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Donovan Wilson and Maurice Canady Expected Back Against WFT

The relayed some much-needed good news on Christmas, announcing that reinforcements are on the way to help out in their depleted that has been impacted by this past week. 

The Cowboys activated and and both practiced Saturday and are expected to play in Sunday's tilt against the Washington Football Team. Their return will help ease the burden on rookie cornerbacks and , both of whom are expected to see bigger roles with and down this week. 

Wilson has gotten off to a slow start compared to his where he was arguably the most effective player on the defensive side of the ball. To date, he's suited up in just six games and secured 18 total tackles. The Cowboys severely need him to step up and play more like the guy from last year that finished with a career-high 71 tackles and 3.5 to go with two interceptions. 

Maurice Canady was a guy that PFF's advanced numbers liked before with Dallas, suggesting he could potentially be a guy that responded when handed a bigger role. That hasn't been the case so far, as he has just three tackles this season after opting out of the 2020 campaign.

Canady is more likely to make his impact felt on than , as he's lined up for 45% of the available Special Teams snaps in the six games he's suited up for this season.

Dallas will likely also be missing two of their assistant coaches Sunday night, as Special Teams Assistant Matt Daniels and Aden Durde both entered COVID-19 protocols over the weekend. If they are unable to clear protocols by tomorrow night some combination of , , and will fill in for Daniels and Durde. 

There is a lot on the line tomorrow night as the Cowboys will look to clinch the East title at home. They are very much in “Next Man Up” mode at the moment and a win here is needed if they want to remain in the hunt for the No. 1 seed in the NFC after the Packers took care of the Browns on Saturday night to move to 12-3 on the season. 

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