The initial injury report looks pretty clean given the lack of any surprise injuries for today’s walkthrough:
RT Rob Havenstein was estimated to have been able to practice today, but Rams Head Coach Sean McVay was noncommittal about his return to the starting lineup. It’s a very difficult decision given the state of the offensive line overall.
With WR Nsimba Webster injured after replacing injured KR/PR JoJo Natson, Jr., on punt returns, McVay suggested the wide receiver depth chart could be assigned to punts for fair catches.
And TE Gerald Everett remains sidelined. While that’s worrisome, the recent play from TE Tyler Higbee helps assuage those concerns.
Overall, a very favorable initial injury report for the Rams.
The Cowboys on the other hand...
Linebacker is the trouble spot for the Cowboys as Leighton Vander Esch continues not to practice and Sean Lee joined him on Wednesday. Vander Esch has the neck issue that sounds like it’s going to keep him out for a while. At today’s press conference Jason Garrett said it could be a little while before he comes back. His replacement in the starting lineup, Sean Lee, has thigh and pectoral injuries that kept him out of practice today.
The Cowboys did get Jeff Heath and Tony Pollard back, both of them were able to go as limited participants. As was Antwaun Woods, despite his recent arrest.
Cornerback Byron Jones was limited with a hip problem; he had surgery on one of his hips in the offseason. Punter Chris Jones has an abdomen injury that he picked up in the Bears game but he was able to complete that game.
Michael Bennett, Zack Martin and La’el Collins were also limited but have been playing through their injuries.