With the Cowboys set to play the Bears on Thursday night, we got the final designations for players on the injury report.
Dallas has three players who will miss the game and all three of those are starters on the defensive side of the ball. We already new that linebacker Leighton Vander Esch had been ruled out yesterday, he revealed that to the public. He will be joined on the sidelines by safety Jeff Heath and defensive tackle Antwaun Woods.
Sean Lee has been filling in for Vander Esch for the past few weeks and Joe Thomas has moved into the third linebacker spot when the team goes to it’s base defense. Darian Thompson has been in for Heath and the good news is that Thompson was elevated to full practice after being limited earlier in the week. Christian Covington has filled in for Antwaun Woods, and draft pick Trysten Hill has finally made the active roster as part of the rotation in Woods’ absence. Hill had been inactive for quite a while since early in the season until last week.
Tony Pollard picked up an ankle injury and hasn’t practiced the past couple of days and is officially listed as questionable for the Bears game.
Cowboys again without three starting defenders vs. Bears tomorrow. RB Tony Pollard (ankle) is questionable pic.twitter.com/7QhUt5zm2l— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) December 4, 2019
For the Bears, it shakes out like this:
The Bears have already ruled out the following players (all starters); Right tackle Bobby Massie (ankle), tight end Ben Braunecker (concussion), wide out Taylor Gabriel (concussion), and inside linebacker Danny Trevathan (elbow).
Cornerback Prince Amukamara (hamstring) was listed as doubtful, which means he is not likely to play, and keep in mind he hasn’t practiced at all this week, so I would expect him to be inactive.