Ingram is expected to serve as the Saints' lead back Thursday against the Cowboys with Alvin Kamara (knee) listed as questionable for the contest but not expected to play, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Like Kamara, Ingram was sidelined for last week's Thanksgiving Day loss to the Bills due to a knee injury, though Ingram's bout with knee inflammation was much less of a concern than Kamara's MCL sprain. Ingram put to rest any concern about his health by practicing fully Monday through Wednesday, while Kamara was a limited participant throughout the week. Assuming Kamara ends up on the inactive list for the fourth straight contest, Ingram will be set to make his third start of the season with the Saints. In his prior two starts, Ingram filled a three-down workhorse role out of the backfield, clearing 70 percent of the Saints' offensive snaps in both contests while averaging 15 carries (4.5 YPC) and 7.5 targets. While Ingram should again be in store for an elevated snap count and usage, he could lose out on some work on the ground -- particularly in goal-line scenarios -- to Taysom Hill, who will take over for Trevor Siemian as the Saints' starting quarterback this week.