Fullback Tony Fiammetta has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Redskins with an unknown illness.
This is a blow to the Cowboys running game considering how important Fiammetta has been to the success of rookie running back DeMarco Murray.
Many of Murray's record-setting yards the past four games have come with Fiammetta leading the way from the fullback position.
The Cowboys will likely use backup tight end John Phillips at fullback at times against the Redskins. They are also considering signing fullback Shaun Chapas from the practice squad.
-- Clarence E. Hill Jr.