Redskins vs. Cowboys week 2 injury report
Coming off of a tough blown lead against the Eagles, the Washington Redskins have a difficulty turnaround ahead of them in facing the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at FedEx Field. The week two injury report was released for both teams and displays some promising and some not so promising signs for the Redskins.
Tight End Jordan Reed was a limited participant in practice and the recent release of J.P. Holtz seems to suggest that Reed may suit up for the game. This is great news for Redskins fans as, last week, the New York Giants’ tight end Evan Engram torched the Cowboys defense for eleven receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown. If this game comes down to a shootout, which is possible, Reed will be a huge weapon for Jay Gruden, Case Keenum, and the offense.
Cornerback Fabian Moreau, who missed game one with an ankle injury has been back at practice and working with the cornerbacks and running through drills. As of now, it is still unclear as to whether he will play on Sunday.
Safety Montae Nicholson (foot) did not practice on Wednesday, but is running drills with the team on Thursday. His status for Sunday’s game is undetermined.
Defensive captain Jonathan Allen did not practice Wednesday and is not practicing today. Allen left game one against Philadelphia early with a knee injury. It is no coincidence that the run defense struggled once Allen left the game and this could be a big blow for a team facing Zeke Elliot.
The big injury news this week is that running back Derrius Guice has a torn meniscus and, reports are, underwent surgery today to repair or trim it. The recovery time is 6-8 weeks and the team could choose to place the second year running back on injured reserve.
On the Cowboys’ side of the ball, wide receiver Tavon Austin is in the concussion protocol and did not practice. Guard Zack Martin was limited with a back injury.
The full injury report can be seen below.