The Dallas Cowboys are expected to have all the players on their final injury report play on Sunday
When the 1-2 Dallas Cowboys take on 2-1 Cleveland Browns on Sunday at noon, they’ll do so with their full complement of players. This after news that all three players who appeared on the team’s final injury report on Friday are now reportedly expected to play against the Browns at AT&T Stadium.
Three players made an appearance on the Cowboys’ final injury report. Those names being starting left tackle Tyron Smith (neck), rookie cornerback Trevon Diggs (shoulder/knee), and defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence (knee). Only Smith and Diggs have the designation of “questionable” for the Week Four matchup against Cleveland.
According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Smith and Diggs are now expected to play against the Browns. For Cleveland, who listed 16 total players on their final injury report Friday, running back Kareem Hunt is also expected to play against Dallas according to a source per Rapoport.
Smith has missed the Cowboys’ previous two games, contests against the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks, due to a neck stingers. He was replaced on the offensive line by Brandon Knight, an undrafted free agent out of Indiana in 2019 who played seven games and made a single start as a rookie. Smith was a limited participant on both Thursday and Friday after missing Wednesday’s practice session completely.
A bit of the opposite was the case for Diggs this week during practices. The Cowboys’ 2020 second-rounder was a full participant on Wednesday, but downgraded to only limited the rest of the week. With starting cornerbacks Chidobe Awuzie and Anthony Brown currently on Injured Reserve, Dallas has relied heavily on the rookie and will continue to do so versus the Browns.
Finally, Lawrence continues to struggle with a knee injury that landed him on the injury report prior to the Cowboys’ Week Three matchup against the Seahawks. The veteran defensive end was still able to play 31 defensive snaps (40.8%) in Seattle. Lawrence did not participant during the team’s practice sessions this past week on either Wednesday or Thursday, but was listed as limited on Friday.