Cooper, Maclin To Play; Boykin Sits

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Starting receivers Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper will be on the field together for the first time this preseason in a game setting.

Cooper makes his preseason debut tonight against the Steelers. He has been sidelined with a foot injury. Maclin (hamstring) did not fully participate in practice this week but will give it a go. It looks like they will be working alongside Jordan Matthews. The rookie has been splitting reps in the slot with Brad Smith, who is out with a groin injury.

Brandon Boykin will not suit up because of a hamstring injury. We saw him out here jogging alongside the injured Chris Polk pregame. He pointed to the back of his right leg on a couple occasions while speaking with a trainer. Cary Williams (hamstring) will also miss the game. Williams sustained the injury on his interception return for a touchdown against the Patriots.

Polk (hamstring), Josh Huff (shoulder), Jake Knott (hamstring) and Julian Vandervelde (back) will miss the game as well.

Nolan Carroll  (groin), Jaylen Watkins (hamstring) and  Matthew Tucker (hamstring) are expected to play.

Newcomers Kenjon Barner and Cody Parkey are dressed and will likely see action. Barner is wearing No. 41 and Parkey No. 7.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. from the Linc.

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  • Andy Six Score and Four

    #7 has someone new to root for. Everybody loves kickers!

    • Johnny Domino

      Still hasn’t gotten over his loss.
      Roger Ruzek can do that to you.

    • RIP illa

      Broke my heart, he’s over on a jets site chopping it up with their fans…SMH. Didn’t wanna believe what ya’ll we’re saying bout him, but he proved it true. F’n traitor!!!

      • Andy Six Score and Four

        Never trust a Dallas fan, illadelph21.

  • Andy Six Score and Four

    Kempski’s take on the kicking competition. Clearly made before we knew Parkey’s jersey number.
    The gif doesn’t seem to be animating here. Follow the link for the animation.

    • RIP illa

      Pretty much sums it up, minus a bit of legit comp from either of the challengers!

  • Nailed it!

    Carey Williams out as well.

  • Token

    Seems like a ton of hamstring injuries so far. Its safe to say the sports science angle has gotten way overplayed. They were just lucky last year with injuries.

    Good news is Cary is out too. So id assume Nolan will get a bunch of time out there.

    Im trying to remember a guy thats injured as much as Polk. It seems like hes been healthy like 2 games in his career.

    • Nailed it!

      Still pre-season so my guess is both are extremely cautionary. Guess is they would play if it was regular season.

    • RIP illa

      Maclin??? Lol. Well he’s not been injured as much but he’s damn sure been hurt a lot.