After the sad 36-33 loss to the Raiders in the Thanksgiving game, there are certain topics that were discussed regarding the loss of the Cowboys. Among them, the poor level of Prescott, especially in the last offensive series in overtime that could have given the victory to the lone star team.
However, aside from the loss of the Raiders, we must not forget the loss in week 11 against the Chiefs. Where Prescott was also quite erratic, missing a lot of passes. In which some elements of the receiving corps also dropped some key pitches from the quarterback.
Therefore, there was a lot of talk about the fact that Dak did not have two of his star receivers, which are Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb. Now, everything suggests that both elements will be without problems in the duel on Thursday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
In CeeDee Lamb’s case, the player would end up with a concussion on the last play before going to halftime against the Chiefs. His absence was clearly noted upon reaching the third quarter. Where the Cowboys only scored two extra field goals after spending halftime in the game at Arrowhead Stadium.
HUGE pick for the Chiefs to keep the Cowboys out of the end zone to end the half!
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) November 21, 2021
Likewise, the receiver was tried to pass the concussion protocol before last Thursday’s game against the Raiders. This could not happen and the player’s fault was noted again in the match against the Las Vegas team.
However, Lamb has already been working hard in Sunday’s practice for the game against the Saints. So no major inconveniences are expected and that the receiver can be at full capacity by Thursday night.
Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb will be a full participant today after missing Thursday’s game against the Raiders. Lamb suffered a concussion right before halftime at Kansas City last Sunday
– Jon Machota (onjonmachota) November 28, 2021
Like Lamb, we have the case of Amari Cooper, who was relegated from the team for testing positive for Covid-19 one day after facing the Chiefs. However, on Monday he would be visiting the facilities again to take the respective tests and return to work with the group.
“We will work with him to see how his conditioning is,” said head coach Mike McCarthy of Amari Cooper. Either way, no setbacks are expected and that the receiver like Lamb will be ready for the duel against the Saints.
Another specific case involves defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence. The odds are strong that D-Law could make an appearance against the New Orleans team. It should be noted that Lawrence only saw action in Week 1’s game against Tampa Bay. Since in a pre-game practice against the Chargers in week 2, he broke a bone in his foot and has not been able to jump onto the field since.
Of course, DeMarcus was taken off injured reserve and has been doing rehab work in the 21-day period that he must have at least. Once this deadline is up, the team will have to activate him again on the roster or take him back to reserve. All the work he has been doing indicates that he will be without problems against the rivals of week 13.
Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence is practicing for first time since Week 2 foot fracture. He won’t play Thursday vs. Raiders, but Dec. 2 at Saints is a possibility. pic.twitter.com/pKokgBUc0f
– Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) November 24, 2021
In that case, they could give Lawrence an extra week as a precaution. So if he doesn’t make it to the Saints (which seems unlikely because the player has had no setbacks) he would be squarely against Washington by mid-December.
“It’s very important,” running back Ezekiel Elliott said of Lamb, Cooper and Lawrence’s roster lap. “We still have four more division games left in six weeks. We must win those duels that are always usually complicated. We have to be ready to secure them. “
In the next few days, it will be known of other items that could be back in the next few hours. Among them, defensive elements Neville Gallimore and Randy Gregory. Especially the latter, who should be ready for practice from the beginning of this week.
With the return of the starting elements to the team, better results are expected than the two nightmare games the Cowboys experienced in weeks 11 and 12. Dallas knows they have everything they need to make the postseason, now far more than their pursuers. the Eagles, lost Sunday to the Giants. Therefore, it is necessary to avoid new stumbles and look for the results.