Packers Cornerback Jaire Alexander Active at Cowboys After Spraining Ankle in Practice

The Green Bay Packers' starting cornerback Jaire Alexander is active for a wild-card playoff game against Dallas after spraining his ankle during practice earlier this week.

Alexander's injury, which coach Matt LaFleur described as "a freak deal" after he stomped on a teammate's foot, had the two-time Pro Bowler labeled as questionable in what has been an on-and-off season for him.

Alexander missed ten games during the regular season, nine of them due to back and shoulder issues. He was suspended for a game late in the season after crashing the coin toss in his hometown of Charlotte, almost losing the Packers possession to begin both halves.

It's unclear how the injury would influence the Packers' plans to have Alexander follow Dallas receiver CeeDee Lamb, who had an NFL-high 135 catches for 1,749 yards. Both of them were Cowboys single-season records.

Tyler Smith, the Cowboys' left guard, is expected to return after missing the regular-season finale against Washington due to a plantar fascia injury.

Green Bay receiver Christian Watson, who scored three touchdowns in the Packers' victory over the Cowboys in Dallas coach Mike McCarthy's return to Lambeau Field last season, is back after missing five straight games due to a hamstring injury.

Romeo Doubs, a Packers receiver, is active after being transported to the hospital with a chest injury in the team's 17-9 victory over Chicago last weekend.

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