Saturday, December 14, 2013
Ponder the 46: Room for Edgar Jones
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas – As we Ponder the 46 this week while the Dallas Cowboys get ready for the Green Bay Packers, some consideration has to be taken into how the Cowboys get defensive end Edgar Jones on the active roster. So in a way, we’re pondering 47 players this week.
As usual let’s start with what we know: Sean Lee, Bruce Carter and Dwayne Harris are out with injuries. Morris Claiborne might be listed as questionable, but he has not practiced since getting hurt and I don’t believe he plays. Tackle Darrion Weems and safety Jakar Hamilton are not needed this week.
The injuries to Lee and Carter allow rookie DeVonte Holloman to be active. It also gets Justin Durant back on the field.
Like last week, the Cowboys are heavy on the defensive line. And that does not include the addition of Jones.
Since Jones should be activated this week, the Cowboys not only have to find a spot on the 53-man roster for him, they have to find a spot on the gameday roster for him. He is a valuable special teams player too, so he can bring some versatility.
Everette Brown was inactive last week against the Chicago Bears, so that would put him on thin ice for not only this week’s gameday spot but also a roster spot. Hamilton could also be an option because he can return to the practice squad.
Without knowing how the Cowboys will get Jones on to the roster at this point, we’ll stick with what we do know (or at least what we think we know). Here’s the projected list of inactive players: Lee, Carter, Harris, Claiborne, Weems, Hamilton and Brown.