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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Dez Bryant, Anthony Spencer active

By Todd Archer
ESPNDallas.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Dallas Cowboys will have wide receiver Dez Bryant and outside linebacker Anthony Spencer in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers.

Bryant was added to the injury report on Friday and listed as questionable after he did not practice. He warmed up without any issues Sunday, which the Cowboys expected.

Spencer, who missed the last two games because of a pectoral strain, was also listed as questionable. He is expected to wear some sort of harness to help stabilize the injury.

Brian Moorman will handle the punting duties with Chris Jones inactive. Moorman did not play last week at Baltimore because of a groin injury but was able to practice. Jones suffered a knee injury on Sept. 23 but was able to play against the Ravens. He had added soreness this week and the team decided to give him the week off.

Ryan Cook will serve as the backup center despite not practicing during the week with a hamstring strain that kept him out last week at Baltimore.

Running back DeMarco Murray (foot), defensive end Sean Lissemore (ankle), safety Matt Johnson (hamstring), wide receiver Cole Beasley, guard David Arkin and linebacker Kyle Wilber are inactive.

Carolina will be without a pair of starters in linebacker Jon Beason and cornerback Chris Gamble. Luke Kuechly makes his second straight start at middle linebacker, while Captain Munnerlyn starts in place of Gamble.

Also inactive for Carolina are quarterback Jimmy Clausen, center Thomas Austin, returner Joe Adams, defensive tackle Frank Kearse and cornerback D.J. Campbell.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.