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Extra Points: Cowboys Lose Church & Claiborne To "Concerning" Injuries

ARLINGTON, Texas – They got a crucial division win, but it sounds like the Cowboys are coping with some injuries in the secondary coming out of Sunday's game against Philadelphia.

Barry Church left the game at the midway point and underwent X-Rays in the Cowboys' locker room, eventually being ruled out for the night. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told reporters after the game that Church had fractured his arm, and owner/general manager Jerry Jones echoed that sentiment.

Church broke his arm last December in a loss to Buffalo, prematurely ending his 2015 season by one week.

"I'm a little concerned about that," Jerry Jones said. "We'll have some more medical information for it, but I am concerned about his short-term time with it. We could be dealing with a possible fracture."

Later on, Morris Claiborne suffered a groin injury at the tail end of the fourth quarter and did not return. It was the second-straight game with an injury for Claiborne, who also suffered a concussion two weeks ago in Green Bay.

Jerry Jones said the situation bears further monitoring, but it is concerning.

"We're concerned about it, because it's his groin area – not a ham," he said. "But still we're concerned because he didn't play out the last part of the fourth quarter. We'll take a look at it."

Fortunately for the Cowboys, they have some depth to work with if the injuries turn out to be serious. J.J. Wilcox and Jeff Heath filled in admirably for Church, while Orlando Scandrick returned from injury Sunday night and played admirably.

Wilcox, Heath, Scandrick and rookie corner Anthony Brown would likely be the primary candidates to replace the injured starters.

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