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Packers @ Cowboys 2019: Final Week 5 Injury Reports

The and Green Bay Packers both had solid Septembers, starting the year with 3-1 records. They now meet in Week 5 with positive momentum on the line, and each will be trying to win despite missing a key player due to .

Let’s start with the good guys.

Dallas Cowboys

  • OT Tyron Smith (ankle) – OUT
  • WR Michael Gallup (knee) – Questionable
  • OT La’el Collins (back) – Questionable
  • DT (knee) – Questionable
  • DL (hip) – Questionable

It was a scary sight last week when fell on top of Tyron Smith’s ankle, taking the All-Pro out for the rest of the game and what we feared could be a multi-week absence. Thankfully, further evaluation showed that Tyron may only have to miss this one week.

Swing tackle will get the start tomorrow, but don’t think that this is going to be 2017 all over again. Fleming is a legit NFL player who’s started in postseason games before for the Patriots. He got a full week to work with the first team and should hold up fine.

One concern is that La’el Collins has been struggling with back pain this week, but he was at least able to return to practice on Friday. If Collins were to go out, Dallas experimented during the week with having move to tackle and putting backup Xavier Su’a-Filo into the lineup. That should be their contingency plan on Sunday.

The plan to get Michael Gallup back at receiver and hope that will also get them back to the offensive production we saw in the first two weeks. Gallup brings a physical presence who can exploit single coverage and also open things up underneath for and ; his presence has been sorely missed.

Having both Woods and Crawford back in the mix on the would also be big. Woods helps with gap control and denying easy run lanes to , while Crawford can help keep the pass rushers fresh and also be a disruptor up the middle to try and get Rodgers out of rhythm.

Green Bay Packers

  • RB Jamaal Williams (concussion) – OUT
  • WR (toe) – OUT
  • CB Tony Brown (hamstring) – OUT
  • OT Bryan Bulaga (shoulder) – Questionable
  • DL Montravious Adams (shoulder) – Questionable
  • LB Oren Burks (chest) – Questionable
  • LB Kyler Fackrell (shoulder) – Questionable
  • CB Kevin King (groin) – Questionable

The big news here is of course Adams, the two-time receiver, being confirmed out for the game. After leaving midway through the Packers’ loss last week to Philadelphia, Davante’s absence was felt and arguably changed the outcome as Green Bay struggled in the redzone without him.

The Packers will be glad to have starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga, who also left the Eagles left game last week but did get back to practice the last few days. He has the tough assignment of stopping , and now may get less help toward that goal with how is playing from the other end of the Cowboys’ defensive line.

The defensive starters are also dealing with . Montravious Adams, a DE in Green Bay’s 3-4 scheme, and ILB Oren Burks both were limited in practice this week but will likely play tomorrow.

Starting CB Kevin King missed the entire week of practice but was still upgraded to “questionable” for Week 5. Even if he goes, King could still be limited on the field in trying to contain the Cowboys multiple receiving threats. The Packers are also without backup CB Tony Brown, so losing King as well would severely hurt their depth.

What do you think?

Jess Haynie

Written by 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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