Cowboys could be missing several defensive players

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recently lamented certain “inadequacy” of the team’s personnel, as that personnel was compiled by General Manager Jerry Jones.  There could be even more inadequacy on Sunday at Washington.

Five key defensive players missed practice on Wednesday due to injury: cornerback Morris Claiborne (hamstring), linebacker Sean Lee (neck), defensive end George Selvie (back), LB Ernie Sims (groin), and defensive end DeMarcus Ware (back).

Claiborne has said he won’t play, and Lee could be done for the season.

Limited in practice were linebacker Bruce Carter (hamstring), defensive tackle Jason Hatcher (neck), and defensive end Jarius Wynn (chest).

If the Cowboys lose to the Redskins and the Eagles beat the Bears on Sunday night, the Week 17 Philly visit to Dallas will become the Third Annual NFC East Championship game. If Dallas wins or Philly loses, the winner in Week 17 goes to the playoffs — and the loser goes home.

In the Cowboys’ case, it’s hard not to imagine them going home the following week, after the wild-card round. If they even get there.