The Dallas Cowboys didn’t go through a real practice today, but were still required to submit an injury report. Tomorrow will be a more accurate reading of where the team is on certain injuries, including the one everyone is following - Dak Prescott’s calf. Whether Prescott will play this week is still a question to answer, although the Cowboys organization seems to think Prescott will be ready for Thursday's practice as a “full-go.” Today, Prescott was listed as limited.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott saw a normal workload during portion of today’s practice open to reporters. A much different tone surrounds his availability this Sunday compared to last. Barring setback, Prescott is poised to play vs. Broncos. pic.twitter.com/knnhhhbpeB— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) November 3, 2021
Also on the injury list and of concern is left tackle Tyron Smith. He is dealing with bone spurs and his practice/game time might have to be managed for the rest of the year. Today, Smith did not participate. Earlier in the day coach Mike McCarthy all but said Smith won’t play this week.
Cowboys LT Tyron Smith “would be pressed to play this week” vs. Broncos, coach Mike McCarthy said. He declined to disclose who will practice most this week at LT between Ty Nsekhe, Terence Steele and La’el Collins. “We’d rather Denver find out when they find out.” https://t.co/4UHaeCBlYT— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) November 3, 2021
As noted in the above tweet, Amari Cooper is still dealing with hamstring issues that the Cowboys are going to have to manage and he was limited. One way to help in that regard would be the return of Michael Gallup.
Is Cowboys WR Michael Gallup progressing, potentially to a Sunday return? Coach Mike McCarthy: “Yeah, I hope so. We’ll see. We’d like to see another week’s work. We’re really trusting the rehab process and timelines of what’s ideal, what’s a little early.“ Could be another week.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) November 3, 2021
The Cowboys were also without Blake Jarwin who is dealing with a hip injury. But they did get some help at tight end.
Cowboys TE Sean McKeon will be activated from injured reserve this week. He’s a candidate to contribute Sunday on special teams vs. Broncos. McKeon missed the first seven games to a high ankle sprain, which he suffered Aug. 13 vs. Cardinals.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) November 3, 2021
Here is the report for the Cowboys.
Cowboys say QB Dak Prescott (calf) would have been limited if team had a full practice today. It was a light session coming off a Sunday evening game. WR Amari Cooper (hamstring) and WR CeeDee Lamb (ankle) were also limited. pic.twitter.com/AnGl3RnAmF— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) November 3, 2021
CeeDee Lamb was a surprise addition to the report.
Hat tip to Michael Gehlken, he always has the latest news on Twitter and is very clear and concise in his reporting. You should follow him if you don’t already.