(STLFootball) -- The Rams and Dallas Cowboys have been dealing with a number of injuries, as they head into Sunday’s tilt in Big D.
The Rams had 10 players listed on their injury report this week. The good news for the Rams, was that all but three of those players practiced in by Thursday. Those players include running back Daryl Richardson (foot), Chris Long (hip), Cortland Finnegan (nose), William Hayes (hip), Eugene Sims (foot), Darian Stewart (thigh), and Chris Williams (foot), and tight end Mike McNeill (chest).
The Rams released cornerback Quinton Pointer, a reserve who was suffering through a thigh injury.
Starting right tackle Rodger Saffold is officially ruled out this Sunday, after suffering a knee injury in the Rams loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Tackle Joe Barksdale will start in Saffold’s place.
Meanwhile, the two most important players on the Cowboys offense have been hurting.
Quarterback Tony Romo has been dealing with bruised ribs since their Week One victory over the New York Giants, while receiver Dez Bryant has been playing with a injured foot and bad back.
The Rams secondary struggled with Atlanta’s wide receivers last Sunday, after Matt Ryan passed for 374 yards on the day. Bryant continues to be one of the NFL’s most dangerous wide receivers, after finishing with 9 catches for 141 yards and a touchdown against Kansas City last week. Despite the foot and back issues, Bryant said that he should be ready to face the Rams.
On the defensive side of the ball, pass rushing specialist DeMarcus Ware went down late in the Chiefs game with a neck stinger and remains listed as questionable for the game. Ware has been limited in practice all week, but he has suffered through neck stingers before in his career.
Sam Bradford will need the Rams offensive line to keep him clean and upright, which won’t be an easy job if Ware suits up on Sunday.