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Damone Clark

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22 yrs


6'3'' / 240 lbs




Career-high 109 tackles in 2023

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-30

Clark recorded a career-high 109 tackles (70 solo) while adding three passes defended and a fumble recovery over 17 regular-season games in 2023.

He added eight more stops in a wild-card loss to the Packers. A fifth-round pick in 2022 due to back surgery that significantly impacted his draft stock, Clark looked 100 percent recovered as he played in every game for the Cowboys and took over an every-down role for most of the year. Leighton Vander Esch still has one season left on his contract, but he played only five games in 2023 and would be an easy cut to save cap space, potentially putting the speedy Clark in a starting role right from Week 1 next season.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

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Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022

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Racks up 11 tackles in Buffalo

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-18

Clark recorded a team-high 11 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's loss to the Bills.

The Cowboys' defense spent more time on the field than usual as the offense's road woes continued, and Clark took advantage by producing double-digit tackles for the third time this season. The second-year linebacker needs just six more stops for the first 100-tackle campaign of his career, a mark he could reach in Week 16 against the Dolphins, but his lack of splash plays limits his IDP upside -- Clark has zero sacks or INTs in 24 career NFL games.

Leads team in tackles Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-06

Clark recorded 11 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

The second-year linebacker led Dallas in tackles while reaching double digits in a game for the second time this season. Clark has emerged as a reliable IDP asset since Leighton Vander Esch (neck) landed on IR, piling up 25 tackles over the last three games, but he's still looking for his first career NFL sack or interception to add some splash plays to his fantasy floor.

Records eight tackles on MNF

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-17

Clark recorded eight tackles (seven solo) in the Cowboys' Week 6 win over the Chargers Monday night.

The linebacker also registered a QB hit on Justin Herbert, his first of the season. Over the last four games, Clark has 33 tackles (22 solo) and leads the team with 39 on the season. He's going to be relied upon even more while Leighton Vander Esch (neck) is on injured reserve.

Leading tackler against Bolts

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-17

Clark recorded eight tackles (seven solo) in Monday's win over the Chargers.

With Leighton Vander Esch (neck) sidelined, Clark led the Cowboys in tackles on the night while playing a season-high 60 defensive snaps. Over the last four games, the 2022 fifth-round pick has racked up 33 stops, putting him on the IDP radar in deeper formats. Clark is still looking for his first career INT or sack however, and the lack of splash plays does limit his fantasy upside.

Estimated full practice Saturday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-14

Clark (shoulder) was estimated as a full participant Saturday and has no injury designation for Sunday's contest against the Chargers, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Clark is coming off his highest defensive snap count of the season in Week 5 against the 49ers when he registered nine tackles in a 42-10 loss. It's unclear when he injured his shoulder but was able to get some limited practice in during the week and is trending towards playing Monday against the Chargers. The 2022 fifth-round pick has 31 tackles (17 solo) in five games this season.

Limited practice to begin week

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-12

Clark (shoulder) was a limited participant at practice Thursday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

It's unclear when Clark, who played a season-high 45 defensive snaps for Dallas in Week 5, picked up the shoulder injury. He'll get two more chances to practice in full before Monday's game at the Chargers, but with Leighton Vander Esch (neck) expected to go to the injured reserve list soon, the Cowboys now have a precarious situation at linebacker on their hands ahead of Week 6.

Season-high snap count Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-09

Clark recorded nine tackles (five solo) in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

The second-year linebacker saw a season-high 45 snaps on defense, in part because Leighton Vander Esch (neck) exited the game in the second half after a collision with Micah Parsons. Clark has racked up 25 tackles over the last three games despite averaging just 35 defensive snaps a week, and if Vander Esch is sidelined for a Week 6 tilt against the Chargers, Clark could be poised for a breakout IDP performance.

Good to go for SNF

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-08

Clark (shoulder) was listed as active for Sunday night's game against the 49ers, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Clark was limited for all three of Dallas' practices leading up to this Week 5 contest, but he'll ultimately be available as the team's top middle linebacker. The 2022 fifth-round pick has tallied 22 tackles through the first four games of the season.

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