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Dalton Schultz does not practice Friday for Week 3 vs. Giants

We break down news that Dalton Schultz is dealing with a knee injury. What it means for Week 3 and beyond.

Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz (86) is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals safety Vonn Bell (24) and Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Germaine Pratt (57) after completing a catch in the first quarter of an NFL Week 2 game, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK

Friday update: Schultz is doing some work, but he has yet to practice, per Michael Gehlken. It appears that he’ll be a long shot to play this week.

Thursday p.m. update: Schultz did not practice on Thursday, per Jon Machota. We’ll see what his status will be heading into the weekend.

Thursday update: The Cowboys are gradually increasing Schultz’s workload with each day, per Jon Machota. The hope is to make a determination on Sunday whether or not he’ll be able to go for the Monday Night Football matchup against the Giants.

Monday update: Schultz is dealing with a PCL issue in his knee, per Todd Archer. This is similar to what Ezekiel Elliott played through last season and it did limit him. We’ll see if the Cowboys give him more time to heal than they did Zeke.

Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz sustained a knee injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 20-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reported on Monday that after an MRI, the tight end isn’t expected to miss a significant amount of time.

Schultz caught two of four targets for 18 yards and a fumble prior to the injury and initial reports after the game indicated that he just avoided an ACL tear. It’s unclear exactly how much time he’d miss and it would be yet another blow to the Dallas offense for the immediate future.

Fantasy football implications

If Schultz were to miss time, backup Jake Ferguson would step in as the Cowboys’ top tight end option and would be a definite fantasy football waiver wire option to consider. The rookie out of Wisconsin has been used mostly as a blocking tight end through their first two games and he has yet to record a reception so far this season.