Dallas Cowboys 12-4
Welcome to the NFC East Week and the Dallas Cowboys 2014 Fantasy Highs and Lows. Each week we will go division by division breaking down each team.
It amazes me that Dez continues to perform and stay healthy every year. In his 2014 season he had 88 receptions, 1320 yards, and 16 touchdowns. That is three more touchdowns then any other receiver last year. Dez is now a franchise player after being tagged this offseason. No long-term deal yet for Dez but he will get paid with stats like his.
I think we all can agree that DeMarco Murray was the standout for the Cowboys. He averaged 17 fantasy points a game. He had five games with 20 or more points and had eight games in a row with over 100 yards rushing. He had another four games over 100 yards rushing as well, for a grand total of 1845 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns and another 416 yards receiving. He was the clear number one running back of 2014 behind a very talented offensive line. Murray has found a new home for the 2015 season with the Philadelphia Eagles. Both Murray and Chip Kelly think this will be a very good match. After being run to the ground and switching teams only time will tell if Murray can be as successful this year as he was last year.
My first low was Terrance Williams. I love Dez but Dez could have been even better if the Cowboys opened up that offense using Terrence like they did in the playoffs, where he had two touchdowns. In his second year in the league and playing with two of the leading scorers in fantasy (Bryant and Murray), Williams still managed to have 8 touchdowns on the year.
The good thing about Witten is that in fantasy his position is terrible if you’re not Gronkowski or Graham. With so many weapons on the Cowboys Witten was their third or fourth best option on the field. The aging tight end had his worse year in yards since his rookie season. For a man that has been playing in the NFL since 2003, he continues to play in every game. He may not get you a ton of fantasy points but at least he is on the field trying.