Cowboys place Ben Bass on injured reserve

December, 1, 2012
12/01/12
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To make room on the 53-man roster for cornerback Sterling Moore (SMU), the Cowboys placed defensive lineman Ben Bass (Texas A&M) on injured reserve. Bass suffered a sprained ankle in practice this week and was seen in a walking boot.

In limited playing time, Bass was credited with two tackles on the season. He spent most of the season on the practice squad until Kenyon Coleman was lost for the season with a torn triceps. Bass was called up to the active roster Nov. 14.

The Cowboys depth chart has gotten thin due to injuries along the defensive line this season. In addition to not having Coleman, nose tackle Jay Ratliff isn't expected to play in Sunday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles, but the expected return of end Sean Lissemore should help.

The Cowboys have had issues at cornerback, too. Orlando Scandrick is out for a while he recovers from hand surgery. Signing Moore provides the team with some depth at that spot. Mike Jenkins missed two games with a back injury only to return for last week's game against Washington. Jenkins said he's healthy.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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