This is the depth chart used for DraftKings Madden Stream contests for the Cowboys. It is based on rosters at the end of the 2019-2020 season with all injured players active. For more information on the details of the contests and a schedule of upcoming matchups click here.
QB1: Dak Prescott
QB2: Cooper Rush
RB1: Ezekiel Elliott
RB2: Tony Pollard
RB3: Jamize Olawale
WR1: Amari Cooper
WR2: Michael Gallup
WR3: Randall Cobb
WR4: Tavon Austin
WR5: Noah Brown
WR6: Devin Smith
WR7: Cedrick Wilson
WR8: Jon’Vea Johnson
WR9: Lance Lenoir Jr.
WR10: Ventell Bryant
TE1: Jason Witten
TE2: Blake Jarwin
TE3: Dalton Schultz
TE4: L.P. Ladouceur
K1: Kai Forbath
Madden Stream ResultsDefenses dominate in Cowboys’ simulated win over Eagles — 3/31/20
Miles Sanders ($7,400; 9.2 DKFP) was the closest thing to an offensive star in Tuesday’s simulated NFC East showdown, which resulted in a 7-6 Cowboys win over the Eagles. Sanders logged just 43 rushing yards and caught four passes for nine yards, but that paltry total was still enough to make him the leader in scrimmage yards and DKFP. The best DFS play was the Cowboys DST ($4,400; 18 DKFP), which scored the game’s only TD when they returned a Carson Wentz ($10,200; 4.12 DKFP) fumble. By keeping the Cowboys’ offense scoreless, the Eagles’ DST ($4,200; 7 DKFP) also put up a solid fantasy line even though they recorded neither a sack nor a turnover.
Potential winning FG and Cowboys come up short; Packers win 16-14 — 4/5/20
In another close Madden Stream, Dallas rallied back from an early deficit and had a chance to win as time expired, but Kai Forbath missed a field goal after Dak Prescott ($10,000; 8.68 DKFP) led the Cowboys into FG range after starting the drive at his own one-yard line. It was a big game for big-name WR as Davante Adams ($9,800; 15.4 DKFP) and Amari Cooper ($9,400; 15.2 DKFP) both had big games. Cooper and Ezekiel Elliott ($9,000; 9.7 DKFP) scored the Cowboys’ touchdowns while Allan Lazard ($3,400; 8.0 DKFP) caught the only Packers score. Mason Crosby ($3,200; 11 DKFP) did the rest of the work for the Packers going a perfect 3-for-3 on FG attempts, which proved to be the difference in the game since Forbath missed his only FG attempt.
Late field goal by Stephen Gostkowski erases questionable coaching — 4/11/20
Bill Belichick was not on his game in the last Madden sim of Saturday night although it didn’t end up mattering. Down by one with the ball close to midfield and time winding down, the Patriots ran the ball with James White ($8,400; 8.8 DKFP), resulting in a minimal gain. Oddly, New England then let the clock run down to 11 seconds before calling a timeout and attempting a 54-yard field goal on second down. Luckily, Gostkowski ($3,800) came through, putting New England on top. It was his second made field goal from over 50 yards, giving him 14 DKFP. The Cowboys got the ball back and Dak Prescott ($10,600; 17.82 DKFP) attempted to run the ball as time expired.
Cowboys hold off Rams in Madden simulation — 4/16/20
It’s been exceedingly rare for running backs to have made an impact during these Madden streams; however, all that changed this afternoon in a contest between Dallas and Los Angeles. The Cowboys would eventually win this one by a score of 21-20, but the main story was Ezekiel Elliott ($9,000; 25.7 DKFP) and Todd Gurley ($8,400; 15.7 DKFP) finally breaking through. In particular, Elliott almost appeared to be Dallas’ entire offensive game plan, as the Ohio State product not only ripped off a massive 75-yard touchdown run to begin the second half, but also hauled in a team-high six receptions for 48 yards.
Buccaneers’ passing game comes up big again in Madden sim — 4/21/20
The Bucs might regret moving on from Winston ($10,400) if they have been paying attention to the Draftkings’ Madden simulations. He continues to light up opposing secondaries and led Tampa Bay to a 27-24 win over the Cowboys to open Tuesday’s slate. Winston had two passing touchdowns and added another one on the ground to finish with a game-high 25.75 DKFP. His primary receiver was Mike Evans ($10,000), who came just a yard shy of the 100-yard receiving bonus, but still finished with 22.9 DKFP. In a losing effort, Randall Cobb ($3,600) was the top value of the game. He had 16.2 DKFP and caught a touchdown pass.
Cowboys crush Steelers in Madden simulation — 4/27/20
I’m not sure if virtual Dak Prescott ($10,200; 32.3 DKFP) had been saving his best performance for a big audience, but on DraftKings Player Appreciation Night, the quarterback decided to go off. Dallas absolutely crushed Pittsburgh on Monday evening, taking the simulation by a score of 34-16. Prescott was a massive part of the proceedings, registering three passing touchdowns and an additional rushing touchdown in the victory. In fact, it was the first time Prescott had exceeded 20.0 DKFP in one of these Madden streams. Jason Witten ($5,800; 16.3 DKFP) was also reaching milestones, as he notched four catches, 63 yards and his first simulated trip to the end zone.
Vikings hold off Cowboys in Madden Simulation — 4/29/20
This was an odd game, as the Cowboys fumbled five times in the first half and were never able to recover. Dallas lost only two of the fumbles, but the first one was returned by Vikings D/ST ($3,200; 13 DKFP) for the touchdown. Dalvin Cook ($8,600; 16.4 DKFP) and Kyle Rudolph ($7,400; 14.4 DKFP) scored the other touchdowns for Minnesota in the 24-16 victory, but the top fantasy plays were still on Dallas. Dak Prescott ($10,000; 20.38 DKFP) threw for 237 yards and a touchdown, but racked up another 69 yards on the ground. He scored over 30 DKFP in the captain spot for the winning lineup. Jason Witten ($6,200; 25.4), despite fumbling the ball the Vikings took to the house, posted an 11-94-1 line.
Jets hang on to beat Cowboys, 13-8 — 5/1/20
It was a Madden simulation only a defensive coordinator could love, as both defenses came to play in Big D. The Jets’ DST ($3,200; 12 DKFP) forced four turnovers and held the Cowboys to six offensive points behind a great effort from S Jamal Adams, who forced a fumble, recovered a different fumble and had an interception. The Cowboys’ DST ($4,200; 10 DKFP) also had a strong showing including a late safety against Sam Darnold ($10,600; 9.42 DFKP), who didn’t have a good game despite rushing for the only touchdown in the contest. Both kickers ended up being decent plays, as Sam Ficken ($3,600; 7.0 DKFP) and Kai Forbath ($4,000; 7.9 DKFP) both hit two FGs. Amari Cooper ($10,800; 17.6 DKFP) went over 100 yards to be the best skill-player option.
Chiefs hold on to defeat Cowboys in Madden simulation — 5/5/20
After a dominant first half of play, it looked as though Kansas City was going to easily blowout Dallas this afternoon. Still, though things tightened in the final two quarters, the Chiefs were eventually able to hold on for a narrow 24-21 victory. It was the usual cast of characters making a DFS impact in this one. Tyreek Hill ($10,400; 28.5 DKFP) eclipsed the 100-yard plateau for the third time in his past four games, while also scoring his fourth touchdown within that span. Damien Williams ($7,600; 14.4 DKFP) continued to provide mid-tier value with 69 rushing yards and a TD. Finally, Ezekiel Elliott ($9,800; 18.7 DKFP) crossed the goal line twice to live up to his hefty salary on this slate.
Chiefs hold on to defeat Cowboys in Madden simulation — 5/8/20
You sort of had a feeling Dak Prescott ($10,800; 26.0 DKFP) was going to find his groove again this evening. It’s not like Dallas’ pivot had been terrible in recent games, but, in the Cowboys’ past three simulations, Prescott had only managed to throw two touchdown passes. Let’s just say that wasn’t an issue in a 24-10 victory over Seattle. Prescott threw three TDs, racked up 218 passing yards, then, simply for good measure, scrambled for another 53 yards on the ground. Jason Witten ($6,600; 15.3 DKFP) proved to be Prescott’s favorite target by the final whistle, catching five passes for 43 yards and a score.
Chiefs hold on to defeat Cowboys in Madden simulation — 5/9/20
Prescott ($11,000; 39.46 DKFP) had one of the best fantasy performances we have seen so far in Madden. He rushed for over 100 yards and also tossed three touchdowns in a 35-14 blowout win over the Giants. His primary receiver this evening was Randall Cobb ($4,800; 27.5 DKFP). The third receiver on the team’s depth chart, Cobb caught two touchdowns and finished with over 100 receiving yards. On the ground, Ezekiel Elliott ($9,600; 22.9 DKFP) was also able to eat. With Dallas grinding the clock out late, Zeke rushed for over 100 yards to help seal the win.
Marvin Jones leads Lions past Cowboys in Madden sim — 5/12/20
Matthew Stafford ($10,800; 21.2 DKFP) tossed three touchdowns in the 27-17 Lions’ victory, with two of those scores going to Jones ($7,600; 24.7 DKFP). Jones made the most of his five touches, catching four passes for 83 yards, and dropping 37.05 DKFP at 9.1% ownership in the Captain’s slot. T.J. Hockenson ($6,400; 14 DKFP) also hauled in six receptions for 80 yards. Dak Prescott ($10,400; 18.08 DKFP) produced both touchdowns for the Cowboys in the losing effort, hitting Jason Witten ($6,600; 14.6 DKFP) and Randall Cobb ($3,800; 13.7 DKFP).
Saints make easy work of Cowboys in Madden simulation — 5/15/20
We haven’t see Alvin Kamara ($8,600; 23.4 DKFP) perform like Alvin Kamara many times throughout these streams, but we finally saw a vintage version of the explosive RB in New Orleans’ 26-16 victory over Dallas. While Kamara couldn’t quite reach the 100-yard bonus, the 24-year-old racked up four catches, 134 scrimmage yards and a rushing touchdown to produce his highest DKFP output since DraftKings started these simulations. Kamara’s teammate Michael Thomas ($10,600; 23.9 DKFP) was also quite good in the winning effort, registering seven catches for 132 yards. The Cowboys simply couldn’t contain the Saints’ top two offensive weapons.
Ravens squeeze past Cowboys in Madden simulation– 5/18/20
Both Lamar Jackson ($11,600; 11.5 DKFP) and Dak Prescott ($11,000; 12.0 DKFP) came into tonight’s slate as two of the better and most consistent quarterbacks we’ve seen in these Madden simulations. However, Baltimore’s 13-10 victory over Dallas was clearly not about the two pivots. In fact, it was somehow the second game in-a-row where Jackson didn’t manage to throw or run for a single touchdown. Instead, it was Mark Ingram ($9,200; 15.5 DKFP) getting into the end zone, which was part of a final stat line that included 71 rushing yards and two receptions. Justin Tucker ($4,000; 10.0 DKFP) was also key for the Ravens, nailing the game-winning field goal from 57 yards out as time expired.
Cowboys demolish Bengals in Madden simulation– 5/21/20
Dak Prescott ($10,600; 29.74 DKFP) and Ezekiel Elliott ($9,000; 22.8 DKFP) dominated the 35-3 victory, with the Bengals virtually accomplishing nothing. Dak tossed four touchdown passes, along with 256 yards through the air, and another 35 on the ground — good for 44.61 DKFP in the captain’s spot. ‘Zeke rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown of his own. While Amari Cooper ($10,200; 17.3 DKFP) and Michael Gallup ($5,800; 14.5 DKFP) both hauled in touchdowns, Dalton Schultz ($1,000; 13 DKFP) was the man that broke the slate. Schultz is buried on the depth chart at TE, but caught two passes for 50 yards and a score. He was practically unowned, but rostered by the first and second place lineups in showdown.
Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott rush for over 100 yards against the Redskins– 5/23/20
The Redskins’ run defense left a lot to be desired in this contest. Dallas ran all over them with Elliott ($9,600; 33.6 DKFP) leading the way. He ran for 155 yards and had one of the stronger games we have seen from a running back in a Madden sim. Prescott ($11,000; 21.38 DKFP) was strong in his own right, finishing with 115 rushing yards. Due to the strong ground attack from the Cowboys, they rarely passed the ball and Prescott only had 72 yards through the air. The final score was 33-11 and the Redskins were out of this contest from the first whistle.