Lions running back Joique Bell (ankle) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Seahawks, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Bell has been incredibly underwhelming thus far, averaging just 2.5 yards per touch and 1.1 yard per rush. Rookie Ameer Abdullah and third-down back Theo Riddick should get increased touches against a tough Seahawks rush defense Monday in Bell's absence.
An MRI taken on Lions tight end Eric Ebron's injured left knee revealed no structural damage, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
The full extent of Ebron's injury has not been revealed, but the MRI results are promising. Ebron's status for the Lions' next game Sunday against the Cardinals is uncertain, but he will have one fewer day to prepare than he normally would coming off a Monday night game in Week 4.
Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy (hip) has officially been ruled out for Monday's game in Seattle, DetroitLions.com's Tim Twentyman reports.
Levy returned to limited practices this week, after missing more than a month of practice. He was originally listed as doubtful for Monday's game, and he may be back for Week 5 against the Cardinals. The Detroit defense badly needs him, having allowed 83 points and 8.7 yards per pass attempt through three games.
Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) will take part in practice this week, and if he avoids a setback, he's expected to play Sunday against the Cardinals, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.
Pettigrew has done very little since sustaining a hamstring injury in the opener, but it appears as if he'll make initial attempts to return to the field this week. On Monday night, fellow tight end Eric Ebron suffered a knee injury that has placed his immediate availability in question, necessitating Pettigrew's presence in the offense. Expect the week of preparation to determine the eventual TE pecking order Sunday.
Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar is slated to undergo surgery to repair his torn left ACL, ESPN.com reports.
Per the report, Dunbar -- who is a candidate for IR -- also suffered a partially torn MCL during Sunday's game against the Saints. Now that he is no longer in the Cowboys' backfield mix, Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Christine Michael are left to handle the team's running back duties going forward.
Cowboys wide receiver Brice Butler (hamstring) is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Patriots, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Butler strained a hamstring on his first catch of the season, a 67-yard grab in New Orleans on Sunday night. With the first practice of the week imminent Wednesday, head coach Jason Garrett will be afforded his first chance to clarify Butler's status. If he's deemed inactive this Sunday, Butler's next opportunity to play arrives on Oct. 25 against the Giants after the Cowboys' Week 6 bye.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he thinks wide receiver Dez Bryant (foot) has a chance to return for Week 7 against the Giants, The Dallas Morning News reports.
Week 7 represents an absolute best-case scenario, as the Cowboys have acknowledged all along Bryant will at least be out through the Week 6 bye. With his recovery going well, Bryant could be back for Week 7 or Week 8, but it's also quite possible he'll need a few weeks beyond that to heal.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expects linebacker Sean Lee (concussion) to play against the Patriots on Sunday, The Dallas Morning News reports.
Lee has a long history of injury concerns, but concussions haven't been one of his bigger issues. Of course, recovery from concussions is tough to predict, and Lee still needs to make it through the NFL's protocol. He suffered the injury during Sunday's loss to the Saints, leaving him with 36 tackles through the first four games of the season.