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Breaking: Cowboys FB Anderson has surgery

9/17/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

We just heard from Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips (via news conference), who reports that starting fullback Deon Anderson will have arthroscopic knee surgery and miss two weeks. Using the Phillips injury formula, Anderson's career may be over.

But seriously, it wouldn't surprise me if Anderson misses a month. Wade's pretty optimistic when it comes to injuries. Dallas has three tight ends on the roster, and all them played against the Eagles. I don't see this as a big problem.

In some formations, you might even see Marion Barber line up in front of rookie Felix Jones. Phillips said during his news conference Wednesday that he'd like to see more of Jones at tailback. Guess he could simply walk down the hall and ask Garrett to increase Jones' workload at some point.

One more thing: In typical fashion, Phillips was very defensive about his defense's first-half performance against the Eagles. He pointed out the fact that the offense set up the Eagles for 14 of those points. Other than giving up the 60-yard bomb to DeSean Jackson, he thought the defense played pretty well.