The Cleveland Browns have a lot of question marks on the injury front as they head to the “Big D” on Sunday to battle with the Dallas Cowboys.
Joel Bitonio (back), Kareem Hunt (groin), Olivier Vernon (abdomen), and Denzel Ward (groin) were all listed as questionable on the final injury report Friday and all participated in practice, although it was a limited capacity.
Vernon has missed the last two games and the injury hasn’t been revealed but it seems to be something that is bothering and limiting the veteran pass rusher.
Ward did play in the first half of last Sunday’s win against the Washington Football Team but did not play in the second half which could’ve been just a precautionary measure by the team and with Terrence Mitchell and Kevin Johnson playing well, it was likely a smart decision to limit Ward’s time on the field to avoid aggravating the injury more.
Rookie linebacker Jacob Phillips (knee) was also listed questionable but it seems as though he’s getting closer to a return although it might not be this week after injuring his knee in the season opener against Baltimore. Rookie center Nick Harris was also listed as questionable after not practicing Friday due to illness.
Greedy Williams (shoulder), Adrian Clayborn (hip), and Tae Davis (elbow) were all listed out for Sunday’s game. Williams has not appeared in the regular season after injuring his shoulder in training camp and what was reported as a “day to day” injury seems to be more than that and it’s telling that the second-year cornerback has yet to see the field and it’ll be interesting to see what his role is on the defense once or should we say if he’s healthy.
On the Dallas side of the injury report, only two players were officially on their injury report with left tackle Tyron Smith (neck) and cornerback Trevon Diggs (shoulder/knee) both listed as questionable. Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence missed two practices this week with a knee injury and was limited on Friday but appears to be full go.
Getting Smith back for the Cowboys offensive line would be huge as the injuries have been there throughout the start of the season and he’s one of, if not the best offensive tackle in football.