FRISCO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The Cowboys placed defensive tackle Antwaun Woods on injured reserve Saturday because of an ankle injury, ending another starter’s season with two games left in an injury-plagued year for Dallas.
Woods had already been ruled out of Sunday’s game against Philadelphia. He was injured in last week’s win over San Francisco. Woods finished the season with one sack and no tackles for loss.READ MORE: Public Health Experts Say Dallas Cowboys COVID Outbreak Shows Pandemic Far From Over
Woods joins five other Dallas starters already out for the season because of injuries. They are quarterback Dak Prescott (ankle), offensive tackles Tyron Smith (neck) and La’el Collins (hip), tight end Blake Jarwin (knee) and defensive tackle Trysten Hill (knee).
Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch is unlikely to play the final two games after spraining an ankle against the 49ers. Gerald McCoy, who figured to start at defensive tackle, was sidelined for the season early in training camp with a torn leg muscle.
Starting safety Xavier Woods has been ruled out against the Eagles because of a rib injury.READ MORE: AP Source: Rangers Snag Shortstop Corey Seager For $325 Million, 10-Year Deal
The Cowboys also signed running back Sewo Olonilua from the practice squad to the active roster. Olonilua was signed earlier this year as an undrafted free agent out of TCU.
The signing appears to be an insurance as Ezekiel Elliott deals with a calf injury. Elliott sat out the team’s last game against the San Francisco 49ers, but he is reportedly expected to play on Sunday.
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