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Broncos vs. Cowboys practice participation report: Thursday

The Denver Broncos have some injuries to deal with this week as they prepare for a road trip to take on the Dallas Cowboys.

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The Denver Broncos had a bit of a COVID-19 outbreak with both tight end Noah Fant and guard Netane Muti both contracting the illness. Both are vaccinated, but they must have back-to-back days of negative tests in order to rejoin the team and that hasn’t happened as of Thursday. If either tests negative on Friday and Saturday, there is a chance they’ll play on Sunday. There is also a bit of concern with Mike Purcell that head coach Vic Fangio talked about.

“He’s doing OK,” Fangio said of Purcell on Thursday. “It’s always a little worrisome to have a guy out there with a cast on, especially when it’s your thumb. We’ll see, because it’s going to hinder him obviously in tackling.”

He’s participating, but it doesn’t sound like him playing on Sunday is a sure thing. Garett Bolles is another player trending towards not playing. His ankle injury wasn’t serious enough to send him to short-term injured reserve, but any high ankle sprain is serious enough to miss a game or two. I am doubtful we’ll see him against the Dallas Cowboys.

Speaking of the Cowboys, wide receiver CeeDee Lamb tweaked his ankle a bit more and it knocked him out of practicing on Thursday. His status for gameday is now in question. Dak Prescott, on the other hand, looks like he will be a full go.

Here is your full Thursday practice participation report for both teams.

Broncos Injury Report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Garett Bolles T Ankle DNP DNP DNP OUT
Caden Sterns S Shoulder DNP LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Ronald Darby CB Shoulder LIMITED LIMITED FULL -
Jamar Johnson S Quad LIMITED FULL FULL -
Dre’Mont Jones DE Hip LIMITED FULL FULL -
Albert Okwuegbunam TE Knee LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Mike Purcell DL Thumb LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
DeShawn Williams DL Ankle LIMITED FULL FULL -
Shelby Harris DE Wrist FULL FULL FULL -
Graham Glasgow G Hip - LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Malik Reed OLB Hip - LIMITED DNP QUESTIONABLE

Cowboys Injury Report

Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Blake Jarwin TE Hip DNP DNP DNP OUT
Tyron Smith T Ankle DNP DNP DNP OUT
Amari Cooper WR Hamstring LIMITED LIMITED LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
CeeDee Lamb WR Ankle LIMITED DNP LIMITED QUESTIONABLE
Dak Prescott QB Calf LIMITED FULL FULL -
Dorance Armstrong DE Ankle FULL FULL FULL -
Trevon Diggs CB Ankle FULL FULL FULL -
Sean McKeon TE Ankle FULL FULL FULL -
Donovan Wilson S Groin FULL FULL FULL -

BOLD - Indicates change in status; NIR­- Indicates not injury related; *- Team did not practice / report is an estimation;

STATUS DEFINITIONS: Did not participate (DNP); Limited: means less than 100 percent of a player’s normal repetitions; Full—100 percent of player’s normal repetitions; Out: will not play; Doubtful: Unlikely to play; Questionable: Uncertain to play