The injuries continue to mount for the Cowboys heading into the latter part of the 2012 season. Certain positions of the team have been hard hit this year, with one guy going down after another. Safety and the offensive line have been hard hit, and running back is getting dicey. Going into the Redskins game it's going to be a case of next man up.
Already ruled out is Phil Costa. Costa's absence is magnified by the fact that Ryan Cook is listed as doubtful. Tyron Smith is listed as questionable but Jeremy Parnell will need to be ready if he can't go or re-injures his ankle if he does play. If the Cowboys lose any linemen during the game, they'll be down to the very end of the offensive line roster for replacements.
Kevin Ogletree and Sean Lissemore are also ruled out.
At safety, both Danny McCray and Charlie Peprah are questionable. McCray re-entered the game last week after injury so hopefully he can go. Peprah is suffering concussion symptoms and will have to pass tests before being declared active.
The running back position also has issues. DeMarco Murray is listed as doubtful but it's believed he will not play. Felix Jones is questionable, leaving Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner to take first-string reps in practice.
Jay Ratliff is listed as questionable with a groin injury. Mike Jenkins, John Phillips and Lawrence Vickers are all probable.
Official Injury Report (via the NFL Media department):
||C Phil Costa (ankle), DT Sean Lissemore (ankle), WR Kevin Ogletree (concussion)|
||C Ryan Cook (knee), RB DeMarco Murray (foot)|
|Questionable||RB Felix Jones (knee), S Danny McCray (hip), S Charlie Peprah (concussion), DT Jay Ratliff (groin), T Tyron Smith (ankle)|
|Probable||CB Mike Jenkins (back), TE John Phillips (ankle), RB Lawrence Vickers (knee)|
||S Brandon Meriweather (knee)|
||LB London Fletcher (ankle), WR Pierre Garcon (foot)|
|Probable||TE Logan Paulsen (hip), T Trent Williams (ankle, shoulder), CB Josh Wilson (shoulder)|