Nick Roach out vs. Cowboys

Updated: September 19, 2010, 10:54 PM ET
By Jeff Dickerson |

DALLAS -- A right hamstring injury will force Bears linebacker Nick Roach to miss Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

The Bears listed Roach as questionable Friday on the teams official injury report.

Roach's loss will be primarily felt on special teams where the linebacker is a four-phase contributor.

"There is no one guy who can do that [replace Roach]," Bears special teams coach Dave Toub said earlier in the week. "We'll have to replace him with two or three guys."

The Bears' other inactives in Week 2 include: Caleb Hanie (3rd QB), Craig Steltz, Kahlil Bell, J'Marcus Webb, Corey Wootton, Marcus Harrison and Joshua Moore.

Earl Bennett, who was inactive in Week 1, will make his season debut Sunday. He will be one of five wideouts that will dress.

Jeff Dickerson covers the Bears for and ESPN 1000.

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