The Dallas Cowboys finished the regular season with a 12-5 record, good enough to earn them the No. 3 seed in the NFC. Their Wild Card round matchup pits them up against the San Francisco 49ers, for what should be a hard-fought battle. Well, the Cowboys received a significant boost ahead of their playoff-opener, per Michael Gehlken, who reported that Micah Parsons and Tyron Smith are set to be activated from the COVID-19/Reserve list.

This is a huge update for the Cowboys, who will be getting back two of their best players ahead of the playoff clash. Parsons and Smith were placed on the COVID-19 list last week after the Cowboys’ season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles. There was some concern regarding the pair’s availability for the Wild Card bout, but the Cowboys were able to get both of them activated on Wednesday, and even got the pair back in practice.

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Smith is one of the game’s best offensive tackles. The 31-year-old started 11 games for the Cowboys in 2021, having missed six games to injury throughout the year. Smith is an eight-time Pro Bowler and two-time First-Team All-Pro selectee, having dominated in the trenches throughout his 11-year career.

Parsons, on the other hand, has taken the NFL by storm during his rookie season. The former Penn State product has made a strong case for himself as Defensive Rookie of the Year and has even been mentioned in the Defensive Player of the Year conversation. The linebacker started 16 games for Dallas this season, recording 84 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 30 QB hits, and 13.0 sacks. He’ll be making his NFL Playoff debut when the Cowboys host the 49ers on Sunday, and fans in Dallas will be hoping the rookie can make a big impact as he has all season long.