Sneak Peek

The starting defense forced a punt on its only series.

  • Recovered from an offseason knee scope, Mat McBriar looked to be in midseason form. Four of his eight punts landed inside the 20, though an apparent directional miscommunication on his last punt led to Shipley's return and eventually a Jordan Palmer touchdown pass that spoiled a shutout. * Third-string running back Tashard Choice again made his case for a defined role in the offense behind Barber and Felix Jones. He rushed for 41 yards on seven carries (5.9 avg.), with a long of 21. * The Cowboys' top three picks - first-round receiver Dez Bryant, second-round linebacker Sean Lee and fourth-round safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, traveled to Canton but did not play. Bryant continues to wear a protective walking boot for his high ankle sprain, suffered July 30. Lee (quadriceps strain) and Owusu-Ansah (shoulder rehab) have returned to practice but were held out as a precaution. * Third-year tight end Martellus Bennett (sprained ankle) has been practicing but was also held out. Given the team's use of multiple tight end sets, he'll have to shoulder a larger load with Phillips injured. Prior to leaving Sunday's game, Phillips had a team-high four catches for 60 yards.
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