Dallas signed McKeon from its practice squad to the 53-man roster Saturday ahead of Sunday's game versus Chicago, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: McKeon had already been brought up with his three allowed standard elevations, and with regular starting tight end Dalton Schultz (knee) still struggling with a PCL sprain, the Cowboys saw fit to promote McKeon for good. He has one reception for 10 yards on one target through three games in 2022.
Oct 29, 2022 11:55 AM EST
McKeon reverted to the Cowboys' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.
Analysis: McKeon was elevated for the third time this season ahead of Sunday's 24-6 win over the Lions. However, the third-year tight end saw his lowest offensive usage of the year, playing 16 of his 18 snaps on special teams against Detroit. McKeon has now recorded one reception (on one target) for 10 yards in 2022, and he will require a full spot on the active roster in order to suit up for Dallas again this season.
Oct 24, 2022 3:27 PM EST
Dallas elevated McKeon to the 53-man roster Saturday ahead of Sunday's Week 7 clash against the Commanders.
Analysis: This is the third elevation of the season for McKeon, who was also active in Weeks 3 and 6. He has logged 20 total offensive snaps on the campaign, catching his only target for 10 yards. Since he's now been elevated three times, he'll need to be signed to the 53-man roster the next time the Cowboys desire his services for gameday.
Oct 22, 2022 6:32 PM EST
McKeon reverted to the Cowboys' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.
Analysis: McKeon was elevated to Dallas' active roster for the second game in a row, as tight end Dalton Schultz was still unable to suit up while dealing with a lingering PCL sprain. As a result, the 24-year-old hauled in his lone target for 10 yards while playing nine of the Cowboys' 67 offensive snaps behind Peyton Hendershot and Jake Ferguson. McKeon also appeared on seven special-teams snaps, and he is now eligible for just one more elevation from Dallas' practice squad this season.
Oct 17, 2022 8:09 PM EST
The Cowboys elevated McKeon from the practice squad Saturday.
Analysis: The addition of McKeon gives Dallas a fourth option at tight end behind Dalton Schultz, Jake Ferguson and Peyton Hendershot ahead of Sunday's game in Philadelphia. It's unclear if McKeon will be active for the contest.
Oct 16, 2022 6:34 AM EST
McKeon reverted to the Cowboys' practice squad Tuesday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Analysis: McKeon received the bump to the active roster with Dalton Schultz (knee) unable to play. He saw 11 snaps on offense and nine on special teams, but he failed to tally any stats. Depending on Schultz' status for Week 4 against Washington, McKeon may be called upon again.
Sep 27, 2022 6:59 PM EST
McKeon (ankle) has been elevated from the practice squad ahead of Monday's game against the Giants.
Analysis: McKeon's elevation suggests that he has recovered from the ankle injury that began bothering him in August. He'll provide depth at tight end for the Cowboys, who are expected to be without Dalton Schultz (knee).
Sep 26, 2022 10:27 AM EST
McKeon (ankle) has signed with the Cowboys' practice squad, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: McKeon was competing with Peyton Hendershot for the No. 3 tight end role with Dallas. While he ultimately came up short, he will remain with the team on the practice squad. So, he could potentially get called up to the 53-man roster at some point should the team become thin at his position.
Aug 31, 2022 6:23 PM EST
McKeon (ankle) was waived by the Cowboys on Tuesday, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Analysis: McKeon has appeared in 23 games for Dallas over the last two seasons, securing four of six targets for 27 yards and a touchdown during that time. However, he was unable to make the Cowboys' 53-man roster in 2022. He dealt with an ankle injury in practice last week, and it's not yet clear when he'll be back to full health. However, the 24-year-old wasn't waived with an injury designation, so he'll be free to sign elsewhere if he goes unclaimed on waivers.
Aug 30, 2022 3:25 PM EST
McKeon was absent from Tuesday's practice due to an ankle injury, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: This is the first news regarding an ankle injury for McKeon. He is competing for the No. 2 tight end role behind Dalton Shchultz with the Jake Ferguson and Peyton Hendershot, so a return to practice sooner than later will be beneficial.
Aug 23, 2022 4:14 PM EST
McKeon participated in workouts with Dak Prescott and other key members of the Cowboys offense earlier this month, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Top tight end Dalton Schultz was part of the group, as were CeeDee Lamb, Ezekiel Elliott and 2022 third-round pick Jalen Tolbert, which makes the inclusion of a depth TE like McKeon stand out. Heading into his third NFL season, the undrafted player out of Michigan has seen most of his action on special teams so far, but with Blake Jarwin no long on the Dallas roster, McKeon has a chance to win a much more significant role on offense. His main competition for the No. 2 spot behind Schultz will likely come from rookie Jake Ferguson, a fourth-round pick in this year's draft.
Jul 14, 2022 9:47 AM EST
McKeon caught four of six targets for 27 yards and a touchdown across nine games this season.
Analysis: He missed the first eight weeks of the season due to an ankle injury, but McKeon found a role as a blocker and depth tight end upon his return, and he scored his first career TD on Thanksgiving against the Raiders. The undrafted player has one more year remaining on his current contract, and he could see a larger role in 2022 if Dalton Schultz leaves in free agency.
Jan 19, 2022 1:17 PM EST
McKeon (neck) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice session, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Analysis: McKeon was unavailable for last Sunday's game against Washington due to a neck injury, but it doesn't appear as though he'll be limited ahead of Week 15. Across his last five appearances, he's hauled in four of six targets for 27 yards and a touchdown.
Dec 15, 2021 2:40 PM EST
McKeon is inactive for Sunday's game against Washington due to a neck injury, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: McKeon was added to the Cowboys' injury report Thursday after he was limited in practice that day on account of the neck issue, but he didn't carry a designation into the weekend after practicing fully Friday. Evidently, the tight end suffered some sort of setback after Friday's practice, resulting in him being inactive for the first time since being activated from injured reserve Week 9. With McKeon out, Jeremy Sprinkle is expected to serve as the No. 2 tight end behind starter Dalton Schultz.
Dec 12, 2021 9:07 AM EST
McKeon caught both his targets for 15 yards in Sunday's win over the Falcons.
Analysis: With Blake Jarwin (hip) on injured reserve, McKeon has slid into the No. 2 tight end role for Dallas, and Sunday's receptions were the first of his career. The second-year player will retain a bit part in a potent Cowboys' offense until Jarwin gets healthy, making McKeon a potential deep league dart throw in Week 11 against Kansas City.
Nov 15, 2021 10:25 AM EST
McKeon failed to catch either of his targets in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.
Analysis: With Blake Jarwin (hip) sidelined, McKeon moved into the No. 2 role at tight end for the Cowboys and saw his first two targets of the season, although he wasn't able to bring in either one. Dalton Schultz will remain the clear No. 1 at the position for Dallas, but McKeon could stumble into some deep-league fantasy value while Jarwin is out.
Nov 8, 2021 10:16 AM EST
McKeon (anke) was activated from IR Wednesday, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Analysis: McKeon was injured in a preseason game against the Cardinals and was placed on IR on Sept. 3. The second-year pro played 14 games last season with the Cowboys primarily on special teams and never made a reception. His return comes at an opportune time as back-up tight end Blake Jarwin (hip) is questionable for the Cowboys' Week 9 contest against the Broncos.
Nov 3, 2021 1:13 PM EST
The Cowboys have designated McKeon (ankle) to return from IR, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Dallas will have 21 days to evaluate McKeon at practice, and make a decision on whether to bring him back to the active roster. As a rookie last season, McKeon appeared in 14 games but failed to draw a single target.
Oct 13, 2021 10:06 AM EST
The Cowboys won't activate McKeon (ankle) from the short-term injured reserve this week, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: McKeon has been sidelined for three weeks, so he's eligible to return from IR at any point. However, his ankle doesn't appear ready yet. The second-year pro appeared in 14 games for the Cowboys during his rookie campaign.
Sep 28, 2021 1:39 PM EST
The Cowboys moved McKeon (ankle) to injured reserve Thursday, Rob Phillips of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: McKeon will be eligible to come off IR as early as Week 4 against the Panthers, as long as he's recovered from his ankle injury by then. The second-year pro appeared in 14 games with the Cowboys as a rookie last season.
Sep 3, 2021 4:41 AM EST
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