So, Which Starter Can The Cowboys Most Afford to Lose?

Dallas Cowboys' free safety Ken Hamlin missed practice yesterday with a strained left groin.

Bad news?

Or good news?

To me, Hamlin is the weakest link among Dallas' 24 starters (including kickers). The drop-off from Hamlin to Patrick Watkins is smaller than from any other starter to any other backup. He doesn't make plays. He doesn't even make tackles. Much less interceptions.

Given his three sacks and game-saving play in Philadelphia, you could make an argument for Victor Butler taking snaps away from Anthony Spencer. Maybe you'd survive with the loss of Marion Barber with Tashard Choice, granted.

So who, Cowboys' fans, could your team most afford to lose en route to 9-2?


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