Dallas released Sprinkle (Achilles) from injured reserve with an injury settlement, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.
Analysis: Sprinkle dealt with an Achilles issue throughout camp that caused him to periodically miss time, but the exact injury remains unknown. Once healthy, the 2017 fifth-round pick will now be able to join a new team during the 2022 campaign.
Aug 26, 2022 2:37 PM EST
Sprinkle (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Analysis: Sprinkle has been dealing with an Achilles issue throughout camp that caused him to miss time off an on. What the exact injury is remains unknown, but Sprinkle will now miss the 2022 season due to the ailment. This likely leaves Sean McKeon and Peyton Hendershot battling for the final 53-man roster spot at tight end for the Cowboys.
Aug 23, 2022 3:21 PM EST
Sprinkle (Achilles) will not take part in the Cowboys' joint practice with the Chargers on Thursday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Sprinkle missed a week of practice in the beginning of August with the injury, but he had been participating since his return. Whether this is more of a precautionary choice, or a flare up is not yet known. The 28-year old is currently competing with Jake Ferguson, Sean McKeon and Peyton Hendershot for positioning on the Cowboys' tight end positional depth chart, behind locked in starter Dalton Schultz.
Aug 18, 2022 11:49 AM EST
Sprinkle (Achilles) returned to practice Tuesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Sprinkle was sidelined for a week after an Achilles issue flared up, but as expected, the injury wasn't severe and he's already back at practice. The 2017 fifth-round pick agreed to terms on another one-year deal this offseason after the tight end recorded his fewest offensive snaps in 2021 since he was a rookie. With Dalton Schultz locked in as the starter, expect the 6-foot-5, 252-pound Sprinkle to compete with rookie Jake Ferguson and Sean McKeon for a depth role in 2022.
Aug 9, 2022 2:14 PM EST
Sprinkle (Achilles) missed Tuesday's practice as Mike McCarthy said an Achilles issue flared up on the tight end, Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: The severity of Sprinkle's injury has yet to be determined, but the team isn't overly concerned at the moment. After recording the fewest offensive snaps since his rookie year in 2021, Sprinkle and Dallas agreed to terms on another one-year deal in March. With Dalton Schultz in line for another starting role this season and Blake Jarwin now a free agent, expect the 6-foot-5, 252-pound Sprinkle to compete with rookie Jake Ferguson and Sean McKeon for a depth role in the Cowboys' offense.
Aug 2, 2022 3:01 PM EST
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
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