Patriots’ inactives bring good news for defense against Cowboys

ARLINGTON, Texas — Patriots defensive deal with Davon Godchaux is formally energetic Sunday towards the Cowboys.

Godchaux didn’t end final Sunday’s win over the Jets after struggling an ankle harm. He was restricted in follow all through the week however will gown in Week 4.

Here’s the Patriots’ full listing of inactives:

QB Will Grier (emergency third QB)
CB Jonathan Jones
LG Cole Strange
WR Kayshon Boutte
OT Tyrone Wheatley

The Patriots additionally positioned defensive deal with Daniel Ekuale on injured reserve and elevated Jeremiah Pharms Jr. off of the follow squad this week. The workforce can have Godchaux, Christian Barmore, Lawrence Guy, Sam Roberts and Pharms accessible.

Jones and Strange have been dominated out Saturday and didn’t journey with the workforce. Jones has been coping with an ankle harm since earlier than Week 2. Strange injured his knee Sunday towards the Jets.

The Patriots have cornerbacks Christian Gonzalez, Myles Bryant, Shaun Wade and Ameer Speed accessible. They might additionally transfer Jalen Mills from security if wanted.

Rookie Atonio Mafi, who began Week 1 at left guard, is predicted to start out instead of Strange. Another choice could be rookie Sidy Sow, who began Week 1 at proper guard.

Boutte — a wholesome scratch — began at “X” receiver in Week 1 however has been inactive since DeVante Parker returned from a knee harm. Parker, Kendrick Bourne, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Demario Douglas are energetic at extensive receiver.

Wheatley is presently behind fellow tackles Trent Brown, Vederian Lowe and Calvin Anderson on the depth chart.

Bailey Zappe will again up beginning quarterback Mac Jones. Grief, because the emergency QB, will gown however can solely enter the sport if Jones and Zappe endure accidents. He would should be faraway from the sport if Jones or Zappe is medically cleared.