ARLINGTON, Texas — After ruling out four players ahead of their Sunday night road game against the 2-1 Dallas Cowboys, the Saints announced wide receiver Joseph Morgan, cornerback Patrick Robinson and linebacker David Hawthorne would round out their list of players who would not suit up for the contest.
Running back Mark Ingram, safety Marcus Ball, fullback Erik Lorig and nose tackle John Jenkins had been scratched on Friday and Saturday. Of the inactives for the Saints (1-2), Morgan and Jenkins are healthy.
Robinson (hamstring), Ingram (fractured hand), Ball (hamstring), Lorig (ankle) and Hawthorne (ankle/knee) were all listed on the injury report prior to the game.
The finalization of the Saints’ inactives means third-year wide receiver Nick Toon and rookie cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste will be available to play in a regular-season game for the first time this regular season. Veteran center Jonathan Goodwin will also be available to play after leaving the Saints’ 20-9 victory at home against Minnesota on Sept. 21 in the third quarter with a hurt ankle.
The Cowboys’ inactives are backup quarterback Dustin Vaughan, cornerback Tyler Patmon, linebacker Korey Toomer, defensive tackle Davon Coleman, tackle Donald Hawkins, defensive end Lavard Edwards and defensive tackle Terrell McClain. Coleman (knee) and McClain (groin) were questionable.
Kickoff between the Saints and the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, is set for 7:30 p.m. NBC will televise the game.