ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Ernie Sims-Bruce Carter debate that went on during the course of the week meant little with strongside linebacker Justin Durant out of Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos because of a groin injury.
Sims will replace Durant and Carter will be the weakside linebacker.
But Sims figures to play more with the Cowboys expected to rely on their nickel defense against the three-wide-receiver-heavy offense of the Broncos. He replaced Carter in the nickel in the second half of last week’s loss to the San Diego Chargers.
Defensive end Edgar Jones is inactive with a groin injury and will be replaced by Caesar Rayford. For the second straight game the Cowboys have all four running backs -- DeMarco Murray, Lance Dunbar, Phillip Tanner and Joseph Randle -- active.