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Cowboys, Falcons Week 11 Injury Report

The and are both 4-5 and playing to keep their seasons alive. It's a mutual must-win game, and both will have to try to win it without some key players. Once again, we look at this week's reports.

Let's begin with your Cowboys, whose is getting longer as the season wears on:

Dallas Cowboys

The biggest news is the guy who won't miss tomorrow's game; All-Pro Zack Martin is expected to play despite his knee injury from last Sunday night. The Cowboys, already dealing with 's absence and now health issues at , could ill afford to go without Martin in such a pivotal game.

Even if he was healthy, rookie Connor Williams might have a hard time getting in the game. Backup Xavier Su'a-Filo looked like an experienced former second-round pick last week, and he may be the better player for now.

The has been hit hard, particularly in the middle. With Irving and Ross out, Woods doubtful, and Collins uncertain, Dallas called up DT Christian Ringo from the . They will also be without Taco Charlton, who could play inside some. Veteran Caraun Reid will be seeing a lot of playing time.

Sean Lee's ongoing absence has become almost an afterthought now with the stellar play of . We've seen in the past when missing Lee meant disaster on , but Dallas' first-round rookie has helped mitigate the damage.

Atlanta Falcons

It's a short list for Atlanta, but the one name on it is a big one. Arguably the team's best defensive player, Deion Jones will miss the game with a foot injury.

The Falcons' injury issues have been more in players suffering season-ending . Both starting guards, Andy Levitre and Brandon Fusco, are on . Star is also there, and those losses help explain Atlanta's 30th-ranked rushing .

Both starting safeties are also on IR; Ricardo Allen and . Atlanta has one of the league's worst passing defense this year without them, ranking 30th in yards allowed and 28th in opponent .

So yes, the Falcons compared to the Cowboys' may raise some eyebrows. But in terms of who has most of their key guys, Dallas is arguably still better off.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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