In the midst of their first three-game losing streak since 2016, the New Orleans Saints (5-6) will host the Dallas Cowboys (7-4) in primetime Thursday night.

In last Thursday's loss to the Buffalo Bills, the Saints offense was without QB1, QB2, WR1, RB1, RB2, LG1, RT1, and TE1. They were also without a number of starters on defense and special teams due to injury.

The game result was disappointing, though not entirely unexpected.

Some of the Saints injured players are on injured reserve, while others could possibly return to the field against the Cowboys.

All-Pro running back Alvin Kamara and All-Pro right tackle Ryan Ramczyk were limited in practice today, while running back Mark Ingram and quarterback Taysom Hill were full participants.

Reports earlier today indicated that Hill will start at quarterback Thursday, barring an injury setback.

Hill has been dealing with plantar fascia and has not entered a game over the last two weeks as a result.

In terms of the Cowboys, they have lost two in a row, and are currently dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak.

In addition to McCarthey, offensive assistants Joe Philbin, Scott Tolzien, and Jeff Blasko will miss Thursday's game as they are currently in Covid protocol.

Who will coach Dallas on Thursday? Defensive coordinator and former Falcons head coach Dan Quinn.

Starting Cowboys RT Terence Steele has been ruled out, and as Schefter reports, there are up to 8 positives.

The Cowboys haven't listed any new players on the COVID-19 reserve list yet, so they are not listed on the injury report.

For the time being, both teams released their first injury/practice report of the week, with a long list of significant players listed.

FP - full participant          LP - limited participant         DNP - did not practice/participate

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

PositionNameInjuryMonday
LBKaden EllissHamstringDNP
DETanoh KpassagnonAnkleDNP
DEMarcus DavenportShoulderDNP
TTerron ArmsteadKneeDNP
RBAlvin KamaraKneeLP
TRyan RamczykKneeLP
RBMark IngramKneeFP
QBTaysom HillFootFP
CBPaulson AdeboConcussionFP
LBAndrew DowellConcussionFP

 

DALLAS COWBOYS

PositionNameInjuryMonday
WRCedrick WilsonAnkleDNP
DETarell BashamChestLP
RBEzekiel ElliottKneeFP
WRCeeDee LambConcussionFP

New Orleans (5-6) hosts Dallas (7-4) Thursday night at 7:20 from the Caesars Superdome.

The entire broadcast, along with pregame, postgame, and "The Point After" call-in show can be heard locally on ESPN Lafayette, and 97.3 The Dawg.

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