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Saints, Cowboys both have one player out for Sunday’s game


August 25, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints fullback Jed Collins (45) is tackled by Houston Texans linebacker Mister Alexander (54) during the first half of a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

After the final injury report was given for Sunday’s game, the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys both have one player out for sure in the contest.

For the Cowboys, nose tackle Jay Ratliff(groin) who is an important piece of their defensive line.  Another important player who is questionable but should play is wide receiver Kevin Ogletree who missed Friday’s practice due to an illness.

The Saints on the other hand are going to miss the services of fullback Jed Collins(toe/ankle) who provides some crucial run blocking ability.  As stated in a previous article, tight end David Thomas could be called on to fill in.

Running back Chris Ivory(hamstring) is questionable as is cornerback Patrick Robinson(groin).  Ivory has missed the past several games and rookie running back Travaris Cadet will fill in if he can’t go.  Cornerback Elbert Mack could see more action if Robinson is held out.