The Cowboys have another opportunity today to win the NFC East with a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Before we can get to the action, let’s take a look at the inactive lists for both teams, and see who will be up and who will be down for each squad.
Cowboys inactive: Mike White, Tavon Austin, Anthony Brown, Sean Lee, Chris Covington, Dorance Armstrong, David Irving.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) December 23, 2018
The Cowboys will be getting some help along their offensive line with Zack Martin (knee) and Xavier Su’a-filo (eye) slated to start today. It was announced early this morning that LB Sean Lee was going to be a “semi-healthy” scratch this week. The Cowboys are wanting to work Lee back in slowly, and given the need for contributors on special teams, they decided to sit him down. Cornerback Anthony Brown (back), will also be inactive today after back spasms flared up late last week. Jourdan Lewis will slide in and fill his place. Taco Charlton will be getting the nod today over fourth-round rookie Dorance Armstrong. Taco has been in headlines recently for all the wrong reasons, but he’s getting yet another opportunity to prove himself.
Today’s inactives at Dallas:— Bucs Communications (@BuccaneersComms) December 23, 2018
#14 QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
#17 WR Justin Watson
#30 S Josh Shaw
#37 CB David Rivers
#56 DT Rakeem Nuñez-Roches
#78 DT Jeremiah Ledbetter
#88 TE Tanner Hudson
DeSean Jackson is back for the Buccaneers, and he’ll be a guy Tampa hopes to feature today. Surprisingly, the Buccaneers have decided to sit down Ryan Fitzpatrick and go with Ryan Griffin as their backup quarterback, meaning there will be zero chance of any Fitzmagic at AT&T Stadium today.
If the Cowboys can go on to handle business against the Bucs, the Cowboys will be 2018 NFC East Champions, and be able to treat week 17 similar to a preseason game if they chose to do so.