Monday night was another rough one for the Cowboys defense.
They didn’t stop the Bears once all night en route to a 45-28 loss, which is bad enough for a team that needs every possible win to assure they finish in front of the Eagles in the NFC East this season. The night was even worse, though, because linebackers Sean Lee and Bruce Carter both need MRIs on Tuesday to determine the extent of their injuries.
Lee had to leave the game, his return to the lineup after missing two games with a hamstring injury, after hurting his neck in the third quarter. Carter left the game a short time later with a hamstring injury, leaving the Cowboys with a linebacking corps of Kyle Wilber, Ernie Sims and Cameron Sheffield.
Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports that Lee said he plans to play in Week 15 and Carter also said that he thinks he’ll be OK, but the results of the MRIs will provide more clarity about their status for Week 15. The defense hasn’t been particularly good when both men are healthy, but it’s certainly preferable to have all hands on deck at this point in the proceedings.