Cowboys at Saints final injury report: 3 starters out, Xavier Woods returns
The Dallas Cowboys have designated three of their starters as out due to injury for their upcoming contest against the Saints, while one is set to return.
The Dallas Cowboys will put their undefeated status on the line Sunday night as they’ll face the New Orleans Saints in The Big Easy. For the Cowboys, it will be the first big test of their young season. But Dallas goes into the matchup with several of their key players dealing with injuries.
On Friday, the Cowboys released their final injury report before going into their critical Week Four matchup against the Saints. Three of Dallas’ players have already been officially listed as out for the game. Those players are defensive end Tyrone Crawford (hip), wide receiver Michael Gallup (knee), and defensive tackle Antwaun Woods (knee). All three starters failed to practice at all this past week.
Rookie linebacker Luke Gifford is listed as questionable for the matchup against the Saints as he continues to rehab from an ankle injury he suffered in the preseason. Gifford was limited during all three of the Cowboys’ practice sessions this week.
Also making an appearance on the Cowboys’ final injury report were wide receiver Tavon Austin (concussion), wide receiver Amari Cooper (ankle), safety Kavon Frazier (Achilles), linebacker Sean Lee (knee/non-injury), guard Zack Martin (back), and safety Xavier Woods (ankle).
Both Austin and Woods were full participants during practice on Friday and appear ready to return after missing last weekend’s game against the Miami Dolphins. Cooper and Frazier were limited all week in practices, while Martin was limited on both Wednesday and Friday but did not practice on Thursday. Finally, Lee was a full participant in sessions for both Wednesday and Thursday but did not practice on Friday.
The Dallas Cowboys are surely happy to have starting safety Xavier Woods back in their secondary so early as it was projected his ankle injury could have him sidelined up to as long as six weeks. Now it appears he’ll make his return after missing just one game as he’s proclaimed himself good to go for this weekend in New Orleans.