Dez Bryant could be done for the season; seeking a second opinion


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Richie Whitt of 105.3 the fan first reported that Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant had torn ligaments in his finger and will have season-ending surgery, and would be placed on injured reserve.

It is now being reported that Dez Bryant has a fractured left index finger that could require surgery. Bryant is the Cowboys leading receiver with 1,028 yards, nine touchdowns, and 75 receptions.

Bryant hurt the finger in the 4th quarter of the Cowboys emotional 20-19 win against the Bengals. He missed five plays then returned one play before his touchdown catch.

The Cowboys hope Bryant can avoid season-ending surgery. He is scheduled to visit a hand specialist to get a second opinion.

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Cowboys placed ILB Bruce Carter on IR


The Dallas Cowboys have placed inside linebacker Bruce Carter to injured reserve. Carter will have season-ending surgery on his dislocated left elbow.

Carter dislocated his elbow in the second half of the Cowboys’ 38-31 loss to the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving at Cowboys Stadium.

This will be the fourth Cowboys defensive starter DE Kenyon Coleman (triceps), linebacker Sean Lee (toe), safety Barry Church (achilles) added to injured reserve this season.

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Source: Cowboys DT Kenyon Coleman suffers torn left triceps


 

Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com reports that Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Kenyon Coleman suffered a torn left triceps in Sunday’s 39-23 win against the Philadelphia Eagles and will undergo season ending surgery.

Coleman will join Cowboys starting safety Barry Church and inside linebacker Sean Lee on the Cowboys season-ending injured reserve.

 

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Jay Ratliff returns to practice


Cowboys starting nose tackle Jay Ratliff and starting defensive tackle Kenyon Coleman returned to practice today.  This is the first time Ratliff has practiced since hurting his ankle in the Cowboys preseason game against the St. Louis Rams in August.

Also Cowboys rookie safety Matt Johnson, center Phil Costa also participated in some aspects of practice.

Outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (hamstring), outside linebacker Anthony Spencer (pectoral muscle), tight end John Phillips (ankle), inside linebacker Bruce Carter (hip), and punter Chris Jones (knee) didn’t practice.

 

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Lissemore makes his first career start Sunday


Due to the knee injury that Cowboys starter Kenyon Coleman suffered in the Seattle Seahawks game last week, Cowboys defensive lineman Sean Lissemore will make his first career start Sunday against Tampa Bay in the Cowboys home opener.

Sean Lissemore was drafted by the Cowboys in the 7th round of the 2010 NFL Draft from William and Mary. Lissemore recently signed a three-year extension with the Dallas Cowboys worth $3.1 million dollars in guarantees and included a $2 million signing bonus.

Lissemore is currently fifth on the team with 12 tackles.

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Cowboys Injury Report


Dallas Cowboys defensive linemen Marcus Spears returned to practice today, the Cowboys coaching staff hopes that he (Spears) will be available to play Sunday against Tampa Bay at Cowboys Stadium for the home opener.

Full injury report list:

  • Safety Gerald Sensabaugh (calf)**
  • Defensive Tackle Kenyon Coleman**
  • Nose Tackle Jay Ratliff (ankle)**
  • Center Phil Costa (back)**
  • Safety Matt Johnson (hamstring)**
  • Linebacker Alex Albright (stinger)**
  • Miles Austin (hamstring)*
  • Outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (hamstring)*
  • Safety Barry Church (quad)*
  • Wide receiver Andre Holmes (knee)*
  • Cornerback Mike Jenkins (shoulder)*
  • Outside linebacker Kyle Wilber (thumb)*
  • Tight end Jason Witten (abdomen)*
  • Inside linebacker Sean Lee (hip)*

Notes: **Did Not practiced. *Listed on the injury report but practiced. 

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