Jake Ferguson

Dallas Cowboys
Tight End
Dallas Cowboys
Tight End

Jake Ferguson News

Impresses in Thanksgiving win

Ferguson caught all three of his targets for a career-high 57 yards in Thursday's 28-20 win over the Giants.

Analysis: Thirty of those yards came on a spectacular catch-and-run early in the fourth quarter that saw the rookie tight end hurdle one New York defender before lowering his shoulders and trucking another for an extra few yards. Ferguson's fantasy value is low now that Dalton Schultz is fully healthy, but he's showing impressive glimpses of his potential if he grows into the starting role down the road.

Nov 25, 2022 9:31 AM EST


Ready to play in Green Bay

Ferguson (illness) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Green Bay, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Ferguson's availability for the Week 10 contest was temporarily put in flux after the illness prevented him from practicing Thursday, but he was able to return to the field Friday as a full participant. The fourth-round rookie out of Wisconsin is thus on track to play Sunday, when he'll likely operate as the top backup to starting tight end Dalton Schultz. Ferguson most recently played more than half of the Cowboys' snaps on offense in the team's 49-29 win over the Bears in Week 8 and scored his second touchdown of the season in the process, but his playing time could drop off a bit if the Packers are able to keep Sunday's game more competitive than the Bears did.

Nov 11, 2022 1:27 PM EST



Sits out with illness

Ferguson didn't participate in Thursday's practice due to an illness, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Head coach Mike McCarthy noted that a flu bug has made its way around the Dallas locker room in recent days, with Ferguson seemingly becoming one of the latest victims. The Cowboys haven't yet suggested that the rookie tight end's availability for Sunday's game against the Packers is in any peril, but Ferguson will likely need to practice in some capacity Friday for Dallas to feel confident that he'll be ready to play.

Nov 10, 2022 1:44 PM EST


Hauls in another touchdown

Ferguson caught his only target for a one-yard touchdown in Sunday's win over the Bears.

Analysis: The rookie tight end was on the other end of a Dak Prescott red-zone toss midway through the second period, giving the Cowboys a 28-7 lead. Ferguson now has two career touchdowns, with both of them coming in the last three games, but with Dalton Schultz looking healthy the Wisconsin product isn't likely to see increased target volume on the other side of Dallas' Week 9 bye.

Nov 1, 2022 6:01 PM EST


Scores first NFL TD

Ferguson caught four of six targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: The rookie tight end recorded his first NFL score early in the fourth quarter, catching a short pass from Cooper Rush and making a slick move around a Philadelphia defender to get into the end zone. The catches, targets and yards were also career highs for Ferguson, but his run of deep-league fantasy relevance will likely come to an end once Dalton Schultz (knee) is 100 percent.

Oct 17, 2022 8:05 AM EST



Playing Sunday

Ferguson (knee) is active Sunday against the Rams, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Ferguson came into the day questionable after logging limited practices Thursday and Friday. He should operate as the Cowboys' No. 2 tight end against the Rams.

Oct 9, 2022 12:11 PM EST


Listed questionable for Sunday

Ferguson (knee) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Rams, Patrik Walker of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Analysis: Ferguson logged back-to-back limited sessions after not practicing Wednesday due to a knee injury. If he's unable to suit up, Peyton Hendershot would operate as the primary backup to Dalton Schultz, who returned to action in Week 4 after sitting out the previous contest due to an MCL sprain.

Oct 7, 2022 1:35 PM EST


Sees limited work Thursday

Ferguson (knee) was listed as a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Ferguson failed to practice Wednesday due to an apparent knee issue, but his ability to participate during Thursday's session in a limited fashion is a step in the right direction. Friday's practice/injury report should provide further clarity regarding the rookie tight end's availability for Sunday's contest against the Rams, but Dalton Schultz and Peyton Hendershot would presumably take on larger roles if Ferguson is eventually ruled out.

Oct 6, 2022 2:32 PM EST


Sidelined Wednesday

Ferguson did not practice Wednesday due to a knee injury, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Ferguson appears to have picked up a knee injury after catching his lone target for seven yards during Sunday's win over the Commanders. The rookie tight end played his second lowest percentage of Dallas' offensive snaps this season in Week 4, though it's unclear exactly when this issue popped up. If Ferguson's health does not improve before Sunday's game against the Rams, then undrafted rookie Peyton Hendershot should step up behind starting tight end Dalton Schultz.

Oct 5, 2022 6:22 PM EST


Catches one pass in win

Ferguson caught his lone target for seven yards in Sunday's 25-10 win over the Commanders.

Analysis: Ferguson returned to his depth role in the tight end ranks with the return of starter Dalton Schultz after a one-game absence. The rookie played just 28 percent of the Cowboys' offensive snaps and was unable to get going with limited work. Barring another injury to Schultz, Ferguson should continue to operate as the team's top backup at tight end. The 23-year-old should be ignored for fantasy purposes as the Cowboys visit the Rams in Week 5.

Oct 5, 2022 2:10 AM EST


Catches two passes in win

Ferguson caught two of three targets for 13 yards in Monday's 23-16 win over the Giants.

Analysis: Ferguson played on 83 percent of the Cowboys' offensive snaps with starting tight end Dalton Schultz (knee) sidelined for the contest. Despite the rookie's increased involvement, he had little impact on the passing game. The Cowboys will host the Commanders in Week 4, and it's possible that Schultz will return to action. However, if the veteran is forced to miss more time, Ferguson would likely be the next man up again. With that said, the 23-year-old tight end did not show enough Monday to warrant much confidence in his ability to produce for fantasy purposes.

Sep 27, 2022 11:13 PM EST


Not targeted in win

Ferguson failed to record a single target in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Bengals.

Analysis: Ferguson was on the field for 56 percent of the Cowboys' offensive snaps, but he was a complete non-factor in the passing game. The rookie tight end could possibly take on an increased role in Week 3 if starter Dalton Schultz is forced to miss time with a PCL injury he suffered against Cincinnati. Though reports indicate that the injury is not considered to be a long-term issue, It's unclear whether or not Schultz will suit up when the Cowboys visit the Giants on Monday night. If he sits, Ferguson would be the next man up. However, the 23-year-old Wisconsin product would likely be hard to trust for fantasy purposes in his first career start against a division rival in primetime.

Sep 20, 2022 10:10 PM EST


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