The Dallas Cowboys could be very light at one of their defensive positions in Week Four and two new names were added to the team’s official injury report Thursday.
The Dallas Cowboys could be a little shorthanded when they face the Los Angeles Rams this weekend. Especially along their linebacker corps.
According to the Cowboys official injury report on Thursday, Pro Bowl linebacker Sean Lee hasn’t practiced the last two days due to a hamstring injury. With Anthony Hitchens still working his way back from a knee injury, Dallas could be forced to play with just four linebackers against the surging Rams.
Dallas’ linebacker corps beyond Lee and Hitchens includes Jaylon Smith, Justin Durant, Damien Wilson and Kyle Wilber. In case of an emergency, the Cowboys could call upon fullback Keith Smith, who was previously a linebacker for Dallas.
Also on the Cowboys injury report were two new names that were just added on Thursday; rookie cornerback Jourdan Lewis and safety Kavon Frazier. Both players are suffering from knee issues, although Lewis has said he’s feeling good and presumably will be on the field Sunday.
Frazier and Lewis were both limited in practice on Thursday. They were joined by defensive back Chidobe Awuzie (hamstring), cornerback Nolan Carroll (concussion) and linebacker Anthony Hitchens (knee), who were also limited. Defensive tackle Stephen Paea hasn’t practiced at all this week due to his own knee injury.
On the Rams’ injury report, the top names to watch are wide receivers Tavon Austin and Sammy Watkins. Both of whom are struggling with concussions. And both wide outs were limited in practice on Wednesday. If either player is forced to miss Sunday’s game with the Cowboys, it could tip the scales even more in Dallas’ favor.
The 2-1 Dallas Cowboys will welcome the 2-1 Los Angeles Rams to AT&T Stadium this Sunday, October 1st, in Arlington, Texas kicking off at 12:00 p.m. CDT.