Jason Hatcher DL DAL 30 Days
ESPN's Ed Werder reports DT Jason Hatcher (questionable, neck) will be a game-time decision for Week 10.
Hatcher was able to practice on a limited basis Friday, but his status remains up in the air for Sunday's game against the Saints. His absence would be a major downgrade to the Cowboys' interior line. Hatcher has seven sacks and 29 tackles through nine games this season, grading out as ProFootballFocus' No. 2 defensive tackle among 67 qualifiers.
Jason Hatcher DL DAL 5 Months
According to the National Football Post, the "bet around the league" is opponents will test the Cowboys' new 4-3 defense in the run game.
Switching from a 3-4 to Tampa-2 style 4-3, the Cowboys will field the smallest front four in football. Their only 300-plus-pound lineman is NT Jason Hatcher, who at 6-foot-6, 302 barely clears the benchmark and is more of a sleek athlete than road-grading run stuffer. While the pass rush should remain effective, we're not optimistic about Dallas fielding a stout run defense.
Jason Hatcher DL DAL 5 Months
The Cowboys' website confirms that Jason Hatcher will move to defensive tackle this season.
Hatcher is coming off back-to-back seasons with at least four sacks and will open 2013 in a starting role opposite Jay Ratliff. With the Cowboys switching to a 4-3 defense, he'll transition from defensive end to defensive tackle in the new scheme.
Jason Hatcher DL DAL 7 Months
Cowboys DT Jason Hatcher hopes to sign a long-term contract with the team, but the two sides have yet to discuss the matter.
Hatcher, 31 in July, is entering his eighth season with the Cowboys, and he is being asked to transition from defensive end to defensive tackle in the new scheme. The former third-round pick out of Grambling State is due $2 million in the final year of his deal. Hatcher has 16 career sacks and is also a solid run defender.
Jason Hatcher DL DAL 11 Months
Cowboys DE Jason Hatcher could kick inside to tackle in new DC Monte Kiffin's 4-3 scheme.
"He still doesn't know where I'm going to play yet," Hatcher said. "I don't know if I'm going to be the Warren Sapp in his 4-3 defense or not." Hatcher started all 16 games for the first time in his seven-year career in 2012, tallying 51 tackles and four sacks. He made major contributions both against the run and as a pass rusher, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 4 3-4 end.
Jason Hatcher DL DAL Nov 23 '12
Cowboys DE Jason Hatcher sustained a concussion in Thursday's game versus the Redskins.
It was a costly loss for the Cowboys, who also saw Miles Austin (hip), Bruce Carter (elbow), and Orlando Scandrick (hand) go down with injuries. Hatcher has been Dallas' most effective defensive lineman this season.
Jason Hatcher DL DAL Aug 04 '12
Reporting from training camp, ESPN's Tim MacMahon reports Jason Hatcher has been "by far" the Cowboys' most disruptive defensive lineman.
Hatcher established himself as a starter last season, and isn't expected to be realistically pushed from Marcus Spears and third-round DE Tyrone Crawford. Coming off a career-high 4.5 sacks, Hatcher's upside is mostly as a run stuffer in the Cowboys' base defense.
Jason Hatcher DL DAL Oct 18 '11
Cowboys DE Jason Hatcher (calf) doesn't expect to play until Week 8 against the Eagles.
Hatcher came down with the injury in Week 3 after an impressive start in the first two games. Marcus Spears has played well enough in Hatcher's place that the Cowboys lead the NFL in run defense.
Jason Hatcher DL DAL Oct 01 '11
Cowboys DE Jason Hatcher (calf) has been declared out for Week 4.
Hatcher was never expected to suit up against the Lions after pulling up lame in Monday's win over the Redskins. Veteran Marcus Spears will start in his place. It's unclear if Hatcher will be ready to return following the Cowboys' Week 5 bye. Hatcher has been productive early on this season, notching eight tackles and two sacks.
Jason Hatcher DL DAL Sep 28 '11
Cowboys DE Jason Hatcher (calf) is not expected to play in Sunday's game against the Lions.
Hatcher went down in the second quarter of Monday night's win over the Redskins and "could" be back when the Cowboys come out of their bye in Week 6. Marcus Spears projects as this week's starter, with Sean Lissemore backing him up.