FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. —
Dan Connor has taken over for Lee, but a neck injury sidelined him from the first Dallas practices this week. Next man up on the depth chart is oft-injured Ernie Sims.
The Cowboys are hoping running back DeMarco Murray returns this week after missing the Giants game with a sprained right foot.
Atlanta is likely to start rookie Peter Konz for the second straight week at right guard with Garrett Reynolds nursing a lower back injury.
Konz has yet to face a talent like four-time Pro Bowl nose tackle Jay Ratliff, who has a sack, a forced fumble, three quarterback pressures and six tackles since returning from an ankle injury and making his season debut two weeks ago.
Regardless who’s in or who’s out, Dallas’ offense has a long way to go before matching the efficiency of Atlanta’s.
The Cowboys rank second worst with 19 giveaways, including an NFL-high 13 interceptions by Romo, and fifth worst with 54 penalties.