Second-year defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche didn’t practice Wednesday, but coach Bruce Arians is hopeful he’ll be able to take the field for practice Thursday. As of now he has a “real good shot” at playing Sunday, Arians said. Inside linebacker Deone Bucannon, however, has “no chance” of playing against the Lions on Sunday, Arians said.
Initially he feared his season was over, but he is expected to start at left defensive end against the Giants, which should be a boost to the pass rush. The Cowboys are still finalizing their offensive line, but if Chaz Green, who did not practice last week because of an ankle injury, can return to work, he should be the starter at left guard.
And the Browns and Bears will play something that at least resembles football. Consider it a preview of their Dec. 24 matchup that decides 2018’s draft order.
One game we won’t see is a Lone Star State showdown between the Texans and Cowboys. That contest had originally been scheduled to take place in Houston, then moved to Dallas after Hurricane Harvey displaced hundreds of thousands of residents this week. On Wednesday, officials decided to cancel the game altogether, allowing Texans players to return to their hometown and work on recovery efforts.
Each club has gone of out its way to help everyone affected by Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys the disaster. J.J. Watt has spearheaded a fundraising effort with a goal that Cheap Baseball Jerseys Kids started at $200,000 and quickly surpassed that, with a new aim of $10 million. Texans owner Bob McNair pledged $1 million to the Houston United Way. Jerry Jones added $100,000 in donations to the Salvation Army.