It’s week nine and the Cowboys are back for Monday Night Football. With Washington losing to the Falcons, this is a big game for the Cowboys to help themselves inside the NFC East. Let’s take a look at the inactives list for both squads to see who has the advantage.
Cowboys inactives: Mike White, Tavon Austin, Joe Thomas, Xavier Su’a-Filo, Geoff Swaim, Randy Gregory, David Irving #cowboyswire— David Helman (@HelmanDC) November 5, 2018
There are few surprises on this list for the Cowboys. With both Randy Gregory and David Irving OUT the Cowboys pass rush will take a big hit against a Titans offensive line that has struggled to keep Marcus Mariota upright. It sounds as if Rico Gathers, Dalton Schultz, and Blake Jarwin will handle the TE role as Geoff Swaim sits with a sprained MCL. The good news is Zack Martin is UP after spraining his MCL against the Redskins. This is huge news for a Cowboys offensive line that has been quite disappointing so far this season.
The Jalston Fowler hype will have to wait. He's among the Titans' inactives tonight.— Erik Bacharach (@ErikBacharach) November 5, 2018
For the Titans, the inactives list isn’t quite as bad. The biggest name on the list is Derrick Morgan who has had a pretty nice career with Tennessee since 2010. The Titans have struggled defending the run recently, but have been getting after the quarterback much better than they have in recent years.
This is a HUGE game for the 3-4 Dallas Cowboys, and with the recent injuries to the Redskins and Eagles roster, the NFC East is wide open for the taking. Can the Cowboys capitalize on Monday Night Football? We’ll find out here shortly.