Tonight’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders features two teams still hanging on to slim playoff hopes. Both will have to try to keep their seasons alive without some key players, according the final injury report for Week 15.
- WR Brice Butler (foot) – OUT
- TE James Hanna (knee) – Questionable
- OT Tyron Smith (back) – Questionable
- OT La’el Collins (back) – Questionable
- DL David Irving (concussion) – OUT
- DT Maliek Collins (foot) – Questionable
- LB Sean Lee (hamstring/back) – Questionable
- LB Justin Durant (concussion) – OUT
- CB Orlando Scandrick (back) – OUT
Don’t be worried by any of the key “questionable” players. They’re all dealing with nagging injuries and will likely be on the injury report the rest of the year. There is no indication that Sean Lee, Maliek Collins, or either of the starting offensive tackles will miss the game.
Brice Butler will miss his return game against his former team, which is more sad for him than any real issue for the Cowboys. Ryan Switzer and Noah Brown could see some more usage on offensive as a result.
Missing David Irving will hurt as Dallas needs to get pressure on Derek Carr. Coupled with Orlando Scandrick’s absence, the Raiders could be dangerous with their passing game. Thankfully, some of this is offset by their star receiving also missing the game.
- WR Amari Cooper (ankle) – OUT
- TE Clive Walford (concussion/neck) – OUT
- C/G Jon Feliciano (concussion) – Questionable
- DL Mario Edwards Jr (ankle) – OUT
- DL Denico Autry (hand/ankle) – Questionable
- CB David Amerson (foot) – Questionable
- S Ofi Melifonwu (hip) – OUT
- DB Keith McGill (knee) – Questionable
The big news here is obviously Cooper being out. Michael Crabtree can still ball but Cooper is one of the top receivers in the game. Dallas’ young corners can breathe easier now.
The big injury on defense is Edwards, the son of the former Cowboys cornerback. He’s started all 13 games this year for Oakland. They also could be without starting corner David Amerson due to a foot injury. That could help Dak Prescott to keep the momentum going from his statistical breakthrough last week.
The rest of the players on the Raiders’ report are all backups.