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Jayron Kearse

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157 FPTS

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29 yrs


6'4'' / 215 lbs




Useful cog in Dallas defense

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-30

Kearse recorded 72 tackles (48 solo) including 1.5 sacks while adding one interception on four passes defended over 16 regular-season games in 2023.

The 29-year-old has become a dependable option on the back end in defensive coordinator Dan Quinn's scheme, with the three highest tackle totals of his career coming during his three seasons with Dallas. Kearse hasn't seen enough snaps the last couple campaigns to be a true IDP asset though, and the potential departure of Quinn could leave his role in limbo heading into 2024.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

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Career Stats by Season: 2016 to 2022

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2021 27 DAL 16 15 196 33rd1,0063464962%102610001
2022 28 DAL 14 14 157 104th8132255768%51220012

Double-digit tackles in win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-01

Kearse recorded 10 tackles (seven solo) and added a pass defended in a Week 17 win over the Lions.

It's the first time this season the veteran safety has produced double-digit tackles, and Kearse had only nine total over his prior three games. After seeing a career-high 953 defensive snaps and turning them into 101 tackles during his first season in Dan Quinn's defense in 2021, Kearse has seen his role scaled back the last two campaigns, but he's still delivered 69 tackles with 1.5 sacks, plus one interception on four passes defended, over 15 games for the Cowboys in 2023.

Full participant Tuesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-28

Kearse (back) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

The 29-year-old safety missed Dallas' Week 12 win over the Commanders with a back injury, but it now seems as if he's had enough time to move past the issue. Kearse has appeared in 10 games for the Cowboys this season, logging 47 total tackles, including three tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks, while also recording three pass deflections and one interception.

Limited in practice Monday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-27

Kearse (back) was a limited participant in Monday's practice, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Kearse missed last week's win over the Commanders due to a back injury but is now closer to returning to the field. If the 2016 seventh-round ends ups being able to versus the Seahawks on Thursday he should return to his starting spot at safety alongside Malik Hooker.

Trending toward Week 13 return

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-26

Head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Sunday that Kearse -- who missed Thursday's Thanksgiving win over the Commanders due to a back injury -- has a "good chance" of playing in Week 13 against the Seahawks, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

McCarthy noted that Kearse should participate in half of the reps during Sunday's walkthrough. He has been dealing with multiple injuries this season -- including a toe injury he sustained in Week 8 against the Rams -- and has not cracked 50 defensive snaps since Week 6. If he returns for Thursday's game, Kearse will slide back into the starting strong safety spot alongside Malik Hooker. Kearse has 47 tackles (30 solo), including 1.5 sacks, and an interception in 10 games this season.

Inactive Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-23

Kearse (back) will not play in Thursday's Thanksgiving matchup with Washington, Todd Archer of reports.

Kearse was a non-participant at practice throughout the week, rendering this result unsurprising. In his absence, look for Israel Mukuamu to fill in at strong safety.

DNP Tuesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-21

Kearse (back) was a nonparticipant at Tuesday's walk-through, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Kearse's absence on Tuesday's practice estimate is his second in a row. His status for Thursday's matchup with the Commanders is not looking good as of now, but more clarity will come following Wednesday's practice. Israel Mukuamu would be the likely candidate to fill in at strong safety if he is ultimately unable to go.

Returns to practice Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-02

Kearse (toe) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

He sat out of Wednesday's practice while dealing with a toe injury he presumably sustained in Sunday's 43-20 win over the Rams. The holdout seemed to be more out of caution, and by logging a full practice Thursday, Kearse is on track to suit up for Week 9 against the division-rival Eagles in Philadelphia.

Dealing with toe injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-01

Kearse (toe) did not participate at practice Wednesday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

It's not clear at this point when Kearse picked up the toe issue or how severe it might be. Unless he can return to practice in some capacity Thursday or Friday, he'll likely have to sit out Sunday at Philadelphia.

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