In Saints injury report, good news for big-name players Jairus Byrd, Dannell Ellerbe, Keenan Lewis _lowres

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton walks past New Orleans Saints free safety Jairus Byrd (31) at practice at the Saints Training Facility in Metairie, La. Thursday, May 28, 2015.

A young New Orleans defense is likely getting a heavy dose of experience on Sunday.

Safety Jairus Byrd, cornerback Keenan Lewis and linebackerDannell Ellerbe have all been listed as probable on the Saints’ official injury report, a good indication all three could make their season debuts against the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.

Defensive end Cam Jordan also returned to full practice for the first time this week, and on the offensive side of the ball, quarterbackDrew Brees and Brandin Cooks have both been listed as probable against Dallas.

New Orleans’ only lingering injury is right guard Jahri Evans, who has been listed as out for the second straight week due to a knee injury suffered against Tampa Bay. Senio Kelemete will start again in Evans’ place.

New Orleans Saints
RGJahri EvansDNPkneeOUT
QBDrew BreesLimitedright shoulderPROBABLE
LBDannell EllerbeLimitedtoePROBABLE
CBKeenan LewisLimitedhipPROBABLE
SJairus ByrdLimitedkneePROBABLE
DECam JordanFullbackPROBABLE
WRBrandin CooksFullanklePROBABLE
Dallas Cowboys
WRDez BryantDNPfootOUT
DERandy GregoryDNPankleOUT
TEJason WittenFullAnkle/KneePROBABLE
OGRon LearyFullGroinPROBABLE
DERyan RussellFullGroinPROBABLE
DEJeremy MinceyFullConcussionPROBABLE
LBAndrew GachkarFullFootPROBABLE
LBKyle WilberFullHamstringPROBABLE
CBBrandon CarrFullNot Injury RelatedPROBABLE