FRISCO, Texas – Four days after suffering a concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb is on his way to play Thursday against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Lamb, who leads the Cowboys in receptions (50), yards (740) and receiving touchdowns (six), went through Wednesday’s training and had to meet with team doctors and an independent neurologist for final approval after training.
Lamb is officially listed as questionable on the injury report, but coach Mike McCarthy is optimistic he will play.
“He has not missed a step in a short week,” McCarthy said. “Like we discussed on Monday, if he is able to keep getting through, we see him as available for the match.”
Lamb suffered a concussion late in the second quarter against the Chiefs when his head hit the ground. Although he seemed fine, he was kept out of the second half. He was able to attend meetings on Monday and continue through the concussion protocol without setbacks.
“He was great today,” said Dak Prescott. “Did everything, had a little session with him [Tuesday]. I think it was like his check box for the most part and we made some double moves, such some things to make sure it was obviously just the balance and turning of the head and he did not feel anything from it so I think no, we have no limitations in the game with him. “
With Lamb able to play, the Cowboys’ passing attack would be strengthened, but it would still be without wide receiver Amari Cooper. He is missing his second game in a row on the reserve / COVID-19 list as an unvaccinated player. If he clears the COVID minutes, he can return in time for training before the December 2 meeting against the New Orleans Saints.
In defense, the Cowboys started the 21-day training window for defensive DeMarcus Lawrence, even though he will not play against the Raiders.
Lawrence got a broken foot in training a few days after the season opener. He underwent surgery immediately and stepped up his rehabilitation in recent weeks and could be available in a limited role against the Saints. Randy Gregory will miss his third game in a row with a calf strain, but he is also closer to returning after doing more in rehab this week.