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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.

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18 Responses to “Cowboys could be missing several defensive players”
  1. bdkite says: Dec 18, 2013 6:45 PM

    If Philly win this week, and Dallas loses, week 17 is irrelevant…

  2. jimnaizeeum says: Dec 18, 2013 6:46 PM

    As bad as their defense has been all year, I don’t think it will make a difference.

  3. schlippsguysnightout says: Dec 18, 2013 6:49 PM

    The Cowboys have defensive players?

  4. Mr. Craig says: Dec 18, 2013 6:49 PM

    If the Eagles beat Chicago and Dallas falls to Washington, wouldn’t the Eagles clinch the division? (9-6 record vs 7-8 going into Week 17)

  5. bcdc26 says: Dec 18, 2013 6:50 PM

    If the cowboys lose to the redskins and the eagles beat the bears, the cowboys will be 7-8 and the eagles will be 9-6, making well 17’s game irrelevant

  6. pjcostello says: Dec 18, 2013 7:00 PM

    Just a point of fact: If the Cowboys lose to the Redskins, they would be 7-8; if the Eagles beat the Bears, they would be 9-6 — in which case, the game in Dallas would be meaningless, it would not be for the division. The Eagles would already have won the division at that point.

  7. blackandbluedivision says: Dec 18, 2013 7:05 PM

    You might as well not put a defense on the field at this point.

  8. 25cuts says: Dec 18, 2013 7:08 PM

    Kirk cousins is going to shred the Dallas D.

  9. macdaddyspeed says: Dec 18, 2013 7:16 PM

    allas is going to have a tough time this weekend.

  10. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Dec 18, 2013 7:27 PM

    Dallas is going to get crushed by Washington.

  11. mungman69 says: Dec 18, 2013 7:30 PM

    If Dallas loses and Philly wins its over. No week 17 needed.

  12. dcapettini says: Dec 18, 2013 8:05 PM

    It is doubtful that the replacements, whoever they may be, could be worse than the team that played Chicago.

  13. wishingtonredslur says: Dec 18, 2013 9:06 PM

    Monte Kiffin offered his support saying he had complete confidence in the traffic pylons that would be filling in for the injured defensive staff.

    “Couldn’t get worse, what we lose in mobility with the pylons we make up in lost yards for pass interference penalties.”

  14. skinsfantom says: Dec 18, 2013 9:15 PM

    cousins and morris will win me my ff championship this weekend-along with shady and josh.

  15. 69finfan says: Dec 18, 2013 9:58 PM

    The Cowboys have been missing more than several all year, haven’t they?

  16. realitycheckbaby says: Dec 18, 2013 11:15 PM

    Several Dallas defensive players are missing every week.

  17. bspurloc says: Dec 18, 2013 11:49 PM

    I hope romo and the gang make it into the playoffs…
    so I can watch this defense collapse and romos something special he found in his throw, to throw more ints

  18. seatownballers says: Dec 19, 2013 12:00 AM

    Garrett loses his job over this game

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