While Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers LaMarr Woodley and James Harrison are expected to play this weekend against the Dallas Cowboys, the statuses of cornerback Cortez Allen and safety Troy Polamalu are unknown at this point.
Woodley has been out since sustaining an ankle injury Week 12, but the linebacker has been able to practice fully Wednesday and Thursday and is expected to suit up this weekend against the Cowboys. Harrison has been held out of practice for consecutive days due to an illness, but he’s also expected to play Sunday.
Cortez Allen missed another practice due to his groin injury, and it’s not clear if he’ll be able to start this weekend in place of cornerback Ike Taylor, who’s already been ruled out due to his ankle injury. Polamalu is also questionable to play as he’s been held out of back-to-back practices.
After missing practice Wednesday, cornerback Keenan Lewis (hip) and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (shoulder) were able to return at full capacity Thursday and are in line to start this weekend.