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#DALvsPHI Injury Report: Six Cowboys Defenders Ruled Out

With everything locked up for the postseason and nothing to play for today, the will be resting many starters. Some will start the game and leave early while others won't be playing at all.

Here is the final from each team based on their Friday practices.

  • LP – Limited Participate
  • DNP – Did Not Participate 
  • OUT – Already Ruled Out

Dallas Cowboys

DeMarcus Lawrence
Lawrence is the Cowboys' only reliable option for Week One right now.

We already know who the seven inactives will be from this report. Dallas will officially be without at least six of their defensive players and offensive Tyron Smith. However, there are a few other guys on the “active 46” who may not actually play.

did not practice at all last week, which typically means a player won't get into the game. Dallas promoted guard Ryan Seymour from the yesterday; another good sign that Leary won't be playing today.

Sean Lee was listed on last week's report but played against the . He will likely play this week but will probably be one of the first guys to get pulled when Dallas begins resting starters.

Rookie corner Anthony Brown did finally clear concussion protocol on Friday and return to practice. Dallas may elect to give him today off for some extra precaution, but they also likely want to give and some time off as well. We'll have to wait and see how they handle it.

With Tyron Smith ruled out, will get his firs career start. He looked solid last week in relief of Smith and was praised by for his performance.

Dallas will be thin on the defensive line once again. They will rely on , , to be the catalysts again. should play but could be limited with an abdominal injury. Newly-signed is also expected to appear.

Philadelphia Eagles

Byron Jones, Eagles

  • WR Matthews (ankle) – LP
  • G Allen Barbre (hamstring) – LP
  • LB Michal Kendricks (quadricep) – LP

Matthews, the Eagles' leading receiver, missed two days of practice and was limited on Friday with an ankle problem. He only had 10 yards on four catches in the first meeting with the Cowboys, but did have Philly's only receiving touchdown that day. His absence would open up a larger role for Dorial Green-Beckham.

Barbre, their , was listed as “Doubtful” on their final injury report. That will be good for the Cowboys short-handed defensive line. Rookie Isaac Seumalo, a third-round pick, has already started three games this year and will likely get another today.

Mychal Kendricks popped up on the report on Friday for a quad injury he must have suffered in practice. He starts at and his status for today remains to be seen.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
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