The Dallas Cowboys have a list if players that we already know won’t be playing on Sunday versus the Philadelphia Eagles. Sean Lee and Connor Williams are new additions to a group that already included Tavon Austin and Joe Thomas. Yesterday it was reported Lee will probably miss 4-6 weeks with his hamstring issue, leaving the field clear for Leighton Vander Esch to continue his impressive rookie season.
The rest of the injury report:
Rod Marinelli said "so far so good" with DE Randy Gregory on track to play vs. Eagles.— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) November 8, 2018
Still no DL David Irving but Cowboys TE Geoff Swaim (knee), WR Deonte Thompson (ribs) upgraded to limited. pic.twitter.com/37VeRBIgBx
David Irving and Taco Charlton were both absent. The high ankle sprain David Irving suffered in practice a week ago could keep him out for another game. The Cowboys could certainly use his presence in the interior of the line, especially if fellow defensive lineman Taco Charlton is out. Charlton’s absence could force Tyrone Crawford to play more snaps outside rather than absorbing many of Irving’s snaps at defensive tackle depending on Randy Gregory’s situation.
The good news for Dallas is both Geoff Swaim and Randy Gregory practiced in some capacity. Swaim will be critical in the run game as his backups are not as productive blockers as Swaim, plus he’s turned into a decent safety valve in the passing game. Gregory will help shoulder the load at end if Charlton is out, and allow Crawford to stay inside more.
On the Eagles side, they were hoping to get running back Darren Sproles back, but he re-aggravated his hamstring in practice yesterday and was out again today.