WHAT: Cincinnati Bengals (0-4) at Dallas Cowboys (3-1)
WHEN: Sunday, 3:15 p.m. (CDT)
WHERE: Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas
TELEVISION: CBS (Jim Nantz and Phil Simms)
This will be exhausting, so get comfortable. The injury list for both teams is quite long. The Cowboys have two players out, neither of whom are surprises: Starting left guard Kyle Kosier (foot) and starting strong safety Roy Williams. Backup safety Pat Watkins (neck) is doubtful, and is unlikely to play. Four players are listed as questionable - backup defensive end Stephen Bowen (hamstring), backup nose tackle Tank Johnson (ankle), starting corner Terence Newman (groin) and starting center Andre Gurode (ankle). Newman and Gurode both had limited participation Friday and both figure to be game-time decision. Gurode figures to start, but if he can't, Cory Procter would slide over to center and Montrae Holland would start at left guard. Newman was a surprise addition to the injury report after fully practicing on Wednesday and Thursday. If he's aggravated his recovering groin to the point of having to sit, Pacman Jones would start in his place. Starting tight end Jason Witten (shoulder) and starting fullback Deon Anderson are listed as probable and will play.
One player is already ruled out for Sunday's game - starting strong safety Dexter Jackson (thumb). Backup middle linebacker Corey Mays (ankle) is doubtful to play. Three Bengals are listed as questionable - starting quarterback Carson Palmer (elbow), backup running back Kenny Watson (hamstring) and starting cornerback Jonathan Joseph (ankle). Joseph and Palmer had full practices on Friday and seem more likely to play than not. Four players are listed as probable - starting linebacker Dhani Jones (foot), starting left tackle Levi Jones (knee), starting defensive tackle Domata Peko (hand), and starting running back Chris Perry (hamstring).