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Week 12 Patriots vs Cowboys inactives: Phillip Dorsett, Mohamed Sanu both OUT

Let’s find out who will miss today’s game.

Cleveland Browns v New England Patriots Photo by: 2019 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images

In not even 90 minutes, the New England Patriots will play their 11th game of the 2019 regular season, trying to improve their record to 10-1: the team will square off at home against the Dallas Cowboys who are entering today’s contest with a 6-4 record. Before getting ahead of ourselves, however, let’s take a look at the players on both sides who have been declared inactive and will therefore not participate in today’s contest:

Patriots inactives

WR Phillip Dorsett II

WR Mohamed Sanu

CB Jason McCourty

RB Damien Harris

OT Korey Cunningham

TE Ryan Izzo

QB Cody Kessler

While no players were ruled out by Patriots on Friday’s final injury report of the week, they did have a dozen players listed as questionable to play against the Cowboys. Of those 12 men, four have been declared out for today’s game: wide receivers Mohamed Sanu (ankle) and Phillip Dorsett (concussion), cornerback Jason McCourty (groin) and rookie running back Damien Harris (hamstring).

While Harris would likely have been inactive even when healthy, the other three players would have played considerable snaps. Sanu and Dorsett are top-four wide receivers in New England’s offense, which means that Julian Edelman and first-round rookie N’Keal Harry could see plenty of targets today — something that might also be true for the running backs and tight ends. McCourty, meanwhile, will likely be replaced in the lineup by J.C. Jackson who is having a good season so far.

The other players listed on the injury report this week will play: Tom Brady will start at quarterback despite an elbow injury to his throwing hand, while the aforementioned Edelman (shoulder) and Matthew Slater (hamstring) are also good to go. The same goes for starting right tackle Marcus Cannon (illness), linebackers John Simon (elbow) and Ja’Whaun Bentley (knee) and safeties Patrick Chung (heel/chest) — returning to the lineup after missing last week’s game — and Nate Ebner (ankle/back).

Cowboys inactives

LB Leighton Vander Esch

DE Joe Jackson

DT Trysten Hill

WR Devin Smith

WR Cedrick Wilson

DB Donovan Wilson

OL Brandon Knight

The biggest name on the Cowboys’ list of inactive players is linebacker Leighton Vander Esch, who was already ruled out on Friday because of a neck injury.