New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is active for Sunday's Week 12 game against the Dallas Cowboys despite being on the Friday injury report with an elbow issue, but his receiving corps won't be at full strength.
Veteran wideout Phillip Dorsett is out with a concussion. He suffered the injury in New England's road win over the Philadelphia Eagles last week. Mohamed Sanu also won't play versus the Cowboys because of an ankle injury suffered against the Eagles in Week 11. These absences leave Brady with Julian Edelman, rookies N'Keal Harry and Jakobi Meyers, and special teams ace Matthew Slater as the only wide receivers active.
Tight end Ryan Izzo also is inactive, which means we could see more of veteran Benjamin Watson in the passing game. The 38-year-old tight end tallied a season-high 52 receiving yards last week.
The Patriots secondary also will be without cornerback Jason McCourty. However, this unit will get back veteran safety Patrick Chung, who missed his third game of the season in Week 11.
The good news for the Patriots is on the offensive line, where Isaiah Wynn is back in the starting left tackle spot after returning from injured reserve. He hasn't played since Week 2.
There aren't any major injury concerns for the Cowboys.
Here are the official inactives for both teams.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (9-1)
QB Cody Kessler
WR Mohamed Sanu
WR Phillip Dorsett (concussion)
RB Damien Harris
TE Ryan Izzo
OT Korey Cunningham
CB Jason McCourty
DALLAS COWBOYS (6-4)
WR Devin Smith
WR Cedrick Wilson
RT Brandon Knight
LB Leighton Vander Esch
S Donovan Wilson
DT Trysten Hill
DE Joe Jackson
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