Both standing at 1-2 this year, the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions have a pivotal Week 4 matchup ahead. Only one team can even up their record, and both will have to try and do it with key players missing.
Here are your final injury reports for both the Cowboys and Lions before the meet tomorrow in Dallas.
- C Travis Frederick (illness) – OUT
- DT Maliek Collins (knee) – OUT
- LB Sean Lee (hamstring) – OUT
- WR Cole Beasley (ankle) – Questionable
- DT Antwaun Woods (groin) – Questionable
Sean Lee’s latest hamstring injury was expected to keep him out 2-4 weeks, so no surprise that he’ll miss this game. While Lee’s repeated injuries are frustrating, the good news is that rookie Leighton Vander Esch looked good last week and will only benefit from the increased playing time.
Things are getting thin at defensive tackle. Collins will miss his second game with the knee issue and now Woods in questionable. Earlier this week, Datone Jones was placed on injured reserve. Dallas did sign veteran Caraun Reid for depth, but they will be relying heavily on Tyrone Crawford and Daniel Ross this week. Thankfully, David Irving comes off suspension after this game.
Cole Beasley is expected to play despite being limited in practice. He is still Dak Prescott’s most reliable receiver and will be needed against a solid Lions secondary.
- TE Michael Roberts (knee) – OUT
- DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) – OUT
- WR Golden Tate (hip) – Questionable
- LB Jarrad Davis (knee) – Questionable
Ziggy Ansah will miss his third game this year, costing Detroit their premiere pass rusher. That hasn’t stopped the Lions from getting to the quarterback, though, as they have 10 sacks on the year already. Still, not having to worry about Ansah is a plus for Dak Prescott.
Two late additions to the injury report are top receiver Golden Tate and starting middle linebacker Jarrad Davis, who did not appear until Friday. Practice injuries like this are usually bad signs for game availability, so these could be two key players missing for Detroit tomorrow.
TE Michael Roberts is listed third on the Lions’ depth chart, so no big impact there.