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Los Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys divisional playoffs: RB Todd Gurley limited for second day in a row

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The Rams are still holding Gurley back from full participation with the divisional round of the playoffs just days away.

LA Rams RB Todd Gurley before the Week 13 game against the Detroit Lions. Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams are set to host the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round of the 2019 NFL playoffs. Having wrapped up their second practice of the week not long ago, Rams star RB Todd Gurley was again held back from full participation:

2019 LA Rams divisional round injury report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Lamarcus Joyner S Ankle Full Full Full -
Todd Gurley RB Knee Limited Limited Full -
Blake Countess DB Concussion Limited Limited Full -
Ethan Westbrooks DL Thigh - Limited DNP Questionable

If you were hoping to assuage any concerns over his knee with a full practice participation, you’re going to have to table those hopes at least until tomorrow.

Both Gurley and Rams Head Coach Sean McVay sounded optimistic about Gurley’s availability on Saturday. And the Rams’ social media team was clearly trying to keep Rams fans from panicking in any measure:

Of course, his physical readiness is more than just drills. Gurley was doing drills in Week 16 before being shut down.

Still, I’d bet on Gurley playing. His usage and substitution rate, something I intend to get into tomorrow, is something else.

As for the Cowboys, not much movement:

2019 Dallas Cowboys divisional round injury report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Sean Lee LB Hamstring Full Full Full -
Jeff Heath S Wrist Full Full Full -
Dak Prescott QB Knee Full Full Full -
Tavon Austin WR Groin Limited Limited Full -
Tyrone Crawford DL Neck Limited Limited Full -
Zack Martin G Knee Limited Limited Full -
Tyron Smith T Neck Limited Limited Full -
Noah Brown WR Illness DNP Limited Full -
Xavier Su'a-Filo G Ankle Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Darian Thompson S Groin Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Maliek Collins DT Illness/Ankle DNP Limited Limited Questionable
Cole Beasley WR Ankle DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Blake Jarwin TE Ankle DNP DNP DNP Questionable
David Irving DL Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out

Here’s what they had to say about their injury report over at Blogging the Boys, the SB Nation community for fans of the Cowboys:

Yesterday’s Cowboys injury report caused a bit of a stir when Dak Prescott’s name showed up with a knee injury. Prescott went ahead and practiced in full, but naturally there was concern among Cowboys Nation. Worry not, say the Cowboys and Prescott, the knee is fine and he handled all his reps in practice yesterday and today.

The bad news for Dallas - Cole Beasley and Blake Jarwin were unable to go again today. The Cowboys organization seems confident that Beasley will be able to play, but so far he’s sitting on the sidelines healing up. His contributions on third down would be missed. David Irving is also still not practicing.

The Rams will hold their final practice tomorrow.