Dallas Cowboys Activate Defensive Tackle Ahead Of Monday Night Football

The Dallas Cowboys once again find themselves in a tough spot to begin the playoffs, and given their failures in recent years, all eyes will be on them as they take on Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road, and now, they've got a solid boost.

Ahead of the crucial Monday Night Football matchup, the Cowboys have officially activated Defensive Tackle Johnathan Hankins, and while he's not as impactful as Leighton Vander Esch, who will also return for this one, he can be a great presence along the defensive line so their stars can get to work.

While they're on the road against the NFC South, the Cowboys come in as a massive favourite, as they have the roster and coaching to finally make a deep run, and with Hankins and a healthy defence, the ball is in their court to see if they can make it happen.

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