The regular season has officially arrived, and we’re inching closer and closer to the first Dallas Cowboys game. The good guys will take on the Carolina Panthers today, and hopefully things go the way we want them to.
If this is your first season of NFL football or just in case you forgot, while rosters have 53 players on them, only 46 are active on gamedays. This means that on a weekly basis there are seven inactive players, and we’ve got the list of who’s out for today’s contest.
Dallas Cowboys inactives
Rico Gathers is inactive for his first game on the Cowboys’ 53. Full list of inactives: QB Mike White, S Xavier Woods, DT Datone Jones, LB Chris Covington, C Adam Redmond, C Travis Frederick and Gathers #cowboyswire— David Helman (@HelmanDC) September 9, 2018
It’s not surprising to see Travis Frederick, Datone Jones, or Xavier Woods on this list as they were officially ruled out on Friday. Rico Gathers certainly headlines the group as he made the 53-man roster the morning after he was arrested for marijuana possession last week. Why would the Cowboys keep him around only to leave him inactive? Who knows.
Carolina Panthers inactives
Panthers inactives are:— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) September 9, 2018
DE Efe Obada
LB Andre Smith
WR Curtis Samuel (out with medical illness)
CB Lorenzo Doss
RB Cameron Artis-Payne
DE Marquis Haynes
G Brendan Mahon
Panthers tight end Greg Olsen was a bit of a concern on Saturday morning, but that seems to have subsided as he’s ready to go. Former Cowboys workman Efe Obada is inactive, but he’s on the 53-man roster in Carolina which is great to see for him individually. Tackle Daryl Williams and guard Amini Silatolu are both active after suffering training camp injuries.