NFL inactive list, Week 15: Steelers vs. Cowboys

Tom Pennington

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys will both be without key players, but none may be more important than Cowboys' Morris Claiborne.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys both are in desperate need of a victory on Sunday in order to help fulfill their playoffs aspirations, but both will be without key players for their game, especially the Cowboys.

The headline-grabbing injury for the Cowboys is cornerback Morris Claiborne, who will miss this game as he continues to recover from a recently suffered concussion. Claiborne was listed as questionable. Defensive tackle Jay Ratliff is also inactive because of a groin injury, which was expected as Ratliff didn't practice at all this week. Both these injuries are big losses for Rob Ryan's defense as he looks to contain the Steelers' offense.

Meanwhile for the Steelers, cornerback Ike Taylor will be inactive for the game because of an ankle injury. Taylor didn't practice once this week. Newly acquired wide receiver Plaxico Burress is also inactive, but that is not injury related.

Here is a complete list of each team's inactive players.

Cowboys:

CB Morris Claiborne

S Charlie Peprah

RB Phillip Tanner

G Kevin Kowalksi

C David Arkin

OT Darrion Weems

DT Jay Ratliff

Steelers:

QB Byron Leftwich

G/T Willie Colon

OT Mike Adams

WR Plaxico Burress

CB Ike Taylor

CB Cortez Allen

DE Al Woods

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