The Dallas Cowboys are soon set to take on the Atlanta Falcons in an NFC clash that will have huge implications on both teams’ playoff hopes. The Cowboys have won three straight, but are now without star running back Ezekiel Elliott. The Falcons, meanwhile, have hit a rough patch in the season and are looking to get an important win over a playoff contender to get their season back on track.
The Cowboys announced their 46-man active roster prior to today’s game. As we expected, Dez Bryant will give it a go today. The Cowboys’ leading receiver is a little banged up, but he has been adamant about playing in this crucial match up.
Dez Bryant is running around playing catch on the field in Atlanta without any noticeable limitations. @NBCDFW— Pat Doney (@PatDoneyNBC5) November 12, 2017
Julio Jones has been battling injuries of his own, but he will also be suited up today for the Falcons.
Dez Bryant officially active. Julio Jones officially active.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 12, 2017
As reported earlier in the week, Tyron Smith will not play. He has been dealing with a groin injury, which means Chaz Green must step up in his absence. Blake Jarwin will make his NFL debut, as he replaces Geoff Swaim at tight end today. Chidobe Awuzie, despite practicing this week, will be held out at least another week.
Cowboys inactives: Dan Bailey, Chido Awuzie, Justin Durant, Justin March-Lillard, Tyron Smith, Geoff Swaim, Daniel Ross.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) November 12, 2017
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