Fairley was deemed doubtful to play Sunday on the team's final injury report, while Warford had been ruled out for the Wild Card game. Travis Swanson will draw the start at guard in Warford's absence. The Lions had three players listed as probable to play and all are active.
Detroit is a 6-point underdog in Dallas for Sunday's playoff game.
Detroit opened up as an 8-point underdog at Dallas. The line has dropped to 6 1/2 points in favor of the Cowboys.
"It's still going to take ... we'll see," Caldwell said. "He's coming along a lot faster. He hadn't been on a practice field at that time. We saw him on the practice field, things look a little different.
"So we'll kind of continue to assess that and see where he is."
"We'll see how far he comes and shoot, maybe a miracle happens," Austin said.
Austin added Fairley is in great shape regarding his weight, but he is not in game shape after sitting out for two months.
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