Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Todd Gurley
The Los Angeles Rams opened as 6.5-point favorites against the Dallas Cowboys for Saturday’s NFC Divisional Round matchup. If the Rams are able to get the win at home, it would be the franchise’s first playoff win since the 2004 Wild Card Game against the Seahawks.
Below is the full injury report and analysis for both teams heading into the week, but you can track daily practice participation and get the latest estimated statuses (and official game statuses) for every team in our Divisional Round Injury Report.
Dallas Cowboys Injuries
- LG Xavier Su’a-Filo (ankle)
- DT David Irving (ankle)
- WR Cole Beasley (ankle)
Notable players on IR: TE Geoff Swaim (wrist), WR Terrance Williams (foot), DT Datone Jones (hamstring), C Travis Frederick (illness)
The Cowboys could certainly use the services of their starting left guard for their matchup against elite defensive stalwarts Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh.
The status of slot receiver Cole Beasley (ankle) is uncertain, while defensive tackle David Irving (ankle) doesn’t appear particularly close to a return.
Los Angeles Rams Injuries
- RB Todd Gurley (knee)
- S Lamarcus Joyner (ankle)
Notable players on IR: RB Malcolm Brown (shoulder), WR Cooper Kupp (knee), WR Pharoh Cooper (ankle), DE Dominique Easley (knee)
The Rams haven’t had Gurley in the lineup since their Week 15 loss to the Eagles, but he’s fully expected to suit up on Sunday after having three full weeks to rest his aching knee. His return will unquestionably delegate Weeks 16-17 fantasy sensation C.J. Anderson to the bench.
The Rams defense is almost fully healthy with the exception of its starting free safety. Joyner should be considered questionable.