On Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys were without one their tight ends.
Jake Ferguson was ill and missed practice. Mike McCarthy, the head coach, suggested that it could be flu.
Two practice squad receivers were absent from practice, but they returned a week later.
Ferguson has played in five Cowboys games this season. He had nine receptions for 68 yards, and two touchdowns. He is currently Dalton Schultz’s backup tight end.
Tight end Jake Ferguson did not practice because of an illness. Mike McCarthy mentioned Wednesday a flu bug that was going around and kept two practice squad receivers out of practice. They, however, returned today so maybe Ferguson's stint is similar.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) November 10, 2022
He was a former fourth-round selection in the 2022 NFL Draft, and he played his college career at Wisconsin.
The Cowboys will be hopeful that he is healthy enough to play Sunday’s game at Lambeau against Green Bay Packers. They would be 7-2 overall if they win, as they attempt to keep in contention for the NFC East championship.
Kickoff will take place at 4:25 p.m. ET.