November 11, 2010 / 2:47 PM / 9 years ago

More injury woes for Cowboys as two defensive linemen hurt

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Marcus Spears (L) talks with linebacker DeMarcus Ware as they prepare to remove Ware from the field after an injury against the San Diego Chargers in the second half of their NFL football game in Arlington, Texas December 13, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Stone

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 (

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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