WHAT: Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys
WHEN: Sunday, Noon (CDT)
WHERE: Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas
CROWD: 65,639 (sellout)
TELEVISION: FOX (Dick Stockton & Daryl Johnston)
Receiver Patrick Crayton's surgically-repaired ankle has improved to the point the second-year wideout was been upgraded to doubtful this week. Crayton has missed the last three games since injuring the ankle in the Cowboys' 16-13 overtime victory over the New York Giants on Oct. 16. Cornerback Anthony Henry, who did not play against Philadelphia, is questionable with a sore groin, but has practiced all week. Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells seemed to be learning toward playing Henry. Tight end Brett Pierce was probable (ankle) early in the week, but has been removed from the injury report.
Cornerback Dre' Bly (wrist), who has already missed three games, and linebacker Teddy Lehman (foot) are both out for Sunday's game. Linebacker Earl Holmes, Detroit's leading tackler, is doubtful with a knee injury, and appears unlikely to play. Another linebacker, Boss Bailey, (ankle) is questionable, as is quarterback Jeff Garcia with a lower leg injury and safety Terrence Holt (back), who was downgraded from probable on Friday after missing practice. Cornerback Andre Goodman (thigh) is probable, as are fullback Paul Smith (ankle) and receiver Scottie Vines (lower leg). Bailey, Holmes, Lehman and Holt all missed portions of team practice Friday.