Fittingly, the Green Bay Packers’ backfield status for Sunday’s game against Dallas is questionable.
Running backs Eddie Lacy and James Starks were listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report. Lacy, who left last week’s game against the Giants in the third quarter with an injured ankle, was listed as limited participation on Wednesday and Thursday and would have been limited again on Friday had the team practiced.
“We’re making progress,” coach Mike McCarthy said on Friday morning. “Hopefully we’ll continue to make progress.”
Starks, who popped up on the injury report with a sore knee, is out of town due to a death in the family. He is scheduled to return to Green Bay on Saturday, when he’ll be examined by the medical staff.
For Green Bay, cornerback Sam Shields will miss a fourth consecutive game with a concussion. Fellow cornerback Damarious Randall is questionable, as well. Receiver Randall Cobb, however, is good to go for Sunday. He would have been full participation on Friday.
The Packers will practice on Saturday, so it’s possible the team will issue some updates. Also to watch on Saturday, the Packers must activate defensive tackle Mike Pennel and cornerback Demetri Goodson by 3 p.m. if they are to play on Sunday. Both players practiced this week after serving four-game suspensions.
Dallas listed four players as out, including slot cornerback Orlando Scandrick. Another 10 are questionable, including receiver Dez Bryant. He was limited all week with a hairline fracture of his knee. Owner Jerry Jones told an area radio station that he is “less than optimistic” that Bryant will play.
PACKERS LOSE CALLAHAN: The New Orleans Saints claimed quarterback Joe Callahan off waivers, according to the NFL's transaction wire. The Packers released Callahan on Thursday in anticipation of adding Pennel, Goodson or practice-squad running back Don Jackson to their 53-man roster.
|S Chris Banjo||Hamstring||DNP||DNP||DNP||Out|
|WR Randall Cobb||Neck||Limited||Limited||Full||--|
|TE Jared Cook||Ankle||DNP||DNP||DNP||Out|
|RB Eddie Lacy||Ankle||Limited||Limited||Limited||Questionable|
|G T.J. Lang||Hip||Full||Limited||Limited||--|
|CB Damarious Randall||Groin||Limited||Limited||Limited||Questionable|
|CB Sam Shields||Concussion||DNP||DNP||DNP||Out|
|RB James Starks||Knee||DNP||DNP||DNP||Questionable|
|C J.C. Tretter||Back||(Not Listed)||Limited||Limited||--|
|K Dan Bailey||Back||Full||Full||Full||Questionable|
|WR Dez Bryant||Knee||Limited||Limited||Limited||Questionable|
|CB Morris Claiborne||Ankle||Limited||Limited||Full||Questionable|
|RB Lance Dunbar||Knee||DNP||DNP||DNP||Questionable|
|T Chaz Green||Foot||DNP||DNP||DNP||Out|
|DE David Irving||Concussion||DNP||Limited||Full||Questionable|
|DT Terrell McClain||Arm||Not Listed||Not Listed||Limited||Questionable|
|QB Tony Romo||Back||DNP||DNP||DNP||Out|
|CB Orlando Scandrick||Hamstring||DNP||DNP||DNP||Out|
|LT Tyron Smith||Back||Limited||DNP||Limited||Questionable|
|LB Kyle Wilber||Neck||DNP||DNP||Limited||Questionable|
|WR Terrance Williams||Shoulder||Full||Full||Full||Questionable|
|TE Jason Witten||Chest||Full||Full||Full||Questionable|