A few changes likely for Cowboys’ starting lineup

Cowboys notes: Ernie Sims expects to start at weakside linebacker

Because of that, Carter might have lost his starting job. Ernie Sims expects to start at weakside linebacker against the Denver Broncos after splitting practice reps with Carter this week…Receiver Miles Austin missed practice again Thursday, casting doubt about his availability for Sunday…Defensive end George Selvie (concussion) did not practice, but he is expected to play.

Bruce Carter isn't kidding when he says last week was one of his worst games as a Cowboy (-2.7 overall according to PFF). But unfortunately for him, it's not even his worst game of the year, which would be his -3.6 (!) performance against Kansas City.

His replacement, Ernie Sims, had six tackles and two stops among just 28 snaps last week, and has a -0.4 grade over 36 snaps on the season.

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