Defensive linemen David Irving (concussion) and defensive end Benson Mayowa (back/illness) have been ruled out of Sunday's game at Philadelphia. Cole Beasley (illness), Rod Smith (illness/back) and La'el Collins (back) and Richard Ash (shoulder) are questionable. Dez Bryant was a full participant in Friday's practice and will be available to play.
You know a season is really coming to a close when you get the final injury update of the year. The Cowboys took the opportunity to put a couple of veterans on injured reserve. Left tackle Tyron Smith and cornerback Orlando Scandrick will not play Sunday as both went on IR. The Cowboys obviously want to keep Smith from anymore injury considering the problems he’s had all year, and Scandrick is making way for the young secondary to continue gaining experience.
There were also quite a few players that missed the final practice of the 2017 season.
Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley, Rod Smith, Benson Mayowa and David Irving were not at today’s final practice of the 2017 season— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) December 29, 2017
We are pretty sure David Irving won’t play. There is absolutely no reason to risk anything else happening as he recovers from the severe concussion that has kept him out for the last part of the season. As for the others, some more clarity from Todd Archer.
Dez Bryant is on the practice field during the open portion of practice to the media but Cole Beasley (illness) is missing his third day and Terrance Williams is also absent. Rod Smith is not at practice as he deals with back soreness and an illness.
Sounds like a sickness bug is making its way through the team.
The Cowboys expect Dez Bryant to practice and likely play even though he has some lingering knee issues.
To replace Smith and Scandrick on the 53-man roster, the Cowboys called up a couple of practice squad players.