Earlier in the day, Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said that Dak Prescott should be back as a full participant in practice on Thursday, and that the expectation is that Prescott will play on Sunday against the Denver Broncos.
Dak Prescott is expected to be a full participant in practice today for the first time since injuring his right calf on the final play at New England.— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 4, 2021
Mike McCarthy: “The plan is for him to practice and play (Sunday).”
Apparently it is all going to plan. Prescott was listed as a full participant in Thursday’s practice and later told reporters it was “safe to say” that he would be taking offensive snaps on Sunday.
Dak Prescott on how close he is to 100%: “Pretty close, to be honest. I feel good.”— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) November 4, 2021
The CeeDee Lamb injury didn’t happen in the Vikings game last Sunday. Instead he sprained his ankle in Wednesday’s practice. Lamb did not practice on Thursday, contrary to McCarthy’s earlier statement that he would be limited.
Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb sprained his ankle during practice Wednesday, coach Mike McCarthy said. He'll be limited today.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) November 4, 2021
The news on Tyron Smith is still the same. He didn’t participate in Thursday’s practice and he is unlikely to play on Sunday. The Cowboys will have to figure out how to use the trio of Terence Steele, La’el Collins and Ty Nsekhe to cover his absence. It looks like they may have made their decision.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott said Terence Steele is playing left tackle and Lael Collins is playing right tackle on Sunday #DallasCowboys— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) November 4, 2021
Blake Jarwin doesn’t look like he will be available this week as he missed another practice.
Cowboys TEs Jeremy Sprinkle and Sean McKeon will join Dalton Schultz in "12" personnel practice reps today, Mike McCarthy said. TE Blake Jarwin (hip) is not trending toward playing Sunday vs. Broncos. He'll miss a second straight practice today.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) November 4, 2021
As for Michael Gallup, his status for the game is still unknown.
Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (calf) is practicing for second week on IR. Mike McCarthy: "Just want to see him get through a full week and then evaluate it. I thought he had a really good week last week, so we'll just see how it goes. We're kind of up in the air on where he is."— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) November 4, 2021
The full report. Amari Cooper was limited with his hamstring issue.