Points For17.231st
Points Against23.416th

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