Swanson out again, Riddick, Slay doubtful
The Lions will be without starting center Travis Swanson for the third straight game on Monday, as he continues to miss practice with a concussion. Both running back Theo Riddick (wrist) and cornerback Darius Slay (hamstring) are doubtful after missing last Sunday’s game and not participating in practice this week.
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The only other player with a designation on the Lions’ injury report is linebacker DeAndre Levy (knee), who has seen limited action in the last two games and was limited in practice all week.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford was still wearing a glove in practice to support his right middle finger this week and was a full participant in practice all week.
The Cowboys will be without several key defensive contributors on Monday, including cornerback Morris Claiborne (groin), linebacker and former Lion Justin Durant (elbow), defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence (back) and defensive tackle Cedric Thornton (ankle), all of whom are listed as out. Defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford (shoulder/hamstring) did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful.
The Cowboys have a laundry list of questionable players as well. Tackle Tyron Smith (back/knee) was a non-participant at practice all week while linebacker Sean Lee (knee) and defensive end Jack Crawford (foot) were limited. All other players listed as questionable were full participants all week, including wide receiver Dez Bryant (back), safety Barry Church (forearm), guard Ronald Leary (back) and safety J.J. Wilcox (thigh).
News and Notes
Lions sign CB Alex Carter from practice squad, cut LB Lemonier
The Lions bolstered their thin cornerback depth chart on Saturday by adding Alex Carter, who had been on the practice squad all season, to the active roster. Detroit released recently-signed defensive end Corey Lemonier to make room on the roster for Carter.
Carter was drafted in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Stanford but has never suited up for Detroit. Carter will likely be the third attempted replacement for starting nickleback Quandre Diggs, who is out for the season with a pectoral injury.
Rookie Adairius Barnes got his first start at the position two weeks ago, but was demoted the practice squad after being released the next week. The Lions signed Asa Jackson off the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad, but he struggled in Sunday’s game against the Giants, which likely prompted Saturday’s move. Because he was signed off a practice squad, Jackson must remain on the Lions’ 53-man roster for three weeks after signing.