Wednesday Injury Report: Elliott eyes return for Cowboys as Cox, Sweat DNP for Eagles

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Believe it or not, Week 16 actually means something for the Dallas Cowboys. The scenario is quite simple. The Cowboys have to win out, the Washington Football Team has to lose out and the Cowboys are NFC East Champions.

In their way is the Philadelphia Eagles who come to town for an afternoon showdown in Week 16 in Arlington. The Cowboys returned to practice Wednesday and much like most weeks with a Sunday game, there is still room for improvements along the way. Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch (ankle) , defensive tackle Antwaun Woods (ankle), safety Xavier Woods (ribs), cornerback Rashard Robinson (knee) and tight end Blake Bell were the Cowboys not to participate at all in this week’s first practice.

Ezekiel Elliott is eyeing a return to the starting lineup after missing last week’s win as he worked on resistance training with the athletic trainer off to the side as he still deals with some soreness of his calf injury. Optimism surrounds Elliott as he assured reporters that it was looking good be in the starting lineup against the Eagles.

Wide receiver Michael Gallup exited Week 15 early with a hip pointer but it has been reported that he was a full participant in practice today and on track to play Sunday vs. the Eagles.

Speaking of the Cowboys’ opponent in Week 16, the Eagles come into this week a little hobbled as well.

Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (Neck), punter Cameron Johnston (concussion), tight end Richard Rodgers (ankle), cornerback Kevon Seymour (knee) and defensive end Josh Sweat (wrist) did not practice today. Wide receiver Jalen Reagor and linebacker Duke Riley (bicep) were limited.

Cornerback Darius Slay returned to practice after finally clearing all of the necessary protocols for a concussion. Slay looks to return in Week 16.

Check back with the Cowboys Wire all week long for any updates on the statuses of some key players headed into a very big NFC East showdown.

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