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Three key Cowboys lead lists of early inactives

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The Dallas Cowboys may beat the Buffalo Bills today, but if they do, they'll do so without the services of three very important players — running back Felix Jones, receiver Miles Austin, and cornerback Mike Jenkins.

We also know that Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson will be a healthy scratch because he allegedly slept through a team meeting, and the man he used to catch footballs from, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb, will miss his second straight start with a toe injury. Given that backup John Skelton looked more solid in the pocket than Kolb last week, it's time to officially start questioning the wisdom of the trade that brought Kolb from Philly to the Valley of the Sun.

Here are the rest of the early inactives — as always, thanks to Brian McIntyre of Mac's Football Blog for the quick work!  

New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons

New Orleans: RB Chris Ivory, FB Korey Hall, WR Adrian Arrington, T Ray Willis, DE Turk McBride, LB Jonathan Vilma, CB Patrick Robinson

Atlanta: T Sam Baker, C Brett Romberg, DT Carlton Powell, DE Cliff Matthews, LB Spencer Adkins, CB Darrin Walls, S William Moore

Tennessee Titans at Carolina Panthers

Tennessee: QB Rusty Smith, T Byron Stingily, C Kevin Matthews, DT Zach Clayton, DE Dave Ball, LB Barrett Ruud, CB Chris Hawkins

Carolina: QB Jimmy Clausen, RB Mike Goodson, TE Richie Brockel, T Lee Ziemba, DT Frank Kearse, LB Jason Phillips, CB Brandon Hogan

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

Pittsburgh: QB Dennis Dixon, WR Arnaz Battle, WR Emmanuel Sanders, T Jamon Meredith, DE Al Woods, DT Chris Hoke, LB LaMarr Woodley

Cincinnati: WR Ryan Whalen, TE Donald Lee, G Clint Boling, DE Carlos Dunlap, LB Dontay Moch, CB Adam Jones, S Robert Sands

St. Louis Rams at Cleveland Browns

St. Louis: RB Jerious Norwood, WR Danario Alexander, TE Lance Kendricks, T Jason Smith, LB Josh Hull, LB Bryan Kehl, CB Rod Hood

Cleveland: QB Thaddeus Lewis, RB Montario Hardesty, RB Peyton Hillis, WR Mohamed Massaquoi, C Steve Vallos, CB Dimitri Patterson, S T.J. Ward

Buffalo Bills at Dallas Cowboys

Buffalo: TE Mike Caussin, T Sam Young, T Demetrius Bell, LB Chris Kelsay, CB Reggie Corner, CB Aaron Williams, K Rian Lindell

Dallas: QB Stephen McGee, RB Felix Jones, WR Miles Austin, G David Arkin, DE Clifton Geathers, CB Mike Jenkins, P Chris Jones

Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville: FB Brock Bolen, WR Brian Robiskie, WR Cecil Shorts, T Eben Britton, G John Estes, DT Terrance Knighton, DE Aaron Kampman

Indianapolis: QB Peyton Manning, TE Dallas Clark, TE Brody Eldridge, G Joe Reitz

Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs

Denver: FB Quinn Johnson, T Tony Hills, G Manny Ramirez, DE Derrick Harvey, LB Wesley Woodyard, CB Cassius Vaugh, S Rafael Bush

Kansas City : QB Ricky Stanzi, WR Jerheme Urban, TE Anthony Becht, T Steve Maneri, DT Jerrell Powe, DE Brandon Bair, LB Demorrio Williams

Washington Redskins at Miami Dolphins

Washington: RB Tashard Choice, WR Santana Moss, WR Niles Paul, T Jammal Brown, G Willie Smith, LB Keyaron Fox, CB Domonique Johnson

Miami: RB Steve Slaton, TE Will Yeatman, T Will Barker, G John Jerry, DE Phillip Merling, LB Ikaika Alama-Francis, CB Nolan Carroll

Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles

Arizona: QB Kevin Kolb, WR Stephen Williams, TE Rob Housler, TE Todd Heap, T D'Anthony Batiste, LB Joey Porter, S Kerry Rhodes

Philadelphia: QB Mike Kafka, WR DeSean Jackson, T Winston Justice, G Evan Mathis, DE Phillip Hunt, CB Curtis Marsh, S Nate Allen

Houston Texans at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Houston: QB T.J. Yates, WR Andre Johnson, TE Garrett Graham, T Andrew Gardner, G Thomas Austin, CB Sherrick McManis, S Danieal Manning

Tampa Bay: WR Michael Spurlock, T James Lee, G Derek Hardman, DT Frank Okam, DE Tim Crowder, LB Dekoda Watson, CB Anthony Gaitor

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