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After Wave Of Injury, Dallas May Pursue Defensive Lineman

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A wave of injuries has decended upon the Dallas Cowboys' defensive line, leading many to believe that the team will soon look to bring in another body, at least for the sake of efficient practices. Indeed, there are currently four defensive linemen on the sidelines for Dallas--this leaves six healthy bodies, which, one would imagine, are being spread rather thin at the moment.

Sean Lissemore (groin), Lorenzo Washington (hamstring), Josh Brent (hand) and Jason Hatcher (elbow) each sat out of practice on Wednesday, with varying degrees of injury--from minor to slightly less minor, really.

But the seriousness of the ailments don't mean much when considering the physical rammifications of an NFL practice--basically they need bodies, stat, to prevent the healthy linemen from burning out in practice, which is no good for anyone. Each of the aforementioned linemen is expected to miss at least a few more days, which explains the Cowboys' pursuit of an extra body.

Head coach Wade Phillips said that such waves are nothing unusual, but admitted some worry over the matter.

"As you go through training camp, [injuries] will hit one area or another," said Phillips, per the Dallas Morning News. "Right now, it's the defensive line. Coaching-wise, you worry about that."

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