Terry McLaurin’s status for Cowboys game, revealed
The Washington Football Team is involved in one of the two games on Thanksgiving and they’ll have one of their premier offensive weapons available. According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, McLaurin is expected to suit up for Washington on Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys.
For the Washingon Football Team, WR Terry McLaurin, listed as questionable with an ankle, is expected to play vs. the #Cowboys after being a full participant yesterday. WFT also didn’t elevate a kicker, indicating Dustin Hopkins (groin) is good to go.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 26, 2020
McLaurin has been dealing with an ankle injury and has practiced in a limited fashion earlier in the week. However, he was able to log a full practice on Wednesday, setting him up to be active in Washington’s NFC East battle with Dallas.
After a stellar rookie season in 2019, McLaurin is continuing to prove that last season wasn’t a fluke. The former Buckeye has caught 62 passes for 871 yards and three touchdowns in Washington’s first 10 games this season.
Back in Week 7, when Washington trounced the Cowboys 25-3, McLaurin hauled in seven receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown. He’ll be looking to record similar production on Thursday with Alex Smith as his quarterback instead of Kyle Allen, who was starting in the previous matchup.
Given the lack of pass-catching weapons that Washington has, having McLaurin available is vital for them. Especially since Washington has their sights on securing the NFC East title that may only take six or seven wins to claim victory this year.
Besides McLaurin, the Washington Football Team chose not to elevate another kicker on Thursday, meaning that Dustin Hopkins will also be active against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. Of course, Washington hopes they can rely on McLaurin and the offense more than they need to rely on Hopkins on Thursday.