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Cowboys-Titans inactives: Who is not playing in Week 17

The Cowboys and Titans meet in Week 17 of the NFL season. We break down what we know before Week 17 inactives arrive at 6:45 p.m. ET on Thursday.

Running back Tony Pollard #20 of the Dallas Cowboys runs with the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half at AT&T Stadium on December 24, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images

Game status update-

DAL inactives: QB Will Grier, WR Jalen Tolbert, RB Tony Pollard, CB Trayvon Mullen, S Markquese Bell, LB Leighton Vander Esch and WR James Washington.

TEN inactives: RB Derrick Henry, CB Kristian Fulton, DB Josh Thompson, S Amani Hooker, LB Dylan Cole, OL Nicholas Petit-Frere, DL Denico Autry and DL Jeffery Simmons.


The Dallas Cowboys will take on the Tennessee Titans in Week 17. Thursday Night Football will kickoff from Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee at 8:15 p.m. ET, with the game airing on Amazon Prime Video. The Titans are resting some players ahead of their Week 18 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, which will be for the AFC South division, while the Cowboys are hoping to pick up their 12th win of the season.

We don’t have the official inactives report yet as it is released an hour and a half before kickoff, but we know which players are definitely not playing. We will get the full list of inactives around 6:45 p.m. ET, but for now, here is what we know about players in question.

The Cowboys have ruled out LB Leighton Vander Esch (neck). Linebacker Micah Parsons (hand) and RB Tony Pollard (thigh) are questionable. Pollard didn’t practice this week but is traveling to the game to test his injury in pre-game warmups.

The Titans have a loaded injury report. They will be without LB Dylan Cole (ankle), LB Zach Cunningham (elbow), LB Bud Dupree (pectoral), S Amani Hooker (knee), T Nicholas Petit-Frere (ankle), DT Jeffery Simmons (ankle), QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle) and CB Josh Thompson (concussion). Defensive end Denico Autry (biceps), CB Kristian Fulton (groin) and RB Derrick Henry (hip) are all questionable.