Both of the Cowboys starting outside linebackers appear on the team’s final injury report before their Monday Night Football date with the Bears, but only one of them has a chance to miss the game.
DeMarcus Ware is listed as probable and will be trying to trigger another fit of anger by Jay Cutler toward left tackle J’Marcus Webb. Anthony Spencer might not be on the other side, however. Spencer is listed as questionable after missing practice all week with a pectoral muscle injury. If he plays, he will likely need to wear a harness to help protect against further injury. If he doesn’t, Victor Butler will see an uptick in playing time.
It looks like starting safety Gerald Sensabaugh will be able to play after missing the win over the Buccaneers with a calf injury. Sensabaugh is listed as probable, as is wide receiver Miles Austin. Punter Chris Jones is doubtful, which likely means that we’ll be seeing Brian Moorman make his Cowboys debut after joining the team early this week. Whichever man winds up in the lineup would do well to avoid Devin Hester.
The Cowboys also ruled out five players. Defensive tackle Jay Ratliff will miss his fourth straight game with an ankle sprain and center Phil Costa, linebacker Alex Albright, defensive end Kenyon Coleman and safety Matt Johnson are all out as well.