The Dallas Cowboys are relativity healthy compared to their Week Eight opponents, the Washington Redskins, who have 17 players on their final injury report.
As the Dallas Cowboys prepare for only their second divisional battle of the season, this time against the Washington Redskins at FedExField in Maryland, they’ll go to battle without their most consistent offensive weapon. Kicker Dan Bailey has been ruled out for this contest according to the team’s final injury report released on Friday.
Bailey suffered a groin injury during the Cowboys 40-10 blow out win over the San Francisco 49ers. It is believe the NFL’s most accurate kicker could miss several games due to the injury. In his place, Dallas signed veteran kicker Mike Nugent earlier this week.
Also ruled out for the upcoming NFC East matchup is rookie defensive back Chidobe Awuzie. The Cowboys second round selection out of Colorado has missed a majority of his first season due to a lingering hamstring injury.
Three other players were also listed as questionable for the Cowboys upcoming Sunday afternoon matchup. Defensive tackle Maliek Collins (foot), defensive end Kyle Wilber (knee) and linebacker Justin Durant (groin) will all likely be game-time decisions on Sunday.
Also listed on the Cowboys final injury report were a pair of Pro Bowlers. Linebacker Sean Lee (hamstring) and offensive tackle Tyrone Smith (back/hip) are both expected to play in Sunday’s contest versus the Redskins. Lee is still dealing with a hamstring injury that sidelined him for two games, but he was a full participant in every practice session this week.
Smith has been dealing with a back issue all season. And his time off is simply part of his normal recovery routine at this point.
But the Cowboys injuries are nothing compared to the Redskins, who have listed a whopping 17 players on their final injury report. Linebacker Mason Foster, center Spencer Long and offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe are all already ruled out for the game. Ten others are listed as questionable including Pro Bowl cornerback Josh Norman.