The Dallas Cowboys had a dozen players appear on their final injury report. But how many are in danger of missing their Week two matchup?
After a stellar showing in their regular-season opener, the Dallas Cowboys are hoping to defy lofty expectations in Week Two against yet another NFC East rival, the 0-1 Washington Redskins.
The Cowboys were able to put on an offensive onslaught against the New York Giants last weekend, beating the G-Men in Arlington to the tune of 35-17. While the Redskins led the Philadelphia Eagles 20-7 through the first half in their Week One matchup in Philly, only to allow the Birds to come back in the second half and hand Washington a loss.
Now, these divisional foes will face each other in a Week Two battle at FedExField, the home of the Redskins in Landover, Maryland. But the Cowboys will have to go to war without a couple of their players.
On the Cowboys’ final injury report, a whopping 12 names were listed for America’s Team. They included wide receiver Tavon Austin (concussion), wide receiver Randall Cobb (rib), wide receiver Amari Cooper (foot), defensive end Tyrone Crawford (hip), linebacker Luke Gifford (ankle), safety Jeff Heath (knee), tight end Blake Jarwin (foot), linebacker Sean Lee (knee/NIR), guard Zack Martin (back), offensive tackle Tyron Smith (back), safety Darian Thompson (ankle), and safety Donovan Wilson (ankle).
Out of the dozen players appearing on the Cowboys’ final injury report, only Tavon Austin and Luke Gifford have been designated as out for the game. The rest were able to be full participants in practice on Friday expect for Darian Thompson and Donovan Wilson, who were both limited. Veteran linebacker Sean Lee did not practice on Friday (non-injury related) after being a full participant on both Wednesday and Thursday.
For the Redskins, defensive linemen Jonathan Allen (knee) and Caleb Brantley (foot) plus running back Derrius Guice (knee) and quarterback Colt McCoy (fibula) have been officially ruled out for the game. Cornerback Quinton Dunbar (knee) has been listed as questionable while fellow corner Fabian Moreau (ankle) is doubtful.