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Monday, November 5, 2012
Cowboys set to work out linebackers

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas – With the availability of Dan Connor and Orie Lemon in question for Sunday against Philadelphia because of injuries, the Cowboys will work out veteran linebackers Gary Guyton and Brady Poppinga on Tuesday.

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Connor did not play against Atlanta because of a stinger suffered the previous week and was expected to miss two games, although a checkup on Monday went well. Lemon suffered a hamstring injury against Atlanta and will not play this week.

Ernie Sims was signed two weeks ago and started in place of Connor. Alex Albright would be a backup inside linebacker candidate as well.

Guyton was with Miami in training camp. He spent the 2008-11 seasons with New England. Poppinga is an eight-year veteran, spending time with Green Bay and St. Louis.

“We absolutely have to work around (the injuries),” coach Jason Garrett said. “Albright is a good candidate because he’s a smart guy and he can play both inside and outside. But we will be thin there if both those guys are hurt.”