The Cowboys won’t have their top running back today. However, the Dallas offensive lines should be able to pass-block.
Washington Football Team will not have its four top edge rushers for the 2018 season. Chase Young, a second-year standout, has been sidelined with a torn ACL. Montez Sweat and James Smith-Williams are on the Reserve/COVID-19 lists.
Washington’s top four edge rushers entering the season all will not play today against the Cowboys.
Chase Young (knee)
Montez Sweat (COVID-19 list)
James Smith-Williams (COVID-19 list)
Casey Toohill (COVID-19 list)
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) December 12, 2021
There will be 26 missed quarterback hits and 8.5 sacks. WFT currently has 24 sacks as a team and 78 hits.
The Cowboys don’t have to deal with WFT’s top pass rushers. They are also becoming healthier on offense which is a positive sign for today and tomorrow.
Dallas (8-4) leads Washington by two games in the NFC East standings. The division will be effectively done if Dallas wins.
WFT (6-6) still has a chance of winning the East, and is in a good position to secure a wildcard berth. To achieve the latter, a 3-2 season against divisional foes should be sufficient.
Cowboys-WFT kicks off at 1 p.m. FedEx Field will broadcast the action at 1 p.m. ET. FOX will broadcast all the action.