Mike McCarthy and the Dallas Cowboys handled business on Sunday Night Football against the New York Giants. Not only did they start the season with a win, they started the season with a 40-0 win over a division rival. That has set the stage for what is expected to be another dominant performance against the New York Jets in Week 2, who will be playing without superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
One of the big concerns about the Cowboys has been their health. They have had injury struggles for years straight and have been banged up quite a bit to begin this season as well.
Ahead of Week 2 against the Jets, McCarthy provided three huge injury updates on key players.
Michael Gelkhen of the Dallas Morning News shared the injury news on Twitter.
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy on S Donovan Wilson (calf), LG Tyler Smith (hamstring) and WR Brandin Cooks (knee): “All three have improved.” Wilson is expected to participate in individual drills today. Smith, Cooks to work with director of rehabilitation Britt Brown.
In order to keep up their strong play from Week 1, the Cowboys need to get everyone healthy. All three of the players with updates above are key role players for this Dallas team.
Arguably the biggest update for the Cowboys came on Cooks. He is the team’s No. 2 wide receiver behind CeeDee Lamb and as the season goes forward Dak Prescott will need all the weapons he can get. Cooks has had a long history of injuries and the team can only hope he can get healthy and stay healthy.
We will continue having more updates on the Cowboys and their injury issues as Week 2 continues to draw closer. Make sure to stay tuned for all the latest NFL news and rumors from around the league.