Cowboys fans got some good news earlier today when it was reported that Amari Cooper would fly with the team to New Orleans, which meant that he was likely going to play in the game. There was concern that Cooper would not be ready to go this week when Mike McCarthy said he would need to be able to practice before flying to New Orleans. Apparently Cooper was able to do that and should have a presence in the game, even if he’s not 100%. The Cowboys activated him today and they probably would not have done that if he wasn’t going to play. Officially, Cooper is questionable.
Cowboys WR Amari Cooper is being officially activated today from Reserve/COVID-19, source said. He is expected to return from a two-game absence Thursday at Saints.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) December 1, 2021
Dak Prescott to have Cooper, CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup on field together for just the third time this season.
Joining Cooper at wide receiver will be CeeDee Lamb who has been able to practice all week and is over his problems with the concussion. That’s good news because the Cowboys will be without Cedrick Wilson who hasn't been able to practice all week and has been ruled out. Also Malik Turner is questionable with illness; that would leave the Cowboys wide receiver depth very thin if he can’t go.
After practicing today in a limited fashion, Cowboys WR Amari Cooper is listed as questionable to play Thursday vs. Saints. No longer listed on Reserve/COVID-19.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) December 1, 2021
WR Cedrick Wilson (ankle) is out. WR Malik Turner (illness) missed practice and is questionable.
Ezekiel Elliott is a go and it looks like those rumors about possibly resting the running back this week are not going to come true.
For the Saints, Terron Armstead, Alvin Kamara and Ryan Ramczyk are listed as questionable. Armstead didn’t practice this week and Ramczyk missed the last two practices. Kaden Elliss, Tanoh Kpassagnon, and Marcus Davenport are out.