Thompson (arm) won't carry an injury designation into Thursday's game against the Bears, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports. Since Jeff Heath (shoulder) has been ruled out, Thompson is expected to make his second straight start. The 26-year-old was solid in Week 13 against the Bills with four tackles, 0.5 sacks and a pass breakup.
Thompson was a limited practice participant Monday due to an arm injury, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports. The 26-year-old started in place of Jeff Heath (shoulder) in two of the last three games, and he apparently picked up the arm injury as he had four tackles (three solo), a half-sack and a pass defensed during last Thursday's loss to the Bills. Heath didn't practice Monday, so Thompson could be called upon again Thursday in Chicago, assuming he's able to play.
Thompson is expected to start at strong safety for Sunday's game against the Lions, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports. This news comes on the heels of usual starter Jeff Heath nursing a shoulder injury and being inactive. Thompson likely will see plenty of snaps in the game, adding to his IDP appeal, but he has just 15 tackles (six solo) and a fumble recovery this season in eight games.
Thompson will start in Xavier Woods' (ankle) place at free safety in Sunday's game against Miami, The Dallas Morning News reports. Thompson has yet to play a defensive snap this season, as he was inactive for the season opener and only saw 11 snaps on special teams in last Sunday's victory over Washington. The last time the 25-year-old saw a starting role was in 2017 with the Giants, when he logged 1,065 defensive snaps, 75 total tackles, six pass breakups and an interception over 16 games.
Thompson (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's season opener versus the Giants, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports. Thompson was likely looking for revenge against the Giants, as he was a starter in New York during the 2017 season. However, an ankle injury will keep him sidelined to start the year. He is expected to primarily contribute in a special-teams role when healthy this season.