- Cowboys special teams captain Keith Davis, who has been out with a slight pectoral tear, will play today against the Patriots.
- Patriots running back Laurence Maroney (groin) is inactive and will not get to play against former Univerity of Minnesota teammate Marion Barber. Maroney, who has missed the past two games, will be replaced by Texas Tech-ex Sammy Morris.
- Cowboys fullback Oliver Hoyte (pinched nerve in neck) is inactive. Rookie Deon Anderson will start his third consecutive game. Cornerback Anthony Henry, as expected, will not play because of a high ankle sprain.
_ Rick Herrin