The bad news already came today for the Dallas Cowboys as left tackle Tyron Smith is done for the season. Smith is scheduled to have neck surgery for an issue that Mike McCarthy says is correctable but has been bothering Smith for some time. That means that the Cowboys will play the rest of the season without their starting left tackle in Smith, and their starting right tackle, La’el Collins. With Travis Frederick retiring before the season, the Cowboys offensive line is in for a big challenge to protect Dak Prescott and open running lanes for Ezekiel Elliott.
Compounding their issues along the offensive line, Joe Looney, their previous starting center, is going to miss this game and possibly more. He would be a candidate to shift to guard if Zack Martin kicks outside, but they won’t have that flexibility with Looney this week.
The good news for the Cowboys is that it looks like defensive linemen Tyrone Crawford and Dorance Armstrong will be able to play this week barring any kind of setback in tomorrow’s practice.
Injury report has Diggs, Lawrence, Crawford and Armstrong as full participants in practice. It’s an estimation because Cowboys don’t practice on Friday’s.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) October 9, 2020
Leighton Vander Esch hasn’t been brought back to the roster yet and is not likely to play this week. It looks like they will put Anthony Brown on the roster to play this week barring a setback.
For the Giants:
GIANTS @ COWBOYS FINAL INJURY REPORT— The NY Blitz (@blitz_ny) October 9, 2020
LB Oshane Ximines, OUT (Shoulder)
DB Adrian Colbert, QUESTIONABLE (Neck)
LB Kyler Fackrell, QUESTIONABLE (Neck)
DB Jabrill Peppers, QUESTIONABLE (Ankle)
C Joe Looney, OUT (Knee)
LT Tyron Smith, OUT FOR SEASON (Neck)#NYBlitz