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The Dallas Cowboys held their first practice of the week as they prepare for a road game against the Indianapolis Colts. We had a pretty good idea of the practice report today from Jason Garrett’s press conference this morning. Here is the full report:

Zack Martin sat out practice today with his MCL knee injury and his status for the game on Sunday is in doubt. Connor Williams stepped into his spot long the line.

No practice today for Zack Martin (knee) so Cowboys’ first-team offensive line was as follows:LT: Tyron SmithLG: Xavier Su’a-FiloC: Joe LooneyRG: Connor WilliamsRT: La’el Collins— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) December 12, 2018

A surprising missing party from practice was Ezekiel Elliott. Zeke missed a little time in the last game after getting a stinger when he was penalized for lowering his helmet on a run.

A lot has changed with the Raiders since Derek Carr joined the team as their second round pick in the 2014 draft. He has been through four head coaches and just as many offensive coordinators. Every single position on the offense has a different player than when he began. Now the man who drafted him is gone too.
“He drafted me. He gave me my chance,” Carr said of Reggie McKenzie who was fired as GM on Monday.
Shortly after Carr heard the news, he reached out to McKenzie and as he described it, the two of them shared a series of long texts messages.
“Any success that I have, I hope that you feel a part of it,” Carr said he told McKenzie. “Whatever I do — hopefully I’ll win a lot of games and do some fun things — I hope that you feel good about it because I want you to know that you’re a big reason for it.

The Indianapolis Colts have released their injury report for Wednesday, their first of the week as they get ready to travel to host the NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys.

The biggest news of the day was the return of both center Ryan Kelly (knee) and tight end Mo Alie-Cox (calf), who’ve missed action either leading up to or during the Colts’ Week 12 win against the Miami Dolphins. Alie-Cox was hurt during practice, and Kelly was injured late in the game. Both were limited on Wednesday, but should be working toward a return to live action for the game against Dallas or eased in toward Week 16.
While the return was the bright news of the day, four Colts — safety Clayton Geathers (knee), guard Mark Glowinski (ankle), wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (ankle) and safety Mike Mitchell (calf) — didn’t participate in practice.

Each practice day, the Kansas City Chiefs will release an official injury report leading up to the next game. The Chiefs welcome the Los Angeles Chargers to Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night.
Here is the Chiefs’ final injury report of the week with official designations:

Chargers

#LACvsKC Game Status: OUT: Sean Culkin, Austin Ekeler, Trevor Williams DOUBTFUL: Brandon MebaneQUESTIONABLE: Melvin Gordon— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) December 12, 2018

Some notes
Three key players won’t play for the Chiefs—left guard Cam Erving and running back Spencer Ware are doubtful and wide receiver Sammy Watkins is out. The expectation is that Jeff Allen will fill in at left guard and Damien Williams will get the start at running back. Darrel Williams will be behind Damien and Charcandrick West should be active.

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