The team is set to travel to Green Bay likely as healthy as they have been since the beginning weeks of the season, utilizing the bye week to the fullest advantage with the hopeful return of a rested Ezekiel Elliott. Other players also got some much-needed time off after the Cowboys played for eight weeks straight.
Elliott is officially listed as questionable but will likely play based on the recent praise of head coach Mike McCarthy and owner Jerry Jones.
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said RB Ezekiel Elliott had a “good day of practice” Thursday. “Tomorrow will be the final test, …but he took all of his reps in the team period Thursday,” including 9-on-7. LB Anthony Barr (hamstring) the furthest away of players on 53-man roster. pic.twitter.com/Z4m46kkaZO— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) November 11, 2022
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on @1053thefan he expects Ezekiel Elliott (knee) to play Sunday at Green Bay: “I do. Everything I’ve seen, I watched him yesterday, I think he’s on go.”— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 11, 2022
Starters Dalton Schultz, Micah Parsons and Michael Gallup are cleared to play on Sunday, as is punt return specialist KaVontae Turpin.
Donovan Wilson is dealing with a tooth problem but is expected to play after returning to practice on Friday, Malik Hooker and Noah Brown will play as well.
Rookie tight end Jake Ferguson didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday with an illness but made his way back to practice on Friday, with McCarthy having full confidence that he’ll be ready for the game in Green Bay.
Cowboys rookie TE Jake Ferguson didn’t practice yesterday because of a stomach virus. Mike McCarthy: “I don’t think there’s any issue there for Sunday.”— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 11, 2022
Defensive ends Dorance Armstrong and Sam Williams are both available.
Anthony Barr is the only player on the 53-man roster to be ruled out for Sunday, working his way back from a hamstring injury suffered against the Chicago Bears just before the bye.
McCarthy says that left tackle Tyron Smith is probably two weeks away from returning and is excited about the recent progress he has been making.
Mike McCarthy said they are excited to see LT Tyron Smith’s recent progress. He worked on resistance cords during practice yesterday. McCarthy said Tyron is probably two weeks away from returning https://t.co/yOPA4Jbsw2— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 11, 2022