Ezekiel Elliott was absent from today’s practice. Elliott sustained a knee injury against the Detroit Lions yet returned to the game. Elliott has played through a knee injury before but it is an injury to closely monitor this week. Zeke says he’s unsure about his status for Sunday.
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott said he’s unsure whether he’ll play vs. Bears. Feels it is “soft” to take off week just because not 100%. Knee feels “stiff.” On resting Sunday with bye to follow: “I think it’s a consideration, but it all depends on how I feel at the end of the week.” https://t.co/i4qIPbiDOY pic.twitter.com/cZz4Smirm0— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 26, 2022
Noah Brown was also absent from practice today and was working with James Washington to the side.
Cowboys WR Noah Brown is not practicing today. He and WR James Washington (foot, injured reserve) are working with director of rehabilitation Britt Brown. pic.twitter.com/U5Ee2qg8qO— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 26, 2022
Damone Clark landed on the non-football injury list (NFI) after undergoing spinal fusion surgery in March of this year. Clark wasn’t expected to be ready to contribute so soon, however the team is pleased with his progress and he has joined the 53-man roster.
Cowboys LB Damone Clark (neck) officially has been activated to 53-man roster. CB Jourdan Lewis (foot) and C Matt Farniok (hamstring) were placed on injured reserve. Roster now at 52 players. Could fill to 53 Saturday with a practice-squad signing. https://t.co/JUfxo7gukU pic.twitter.com/CctoLxid1F— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 26, 2022
As noted, the Cowboys also put Jourdan Lewis and Matt Farniok on injured reserve.
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee), WR Noah Brown (foot) and S Malik Hooker (hamstring) missed practice today. RT Terence Steele (neck), TE Dalton Schultz (knee) and LB Devin Harper (Achilles) were limited. pic.twitter.com/f1buFlh1lu— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 26, 2022
Also added to the injury report was safety Malik Hooker with a hamstring injury. He did not practice. Practicing in a limited capacity were offensive tackle Terence Steele and tight end Dalton Schultz with neck and knee injuries respectively.