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Cowboys, Cardinals Week 3 Injury Report

The final reports for the and are in as they prepare for their Week 3 match-up on . The teams held their final practices on Saturday this week, which is normal for a Monday game.

Here are the lists provided to the NFL by each club and what these could mean for Monday night.

Nolan Carroll
CB , injured last week against the Broncos. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Dallas Cowboys

The big news here is that cornerbacks Carroll and Awuzie will remain out with the that took them out of last week's game in Denver. On the plus side, is returning from his injury. Dallas will likely activate as the fourth behind Scandrick, , and on Monday night.

Paea did not practice all week and appears to be a game-time decision. That would leave the Cowboys with just , , and as defensive tackles for the game. is capable of playing some inside and may have to given the numbers. Thankfully, is coming off suspension to help with the defensive line rotation.

While listed on the , Brice Butler was a limited participant in Friday and Saturday's practices and is likely to play Monday night. If not, Dallas still has and to work with.

J.J. Nelson, Cardinals
Cardinals WR J.J. Nelson

Arizona Cardinals

  • OT D.J. Humphries – OUT (knee)
  • WR John Brown – OUT (quad)
  • WR J.J. Nelson – Questionable (hamstring)
  • OG Mike Iupati – Questionable (tricep)
  • TE Jermaine Gresham – Questionable (ribs)
  • LB Deone Buchanan – Questionable (ankle)

The Cardinals are facing some injury concerns at several starting positions. Humphries, their , is already ruled out. The backup is John Wetzel, who was with the Cowboys as a developmental player from 2014-2015. Also on the , left Mike Iupati was limited in practice all week but is a veteran and will likely play.

J.J. Nelson, coming off an award, should play but may not have his same elusiveness. The receiver depth will also be lacking with John Brown already ruled out due to an upper leg issue. Starting TE Jermaine Gresham was also limited this week with a rib injury.

Starting -safety hybrid Deone Buchanan has an ankle injury but should play. His fellow starter at middle linebacker, veteran Karlos Dansby, was a full participant in Saturday's practice but was limited but has been dealing with a hip issue earlier in the week. They are a big part of what makes the Cardinals effective, so any weakness will be welcome.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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