It seems as if COVID isn’t quite done with the Cowboys yet. Earlier today specials teams core player, cornerback Nashon Wright, was put on the COVID list and will be the latest player to miss a game due to the virus. Additionally, we learned that Amari Cooper isn’t feeling 100% after his bout with COVID and his status for the Saints game is up in the air.
Replacing Cooper has been a tough task for the Cowboys over the last few weeks, but word is that CeeDee Lamb should be fully cleared to play on Thursday after suffering a concussion in the Kansas City Chiefs game. He has been a full participant this week.
Another injured player who is gutting it out is running back Ezekiel Elliott. Just today owner Jerry Jones said that Elliott should play Thursday and that he will carry a “serious load” even with the injured knee. Today he was listed as a full participant on the practice report.
Cedrick Wilson, who was a DNP yesterday, was listed as a non-participant again today. Tarell Basham was also limited yesterday but was listed as a full participant today.
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) and WR CeeDee Lamb (concussion) were full participants in practice today for a second straight day. DE Tarell Basham (chest) was upgraded from limited to full.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) November 30, 2021
WR Cedrick Wilson (ankle) has yet to practice this week.
As for how Tyron Smith is doing since his first game back, he had this to say.
Cowboys LT Tyron Smith (ankle) returned last week from a three-game absence. Asked at what percentage his ankle's health is now, Smith said "it's good enough to continue going, so we're all good." Never considered surgery. Not on injury report for Thursday's game vs. Saints.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) November 30, 2021
Also, the bad news today that Dallas will not get back defensive lineman Brent Urban this year after he had to have surgery on his triceps muscle.