The Dallas Cowboys injury situation is pulling in different directions. They are getting some good news, but that is tempered by some potentially very bad news. Just a little while ago it was reported that Tyron Smith is getting medical opinions on his neck injury, and that shutting him down for the season is a possibility. Earlier today Mike McCarthy let us know that something isn’t right with Smith after the Cleveland game, and that there was a set back with his neck. Obviously he did not practice today. Joe Looney is also injured along the offensive line.
That’s the bad news, and it is potentially really bad news. On the plus side, the Cowboys are getting some players back either this week or in the coming weeks. Cornerback Anthony Brown has had a couple of positive practices so he could be back in the secondary this week against the Giants.
Leighton Vander Esch appears to be making progress although it’s very unlikely he will be playing this week. Additionally, Chidobe Awuzie is eligible to come off of injured reserve next week, but we will have to see if he is able to go then.
Then there is Tyrone Crawford and Dorance Armstrong, who both picked up injuries in last week’s game. Both players were listed as limited today after not practicing yesterday, a step in the right direction.
The full injury report: