The Dallas Cowboys have designated three of their starters as out due to injury for their upcoming contest against the Saints, while one is set to return.
The Dallas Cowboys will put their undefeated status on the line Sunday night as they’ll face the New Orleans Saints in The Big Easy. For the Cowboys, it will be the first big test of their young season. But Dallas goes into the matchup with several of their key players dealing with injuries.
On Friday, the Cowboys released their final injury report just before going into their important Week 4 matchup against the Saints. 3 of Dallas’ players have currently been officially listed as out for the game. These players are defensive finish Tyrone Crawford (hip), wide receiver Michael Gallup (knee), and defensive tackle Antwaun Woods (knee). All 3 starters failed to practice at all this previous week.
Rookie linebacker Luke Gifford is listed as questionable for the matchup against the Saints as he continues to rehab from an ankle injury he suffered in the preseason. Gifford was restricted for the duration of all 3 of the Cowboys’ practice sessions this week.
Also creating an look on the Cowboys’ final injury report have been wide receiver Tavon Austin (concussion), wide receiver Amari Cooper (ankle), security Kavon Frazier (Achilles), linebacker Sean Lee (knee/non-injury), guard Zack Martin (back), and security Xavier Woods (ankle).
Each Austin and Woods have been complete participants for the duration of practice on Friday and seem prepared to return soon after missing final weekend’s game against the Miami Dolphins. Cooper and Frazier have been restricted all week in practices, when Martin was restricted on each Wednesday and Friday but did not practice on Thursday. Ultimately, Lee was a complete participant in sessions for each Wednesday and Thursday but did not practice on Friday.
The Dallas Cowboys are certainly satisfied to have beginning security Xavier Woods back in their secondary so early as it was projected his ankle injury could have him sidelined up to as lengthy as six weeks. Now it seems he’ll make his return soon after missing just 1 game as he’s proclaimed himself superior to go for this weekend in New Orleans.