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Dallas Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb (concussion) on track to play Thursday vs. Las Vegas Raiders

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FRISCO, Texas — Four days after suffering a concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb is on track to play Thursday against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Lamb, who leads the Cowboys in receptions (50), yards (740) and receiving touchdowns (six), went through Wednesday’s practice and was set to meet with team doctors and an independent neurologist for final clearance after the workout.

Lamb is officially listed as questionable on the injury report, but coach Mike McCarthy is optimistic he will play.

“He hasn’t missed a step on a short week,” McCarthy said. “Just as we discussed on Monday, if he’s able to keep progressing through, we see him as available for the game.”

Lamb suffered the concussion late in the second quarter against the Chiefs when his head slammed against the ground. While he appeared fine, he was held out of the second half. He was able to take part in meetings on Monday and continue through the concussion protocol without any setbacks.

“He was great today,” Dak Prescott said “Did everything, got a little session in with him [Tuesday]. I think that was like his check off for the most part and we did some double moves, things like that to make sure obviously just the balance and turning the head and he didn’t feel anything from it, so I don’t think we have any limitations going into the game with him.”

With Lamb able to play, the Cowboys’ passing attack would be bolstered, but it will still be without wide receiver Amari Cooper. He is missing his second straight game on the reserve/COVID-19 list as an unvaccinated player. If he clears the COVID protocols, he could return in time for practice before the Dec. 2 meeting against the New Orleans Saints.

On defense, the Cowboys started the 21-day practice window for defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, although he will not play against the Raiders.

Lawrence suffered a broken foot in practice a few days after the season opener. He had surgery immediately and stepped up his rehab in recent weeks and could be available in a limited role against the Saints. Randy Gregory will miss his third straight game with a calf strain but he is also closer to returning after doing more in rehab this week.

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Detroit Lions get first win of season with walk-off TD to beat Minnesota Vikings

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DETROIT, Mich. — Inside Ford Field on Sunday, Detroit Lions fans experienced something that hadn’t happened there in over a full calendar year: a win.

First-year Lions coach Dan Campbell will no longer have to field questions about a winless season, as Detroit upset Minnesota, 29-27, for their first regular-season win since Dec. 6, 2020, behind a walk-off, game-winning touchdown by rookie wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown from Jared Goff as time expired.

It also marked their first victory at home since Nov. 15, 2020.

Even without their dynamic running back D’Andre Swift (shoulder), the Lions were playing inspired football on the heels of the Oxford High School shooting on Tuesday where four teenagers were killed by a fellow student. The school is located a little more than 30 miles outside of Detroit. The Lions honored the victims with a moment of silence ahead of the kickoff, while also wearing T-shirts and helmet decals as a tribute.

At halftime, the Lions held their largest lead of the season after going up 20-6 and ended their drought of going 10 straight games of being held under 20 points. Quarterback Jared Goff controlled the offense, going 25-for-41 with 296 passing yards and three touchdowns.

“Those guys are on our minds. We want to represent them on Sunday,” Lions coach Dan Campbell said during Friday’s practice. “I know there will be a group of those students and kids and people that have been affected that will be watching this game. Right now, that’s the best way to help them.”

Detroit (1-10-1) also snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Vikings, dating back to 2017.

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Chargers’ Michael Davis makes wild interception in back-and-forth game with Bengals

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CINCINNATI — A potential touchdown turned into a big turnover for the Cincinnati Bengals.

In the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow threw a deep ball to wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase down the sideline with Chargers cornerback Michael Davis trailing behind Chase.

From there, it all went south for Cincinnati. Chase bobbled the pass and deflected it behind him, which allowed Davis to not only make up the distance between them but also give him a chance at an interception.

When the two players went to the ground to pluck the ball out of the air, Davis was the one holding it. He gave the Chargers their second turnover in as many defensive drives and compounded Cincinnati’s woes in a game with playoff implications.

For Chase it was the sixth drop of the season and the second that resulted in an interception, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Things got worse from there for the Bengals. The Chargers turned the turnover into points when quarterback Justin Herbert found Keenan Allen for a 7-yard touchdown pass, giving Los Angeles a 16-0 lead with 1:34 left in the first quarter.

The Chargers extended their lead to 24-0 after a trick play in which Allen found Herbert for 2-point conversion.

Turnovers on three straight possesions by the Chargers allowed the Bengals to claw back to within 24-22 when Cincinnati running back Joe Mixon scored midway through the third quarter.

But a fumble by Mixon at the start of the fourth quarter allowed the Chargers to extend their lead again. It was the sixth turnover of the game.



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Los Angeles Chargers lose star DE Joey Bosa in second half with potential head injury

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Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa, long considered the best defender on the team, left the game vs. the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday.

Bosa was being evaluated for a head injury he suffered in the second half as the Chargers attempted to hold off a Bengals’ rally.

Bosa has battled injuries through much of his career, and usually plays through them. This one was a different story, and the Chargers defense struggled in the third quarter without him.

This season, the 6-foot-6, 280-pound Bosa has 36 solo tackles and 19 assists to go along with 7.5 sacks. In his absence, Kyler Fackrel took over. No further word on Bosa was immediately available.

The Chargers, at one point up 24-0 over the Bengals, saw their lead shrink to 24-22 in the third.

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