More injury woes for Cowboys as two defensive linemen hurt

DALLAS (Reuters) - The regrouping Dallas Cowboys will have to patch up their defensive line as starting end Marcus Spears has been lost for the season and back-up Sean Lissemore at least a month with injuries, the club said.

Spears suffered a torn calf muscle in Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers and was placed on injured reserve, Dallas (1-7) said on Wednesday's injury report.

Lissemore left Green Bay on crutches with a high ankle sprain.

Dallas also put rookie safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah on injured reserve with a high-ankle sprain, the team said on its website (

(Reporting by Larry Fine in New York, Editing by Steve Ginsburg)