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Marcus Spears sidelined 4-6 weeks

Updated: November 9, 2010, 11:48 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

Dallas Cowboys starting defensive end Marcus Spears has a calf strain and will miss four to six weeks, the team announced on Tuesday.

Spears was walking at a snail's pace Monday morning before heading for an MRI that revealed the injury.

Spears was injured during the Cowboys' 45-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday and it pushed starting nose tackle Jay Ratliff into double-duty. Ratliff played end and nose tackle during the game and when Josh Brent suffered cramps, Ratliff ...

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