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Injury Updates for the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans

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The Dallas Cowboys will be without some of their top offensive threats when they host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, while the Houston Texans’ Andre Johnson will miss his sixth consecutive game when Houston faces the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay.

Tony Romo will have to make do without wide receiver Mile Austin and running back Felix Jones as both will be out.

Austin is still dealing with effects of a strained hamstring, meaning Laurent Robinson will get his third start of the season.

Robinson now ranks fourth on the team with 24 catches for 368 yards and two touchdowns. Pretty impressive production from a guy the team waived in September before bringing him back into the fold.

Felix Jones is sidelined with his ankle injury, meaning DeMarco Murray will continue to handle the load out of the backfield. On the defensive side of the ball Dallas will need someone to step up in the backfield as starting cornerback Mike Jenkins will be sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Questionable for the Boys’ are guard Kyle Kosier (foot), linebacker Sean Lee (wrist) and punter Matt McBriar (foot).

Down the road in Houston, wide receiver Andre Johnson will miss his sixth straight game when the Texans face Tampa Bay Sunday. The five-time Pro-Bowler is expected to return after the teams bye week when the Texans face division rival Jacksonville on Nov. 27th.

Meanwhile, defensive end Antonio Smith, right-tackle Eric Winston and nose tackle Earl Mitchell all practiced on Friday for the first time this week, and head coach Gary Kubiak said all three will play against the Bucs.

The4-4 Dallas Cowboys host the 5-3 Buffalo Bills with a noon kickoff, while the 6-3 Houston Texans will face the 4-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers from the road with a noon start as well.

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