November 10, 2010 / 10:24 PM / 9 years ago

More injury woes for Cowboys as two defensive linemen hurt

DALLAS (Reuters) - The regrouping Dallas Cowboys will have to patch up their defensive line as starting end Marcus Spears has been lost for the season and back-up Sean Lissemore at least a month with injuries, the club said.

Spears suffered a torn calf muscle in Sunday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers and was placed on injured reserve, Dallas (1-7) said on Wednesday’s injury report.

Lissemore left Green Bay on crutches with a high ankle sprain.

Dallas also put rookie safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah on injured reserve with a high-ankle sprain, the team said on its website (www.dallascowboys.com/).

The Cowboys, who replaced head coach Wade Phillips with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett on Monday, hit the road to face the NFC-leading New York Giants (6-2) on Sunday.

Reporting by Larry Fine in New York, Editing by Steve Ginsburg

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