JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 11: Arrelious Benn #17 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs for yardage during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on December 11, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
For the Bucs, the most significant injury is Arrelious Benn's concussion, which rules him out for Saturday's game. Without Benn the Bucs lack speed at wide receiver, but Dezmon Briscoe is at least a capable replacement for the second-year receiver. In addition, the Bucs listed DE Michael Bennett, WR Sammie Stroughter and DT Brian Price as Questionable.
Missing Stroughter wouldn't hurt Tampa Bay much, but without Brian Price and Michael Bennett the Bucs would struggle to stop the run. If Price can't go, Roy Miller and Frank Okam will fill in for him, while Da'Quan Bowers will again see extended playing time if Bennett is not available. There is some good news: Aqib Talib is ready to go on Saturday, and the Bucs will certainly need him to stop WR Dez Bryant.
For the Cowboys, four starters are listed as questionable: C Phil Costa, G Kyle Kosier, CB Mike Jenkins and LB Demarcus Ware. Besides those four players, Laurent Robinson is also Questionable to play on Saturday. Missing those players would seriously hurt the Cowboys, as their already weak secondary would be hurt further with Jenkins' absence while Jay Ratliff would be the only real source of pass rush with Ware out. Missing two starters on the interior offensive line could allow Albert Haynesworth to run free as well.
Full Injury Report
Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
Out: WR Arrelious Benn (concussion)
Questionable: WR Sammie Stroughter (knee), DE Michael Bennett (toe), DT Brian Price (ankle)
Out: WR Andre Holmes (hamstring), DT Josh Price-Brent (knee)
Questionable: S Danny McCray (ankle), C Phil Costa (concussion), CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder), G Kyle Kosier (foot), WR Laurent Robinson (shoulder), LB Demarcus Ware (neck)