It’s week 15 and we’re coming down to the wire. The Cowboys are in Indianapolis in hopes of clinching the NFC East today with a win against the Colts or losses by both the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins. Before we get to the action, let’s take a look and see who will be inactive for the Cowboys and Colts!
#Cowboys Inactives: Mike White, Tavon Austin, Chris Covington, Zack Martin, Geoff Swaim, David Irving, Taco Charlton #DALvsIND per @fishsports— 105.3 The FAN (@1053thefan) December 16, 2018
There have been a few changes to this list for the 8-5 Dallas Cowboys. Zack Martin will be INACTIVE today for the first time in his football career. Martin has yet to miss a football game in high school, at Notre Dame, and as a Dallas Cowboy. Rookie Connor Williams will start in his place after taking over for him against the Eagles last Sunday. There was some optimism that Tavon Austin would be available to play today after practicing in limited fashion this week, but unfortunately, he will be inactive again recovering from an injured groin. For a second-consecutive week, Taco Charlton will be a healthy scratch after fully recovering from a shoulder injury. The former first-round pick’s career has not started out all that great in Dallas, and losing his active roster spot to 2018 fourth-round pick Dorance Armstrong is salt in the wound for Taco. David Irving has still yet to see the practice field working back from a high-ankle sprain and dealing with personal/family issues off the field.
Sean Lee and Randy Gregory will be ACTIVE today. Sean Lee has missed the last six weeks recovering from a hamstring injury, but will be active and available to play. Lee will likely see a reduced workload, but getting him back and in shape heading into January will be key for a Cowboys playoff run. Gregory will be active today after missing a few practices last week dealing with a family issue.
T.Y. Hilton, Ryan Kelly both active for #DALvsIND: https://t.co/RKz6IyRRMn pic.twitter.com/yPv3QS9S7l— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) December 16, 2018
For the Colts, the big name to keep an eye on was wide receiver T.Y. Hilton. It looks like he’s going to tough it out and give it a go. Veteran safety Mike Mitchell will be inactive today, along with rookie’s Daurice Fountain and Skai Moore. Starting right guard, Mark Glowinski will be inactive today for the Colts. Glowinski has played extremely well this season, his absence will be a blow to a very improved offensive line.
The Cowboys can lock up the division today with a win on the road, but they will have to do so with a make-shift offensive line. Can the Cowboys power through some unfortunate injuries to win the NFC East? Or will they leave it in the hands of their division rivals to hand it to them? We will find out here soon! Go Cowboys.