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Cowboys Justin Durant Expected To Miss 3-4 Weeks With Groin Injury

Cowboys lose a dependable piece on their defense.

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The Dallas Cowboys linebacker corps played well on Sunday despite the worries about their mix-and-match nature and the seemingly constant shuffling that has been going on since Sean Lee's injury. Now they will have to do some more shuffling of personnel. A source has told the Dallas Morning News that starting weakside linebacker Just Durant hurt his groin during the San Francisco 49ers game and will likely miss the next three to four weeks. Durant turned in a good effort against the 49ers and he called the defensive sets. That responsibility will have to be turned over to someone else, maybe middle linebacker Rolando McClain.

Bruce Carter was formerly the weakside linebacker but has struggled in that spot ever since the Cowboys changed to a 4-3 base defense. Cater had a good game in his new position on the strong side. The organization could move him back to the weakside and slide Kyle Wilber back to the Sam position. They could also leave Carter alone and turn either to Anthony Hitchens, their fourth-round pick in this year's draft, or to Korey Toomer, a player they picked up before week one after he was released by Seattle.

Either way, it's too bad for Durant and the Cowboys linebackers, who were a pleasant surprise in week one.

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