The Dallas Cowboys host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football inside AT&T Stadium. Dallas has the opportunity to stretch its winning streak to three after consecutive victories over the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants.
Both sides of the ball have played well over recent weeks. Dak Prescott and the offense is averaging 35 points per game since he returned from injury. Micah Parsons and the defense continue to make life hard for opponents, too.
The Cowboys are set to welcome back a key player to the equation in their upcoming game. Linebacker Anthony Barr is on track to return to action after missing the previous three games to injury.
Barr is back for the Cowboys
Anthony Barr signed with the Dallas Cowboys this summer and was expected to make a major impact on the defense. A hamstring injury has limited his playing time, but he still has 32 tackles and a fumble recovery this season.
Anthony Barr "looks good" for a return on Sunday in #Cowboys vs. Colts — per MM — and is currently on a rep count in practice.— Patrik [No C] Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) December 1, 2022
Barr reaggravated his hamstring injury one day before the visit to Minnesota, and hasn't played since leaving with injury vs. Chicago.
His return gives a boost to the defense, specifically at linebacker. Barr allows Micah Parsons to rush the passer more. That, in turn, makes the entire unit that much more dangerous. The absence of Barr has allowed rookie Damone Clark to emerge, too.
“I’m all set,” Barr said in regards to returning to action.
In not-so-positive news, the Cowboys could be without a pair of starters. Both Michael Gallup and Trevon Diggs are dealing with an illness. The two have missed the last two days of practice leading up to Sunday’s action.
Cowboys RT Terence Steele missed practice today for personal, non-injury reasons, according to team’s injury report. CB Trevon Diggs (illness) and WR Michael Gallup (illness) the only other non-participants. pic.twitter.com/3s5dfqc867— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) December 1, 2022
Nonetheless, a win on Sunday would be big as the Cowboys look to stay in striking distance of the Philadelphia Eagles in the race for the No. 1 seed and NFC East crown.
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