The main update for the Cowboys it that it appears Sean Lee will play, although no one is sure how much and how effective he'll be. We'll have to wait for the game to start before anyone will know for sure. Rob Ryan sure hopes he'll be effective.
"Honestly, we hope he can play," defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said. "He brings so much to the defense. He's smart, tough, he finds the football like no other."
As expected, neither Felix Jones or Mike Jenkins will suit up for the game. And, with Miles Austin out, the Cowboys are looking at possibly needing another receiver. Earlier in the week Jerry Jones said they might look at Dwayne Harris from the practice squad, he could also handle some of the return duties on special teams. Turns out Harris has a hamstring issue, and a forgotten name could get another look at a new position.
If [Akwasi] Owusu-Ansah gets moved up, he would no longer be a safety. The Cowboys moved Owusu-Ansah to wide receiver a few weeks ago .... "I don't know all of it," he said regarding how much of the offense he knows. "I know some of it, most of it."
Owusu-Ansah is learning all four wide receiver spots and will mainly play split end if he gets any offensive snaps.
At Friday's practice, Owusu-Ansah was the guy doing the returns. The Cowboys could also not promote anyone and go with Kevin Ogletree on special teams (with an assist from Dez).
Also, Mat McBriar is still questionable although he says he thinks he'll play. If he doesn't, that would probably mean Tony Romo holding the kicks again.