Dallas has some health hiccups to get over before Thursday’s Thanksgiving rematch against the New York Giants.
Micah Parsons was limited in practice on Tuesday after missing out on Monday’s walkthrough entirely, just two days away from Dallas’ annual Thanksgiving day game. Owner Jerry Jones is hopeful Parsons will be ready come game time.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on @1053thefan didn't sound too concerned about Micah Parsons' knee injury: "His physical durability is amazing. We're expecting him to go (Thursday)." Jones said Parsons has not had an MRI on his knee— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 22, 2022
Aside from Parsons, Dallas is going to need some serious luck to get a few contributors ready for turkey day, with a total of six players missing Thursday’s walkthrough with illnesses and injuries.
Tarell Basham, Johnathan Hankins, Anthony Barr, Dante Fowler and Kelvin Joseph were absent from Tuesday’s walkthrough practice.
Dante Fowler, DeMarcus Lawrence, Tarell Basham, Johnathan Hankins, Anthony Barr and Kelvin Joseph missing from the walkthrough practice today. Lots of players sick at The Star. Lawrence dealing with foot and knee issues, though.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) November 22, 2022
DeMarcus Lawrence played through his knee and foot injuries against the Minnesota Vikings last week and was awarded with a sack for his efforts, but he has yet to be able to practice this week. Lawrence was forced to miss 10 total games with injuries last year but has been available for every Dallas game to date this season.
Ezekiel Elliott and Osa Odighizuwa were both limited in practice with knee injuries.
Jones dropped a hint about a hopeful return and a possible position change of Pro-Bowl tackle Tyron Smith, who has been out with injury since late August. With a four-week return window, Smith will have to be removed from the injury reserve list before the Dec. 11 Cowboys-Texans game if he wants to make a return before the conclusion of the regular season.
Jerry Jones on @1053thefan said Tyron Smith will be the Cowboys' left tackle when he returns from his hamstring injury. Jones said he thinks rookie Tyler Smith will "easily" make the transition from left tackle to left guard— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 22, 2022
Tyron Smith getting closer to returning, working on the cords at the start of today’s practice pic.twitter.com/2AiWsja4pA— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 22, 2022
Cowboys LB Micah Parsons was upgraded to limited participation on injury report. He expects to play Thursday vs. Giants. Five players absent today with illness: DE DeMarcus Lawrence (also foot), NT Johnathan Hankins, DE Dante Fowler, DE Tarell Basham and CB Kelvin Joseph. pic.twitter.com/unkFBgEozG— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) November 22, 2022