According to Friday’s injury report, the Raiders will have at least four games out for Week 15. Wide receiver Amari Cooper is out with that ankle he re-injured in Week 14 versus the Chiefs. Rookie safety Obi Melifonwu had his second surgery of the season, this time on his hip. He has been placed on season-ending injured reserved. Cornerback Antonio Hamilton will take his spot on the active roster.
Defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. will be out with an ankle injury. Tight end Clive Walford will be the fourth Raider out for this game. He has not cleared concussion protocol. Oakland also has three players that are questionable and cornerback David Amerson is doubtful with that foot injury of his.
Guard Jon Feliciano could be working his way back from concussion protocol. Defensive linemen Denico Autry is dealing with both a hand and ankle injury. Defensive back Keith McGill II is questionable with a knee injury. We are more likely to see these three play than Amerson, who could be shut down for the year in the coming days.
Simply put, Oakland is really banged up heading into this ball game. However, the Cowboys aren’t all that healthy either. Defensive lineman David Irving and cornerback Orlando Scandrick are both out. Irving with a concussion and Scandrick with a back issue. Linebacker Sean Lee is questionable with a back and hamstring. Left tackle Tyron Smith is questionable with a back injury.