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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cowboys Injury Update: Justin Durant out for the season

By on 10/29/2014 04:32:00 PM

The Dallas Cowboys' beat writer, Nick Eatman, tweeted on Monday night that Jerry Jones said Justin Durant is likely out for the season with a torn bicep injury.

The Cowboys placed Durant on the season-ending injured reserve list. The weak-side linebacker tore his right bicep in Monday night's loss against the Washington Redskins, as reported by Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News.

The loss of Durant will be felt by the defense. He was leading the team in tackles with 61 this season. He also forced two fumbles and had one interception.

"He's in the top three or four performers we've had on defense this year," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said.

The Cowboys may have to move Bruce Carter from his strong-side linebacker position to the weak-side to fill in for Durant. The team can also use rookie Anthony Hitchens to replace Durant in the lineup.

"We'll have those discussions here in the next couple of days," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "Obviously we have some different options."

The Cowboys will look to bounce back this week against the Arizona Cardinals. The defense will have to overcome another season-ending injury to one of their starters.

The big question for this week is: Will Tony Romo be able to play? You have to wonder how long Romo can last with his surgically-repaired back. He was clearly in a lot of pain Monday night, but did come back for the final two minutes of the game.

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