WHAT: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-2) at Dallas Cowboys (4-3)
WHEN: Sunday, Noon (CDT)
WHERE: Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas
TELEVISION: Fox (Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, and Tony Siragusa)
It's in or out for the Cowboys this week. And for five players - running back Felix Jones (hamstring), starting left guard Kyle Kosier (foot), starting corner Terence Newman (abdomen surgery), starting quarterback Tony Romo (broken finger) and backup outside linebacker Anthony Spencer (hamstring) - it's out. For the other five players on the injury report - nickel linebacker Kevin Burnett (calf), starting linebacker Greg Ellis (calf), starting linebacker Bradie James (elbow), backup nose tackle Tank Johnson (ankle) and backup safety Pat Watkins (neck) - they're all listed as probable and should play. And don't forget, safety Roy Williams (fractured arm) already has been placed on injured reserve and Pacman Jones is serving the second of a minimum four-game suspension.
There is a chance every player on the Bucs' injury report will or won't play. Likely not to play are fullback B.J. Askew (hamstring) and wide receiver Maurice Stovall (hamstring) - both are listed as doubtful. Four players have 50-50 odds of playing and are listed as questionable - starting running back Warrick Dunn (back), starting wide receivers Joey Galloway (foot) and Ike Hilliard (head) and quarterback Brian Griese (elbow). Another four players are listed as probable, meaning they have better than even chances to play - kicker Matt Bryant (hamstring), long snapper Andrew Economos (shoulder), starting middle linebacker Barrett Rudd (knee), and starting left guard Aaron Sears (back).