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Cardinals vs. Cowboys inactives: No Tony Romo, Doug Free, Ronald Leary; Jefferson, Niklas to play

Dallas will be without three offensive starters.

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The Arizona Cardinals face the Dallas Cowboys today, but will be facing a team not at full strength. Three offensive starters are inactive because of injury.

Quarterback Tony Romo, right tackle Doug Free and left guard Ronald Leary, all three of whom missed the entire week of practice, are among the seven inactives.

Replacing them in the starting lineup will be Brandon Weeden, Jeremy Parnell and Mackenzy Bernadeau.

The other inactives are DT Davon Coleman, DE Jack Crawford, LB Tim Dobbins and DB Jack Hamilton.

For the Cardinals, they are pretty much at full strength.

They are without running back Stepfan Taylor, who injured his calf last week. He is inactive today. Also inactive are LB Glenn Carson, TE Darren Fells, OLB Thomas Keiser, NT Alameda Ta'amu, QB Logan Thomas and G Earl Watford.

Arizona is keeping four running backs active, including Marion Grice and Kerwynn Williams.

Ta'amu's appearance on the inactive list is interesting. He has yet to crack the defensive line rotation. Granted, he is still less than a year removed from his ACL surgery.

Tight end Troy Niklas and safety Tony Jefferson, both of whom were questionable for this game, will dress and will play.