GAME SET WHAT: Seattle Seahawks (2-9) vs. Dallas Cowboys (7-4)
WHEN: Thursday, 3:15 p.m. (CST)
WHERE: Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas
TELEVISION: Fox (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver)
The Cowboys already know they will be without three players for sure, listing starting left guard Kyle Kosier (foot, again), wide receiver Miles Austin (knee) and cornerback Mike Jenkins (hamstring) out for this game - and Kosier likely is done for the season with foot surgery a very real possibility. Safety Pat Watkins suffered another stinger late in the Washington game, and he is being listed as questionable for Thursday's contest, although Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips didn't seem too encouraged about his availability. That is why the Cowboys signed first-year free agent Tra Battle off the San Diego practice squad on Wednesday, and Phillips said he could participate on special teams if Watkins doesn't play. The Cowboys made room for Battle by finally placing rookie Felix Jones (toe surgery) on injured reserve. The Cowboys listed two other players who have been practicing on a limited basis this short week as questionable, tight end Martellus Bennett (ankle) and linebacker/special-teamer Justin Rogers (back). Being listed as probable are cornerback Terence Newman (groin), quarterback Tony Romo (finger), wide receiver Isaiah Stanback (shoulder) and tight end Jason Witten (ribs).
The Seahawks know for sure they will be without their starting left guard too, Mike Wahle already ruled out with a shoulder injury. On top of that, starting center Chris Spencer is no better than questionable with a back injury and he failed to participate in the team's two practices this short week. Also questionable is defensive tackle Red Bryant (ankle). Being listed as doubtful is backup safety C.J. Wallace (hamstring), who failed to practice these past two days. Probable are quarterback Matt Hasselback (back) and wide receiver Koren Robinson (knee).