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Cowboys Injury Update And Roster Moves

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The Cowboys came out of the Giants game with a host of injuries. Of course, the season-ending injury to DeMarco Murray with a fractured ankle being the worst. His spot will go to Felix Jones, with the newly-signed Sammy Morris expected to back him up. Jon Kitna, who has been out for a good portion of the season was placed on IR today with back troubles. This could spell the end of his time in Dallas, and in the NFL as a player. Kitna will have to consider retirement. So a quick shoutout to Kitna, who was a very good backup QB for Dallas. Loved the way he played the game, and he won some games for us. Thanks!

One big issue that is likely to concern the Cowboys the rest of the season is the injury to Mike Jenkins. His shoulder will limit what he can do on the field.

"I’m sure it’s going to pop out again," said Jenkins, who has bounced back from a bad 2010 season by being the Cowboys’ best cornerback this year.

The severe pain isn’t Jenkins’ only problem, although he’s concerned about aggravating the injury. He can’t raise his right arm above his head, making it almost impossible to compete for high passes. It also affects his ability to jam a receiver while playing press coverage, which is Jenkins’ preferred style.

Jenkins was limited in practice today. We once got on him for his lack of toughness, but no one can say that anymore.

Phil Costa hasn't been cleared to return to practice from his concussion. With the way the NFL treats concussions in this era, Costa could very well miss the Bucs game meaning Kevin Kowalski could be in line for a start. Barry Church was put on IR earlier this week, and now safety Danny McCray isn't practicing, but he did that last week and still played. We'll see if he can go Saturday. Josh Brent will probably return for the Philly game.

Wide Receiver Andre Holmes who was called up from the practice squad is still not practicing because of a hamstring. To fill the QB hole left by Kitna, the Cowboys signed Chris Griesen to the practice squad, with Stephen McGee the primary backup. Kitna's move to IR left a spot on the active roster so the Cowboys called up Dwayne Harris.