The Denver Broncos will be down their starting left tackle as Garett Bolles was ruled out of this week’s game against the Dallas Cowboys with an ankle issue. The team will start Calvin Anderson at the position. Anderson is obviously excited for the opportunity and left tackle is his preferred spot on the offensive line.
“I’m more comfortable [at left tackle] because I’ve played there all through college, so it comes a little more natural,” Anderson said on Friday. “The footwork, is a little different I think, switching from left to right, different sides of your body have to be—you have to push off with a different foot. You have to stab with a different hand. This why I’m so grateful to Coach Mike Munchak for this because ever since I got here, he had me playing both tackles. He told me, ‘You need to prepare like you’re going to be playing both tackles.’ All offseason. Even though I was getting a lot of reps at right tackle, I still put an emphasis on left because the team needs me to be able to play both.”
They will need him to play at a high level against a good Cowboys defense. Five other players were listed as questionable, but it sounds like Malik Reed could be the most questionable as he suffered a setback that caused him to be held out of practice on Friday.
The Cowboys will be down Tyron Smith at tackle and both wide receivers Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb are listed as questionable. I would guess that both will play, but who knows at what percentage to full go they are at. With Dak Prescott back in the lineup, you have to assume both will get some looks on Sunday.
Here is your full Friday practice participation report for both teams.
Broncos Injury Report
Cowboys Injury Report
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