If the Cowboys are going to make a run, they’re going to have to do it without their leading tackler.
With linebacker Sean Lee already on injured reserve, they’re going to add linebacker Bruce Carter to that list today, according to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com.
Carter needs surgery to repair a dislocated elbow suffered in Thursday’s loss to the Redskins. They’re going to fill his roster spot by signing veteran Brady Poppinga.
That makes four defensive starters on IR for the Cowboys, along with safety Barry Church and defensive end Kenyon Coleman.
Cornerback Orlando Scandrick had surgery on a broken hand last Friday, but remains on the roster.
The Cowboys have also signed wide receiver Anthony Armstrong, to replace Andre Holmes, who was released.