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Cowboys at Vikings: Final injury reports for both teams

One significant loss for the purple

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The final injury reports for both the Minnesota Vikings and the Dallas Cowboys leading up to their game this Sunday are out, and there are some significant names on them for both sides. Let’s do a quicker examination of both reports, starting with the visiting team as we generally do.

Dallas Cowboys Week 11 Injury Report

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
Tyler Biadasz C Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Randy Gregory DE Illness DNP DNP LP Questionable
DeMarcus Lawrence DE Illness -- DNP DNP Questionable
Andy Dalton QB Concussion FP FP FP --
Ezekiel Elliott RB Hamstring FP FP FP --
Zack Martin G Calf LP FP FP --
Joe Thomas LB Wrist FP FP FP --

There still hasn’t been any word as to the nature of the illness that Randy Gregory and DeMarcus Lawrence are dealing with, but there’s a chance that it could slow down the Cowboys’ pass rush, which is always a help for an opposing offense. Also, as we’ve said all week, Andy Dalton appears to be on track to start for Dallas this week at quarterback. He did not receive an injury designation on the Cowboys’ final report.

Now, we move on to the home team. Again, this list does not include fullback C.J. Ham after he was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier this week.

Minnesota Vikings Week 11 Injury Report

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
Ezra Cleveland OL Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Cameron Dantzler CB Concussion LP LP FP Questionable
Irv Smith Jr. TE Groin LP LP FP Questionable
Garrett Bradbury CB Shoulder LP FP FP --
Hercules Mata'afa DL Ankle LP LP FP --
Ifeadi Odenigbo DE Shoulder FP FP FP --

Ezra Cleveland being out is pretty significant, given the fact that he’s been quite a revelation at right guard since taking over as the starter. The word has been that Brett Jones and Oli Udoh have been taking first-team snaps this week at that position, so we’ll have to see which way the Vikings want to go with that one.

In addition, for the first time since suffering the nasty concussion that he had at Lambeau Field back in Week 8, Cameron Dantzler was able to fully participate in practice. He’s been listed as questionable, but certainly appears to be trending in the right direction. After missing the Monday Night game in Chicago, Irv Smith Jr. was limited in practice all week and is also listed as “questionable.” He may end up being the dreaded game-time decision for the Vikings (and, perhaps, your fantasy team) this week.

That’s your look at the last injury reports of the week for the Cowboys and Vikings, folks. If anything changes with the status of any of the players on either team, we’ll update this post with those changes.