Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE
Kenyon Coleman is out for the season, leaving the Cowboys to scramble to replace the starting defensive end.
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Kenyon Coleman is out for the season after tearing his left triceps muscle, and the team plans to replace him with a committee of players, according to Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning-News.
Coleman joins linebacker Sean Lee and and safety Barry Church as starting Cowboys defensive players lost for the season. The Cowboys could have a few options to replace Coleman in Marcus Spears, Tyrone Crawford and Sean Lissemore, has has been banged up himself but whom head coach Jason Garrett is cleared to play this week.
Coleman hasn't registered a sack and has 15 tackles and a forced fumble this season for the Cowboys (4-5), who host the Cleveland Browns at noon CT on Sunday. Garrett said the team rotates players constantly at defensive end, but Coleman's ability in run defense will be missed:
"That's a loss for us because he's been such a good player for us," Garrett said. "He is one of the leaders of the defensive line and certainly one of the leaders of our defense. He is a very, very good run defender and has shown that he can push the pocket and pressure the quarterback a little bit, too. He'll be a loss for us, but like with the other guys that have gone out this year, the next man has to be up."