Sprinkle agreed to a one-year contract with the Cowboys on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: While Sprinkle played nearly every game for a fourth straight year, the 2017 fifth-round pick was primary used as a blocker during the 2021 campaign and caught just three passes for 31 yards. With the release of Blake Jarwin, Sprinkle is elevated to the No. 2 tight end on the depth chart behind Dalton Schultz, though Sprinkle figures to continue serving mostly as a blocker in 2022.
Mar 15, 2022 11:08 AM EST
Sprinkle caught all three of his targets for 31 yards across 17 games this season.
Analysis: While he played every game for the fourth straight year, Sprinkle was primarily used as a blocker for his snaps on offense, and all three of his grabs came in the final four weeks of the regular season. The 27-year-old tight end is a free agent this offseason, but if he returns to Dallas in 2022 he could see more opportunities as a receiver with Dalton Schultz also a free agent and Blake Jarwin having trouble staying healthy.
Jan 19, 2022 12:52 PM EST
Sprinkle caught his only target for 10 yards in Saturday's win over the Eagles.
Analysis: The tight end saw more than 20 snaps on offense for only the third time this season, and the reception was also his third of the year. Sprinkle has provided solid depth for Dallas as a blocker, particularly while Blake Jarwin was sidelined, but with Jarwin back off injured reserve to reclaim the No. 2 spot on the depth chart. Sprinkle isn't likely to get a chance to make an impact in the playoffs.
Jan 11, 2022 1:01 PM EST
Sprinkle caught both his targets for 21 yards in Sunday's win over the Giants.
Analysis: The fifth-year tight end has passed Sean McKeon on the depth chart to take the No. 2 spot, playing 24 percent of the offensive snaps Sunday to McKeon's eight percent and seeing a larger role on special teams as well. Neither one has much fantasy value behind Dalton Schultz, but Sprinkle might get a red-zone look or two in Week 16 if the Cowboys try to set him up for a revenge game against his former Washington club.
Dec 20, 2021 10:18 AM EST
The Cowboys signed Sprinkle to the 53-man roster Saturday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Sprinkle had been elevated from the practice squad for each of the first five games of the year, but he'll now have a regular spot on the 53-man roster. He's played most of his snaps on special teams and hasn't yet been targeted on offense.
Oct 16, 2021 12:58 PM EST
Sprinkle reverted back to the Cowboys' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.
Analysis: Sprinkle has been on the active roster for all five games this season, but he has played mostly special teams. The 27-year-old played 13 offensive snaps Sunday against the Giants and didn't record any stats.
Oct 12, 2021 9:10 AM EST
Sprinkle was elevated from the Cowboys' practice squad Saturday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Sprinkle was also on the active roster for the first four games of the regular season, but he still hasn't been targeted in 2021. He's played mainly on special teams and is unlikely to play a significant offensive role Sunday against the Giants.
Oct 9, 2021 2:32 PM EST
Sprinkle reverted to the Cowboys' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Analysis: Sprinkle dressed for Sunday's matchup with Carolina, logging 14 offensive snaps and 15 on special teams. He failed to record a catch during his time on the field.
Oct 4, 2021 7:28 PM EST
The Cowboys added Sprinkle to their active roster from their practice squad as a COVID-19 replacement, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Keanu Neal (illness) and Bradlee Anae (undisclosed) will miss another game due to COVID-19 protocols, so the Cowboys are allotted two replacements for Sunday's game. Sprinkle has appeared in all three contests for Dallas this season, but he has yet to draw a target.
Oct 2, 2021 2:15 PM EST
Sprinkle reverted to the Cowboys' practice squad Tuesday, per the NFL's official site.
Analysis: Sprinkle handled 23 total snaps (nine offense, 14 special teams) but didn't receive a target in Monday's win over the Eagles. The 2017 fifth-round pick has geared up in all three games for the Cowboys. He's stuck behind Blake Jarwin and Dalton Schultz in the pecking order.
Sep 28, 2021 5:32 PM EST
Sprinkle was elevated from the Cowboys' practice squad ahead of Monday's game against the Eagles, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Sprinkle was elevated from the practice squad for each of the first two weeks of the season, but he played just five offensive snaps during that time. He's unlikely to have a significant role in Week 3 behind Dalton Schultz and Blake Jarwin.
Sep 27, 2021 1:44 PM EST
Sprinkle reverted to the Cowboys' practice squad Monday per the NFL's transaction report.
Analysis: Sprinkile was promoted to the Cowboys' active roster prior to Week 2. He ultimately played two snaps on offense and 10 on special teams. He did not record any stats.
Sep 20, 2021 6:30 PM EST
The Cowboys elevated Sprinkle from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Armando Salguero of Outkick.com reports.
Analysis: Sprinkle logged three offensive snaps and 17 special-teams snaps in the season opener but didn't receive a target. The fifth-year tight end will likely stick to a special-teams role in Week 2 against the Chargers.
Sep 18, 2021 4:38 PM EST
Sprinkle reverted to the Cowboys' practice squad following Thursday's Week 1 loss to the Buccaneers, per the NFL's transaction log.
Analysis: Sprinkle was brought up from the practice squad for the season opener, and he played mainly on special teams. He was on the field for three offensive snaps while playing 17 snaps on special teams. The 2017 fifth-rounder is unlikely to play a significant role this year as long as Blake Jarwin and Dalton Schultz remain healthy.
Sep 10, 2021 7:43 PM EST
Sprinkle was called up from the Cowboys' practice squad ahead of Thursday's game against the Buccaneers, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Sprinkle will work as Dallas' third tight end behind Blake Jarwin and Dalton Schultz with Sean McKeon (ankle) on IR to open the season. The 6-foot-5 Sprinkle spent all four of his previous NFL seasons with Washington, catching 26 balls in 2019 but just eight over his other three campaigns combined.
Sep 9, 2021 12:17 PM EST
The Cowboys signed Sprinkle to the practice squad Wednesday.
Analysis: Sprinkle has logged three straight full 16-game slates after spending the first four years of his career in Washington. Heading into the 2021 regular season, he will operate as an emergency scout team option behind Blake Jarwin, Dalton Schultz and Sean McKeon (ankle).
Sep 1, 2021 1:45 PM EST
The Cowboys cut Sprinkle on Tuesday, Rob Phillips of DallasCowboys.com reports.
Analysis: Sprinkle spent his first four seasons in the league with Washington. After a breakout 2019 campaign where he caught 26 passes for 241 yards and a touchdown, he reverted back to a reserve role and only caught one pass in 2020. The 27-year-old landed with Dallas this offseason, but he was unable to make the initial 53-man roster.
Aug 31, 2021 2:51 PM EST
Sprinkle is signing a one-year deal with Dallas, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The 2017 fifth-round pick caught 34 passes in 59 regular-season games during his four season in Washington. Sprinkle now figures to compete for a depth role in Dallas, where Blake Jarwin (knee), Dalton Schultz and Sean McKeon are the other tight ends on the roster. It remains to be seen if the Cowboys will add to their TE room during the 2021 NFL Draft.
Apr 7, 2021 12:11 PM EST
Sprinkle played all 16 games for Washington in 2022, catching one pass for six yards on three targets.
Analysis: Sprinkle technically made six starts but never played more than 28 snaps in a game. It was a quiet finish to his rookie contract, with the 2017 fifth-round pick mostly serving as a blocker behind three-down TE Logan Thomas. If Sprinkle does return to Washington, it'll be in a depth role with minimal expectations for receiving production.
Jan 11, 2021 10:06 AM EST
Sprinkle caught his lone target for six yards in Sunday's 25-3 win over the Cowboys.
Analysis: Sprinkle tied his season-high with 28 offensive snaps, and he finally made his first catch of the year. Washington likely opted for more two tight-end sets because the wide receiver corps has been ravaged by injuries, and the Football Team could come back from the Week 8 bye healthier than before, which would cut into Sprinkle's workload once again.
Oct 27, 2020 2:13 PM EST
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