The Detroit Lions are hurting in more ways than one. But when it comes to their physical health, that may be the most striking.
All five of the Lions’ defensive tackles are on Wednesday’s injury report as the team begins their preparation for the Dallas Cowboys this week. The good news is that Damon Harrison, A’Shawn Robinson and Mike Daniels were all full participants. That’s the first time Daniels has been uninhibited at practice since his Week 3 injury.
But Da’Shawn Hand remains out, while John Atkins has a wrist injury that had him limited in practice. With Kevin Strong placed on injured reserved earlier in the week, Detroit is really hurting at the position.
The only other new additions to the injury report are Rick Wagner and Ty Johnson with concussions suffered against the Bears and Danny Amendola, who was a full participant at practice with a hand injury.
The Cowboys are just as injured as Detroit—especially on the offensive line. Three of their five starters did not practice on Wednesday: left guard Connor Williams, right guard Zack Martin and right tackle La’el Collins. Williams is not expected to play as he will undergo minor surgery. Martin and Collins have been dealing with injuries for a few weeks now, but this is the first time they’ve missed practice since their Week 8 bye.
Additionally, star receiver Amari Cooper missed practice on Wednesday, but he has regularly missed practice all year and played through it on Sundays.
Lions injury report:
DT Da’Shawn Hand (ankle) - No practice
S Tracy Walker (knee) - No practice
DE Romeo Okwara (groin) - No practice
OT Rick Wagner (concussion) - No practice
RB Ty Johnson (concussion) - No practice
QB Matthew Stafford (back/hip) - No practice
DT John Atkins (wrist) - Limited
S Miles Killebrew (concussion) - Limited
P Sam Martin (abdomen) - Limited
WR Danny Amendola (hand) - Full
DT Mike Daniels (foot) - Full
DT Damon Harrison Sr. (groin) - Full
DT A’Shawn Robinson (ankle/thumb) - Full
Cowboys injury report
DL Michael Bennet (not injury related) - No practice
T La’El Collins (knee/back) - No practice
WR Amari Cooper (knee/ankle) - No practice
CB C.J. Goodwin (knee) - No practice
G Zack Martin (back/ankle/elbow) - No practice
G Connor Williams (knee) - No practice
T Cameron Fleming (calf) - Limited
S Jeff Heath (shoulders) - Limited
DE DeMarcus Lawrence (neck) - Limited
DT Antwaun Woods (shoulder) - Limited
WR Michael Gallup (knee) - Full
LB Sean Lee (pectoral) - Full
T Tyron Smith (ankle) - Full