Dallas Cowboys Practice Report: The Latest Update on KaVontae Turpin and Rico Dowdle

The Dallas Cowboys had a full practice with pads on Thursday. What were some observations on KaVontae Turpin and Rico Dowdle?

The Dallas Cowboys continue preparing for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, but we continue to keep a close eye on some new names that popped up on Wednesday’s injury report.

Dallas Cowboys Injury Report

Thursday’s official injury report shows the following players were full participants in Thursday’s practice:

  • Rico Dowdle (Ankle)
  • Viliami Fehoko (Knee)
  • Jourdan Lewis (Neck)
  • Osa Odighizuwa (Hamstring)
  • Jalen Tolbert (Knee)
  • KaVontae Turpin (Shoulder)
  • Peyton Hendershot (Ankle)

The following player did not participate in Thursday’s practice:

  • Tyron Smith (NIR-Rest)

This is not unusual, as Smith has taken veteran rest days consistently throughout the season in practice.

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Thursday’s practice is a fully padded practice, which was held outside. The first portion of practice was open to the media for team stretches, special-teams work, and individual drills.

KaVontae Turpin

The wide receiver has been dealing with an ankle injury for two weeks now. Head coach Mike McCarthy said KaVontae Turpin was scheduled to take total reps at practice today, and he is hopeful for his availability for Sunday’s game.

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Turpin was seen at practice participating in stretches and taking punt returns, which is already more than he did last week.

On Wednesday, Turpin fully participated in the team’s walkthrough practice after not playing in Sunday’s game against the Giants.

Rico Dowdle

Rico Dowdle is dealing with an ankle injury as well. During Thursday’s practice, he worked with Britt Brown on the resistance cords on the sidelines. McCarthy was asked about the running back’s usage and if he would get more touches like he did on Sunday against the Giants.

The Cowboys head coach said, “We’ll see how the game goes. I’m thrilled to death with the way Rico is playing. But I think we do an excellent job of ball distribution. …The game dictates that. If Rico gets more carries, that would be great. But also my focus is Tony Pollard as the primary ball carrier.”

Peyton Hendershot

Peyton Hendershot was participating in Thursday’s practice open to the media after being designated for return from injured reserve on Wednesday.

Hendershot was placed on IR in October after missing two games with an ankle injury. It’s still unclear if he will play on Sunday, but it indicates that he’s on a path to return.

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