ST. LOUIS – The Cowboys will be without two of their three starting linebackers Sunday.
Rolando McClain came into the weekend doubtful with a groin injury and is inactive against the Rams. Justin Durant, who missed last week's game against the Titans and also has a groin injury, is inactive as well.
The other inactives are quarterback Dustin Vaughan, cornerback Tyler Patmon, defensive tackle Davon Coleman, tackle Donald Hawkins and defensive end Anthony Spencer.
Spencer practiced on a limited basis this week, but he was already ruled out Friday. Coleman (calf) and Durant were also already ruled out before the weekend began.
With McClain and Durant out, that leaves Bruce Carter, Kyle Wilber and rookie Anthony Hitchens as the likely starters at linebacker. Korey Toomer, Cam Lawrence and Keith Smith, who was called up from the practice squad late in the week, are the other active linebackers.
Wide receiver Dez Bryant (shoulder), tight end Gavin Escobar (knee) and running back Joseph Randle (concussion) were all questionable entering the weekend and will be active. They all practiced on a limited basis Friday.
Cornerback Orlando Scandrick, whose suspension was lifted Wednesday, will play against the Rams. This will be his regular season debut after missing the first two games.