Dallas Cowboys could be hobbling into the Los Angeles Chargers’ game on Monday night.
The Cowboys are still Suffering after a tough loss to the San Francisco 49ers. They will be battling injuries for their matchup in Week 6. The Thursday injury report included 17 players. This includes four veteran starters, Zack Martin, Stephon Gilmore, DeMarcus Larry, and Johnathan Hanskins, who did not practice as part of a routine rest.
There are 13 players who have been injured.
Donovan Wilson, a safety, and Tyler Biadasz, a center were listed among the five full-practice participants. They should be ready to play if there is no setback.
A lot of players on today’s Cowboys injury report pic.twitter.com/BVDOs1hM5c
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Dallas has added Tony Pollard’s shoulder injury to their injury report, but the star runningback was only a limited participant in practice. San Francisco limited him to only 64 scrimmage yard and one lost fumble.
Some players will need to be absent for longer periods of time if they miss practice.
Mike McCarthy announced on Thursday that Leighton Vander Esch will be placed in the injured reserve due to a neck injury. C.J. Goodwin, the star of Dallas Cowboys’ special teams, is expected to miss four to six weeks. Goodwin (pectoral) as well as wide receiver KaVontae (ankle sprain), could each be out for four to six weeks.
Tyron Smith, left tackle (rest/knee), and Juanyeh Thomas, safety (hamstring), also missed practice.
The Cowboys did not declare the game status of any of these players because they had an extra day before the Chargers’ match. The Cowboys will be hoping for more positive news about injuries before the 8:15 pm kickoff on Monday. Kickoff is at 8:15 p.m. ET in the SoFi Stadium.