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Cowboys vs. 49ers practice/injury report: Cowboys secondary is finally getting healthy

The Cowboys and 49ers injury status will be key for Sunday.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Ed. Note: The official practice injury report hasn't surfaced yet, but here is what we know from today. We'll update later if anything changes.


The Dallas Cowboys are hopeful to get up to four pieces of their secondary back in action on Sunday. Three corners and one safety could be back on the field if they don’t have any setbacks this week.

One corner who should definitely be back is Chidobe Awuzie. He was placed on the COVID-19 list last week, but was removed earlier this week meaning he shouldn’t have any issue getting back on the field. He practiced today.

Trevon Diggs is coming of the IR list and has practiced two days in a row. The rookie standout would be back as a starter if he doesn’t have any setbacks this week.

Anthony Brown has been practicing on a limited basis for a few weeks now but has yet to get back on the field. He’s practicing again this week so we’ll have to wait and see.

Donovan Wilson has been out with a groin injury but he is also practicing. Mike McCarthy has said that all these guys have the opportunity to play this week as they take reps in practice.

Ezekiel Elliott has been held out of practice except for some side work as the his battling a calf issue. McCarthy said he is experiencing some after-effects from the game last Sunday.

The big issue in San Francisco is the health of running back Raheem Mostert. They also lost Deebo Samuel for the year and Fred Warner is recovering from a stinger.

Raheem Mostert seemingly aggravated the ankle injury that forced the running back to miss four games this season. However, head coach Kyle Shanahan sounded optimistic that Mostert would return to practice this week.

“It’s kind of how all high-ankle sprains are,” Shanahan told reporters. “He zinged it a couple of times in the game, which is going to happen to him a lot, but it felt just a little worse than normal. And he’s not practicing today, but (with) the imaging (results), we feel pretty good that he’ll be able to get there at the end of the week.

“So, I think it hurts a little bit more than usual, but the imaging was somewhat positive. We’re going to take care of him today and allow him to rest, and hopefully, he’ll feel a little bit better tomorrow.”

Wide receiver Deebo Samuel is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a hamstring injury sustained on Sunday. Linebacker Fred Warner also exited the game against Washington after suffering a stinger but was able to be a limited participant in practice.