The Buffalo Bills have suffered a slew of injuries along the defensive side of the ball, including losing All-Pro linebacker Matt Milano, cornerback Tre’Davious White, and defensive tackle DaQuan Jones early on in their season.
Despite the injuries, Buffalo’s defense has persevered, and during Sunday’s dominant 31-10 trouncing of the Dallas Cowboys, the defense might have played its best game of the season in bottling up the league’s highest-scoring offense.
In today’s edition of Buffalo Rumblinks, we discuss how the defense is poised to potentially get one of its injured stars — DaQuan Jones — back as the team opened its 21-day return-to-play window for Jones.
Bills open practice window for DT DaQuan Jones
During a Tuesday session with reporters, head coach Sean McDermott said the practice window has officially opened for Jones, who has been sidelined since suffering a pectoral injury in the team’s Week 5 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“I don’t expect him to play at this point (on Saturday), but it’s good to have him back starting to work again,” McDermott told the media.
Through the first five games of the season, Jones had built upon his reputation as a solid run stuffer while becoming one of the league’s most underrated pass rushers, accumulating 2.5 sacks and five quarterback hits.
- Bills open return-to-play window for defensive tackle DaQuan Jones - Buffalo News
- Bills open the practice window for DT DaQuan Jones - BuffaloBills.com
- Bills open 3-week window to activate Jones off IR - Spectrum News1
- Bills open 3-week window to activate defensive tackle DaQuan Jones off injured reserve - USA Today
- Buffalo Bills Open Practice Window For DT DaQuan Jones - Injury Tracker - Sports Illustrated Buffalo Bills News, Analysis and More
- Post Jordan Phillips injury, pre DaQuan Jones return, Bills leaning on defensive tackle depth - Buffalo News
Latest NFL power rankings
Where do the Bills find themselves in the latest NFL power rankings following their dominant win over Dallas?
- NFL Week 16 Power Rankings 2023: How all 32 teams stack up - ESPN
- NFL Power Rankings Week 16: 49ers, Ravens on top, plus a surprise from every team - The Athletic (subscription required)
- Bills face their kryptonite just when things are looking up in NFL power rankings - Democrat & Chronicle
- NFL Power Rankings, Week 16: Surging Bills looking DANGEROUS; Steelers plummet into bottom half - NFL.com
- NFL Week 16 Power Rankings: No one’s beating the 49ers right now; Eagles and Cowboys fall out of the top 5 - CBSSports.com
- NFL power rankings: Losses by Eagles, Cowboys create ripple effect - USA Today
- NFL Power Rankings for Week 16: Beware of the Bills - New York Post
- NFL Power Rankings Week 16: Remember, no team pursued franchise-tagged Lamar Jackson - Yahoo! Sports
- PFT’s Week 16 2023 NFL power rankings - NBC Sports
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