WHAT: Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) at Dallas Cowboys (1-0)
WHEN: Monday, 7:30 p.m. (CDT)
WHERE: Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas
TELEVISION: ESPN (Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, and Tony Kornheiser)
The Cowboys have listed two players as out for Monday's game, and neither should be a surprise. Starting left guard Kyle Kosier continues to rehab a foot injury, so Cory Procter will again start in his place. Third receiver Sam Hurd is also listed as out as he has yet to fully recover from a high ankle sprain. Neither practiced all week. The Cowboys do have question marks next to three players who missed the season opener, though. Fourth receiver Miles Austin (knee), starting cornerback Terence Newman (groin), and backup outside linebacker Anthony Spencer (knee) are all listed as questionable after only having limited practices all week. Of the three, Phillips seems most optimistic about Austin playing on Monday, although he won't rule out Newman and Spencer. On the flipside, he won't guarantee Austin will play either. Two Cowboys are listed as probable, although they might as well be guaranteed to play after practicing all week. Wide receiver Isaiah Stanback (shoulder) continued to practice all week with a shoulder harness after playing against Cleveland, and starting running back Marion Barber (bruised ribs) hasn't even needed to wear a flak jacket while practicing fully all week.
The Eagles have two starters who are likely to miss Monday's game, and both are at the same position. Wide receiver Kevin Curtis has already been ruled out with a sports hernia, and fellow starter Reggie Brown (hamstring) is listed as questionable after only limited practice all week. Brown, though, did go through his most extensive workout Saturday since straining the hamstring during the first series of the first preseason game, but said, "I didn't do too much." There is a chance the Eagles could keep Brown active to possibly use as a third receiver. Also out for the Eagles will be backup defensive end Victor Abiamiri (wrist). The only two other players on the Eagles' injury report figure to play since they are listed as probable - backup safety Sean Considine (hand) and backup defensive tackle Dan Klecko (hand).