Cowboys' Owens injures ankle, to have MRI Sunday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Dallas receiver Terrell Owens left the
Cowboys' game in the second quarter Saturday night against Carolina because of a left
ankle injury in the Cowboys' 20-13 victory.

According to a postgame news release, the Cowboys' top receiver has a sprained ankle. X-rays were negative but he is to undergo an MRI exam on Sunday.

Jerry Jones indicated that Owens will miss the Dec. 30 Washington game and a source close to Owens speculated he would hopefully be ready for their Divisional playoff game, ESPN's Ed Werder reported.

Owens' leg got caught underneath him when he was tackled by Jon Beason on a 4-yard catch in the second quarter. After limping
around on the sideline for several minutes, Owens walked to the
locker room.

A television camera later caught Owens walking near the locker
room without a shoe on his left foot, accompanied by a trainer and
agent Drew Rosenhaus.

Owens had five catches for 48 yards, including a 10-yard
touchdown catch, before he was injured. The TD was Owens'
team-record 15th of the season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report