Dallas Cowboys Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Bailey (groin) was limited at practice Tuesday.
Impact: Bailey's participation in practice this week has been a positive sign, though it's unclear if it will be enough to get him on the field for Thursday's game against the Chargers.
News: Lawrence (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Tuesday.
Impact: Lawrence was limited in practice Monday due to his shoulder injury but it doesn't appear like it will hinder him come time for the team's Thanksgiving game against the Chargers on Thursday.
News: Collins was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice due to a back injury, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: Collins was added to the Cowboys' injury report Tuesday after practicing in full Monday. It's unclear if he sustained an injury during practice or if the team is just resting him to ensure his back is good to go for Thursday's matchup with the Chargers. He should be considered questionable for the time being.
News: Smith (groin) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the Chargers, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Impact: Smith said Monday that he expects to return to the field Thursday, but the Cowboys don't appear to be ready to declare their best offensive lineman as ready to go just yet. Smith will likely test out his groin and back issues over the next couple of days before an official decision on his status is made.
News: Witten caught his only target for seven yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
Impact: Dak Prescott's struggles dragged down the production of the entire Cowboys passing attack in this one, but it was hardly the first time Witten's been nearly invisible this season -- he's had four games in 2017 with single-digit receiving yards. The future Hall of Famer is clearly reaching the end of his illustrious career, but he may still have one or two more solid performances left in him.
News: Beasley caught two of four targets for only seven yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
Impact: It's the third time this season he's been held to single digits in yards. Beasley remains mostly an afterthought in the Cowboys' passing game, even with Ezekiel Elliott (suspension) out of the lineup.
News: Butler caught both his targets for 19 yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
Impact: He hasn't caught more than two passes or seen more than three targets in any game this season, and even with Ezekiel Elliott (suspension) out of the lineup it doesn't seem as though Butler's workload is going to increase. It would likely take an injury to Dez Bryant or Terrance Williams to move Butler into a role that would put him on the fantasy radar in most leagues.
News: Williams caught four of seven targets for 35 yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
Impact: Dak Prescott was busy having his worst game as a pro, but Williams didn't exactly do much to help out his QB. The seven targets were actually his second highest total of the season, and look for the fifth-year wideout to post similarly modest numbers Thursday against the Chargers.
News: Smith carried the ball eight times for 11 yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
Impact: While Alfred Morris was able to find some running room, Smith was held in check, with his longest run going for only five yards. He should continue playing second fiddle to Morris in the Dallas backfield, and providing minimal fantasy value, for Thursday's game against the Chargers.
News: Hitchens is hopeful to play Thursday against the Chargers after an MRI on the groin injury he sustained in the Week 11 loss to the Eagles came back negative, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: Hitchens was diagnosed with a slight strain of the groin, which forced him out early in the fourth quarter of the 37-9 loss. The quick turnaround for the Thanksgiving Day game won't help Hitchens' case for suiting up, but it sounds like the linebacker intends to play even though he'll likely be less than 100 percent healthy. His availability would be crucial with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones already ruling out another starting linebacker in Sean Lee (hamstring) out for Thursday's contest, according to David Helman of the Cowboys' official site.
News: Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed that Lee (hamstring) wouldn't play Thursday against the Chargers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Impact: After Lee injured his hamstring in the Week 10 loss to the Falcons, the Cowboys were always bracing for a multi-game absence, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that the linebacker will miss his second consecutive game. Jaylon Smith and Justin Durant will likely be the main beneficiaries of extra snaps at linebacker with Lee out and Anthony Hitchens (groin) looking uncertain for Thursday.