Cowboys without nine players vs. Rams

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Cowboys will be without nine players tonight against St. Louis, including six key players. However, none are surprise scratches.

Miles Austin (hamstring), Phil Costa (back), Jason Witten (spleen), Dez Bryant (knee), Mike Jenkins (shoulder) and DeMarcus Ware (hamstring) are the starters not available. They will be joined by guard/center Kevin Kowalski (ankle), wide receiver Donavon Kemp (knee) and Kyle Wilber (thumb).

Costa worked out before the game and the hope is he can return to practice Monday after missing two-plus weeks with a back strain. Bryant, who has a case of patella tendonitis, was active in the pre-game warm-ups mainly throwing passes to his fellow wide receivers.