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Jay Ratliff (Dallas Cowboys Facbook Page) The injury bug has struck again along the Dallas front line. Defensive tackle Ben Bass will likely miss a full month of action as the result of a separated shoulder he suffered in Friday’s practice. To make room on the roster, The Cowboys have moved Bass to IR and signed back DT Jerome Long, who was one of the team’s final cuts during training camp. Long is familiar with the schemes and playbook which is fortunate given the void he’ll likely need to fill for the time being. The signing is just one of many roster moves in the past week for Dallas as the team continues to prepare for its Sunday Night Showdown against the division rival New York Giants. The starting unit, meanwhile, has several key players fighting to get back from injury. Pro Bowl defensive end and Franchise tagged Anthony Spencer has officially been listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game, having yet to practice following his July 25th knee surgery. At defensive tackle, the much maligned Jay Ratliff has been placed on the physically unable to perform list thanks to a strained hamstring suffered during an early conditioning test. Since that time, the, 4 time Pro Bowler has continually avoided team trainers and drawn the ire of fans while continuing to fall further behind on his projected rehab schedule. The team hopes to have him back for their Week 6 match up against Washington. The Cowboys have tried to bring in some depth to fill the noticeable voids, sending conditional draft picks to both Indianapolis and Kansas City to acquire defensive ends Caesar Rayford and Edgar Jones. Rayford, in particular, is an intriguing story, having amassed 22.5 sacks during his 3 year stint in the Arena Football League. But when no NFL teams came calling, Rayford joined the CFL and played for two seasons with the Lions before eventually signing this year with Indianapolis. In 4 preseason games as a Colt, Rayford recorded 5 sacks and 11 tackles. Now a member of the Dallas Cowboys, the 27 year old has finally found a home in the NFL and he’s eager to prove he belongs. According to a report featured on ESPN Dallas, Rayford joked, ”Some people get in front doors, some people get in the back doors, but guys like me have to climb the house and jump through the chimney. That’s been my journey. It’s been long and hard and I stayed the course and now I’m here.” Edgar Jones is expected by many to contribute only on special teams this year but that could always change. Last season’s injury pandemic forced Dallas on a number of occasions to dip into its special teams roster and thrust players into starting roles. And while that did reveal a handful of solid players, the team would like to avoid testing its depth, or lack thereof, again.

Tony Romo will undergo X-rays on his ribs

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered what appeared to be a rib injury after being sandwiched by two Giants defenders on Sunday night. Even though the NBC Sunday Night Football broadcast claimed that Romo had the wind knocked out of him, he’ll undergo X-rays on his ribs. Tony Romo is going to get some X-Rays on his ribs Monday morning. — Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) September...

Anthony Spencer inactive for tonight’s game

The Dallas Cowboys have released their inactive list for tonight’s game against the Giants and defensive end Anthony Spencer will not be suiting up. Inactives vs NYG: G Brian Waters, OT Darrion Weems, WR Cole Beasley, RB Lance Dunbar, DE Anthony Spencer, DE Caesar Rayford & S Danny McCray — Nick Eatman (@nickeatman) September 8, 2013   Need NFL Tickets? Loading......

Instant Reaction: Dallas Cowboys 36, New York Giants 31

Church celebrates after scoring a td in the ‘Boys 36-31 victory Here are my initial thoughts and observations after the Dallas Cowboys 36-31 victory over the New York Giants in their season opener. What To Take From The Win- The Cowboys beat the Giants for the first time since “Jerry-World” opened on September 20th, 2010. Their previous 0-4 record at the $1.2 billion stadium...

Cowboys bring back Jerome Long, put Ben Bass on IR

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The Dallas Cowboys have signed defensive tackle Jerome Long and placed defensive end Ben Bass on season-ending injured reserve with a dislocated shoulder. The Cowboys brought back Long on Saturday, a week after he was among the final cuts. He provides depth on a line that is likely to be without two starters for the opener against the New York Giants on Sunday...

Defense is Back in Big D

The Cowboys pulled out a win over the Giants 36-31 and thus, exocising some demons. The Cowboys have never beaten the Giants, but this year was different. The Cowboys took the field with their new look defense led by new DC Monte Kiffin. Kiffin preaches creating turnovers, and the hard work paid off. There were alot of questions how Kiffin would influence the players and its safe...

Tony Romo returns to game against Giants

getty images The Dallas Cowboys signed quarterback Tony Romo to a $108 million contract this past off-season. It took all of two quarters for Romo to leave a game with an injury. Romo was hit in the ribs by two Giant defenders and went down. He was helped off the field and later seen grimacing on the sidelines before halftime. Kyle Orton came in for Romo and would play if needed...

Bryant at ease heading into Sunday's season opener

IRVING, Texas -- For all that has been written and said about Dez Bryant as far as his focus, maturity and mindset over the past few seasons, the Dallas Cowboys star receiver is definitely at ease heading into Sunday's 2013 season opener with the New York Giants. The former Oklahoma State star is definitely more comfortable when it comes to addressing the leering press over...

Jason Witten Puking Up Chipotle On Cowboys Bench

Looks like Chipotle to me. Burrito bowl. Black bean. Probably went with the vegetables. Hot salsa. Extra sour cream. Cheese. Witten isn’t pussin’…

Witten's 2 TD catches give Cowboys extra heat in red zone

ARLINGTON, Texas Jason Witten has always been known as a player who leaves it all out on the field. In Sunday's season-opening win over the Giants, the Cowboys' tight end also left his lunch on the sideline. En route to catching 8 passes for 70 yards, including both touchdown passes thrown by Tony Romo, the television cameras caught Witten throwing up on the sideline...

Spencer out, Pierre-Paul active for Cowboys-Giants

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer is out for Sunday night's season opener against the New York Giants, who list pass-rushing playmaker Jason Pierre-Paul as active. Spencer was inactive after missing the entire preseason following left knee surgery in late July. He aggravated an offseason injury in the conditioning test before training camp. Pierre-Paul had surgery...

New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys: Betting Odds, spread, over/under and tv info

Match-ups between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants never get old. The longtime NFC East rivals will play each other in Week 1 of the 2013 NFL Season as the Giants head to AT&T Stadium (Cowboys Stadium) to play the Cowboys. NBC will carry this game with coverage beginning at 8:30 pm ET. This is your prime time game of the week. Dallas and New York both failed to make the...

Giants at Cowboys: What To Watch For On Sunday Night Football

The rivalry between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys continues on Sunday night in Dallas. In recent years, Eli Manning and Tony Romo have provided us with some thrilling football and memorable moments and Sunday night looks to be no different. Here are three things to look for heading into week 1:1. Jason Witten vs. the Giants' LinebackersDez Bryant gets most of the buzz...

New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys: Odds, spread, over/under and tv info

Match-ups between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants never get old. The longtime NFC East rivals will play each other in Week 1 of the 2013 NFL Season as the Giants head to AT&T Stadium (Cowboys Stadium) to play the Cowboys. NBC will carry this game with coverage beginning at 8:30 pm ET. This is your prime time game of the week. Dallas and New York both failed to make the...

Hulk Hogan Appears at NFL Game Sunday Night

Hulk Hogan was in attendance for tonight’s Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants game. Prior to the game, Hogan appeared on the big screen in front of the live crowd at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Hogan was wearing a Giants jersey and then ripped it off to reveal the Cowboys jersey underneath. The post Hulk Hogan Appears at NFL Game Sunday Night appeared first on All Wrestling News.
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