Primed for bigger workload Thursday

Jones is poised to be the Saints' lead running back Thursday against the Bills with both Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram sidelined due to knee injuries, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

While Kamara is missing a third consecutive contest, Ingram is logging his first absence since returning to New Orleans via trade from Houston back on Oct. 27. Jones thus is in line for more work, but his small sample isn't particularly encouraging. In five appearances this season, he's averaged 3.6 yards on 22 carries and hauled in four of six targets for 10 yards. Aside from Jones, the Saints likely will give wide receiver Ty Montgomery and special teamer Dwayne Washington some run out of the backfield as well.

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Deonte Harris

WR | NO

Scores long receiving TD

Harris secured four of eight targets for 96 yards and a touchdown, rushed once for three yards and returned four punts for 37 yards in the Saints' 27-17 loss to the Cowboys on Thursday night.

Taysom Hill

Taysom Hill

QB | NO

Too many turnovers in loss

Hill completed 19 of 41 passes for 264 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions in the Saints' 27-17 loss to the Cowboys on Thursday night. He also rushed 11 times for 101 yards and played with a split on his finger after hitting it on the hand of a pass rusher early in the contest, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.

Juwan Johnson

Juwan Johnson

TE | NO

Returns to game

Johnson (neck) has returned to Thursday's game against the Cowboys, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.

Juwan Johnson

Juwan Johnson

TE | NO

Questionable to return

Johnson is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Cowboys due to a neck injury, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.

Ty Montgomery

Ty Montgomery

WR | NO

In backfield mix Thursday

With Alvin Kamara (knee) and Tony Jones (coach's decision) inactive Thursday night against the Cowboys, Montgomery figures to see some backfield touches behind Mark Ingram in the contest, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

Mark Ingram II

Mark Ingram II

RB | NO

Slated for leading role Thursday

Ingram (knee) is in line to be the Saints' lead running back Thursday versus the Cowboys with Alvin Kamara (knee) again sidelined, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.