How injuries could impact 49ers, Cowboys

September 17, 2011, 5:33 pm
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Sept. 17, 2011

The 49ers enter Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys with only two injury issues that must be addressed.Coach Jim Harbaugh said both receiver Michael Crabtree and safety Dashon Goldson will be game-time decisions. Teams must declare their seven inactive players 90 minutes prior to kickoff.If Crabtree is deemed healthy, he'll likely fill the role as the 49ers' third receiver behind Braylon Edwards and Josh Morgan. Crabtree would play the slot when the 49ers go with three wideouts.Even if Goldson is healthy, he probably will not have much of a role because he did not see a lot of action in practice this week. Goldson was a projected starter at free safety, but Madieu Williams started the season opener last week against the Seattle Seahawks. In nickel situations,Reggie Smith replaced Williams.The Cowboys have a lot more problems, as two of their top three cornerbacks have already been ruled out. Also, receiver Dez Bryant is questionable with a deep thigh bruise.Here's a look at the Cowboys' starting lineup:Defense
WR - 88 Dez Bryant (questionable, thigh). Possible starter: 85 Kevin Ogletree
LT - 68 Doug Free
LG - 61 Bill Nagy (neck) New starter: 74 Derrick Dockery
C - 67 Phil Costa (probable, knee)
RG - 63 Kyle Kosier
RT - 77 Tyron Smith (probable, knee)
TE - 82 Jason Witten
WR - 19 Miles Austin (probable, knee)
QB - 9 Tony Romo
FB - 89 John Phillips
RB - 28 Felix Jones Defense
LE - 99 Kenyon Coleman
NT - 90 Jay Ratliff
RE - 98 Marcus Spears97 Jason Hatcher
OLB - 93 Anthony Spencer (probable, shoulder)
MLB - 56 Bradie James
ILB - 51 Keith Brooking50 Sean Lee
OLB - 94 DeMarcus Ware
LCB - 41 Terence Newman (groin), 32 Orlando Scandrick (ankle). New starter: 20 Alan Ball
RCB - 21 Mike Jenkins (probable, shoulder)
FS - 43 Gerald Sensabaugh
SS - 26 Abram Elam

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