It’s looking increasingly doubtful that defensive end Jason Hatcher will be available for this Sunday’s match-up between the Cowboys and the Patriots up in Foxboro. Hatcher missed another practice today with a calf strain, one of four players to be held out due to injury on Thursday.
Hatcher, who re-signed with the team this offseason, got off to a hot start before suffering the calf strain in week three against the Washington Redskins. As a starter this year, he has eight tackles and two sacks--both of which came in the team’s week two victory over the 49ers, the first multi-sack game of his career.
Hatcher was replaced in week four, and is likely to be replaced in week six if unable to go, by veteran Marcus Spears.
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