Dallas Cowboys Injury Report: LB Micah Parsons Participation Under the Scanner, but Dak Prescott & Co. Target 49ers Next

Published 10/08/2023, 2:00 AM EDT

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Will the Dallas Cowboys‘ star linebacker, Micah Parsons, make it to the big game? The NFL buzz is all about their preparation to tackle the San Francisco 49ers. Injuries are lurking, but the show must go on. Let’s dive into the injury status report and see who’s in, who’s out, and who’s playing through the pain.

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Parsons, a key asset for the Cowboys’ defense, has been nursing a knee injury this week. His practice status went from limited to full, but his game status remains unspecified. The suspense lingers. The Cowboys’ injury saga keeps fans on the edge of their seats.

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After Micah Parsons, another linebacker, Damone Clark is dealing with a nagging shoulder injury. He limited practices throughout the week, but his game status – unspecified. While running back Rico Dowdle faced a hip injury scare but bounced back with full practices. Again, his game status is a mystery.

Offensive guard Chuma Edoga battled a knee issue but seems ready to roll with a trio of full practices. His game status, well, still unspecified. Unfortunately, Peyton Hendershot won’t be hitting the field due to an ankle injury. He’s officially out.

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Additionally, safety Malik Hooker’s shoulder is a concern, but he did manage to go full throttle in practice on Friday. His game status? Unspecified. Wide receiver CeeDee Lamb had some rest days mixed with knee concerns. Despite the mystery surrounding his injury status, he’s gearing up.

Demarcus Lawrence, Zack Martin, and Tyron Smith all got their fair share of rest, but no specific injuries to report. Unsurprisingly, their game statuses are unspecified. However, the return of Tyron Smith strengthens the Cowboys’ offensive line, providing a significant boost against the formidable 49ers’ front.

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The 49ers’ quarterback Purdy boasts an impressive 9-0 record in the regular season, a testament to the challenge ahead. Achieving ten consecutive victories in any context is a formidable task. While Dallas presents a formidable defense, ranking second in the league, poised to counter the second-ranked total offense of San Francisco.

However, the return of Tyron Smith and Zack Martin to full practice status on Thursday, without appearing on the injury report, bolsters the Cowboys’ offensive line, ensuring it’s at full strength for Sunday’s clash.

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With star power on both sides of the field, individual matchups will be critical in determining the victor in this battle for supremacy in the NFC. The outcome of this showdown could significantly impact the standings in the conference.

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