NFC East injury roundup: LeSean McCoy joins Michael Vick with concussion

Rob Carr

The Philadelphia Eagles are down their starting quarterback and now possibly their starting running back, as LeSean McCoy suffered a concussion in the final two minutes of their game against the Washington Redskins.

LeSean McCoy is the second prominent member of the Philadelphia Eagles offense to suffer a concussion in two weeks, and will require testing to see if he can play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

Last week, quarterback Michael Vick suffered a serious concussion that will continue to keep him out indefinitely. Sunday, McCoy was hurt in the last two minutes of a 31-6 loss to the Washington Redskins, and needed to be carted off the field to put an even darker mood on the team's sixth consecutive loss. McCoy is backed up by Bryce Brown, a seventh-round pick who has 141 yards on 32 carries in his rookie campaign, as well as Dion Lewis and Chris Polk, who have yet to record carries on the season. If he needs to miss time, the Eagles offense could become even more stagnant than it looked Sunday in the blowout loss with Nick Foles at quarterback.

The Dallas Cowboys lost starting left tackle Tyron Smith to a high ankle sprain, an injury that will likely cause him to miss Thursday's Thanksgiving Day game against the Washington Redskins, if not more. Smith left the game against the Cleveland Browns in the first half and did not return, leaving the Cowboys with a heavily dinged up offensive line: Ryan Cook, who has been starting in place of Phil Costa at the center spot, missed the Browns game with a knee injury, forcing the team to slide over Mackenzy Bernadeau from right guard. Jermey Parnell filled in for Smith at left tackle while Derrick Dockery subbed in at right guard. With the makeshift unit up front, Tony Romo was sacked seven times on Sunday.

Also for the Cowboys, wide receivers Kevin Ogletree left the game late with a concussion in the fourth quarter. His status going forward is questionable.

For the Washington Redskins, cornerback Josh Wilson and safety Brandon Meriweather both left the game against the Eagles and will receive MRIs. Wilson's status is questionable going forward and could cause him to miss Thursday's game against Dallas. Meriweather said that his exit from the game was just a precautionary measure with the score out of hand, but the MRI indicates it might be more serious.

The New York Giants had a bye week, allowing Ahmad Bradshaw to get some rest to heal an injury that remains undisclosed suffered in the team's Week 10 game.

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