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Who’s in, Who’s out: Week 18 injury report has two starters out for the Cowboys

When the clock strikes 3:25 p.m. CT, the will take on the in their season finale.

Entering this game, both teams are heading in different directions.

The Cowboys are prepping for the postseason and playing for a possible division title and number-one seed (if they win and the Eagles and 49ers both lose).

The Commanders are playing for pride and prepping for the and an early-Cancun trip. 

Besides the possible movement in playoff seeding that the ‘Boys can land, there has been debate on whether the franchise should play their starters or avoid a potentially costly ahead of the postseason.

I believe there's no doubt Dallas will play their starters because the Eagles and Niners games will be on at the same time they play.

And before we dive into what two starters they will actually be sitting — let's go over what needs to happen for the Cowboys to move up in playoff seeding. 

If the Eagles lose, the Cowboys win the East and grab the No. 2 seed. 

If the Eagles and 49ers lose, the Cowboys win the NFC East and grab the No. 1 seed and a bye.

While it would be ideal for the Cowboys to rest their starters before the postseason, it's not possible since they won't know their “end game” until all the games are finished. 

Also, the only way the Cowboys could rest their starters without game-watching is if they jump on the Commanders early. But everyone knew that, right?

Anyways. With all of that said, let's dive into the two starters who are actually out.

Cowboys Week 18 Injury Report

LB Leighton Vander Esch (neck)

This will be the third game will miss since suffering a neck injury a few weeks ago.

Although it could be concerning to have one of your starting linebackers out before the postseason, Vander Esch gave an encouraging update about his health to the media this past week.

“The Wolf Hunter” will be okay missing this week. 

C Tyler Biadasz (ankle)

Shifting to , this will be his first missed game due to a high-ankle injury incurred last week against the .

While it's unfortunate to be without your starting , the Cowboys' front office hopes to have Biadasz back by the first playoff game

There is a chance that two more players could join Vander Esch and Biadasz on the sidelines. Those two are G (illness) and WR (illness). 

Commanders Week 18 Injury Report

Although the Commanders don't have anything left to play for this season, there is no doubt they still want to spoil the Cowboys' chances at moving up in seeding or winning the NFC East division title.

To do so, they would need to have all hands on deck.

Well, if you look at their , they are without six players. Add that they are starting a rookie — and it will be hard for them to play spoiler.

Washington will likely be without DT Jonathan Allen, G/T Saahdiq Charles, T Cornelius Lucas, RB Brian Robinson Jr., DE James Smith-Williams, CB Benjamin St-Juste, S Kam Curl, LB Jamin Davis, and G Andrew Norwell.

LB Nathan Gerry was limited in practice on Friday, and RB was moved to .

Rocky Garza Jr
Rocky Garza Jr
Rolling with the Boyz since 96'. Chop up sports with me on Twitter @rockssjr.

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