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Fantasy Football Focus on the Cowboys: Who to Start? Who to Sit?

If you are fans of both the Cowboys and fantasy football, then most likely those two worlds of yours have connections. In fantasy terms, let's look at who on the Cowboys can help you get that much needed win this week. Also, let's discuss who on the Cowboys can hurt your fantasy team.

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QB Tony Romo - Can he really put up two stinkers in a row, in two night games in a row? History shows that Romo has a habit of bouncing back after bad games. Even though he threw for a score and ran for a score last week against the Giants, his 127 yards, 16 incompletions, and three interceptions brought him down to a single FF digit performance in many leagues.

This is a tough call because as Romo showed in Week 1, he can still put up those same 30-burgers owners have been accustomed to in years past. And with the Cowboys' running game now looking to be a real threat, the play-action pass may open it up for his WRs to get downfield. If you have a solid backup that can get you consistent points to go with your solid team, sit Romo. If you have a low-scoring team and are willing to wait until Monday night to gamble on Romo, start him. Until he shows consistency, himself, expect this to be a tough decision every week.

RBs Marion Barber, Felix Jones, Tashard Choice - As of now, Barber (quad) will be a gametime decision. Sit him; it's not worth the gamble for such an important position in FF. If you have Felix Jones, I strongly recommend you consider starting him this week.

Even if Barber suits up, Jones will get a ton of attention on offense as the Cowboys would be expected to give Barber only light duty. Jones also seems to have earned the team's trust as a goalline back. His penchant for making the big play via run or pass is a boost to leagues that give bonus points for 40+ scores. As a backup, Felix "the Cat" has already amassed 174 yards from scrimmage and boasts a 9.1 yard rushing average. Wow, is right!

Choice is not as much the homerun threat as Jones is, but he could get 10-12 touches if Barber sits this one out. Still, don't expect him to get you a double-digit score this week. He is the team's third-down back and a solid runner, but I would sit him if you have a better option.

WRs Roy Williams, Patrick Crayton, Miles Austin - During the first two weeks, this group has been heavily dependent on Romo's accuracy. Believe it or not, Crayton leads this group with five receptions. Sure, any of them can break out with a big play at any time, but I would sit any of them if you have better options. Until the Cowboys started feeding these guys the ball more, hot and cold weeks from this group should be expected. Besides, the dude down below is the team's true number one receiver.

TEs Jason Witten and Martellus Bennett - Is Jason Witten on your team? Start him. Simply, the guy is solid. He only had 33 yards last week (and one TD), but Romo barely surpassed the 100-yard passing mark. Witten is the go-to guy for this offense on third downs and will continue to be from week to week.

When the starting lineups are announced during each game, Bennett is part of that crew. Unfortunately, we haven't seen him receive many looks in the passing game. Until he does, sit him. 

K Nick Folk - Has he missed a field goal or extra point yet this year? No. If you have him, start him. The Cowboys average 32.5 points a game, which means he gets plenty of chances to score for owners.

Cowboys D/ST - You have to have mad faith to start this unit again. Through two contests, they have yet to force a turnover or record a sack. This week though, Jake Delhomme brings in some potential for the Dallas DBs to get an interception. And sackmaster DeMarcus Ware must be hungry for some stats.

I will leave you with these jaw-dropping stats to help you decide. The Dallas D has given up, on average, 27 points and 438.5 yards per game! Until Wade Phillips proves to be Mr. Fix-It, sit this unit.


After two weeks of fantasy footballing on Fleaflicker, the BTB and BTB Part Deux fantasy leagues are just starting to take shape. Like the NFL, it's still too early to draw any conclusions for the season. Players like RBs Steve Slaton, Matt Forte and WR Eddie Royal, who were fantasy studs last year, have yet to break loose. Others, such as WRs Steve Smith (NYG), Percy Harvin and RB Fred Jackson have shown to be solid contributors for their owners.

Owners with Drew Brees, Chris Johnson, and Frank Gore had to have been happy as clams last week with their humongous games. Anyways, let's get up to par with what's been going on in BTB's world of fantasy football.

Blogging the Boys League

The Undefeateds (2-0)

BigRigga31's Team
Official Spoiler


Smack Dab in the Middle (1-1)

Doomsday Redux
Old School
The Speed of Dark


Looking for a Win this Week (0-2)


Blogging the Boys Part Deux League

The Undefeateds (2-0)

Maui Paniolo
kill everbody
Reykjavik Roughnecks


Smack Dab in the Middle (1-1)

Paper Cranes
Dallas Destroyers
Ron Mexico's Mad Dogs


Looking for a Win this Week (0-2)

My Team Sucks
Felix Jones At Every Position
The Doomsday Defense Reborn

So, there you have it. And remember, for all your fantasy football needs SBNation's fantasy webpage is chock full of informational updates to help you set up your team from week-to-week. It saved me from starting Wes Welker last week. Glad I check it.

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