The Dallas Cowboys head to Kansas City with very few injury question marks
By Matthew Postins
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer appears to be a game-time decision for Sunday’s game with Kansas City, as the Cowboys listed him as questionable on Friday’s final injury report.
Spencer practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday and Friday, taking a planned day off on Thursday, according to head coach Jason Garrett. He did not let reporters know on Friday how much Spencer would play, if he played.
Meanwhile linebacker Ernie Sims, who has sat out practice all week with a groin injury, is out for Sunday’s game.
Five other Cowboys listed on the injury report are all probable for Sunday’s game – quarterback Tony Romo (ribs), wide receiver Dez Bryant (foot), running back Lance Dunbar (ankle), safety Danny McCray (hamstring) and cornerback Morris Claiborne (shoulder). All practiced fully, except for Claiborne, who practiced on a limited basis all week. He may play with a shoulder harness, according to Garrett.
While not hurt, the Cowboys are trying to determine whether guard Brian Waters is ready to play this Sunday. Waters told reporters on Wednesday that he has made progress this week toward playing, but the Cowboys aren’t letting on whether Waters would be a part of the lineup on Sunday. Garrett revealed on Thursday that Waters took first-team reps this week. Garrett won’t made a decision on Waters’ availability until this weekend.
The assumption is that if Waters plays it will be at right guard in place of Mackenzy Bernadeau, though Garrett raised the possibility that Bernadeau could move to left guard for Ron Leary if Waters is ready to play.
No Chiefs are listed as out for the game. Safety Husain Abdullah (foot), guard Jon Asamoah (calf), running back Jamaal Charles (quadriceps), linebacker Nico Johnson (ankle), linebacker Dezman Moses (toe) and tackle Donald Stephenson (shoulder) are all probable. Tight end Travis Kelce (knee) and cornerback Dunta Robinson (non-injury related) are questionable.