Inactives: Josh Brent Ruled Out With Calf Injury; Patmon And Heath Return To Lineup

PHILADELPHIA – Josh Brent is back to the inactives list, one week after making his 2014 debut. The calf injury he sustained this week in practice was enough to force him out of Sunday's pivotal division matchup against the Eagles.

The Cowboys' announced Dustin Vaughan, Jakar Hamilton, Dekoda Watson, Tony Hills, Donald Hawkins and Kenneth Boatright as their other six inactives for their Week 15 game.

None of the names are particularly surprising, as Brent suffered the calf injury Wednesday afternoon. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett had been optimistic Brent would be able to work his way back, but his defense will instead have to rely on the defensive tackle rotation of Henry Melton, Nick Hayden, Tyrone Crawford and Terrell McClain.

Watson was ruled out Friday afternoon, as he continues to battle the hamstring injury he suffered in the Nov. 23 win against New York.

Boatright was called up to the active roster earlier this week after spending 14 weeks on the practice squad. The Cowboys are surprisingly healthy along their defensive front, however, and the second-year player will sit behind Jeremy Mincey, DeMarcus Lawrence, George Selvie and Anthony Spencer.

Two Cowboys players with prior injuries will return to the fray against the Eagles. Tyler Patmon is active for the first time since Nov. 9, when he injured his knee and ankle in the win against Jacksonville. Jeff Heath, who broke his thumb against the Giants, is also active after undergoing surgery.

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