6'4'' / 215 lbs
Kearse (illness) did not participate at practice Wednesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
It seems to be a new issue for Kearse, who played without any problem in both of Dallas' first two games. He'll have two more chances to practice before the Cowboys' final injury report of the week comes out Friday.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|5 @LA||Outdoor undefined°||undefined||NaNth||5.0||41.5||51||1||3||0||75%||0||0||0||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
|18 @WAS||Outdoor undefined°||undefined||NaNth||-7.0||41.5||49||0||3||0||100%||0||0||0||0||0||0||undefined||undefined|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
Career Stats by Season: 2016 to 2022
Kearse recorded two solo tackles, an interception and a pass deflection in Sunday's 30-10 win over the Jets.
Kearse was able to snatch his first interception of the season in Week 2, picking off Zach Wilson early in the fourth quarter, matching his interception total from 2022. Through two contests, the safety has registered nine tackles, a pass deflection and an interception.
Kearse recorded 77 tackles (55 solo), including two sacks, while adding five passes defended with an interception, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble across 14 regular-season games in 2022.
The veteran safety posted strong numbers, but they paled in comparison to his 101-tackle campaign from the year before. Instead, it was Donovan Wilson who took a lead role in defensive coordinator Dan Quinn's scheme among Cowboys safeties, with Kearse and Malik Hooker delivering more modest IDP production. Wilson is a free agent this offseason, however, and if he heads elsewhere, Kearse again could be in a position to take a run at triple-digit tackles in 2023.
Kearse (knee) is active for Sunday's divisional-round matchup against the 49ers.
Kearse sprained his MCL during Dallas' wild-card win over Tampa Bay and was officially listed as questionable, but his status for Sunday was never really in doubt after he told reporters at the beginning of the week that he was going to play. He'll presumably operate in his usual role as the starting safety alongside Malik Hooker and will play a key role in attempting to slow down the 49ers' prolific offense.
Kearse (knee) is questionable for Sunday's divisional-round matchup against the 49ers, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
Kearse sprained his MCL during the Cowboys' wild-card win over Tampa Bay and was limited at practice Wednesday through Friday. He doesn't sound concerned about his availability for Sunday's playoff matchup, but it appears the team will wait until game day to make an official decision.
Kearse (knee) was a limited participant during Wednesday's walkthrough, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Kearse was diagnosed with an MCL sprain following Dallas' wild-card win over Tampa Bay on Monday Night. A similar issue caused him to miss three games during the regular season, but it appears the veteran safety isn't concerned about missing Sunday's divisional-round matchup against the 49ers. Kearse was limited during the Cowboy's walk-through practice to start prep, but he'll have two more chances to log a full session before the team needs to make a decision on his status.
Kearse was diagnosed with an MCL sprain following Monday's wild-card win over Tampa Bay, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Kearse said after the win that he would be fine, but he suffered a similar injury in Week 1 and was sidelined for three games. However, the playoffs are in full swing now, so the veteran safety may be able to clear the issue faster than he did at the beginning of the season. Kearse's participation at practice this week should provide further clarity on his status for Sunday's divisional-round matchup against the 49ers.
Kearse is questionable to return to Monday's wild-card game against the Buccaneers with a left knee injury, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Kearse appeared to get his left leg rolled up on by Cowboys linebacker Anthony Barr as the two attempted to make a tackle late in the third quarter, according to Todd Archer of ESPN.com. While the extent of this injury is unclear, the 28-year-old safety was not able to put weight on his injured knee while being assisted off the field, according to Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News. In Kearse's absence, Israel Mukuamu has taken over at strong safety for for the time being.
Kearse registered seven tackles (five solo) in Thursday's 27-13 win over the Titans.
Kearse was busy again Thursday night, as he recorded at least seven tackles for the third time in his last five games and sixth time overall on the season. The safety has continued to produce strong numbers in his second season with the Cowboys, compiling 74 tackles, including two sacks, while also deflecting five passes and intercepting another. In addition, Kearse has registered a forced a fumble and two fumble recoveries over 13 contests this season.