The Dallas Cowboys held their first practice of the week as they prepare for a road game against the Indianapolis Colts. We had a pretty good idea of the practice report today from Jason Garrett’s press conference this morning. Here is the full report:
Cowboys-Colts injury report. pic.twitter.com/rtnuDRjifG— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) December 12, 2018
Zack Martin sat out practice today with his MCL knee injury and his status for the game on Sunday is in doubt. Connor Williams stepped into his spot long the line.
No practice today for Zack Martin (knee) so Cowboys’ first-team offensive line was as follows:— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) December 12, 2018
LT: Tyron Smith
LG: Xavier Su’a-Filo
C: Joe Looney
RG: Connor Williams
RT: La’el Collins
A surprising missing party from practice was Ezekiel Elliott. Zeke missed a little time in the last game after getting a stinger when he was penalized for lowering his helmet on a run. Elliott finished that game and his status for Sunday does not seem to be in any doubt.
No practice today for Ezekiel Elliott pic.twitter.com/f67bt1FjVn— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) December 12, 2018
Additionally, Geoff Swaim and David Irving were absent from practice.
The Cowboys did get a veteran star back in practice when Sean Lee finally took part in practice (limited). In year’s past, this news would be greeted with big parties and a parade, but the ascension of Leighton Vander Esch has made this a more routine story for the Cowboys and their defense.
Sean Lee taking part in individual drills pic.twitter.com/roWKnlWcNQ— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) December 12, 2018
Also, Tavon Austin returned to practice in a limited fashion. The speedster has been out for a lot of the season, but could be a boost heading down the stretch and into the playoffs (as long as the Cowboys get there). Tyron Smith also practiced and was limited.