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Dalton Schultz expected to play Week 4 vs. Commanders

We break down the news that Dalton Schultz has a knee injury. What it means for Week 4 and beyond.

Dalton Schultz #86 of the Dallas Cowboys gets set against the Cincinnati Bengals at AT&T Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images

Saturday update: Schultz is still listed as questionable but is expected to play on Sunday.

Friday update: Schultz is listed as questionable and will likely be a game-day decision, but owner Jerry Jones did say he thought he would play.

Thursday update: Schultz wasn’t able to get a full practice in on Thursday despite that being the goal.

The Dallas Cowboys could get their starting tight end back this week, as Dalton Schultz will practice on Thursday, per Jon Machota. He got a limited practice in on Wednesday, but Thursday he will get a full workload to see if he’s ready to play.

The Cowboys are also without their starting quarterback Dak Prescott, who, despite not ruling out a return this week, hasn’t practiced. They will once again have Cooper Rush under center as they take on the Commanders.

Fantasy football implications

Schultz appears very close to returning and his ability to be a check down target for Rush should put him back in the fantasy Top 12 if he can go. He had seven receptions for 72 yards against a good Buccaneers defense in his only full game, which is a great tight end game in PPR leagues. Start him if he plays at home this week.