It was a surprising Wednesday when Jason Garrett stepped to the mic and announced that both Tyron Smith and Dak Prescott had injury issues. Smith has an issue with his eye that Garrett described as a stye, although he said don’t quote him on that. He did say that he could hardly open his eye and wouldn’t be able to practice. Then he dropped the bomb that Dak Prescott has an injured shoulder that could keep him out of practice. Prescott picked up the injury in the Rams win and was able to play through it. Even so, they had to give him an MRI to check on things and while that came back clean, he would be limited.
And he was, according to Jori Epstein:
During the portion of practice open to the media, Prescott stretched with the team—using his left arm to stretch each quad—and tossed passes to running back Ezekiel Elliott with his left hand. Prescott then watched as backup quarterbacks Cooper Rush and Clayton Thorson threw to receivers during their pat-and-go drill. Prescott, who has never missed a practice or game in four years since Dallas drafted him, did not throw. After the session, the quarterbacks eschewed their usual drills to huddle with quarterbacks coach Jon Kitna.
So today’s practice report was of high interest. This is what we learned.
Dak Prescott was listed as limited while Tyron Smith did not participate. They weren’t the only players who were absent or limited. Michael Bennett, C.J. Goodwin, Sean Lee, Joe Thomas and Leighton Vander Esch all were held out. That’s quite a few injured linebackers, and doesn’t even include Luke Gifford who went to IR, it’s no wonder they added Malcolm Smith to the roster.
Limited as usual were La’el Collins and Zack Martin. Punter Chris Jones was also limited and a surprise addition to the limited list is cornerback Jourdan Lewis.
The injury report is looooonng, but most of it is familiar. The two big names are obviously Dak & Tyron.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) December 18, 2019
Worth noting that Agholor, Barnett & Lane Johnson didn’t practice for Philly. pic.twitter.com/fIVDi6xoNE
Here are the particulars for the Eagles:
Eagles injury report today ahead of the Cowboys Sunday:— Kristen Rodgers (@KristenERodgers) December 18, 2019
Did not practice: WR Nelson Agholor (knee), DE Derek Barnett (ankle), T Lane Johnson (ankle)
Limited: G Brandon Brooks (calf), DT Fletcher Cox (triceps), CB Ronald Darby (hip flexor), RB Jordan Howard (shoulder)