The Cowboys are out on the East Coast for a critical divisional matchup with the Washington Redskins — a game that has the potential to get the Cowboys in the playoff hunt, or derail all of the momentum that was built following the 40-7 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars a week ago.
Let’s check in on who will not be suiting up for the silver and blue as they look to knock off Washington this afternoon.
Dallas will not dress quarterback Mike White, Tavon Austin — who left last week with an injury, linebacker Joe Thomas, defensive tackle Caraun Reid, linebacker Chris Covington, guard Xavier Su’a-Filo, and defensive lineman Daniel Ross for today’s NFC East battle.
Cowboys inactives: Mike White, Tavon Austin, Joe Thomas, Caraun Reid, Chris Covington, Xavier Su’a-Filo, Daniel Ross. #cowboyswire— David Helman (@HelmanDC) October 21, 2018
Sean Lee will be making his return to the football field for the first time since aggravating his hamstring against the Seahawks in Seattle back in week three. Also of note: rookie tight end Dalton Schultz is active today, meaning Dallas will go with four tight ends in D.C.
Meanwhile, on Washington’s side of things, some key players will not be on the field this afternoon: including change-of-pace running back and pass-catching threat Chris Thompson, as well as wide receivers Jamison Crowder and Paul Richardson.
#DALvsWAS inactives: pic.twitter.com/dgzQ435cbV— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) October 21, 2018
Those are certainly big losses for Alex Smith and the Washington offense, as Helman points out:
And, without Richardson and Jamison Crowder, Washington doesn’t have much at WR.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) October 21, 2018
Their leading, active WR for this matchup is Josh Doctson — who has eight catches for 68 yards on the year #cowboyswire
Will Kris Richard and the defense continue their impressive play — and will the offense be able to take advantage on the road? We will soon find out.
Let’s get a win today!