Cowboys will not make roster move

November, 19, 2011
11/19/11
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IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys will not make a roster move today to promote fullback Shaun Chapas from the practice squad with Tony Fiammetta out of Sunday’s game against Washington because of an illness.

Coach Jason Garrett said a call up of Chapas was possible, but the Cowboys will go with the tight ends as the lead blocker for tailback DeMarco Murray. Tight end John Phillips has handled that job mostly, but Jason Witten and Martellus Bennett have also taken fullback snaps.

Fiammetta has been a big part of the running game’s success. He took part in a limited portion of Wednesday’s practice but did not practice the next two days and was ruled out by Garrett. The coach said it was too early to know of Fiammetta would be able to play against Miami on Thanksgiving.

The Cowboys had made Saturday roster moves the last two weeks to promote punter Chris Jones and wide receiver Akwasi Owusu-Ansah because of injuries.

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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