As everyone across America settles in to make their last-minute Thanksgiving Day preparations, the Dallas Cowboys did likewise in their final practice before hopefully feasting on the Washington Commanders. If there is a bit of cynicism heading into Thursday, it’s that the Cowboys have gone 1-11 against the spread in their last 12 games on Thanksgiving.
This indicates that while Thanksgiving is a day of relaxing, the Cowboys are likely to make this week’s game a little uncomfortable for the fans watching in attendance and at home for the holiday. Dallas is currently a 12.5-point favorite, but recent history suggests it won’t be that easy. The Cowboys health could certainly factor into tomorrow’s outcome.
Per head coach Mike McCarthy, safety Jayron Kearse needed to participate in team activities in order to have a chance to play tomorrow. Unfortunately….
The full Cowboys-Commanders injury report for their Thanksgiving game.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RalphVacchiano) November 22, 2023
Jayron Kearse did not practice and is officially listed as doubtful. Juanyeh Thomas should take a more prominent role against the Commanders. Johnathan Hankins did not practice for a personal reason. Additionally, Rico Dowdle was listed as questionable for tomorrow’s game.
As for more positive news, CeeDee Lamb, KaVontae Turpin, Terence Steele, and Osa Odighizuwa do not carry an injury designation.
For the Commanders, first-round pick cornerback Emmanuel Forbes has been ruled out after not practicing this week. Running back Antonio Gibson is listed as a questionable. Should Gibson play, it would give the Commanders a lift on kick returns and a pass catcher out of the backfield.