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Cowboys Place DE Edgar Jones On IR

The already shallow depth along the defensive line just evaporated a little bit more.

Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

Who needs defensive ends, anyway?

The Cowboys defensive line took another hit today as they placed DE Edgar Jones on IR after he had sports hernia surgery today. The club used their one allowed designated to return on Jones, meaning that he will be eligible to return to the team for the Week 15 game against the Green Bay Packers.

Jones was acquired for a 2014 6th round pick from Kansas City. Originally, he was brought in for his special teams prowess, and is currently tied for third on the team with three tackles. However, due to the litany of injuries Dallas has suffered at the position, Jones was pressed into duty at defensive end.

He played four snaps in the opener against the Giants, but totaled 64 snaps in Week 3 and 4. Now, he's done for the majority of the year.

Jones' hernia surgery was performed by the same doctor that performed Ratliff's surgery last December, according to ESPN's Todd Archer.

The club is perilously thin at the position. Earlier in the day, the club brought up DE Jason Vega from the practice squad in anticipation of Demarcus Ware not being able to suit up due to his quad strain. 2012 fourth-round pick Kyle Wilber is preparing to make his first career start, opposite George Selvie.

Prior to camp, Dallas fans envisioned Ware and Anthony Spencer lined up on opposite ends, spelled by Tyrone Crawford. This isn't that.

The move opens up a roster spot, however Dallas isn't expected to fill it until after they face off against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

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