Cowboys’ fullback Tony Fiammetta, who has emerged as a crucial piece of the running game in recent weeks, has been ruled out for Sunday’s match-up with the Washington Redskins, due to an illness he’s reportedly suffered through for the entire week. Head coach Jason Garrett said Friday that the team didn’t yet know exactly what was wrong with the fullback.
"We're trying to get to the bottom of what it is. He's been sick all week long," Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. "We're just kind of monitoring those symptoms and we're just going to continue to do that and see what the origin is."
In their efforts to replace Fiammetta for the Washington game, the team could either call rookie Shaun Chapas up from the practice squad, or use third tight end John Phillips in the role.
"That's a conversation we're still having right now," Garrett said. "Chapas is certainly someone we're considering. John Phillips has the versatility to play some of that stuff. We'll evaluate that over the next 24 hours."
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