Stephon Gilmore Update is Major Relief for Cowboys Fans After Week 18 Injury

After exiting Sunday's game with a shoulder injury, the Cowboys received massive news on the playing status of Stephon Gilmore.
October 8, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Stephon Gilmore (21) warms
October 8, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Stephon Gilmore (21) warms / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys received a small scare in Sunday’s blowout win against the Washington Commanders as they saw Stephon Gilmore exit late in the first half with a shoulder injury.

The veteran cornerback got hurt breaking up a pass to Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin, which resulted in him landing on his right arm. The Cowboys couldn’t afford to lose another starter in the secondary after seeing Trevon Diggs go down with a season-ending injury in Week 2.

However, the good news for Dallas fans is that Gilmore should be ready for the team’s Super Wild Card weekend matchup against the Green Bay Packers.

Cowboys News: Stephon Gilmore Set To Play Against Packers

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported Monday that the veteran cornerback’s MRI showed no significant damage. Fowlers adds that Gilmore told reporters on Sunday that he’ll be playing in the wild card game vs. Green Bay.

If you are a Cowboys fan, you are taking a huge sigh of relief as Gilmore has played solid on the boundary, opposite of DaRon Bland. This season, the 33-year-old cornerback has 68 combined tackles, 13 pass deflections, and two interceptions.

Gilmore also has a 54.4 completion percentage allowed on targets and an 82.4 pass rating allowed on targets. However, he’s given up four receiving touchdowns this season. 

Gilmore and Bland will have the tough task of slowing down Christian Watson (if he plays) and rookie Jayden Reed on Sunday. 

The Cowboys are touchdown favorites at home against the Packers on Sunday, which doesn’t come as a surprise with how Dallas has played at Jerry World over the last couple of years. If Gilmore and the defense can shut down Jordan Love and the Packers’ passing game, it will go a long way in helping them cover the spread on super wild card weekend.

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