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Phillip Tanner

Dallas Cowboys
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Cowboys | Phillip Tanner signed

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:05:30 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys have signed free-agent RB Phillip Tanner (Colts). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived CB B.W. Webb.

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Cowboys | Will add Phillip Tanner

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:43:50 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys will sign free-agent RB Phillip Tanner (Colts), according to sources.

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Colts | Waive Phillip Tanner

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:41:41 -0700

The Indianapolis Colts waived RB Phillip Tanner Wednesday, Aug. 20.

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Colts | Sign Phillip Tanner

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:29:15 -0700

The Indianapolis Colts signed RB Phillip Tanner (Cowboys) Tuesday, July 29. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Seahawks | Three RBs work out

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:32:08 -0700

Free-agent RB William Powell (Eagles), RB Orwin Smith (Packers) and Phillip Tanner (Cowboys) worked out for the Seattle Seahawks Saturday, July 26.

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Bears | Work out Phillip Tanner

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:21:38 -0700

The Chicago Bears worked out free-agent RB Phillip Tanner (Cowboys) Monday, April 7.

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Cowboys | May try to re-sign Phillip Tanner

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:21:25 -0800

The Dallas Cowboys may try to re-sign restricted free-agent RB Phillip Tanner to a one-year deal worth the four-year veteran minimum this offseason. The team does not plan to tender an offer to Tanner this offseason.

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Cowboys | Will not make offer to Phillip Tanner

Sun, 23 Feb 2014 17:32:57 -0800

The Dallas Cowboys will not tender an offer to restricted free-agent RB Phillip Tanner this offseason because of their tight salary cap situation.

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Cowboys | DeMarco Murray's role to expand

Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:21:03 -0800

The Dallas Cowboys plan to ride RB DeMarco Murray as much as they can after losing RB Lance Dunbar (knee). "DeMarco Murray is our lead back, has been our lead back all year long, has done an excellent job for us, did a really good job in the game the other day again," head coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday, Dec. 3. "He'll be the lead dog. The other guys, (RBs Joseph Randle and Phillip Tanner) will have to step up if they have an opportunity if DeMarco can't go."

Fantasy Tip: If you're a Murray fantasy owner, this is music to your ears. Randle and Tanner are not real threats to push their way into a timeshare with Murray, so he will see a bulk of the carries in a league where in this day and age teams are using a two-back system. Over his past three games, Murray has 238 rushing yards and four touchdowns, and he has eight receptions for 79 yards over his past two outings.

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Cowboys | Two RBs expected to get bigger roles

Sat, 30 Nov 2013 08:10:02 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RBs Phillip Tanner and Joseph Randle are expected to receive bigger roles in the offense because of the injury to RB Lance Dunbar (knee).

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Cowboys | Phillip Tanner left game

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:06:33 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Phillip Tanner left the team's Week 10 game with cramps.

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Cowboys | DeMarco Murray to miss at least one week

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:12:41 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) will miss the team's Week 7 game but may be able to play Week 8.

Fantasy Tip: With Murray out, Joseph Randle likely will see most of the carries with Phillip Tanner also receiving some playing time. Randle should be considered a flex option while Murray is out. Tanner likely will be just a bench option at this point.

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Cowboys | DeMarco Murray has MCL sprain

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:35:05 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) is dealing with a left medial collateral ligament sprain in his knee, and he'll undergo an MRI exam Monday, Oct. 14. Murray was injured in the second quarter against the Washington Redskins and entered the day ranked fifth in the league with 399 rushing yards. It's unknown if Murray will be able to play in Week 7 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Tip: Murray will probably be questionable in Week 7, so keep tabs on his status during the week. It's not a long-term injury, but Murray has been injury-prone and isn't what we'd call a quick healer. If he can't play, the Cowboys would likely go with some combination of Phillip Tanner and Joseph Randle in the backfield.

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Cowboys | Phillip Tanner injures arm

Sun, 04 Aug 2013 20:56:10 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Phillip Tanner (arm) suffered a left arm injury in the first quarter of the Hall of Fame preseason game Sunday, Aug. 4, against the Miami Dolphins, but he was able to return to the game later.

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Cowboys | HC happy with Joseph Randle

Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:16:31 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle (thumb) showed well in the team's scrimmage, and is off to a good start in training camp, according to head coach Jason Garrett. Still, Randle is behind RB Lance Dunbar for the race for the backup job to RB DeMarco Murray, and RB Phillip Tanner has reportedly been more consistent as well.

Fantasy Tip: Randle missed practice in the offseason due to a thumb injury, so he has gotten behind a bit. However, he has more upside than Dunbar and Tanner. Right now, he is only worth drafting in long-term keeper formats.

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Cowboys | Phillip Tanner drops weight

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 10:35:32 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Phillip Tanner said he lost around 10 pounds this offseason in hopes of being quicker this season. He said the extra weight hindered him from getting to the hole at times last season.

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Cowboys | Kendial Lawrence could push for roster spot

Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:51:04 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Kendial Lawrence could push RB Phillip Tanner for a roster spot if he performs well during training camp and the preseason.

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Cowboys | Believe Joseph Randle can be full-time RB if needed

Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:16:18 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys believe RB Joseph Randle can be a full-time running back if something happened to RB DeMarco Murray. Randle will have to compete with RBs Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner for the No. 2 running back job during training camp.

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Cowboys | Kendial Lawrence could compete for roster spot

Sat, 11 May 2013 10:12:37 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Kendial Lawrence could compete with RBs Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner for the final running back roster spot during offseason workouts and training camp.

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Cowboys | Phillip Tanner in danger

Mon, 06 May 2013 07:36:19 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys don't seem to be high on RB Phillip Tanner, and he could be cut.

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Cowboys | Will look to add RB

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:06:27 -0800

Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team will look to add another running back this offseason that can be a backup to RB DeMarco Murray. Jones said the team likes RBs Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner but see them more as third-down backs.

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Cowboys | Not expected to draft a RB

Mon, 11 Feb 2013 04:08:26 -0800

The Dallas Cowboys will likely not select a running back in the NFL Draft. Instead, the team will likely rely on RBs Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner to back up starting RB DeMarco Murray.

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Cowboys | Two expected to serve as backups at RB

Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:07:50 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RBs Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner are expected to backups to RB DeMarco Murray next season.

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Cowboys | Felix Jones unlikely to be re-signed

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:23:14 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones is in the final year of his deal, and he is unlikely to be re-signed, especially since young RBs Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner showed promise behind RB DeMarco Murray.

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Cowboys | Week 17 Inactives

Sun, 30 Dec 2012 16:12:34 -0800

The Dallas Cowboys have declared OT Darrion Weems, OG David Arkin, DL Jay Ratliff, C Kevin Kowalski, RB Phillip Tanner, DL Robert Callaway, OL Ronald Leary inactive for Week 17.

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Cowboys | Week 15 Inactives

Sun, 16 Dec 2012 12:13:24 -0800

The Dallas Cowboys have declared SS Charlie Peprah, OT Darrion Weems, OG David Arkin, DL Jay Ratliff, C Kevin Kowalski, CB Morris Claiborne, RB Phillip Tanner inactive for Week 15.

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Cowboys | Lance Dunbar, Phillip Tanner split reps

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:32:53 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RBs Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner figure to get the brunt of the carries in Week 12 against the Washington Redskins Thursday, Nov. 22, if the team's top two rushers, RB Felix Jones (knee) and RB DeMarco Murray (foot) cannot go. Dunbar said he would welcome more touches, if given the opportunity. "I'm ready for it," Dunbar said. "I know the offense. I know my assignments. Anthony I can do to help the team, I will."

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Cowboys | Lance Dunbar passes Philip Tanner?

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 18:48:57 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar picked up more carries in the Week 9 game against the Atlanta Falcons than RB Phillip Tanner. Head coach Jason Garrett explained that Tanner's special teams duties pushed the team to give Dunbar more touches.

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Cowboys | Struggled on third down in Week 9

Mon, 05 Nov 2012 07:49:11 -0800

The Dallas Cowboys converted just three of 10 third-down opportunities in Week 9. Drops were a key factor to the struggles; WR Kevin Ogletree dropped a third-down pass in the second quarter. RB Phillip Tanner missed an opening on a third-and-1 run in the second quarter, and WR Miles Austin had a third-down drop in the third quarter.

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Cowboys | Split carries at RB in Week 9

Mon, 05 Nov 2012 05:49:51 -0800

Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones started in the team's Week 9 game, while RB Lance Dunbar received a majority of the snaps as the backup instead of RB Phillip Tanner. The Cowboys rushed for 65 yards on 18 carries. Jones had 39 yards on nine carries and Dunbar, on eight carries, picked up 26 yards.

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Cowboys | No running game without DeMarco Murray

Fri, 02 Nov 2012 17:38:01 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys haven't had a running game since losing RB DeMarco Murray (foot) to a sprained left foot in mid-October. Since he has been out, the team has rushed 48 times but averaged just 2.2 yards per carry on the ground. RB Felix Jones (shoulder, knee) isn't 100 percent, but he is probable on the team's official injury report for Week 9. The Cowboys would prefer to continue relying on him because RBs Phillip Tanner and Lance Dunbar are not as sound in pass protection.

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Cowboys | Felix Jones' health a concern

Thu, 01 Nov 2012 09:45:31 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones' (knee, neck) health now is an area of concern as the team prepares for its Week 9 game. In addition to a bruised knee suffered in a game Oct. 21, Jones also suffered a nerve irritation in his neck in the first series of that game. Jones carried the ball 13 times for just 19 yards in Week 8. He was on the practice field Thursday, Nov. 1, with his knee taped up. "We'll see what his health is going into this game," head coach Jason Garrett said. "Certainly those other guys have to be ready to play." RBs Phillip Tanner and Lance Dunbar are the only two healthy backs currently on the roster.

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Cowboys | Felix Jones to start in Week 8

Sat, 27 Oct 2012 07:55:52 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones (knee) will start in Week 8 in place of RB DeMarco Murray (foot). RB Phillip Tanner will also see action, and there's a good chance the team finds a role for RB Lance Dunbar in the game as well.

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Cowboys | Phillip Tanner works with starters

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 12:54:53 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Phillip Tanner worked with the first-team offense during practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, because of injuries to RB DeMarco Murray (foot) and RB Felix Jones (knee).

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Cowboys | Phillip Tanner led RBs in snaps in Week 7

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:01:54 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Phillip Tanner played 35 of the team's 68 offensive snaps in Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers, two more snaps than RB Felix Jones (knee).

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Cowboys | DeMarco Murray not limping

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:39:28 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) was seen carrying crutches without a limp Monday, Oct. 22, but he's still unlikely to return in Week 8 against the New York Giants. RB Felix Jones (knee, neck) is expected to start despite being nicked up in Week 7. Jones will likely split the load with RP Phillip Tanner.

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Cowboys | Relied on Phillip Tanner late in Week 7

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 08:12:33 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Phillip Tanner served as the offense's closer in Week 7 at running back. With RB Felix Jones (knee) injured, the Cowboys handed the ball to Tanner on five of their final six snaps of the game. Tanner finished with a career-high 13 carries and 30 yards, and he also caught one pass for eight yards.

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Cowboys | Felix Jones, Phillip Tanner split carries

Sun, 21 Oct 2012 17:10:37 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RBs Felix Jones and Phillip Tanner split the carries in Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers. Jones carried 15 times for a team-high 44 yards, while Tanner ran for 30 yards on 13 totes. Jones was also good for five receptions and 30 yards, while Tanner added an eight-yard reception.

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Cowboys | Should still be able to run in Week 7

Mon, 15 Oct 2012 18:07:25 -0700

Despite the loss of Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) for the Week 7 game against the Carolina Panthers, the combination of RBs Felix Jones, Phillip Tanner and Lance Dunbar should be able to run against a rush defense allowing 127 yards per game.

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Cowboys | DeMarco Murray unlikely to play in Week 7

Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:41:45 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) is unlikely to play in Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers after suffering ligament damage in his left foot in Week 6. Murray will likely be on a week-to-week status, according to sources. An MRI exam showed no broken bones, though. Murray was not in a walking boot after the game.

Fantasy Tip: If Murray misses significant time, look for Felix Jones to become the every-down back, with Phillip Tanner and Lance Dunbar also having increased roles.

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Cowboys | Felix Jones could be removed from return role

Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:40:02 -0700

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said the team is open to removing RB Felix Jones from the kick return role after he fumbled the opening kickoff against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2. WRs Kevin Ogletree and Dwayne Harris, RB Phillip Tanner and CB Morris Claiborne could be other options to return kicks.

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Cowboys | Four probable

Tue, 04 Sep 2012 10:21:17 -0700

Dallas Cowboys LB Dan Connor (hip), C Phil Costa (back), RB Phillip Tanner (hand) and LB DeMarcus Ware (hamstring) practiced in full Tuesday, Sept. 4, and are probable for Week 1.

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Cowboys | Four players fully practice

Mon, 03 Sep 2012 13:19:48 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Phillip Tanner (hand), C Phil Costa (back), LB Dan Connor (hip) and LB DeMarcus Ware (hamstring) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 3.

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Cowboys | Three participate in practice

Sun, 02 Sep 2012 13:04:16 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Phillip Tanner (hand), C Phil Costa (back) and LB DeMarcus Ware (hamstring) fully participated in practice Sunday, Sept. 2.

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Cowboys | Phillip Tanner finds end zone in preseason finale

Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:59:26 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Phillip Tanner carried nine times for 48 yards and a touchdown in the preseason finale Wednesday, Aug. 29, against the Miami Dolphins. Tanner is battling RB Lance Dunbar for the No. 3 tailback job.

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Cowboys | Lance Dunbar rolls for 105 yards, TD

Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:58:55 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar carried 15 times for 105 yards and a touchdown in the preseason finale Wednesday, Aug. 29, against the Miami Dolphins. He also had two receptions for five yards. Dunbar is battling RB Phillip Tanner for the No. 3 tailback job. If Dunbar fails to win a roster spot, he is believed to be a prime practice squad candidate.

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Cowboys | Phillip Tanner practices

Thu, 23 Aug 2012 17:51:14 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Phillip Tanner (hand) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 23. He is not sure if he will play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25.

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Cowboys | Phillip Tanner undergoes surgery

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 19:06:43 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Phillip Tanner (hand) had surgery on his broken hand Tuesday, Aug. 7. The team is hopeful Tanner will not be sidelined more than two weeks.

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Cowboys | Phillip Tanner to undergo surgery

Sun, 05 Aug 2012 13:35:22 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Phillip Tanner (hand) traveled to Dallas to have surgery on his broken hand.

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Cowboys | Phillip Tanner sitting out practice

Sat, 04 Aug 2012 11:15:53 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Phillip Tanner (hand) is not practicing Saturday, Aug. 4, because of a hand injury.

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