It’s the start of a new week for the Atlanta Falcons as they prepare to go on the road and face the Dallas Cowboys. The Falcons pulled an upset in Week 9 against their biggest rival, the New Orleans Saints, but they didn’t escape with full health as some players were dinged up in the victory.
You can expect to see the injury reports here every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, except for when the Falcons play on Thursday night.
- OLB Steven Means (knee)
- DL Jonathan Bullard (concussion)
- CB Kendall Sheffield (hamstring)
- TE Lee Smith (back)
- S Jayron Kearse (shoulder)
- WR CeeDee Lamb (ankle)
- WR Amari Cooper (hamstring)
- RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee)
- DE Randy Gregory (calf)
- P Bryan Anger (non-injury related)
- RB Corey Clement (illness)
- CB C.J. Goodwin (illness)
- LS Jake McQuiade (non-injury related)
- LT Tyron Smith (ankle)
- WR Cedrick Wilson (shoulder)
Looking at the Falcons, it’s great news to see linebacker Steven Means avoided serious injury to his knee. Means left Sunday’s game against the Saints after returning a fumble he recovered and being tackled awkwardly shy of the endzone. He was limited on Wednesday, which is a good sign this early in the week. Additionally, it looks like Jonathan Bullard will return to the defensive line as he was also limited in practice on Wednesday. The Falcons would like to have both for a tough divisional matchup against the Cowboys.
They may be without Kendall Sheffield and Lee Smith, though we’ll see if either return to practice later this week.
On the Cowboys side of things, a lot of their big stars were either limited or non-participants, such as Ezekiel Elliott , Tyron Smith and Amari Cooper. We’ll continue to monitor their health over the next few days. One name we don’t have to monitor is quarterback Dak Prescott, who is no longer on the team’s injury report.