The New Orleans Saints will be without dynamic running back Alvin Kamara for the fourth straight game as they take on the Dallas Cowboys on “Thursday Night Football” in Week 13. Saints offensive linemen Ryan Ramczyk and Terron Armstead will both miss the contest as well.
Kamara missed his first game of the season in Week 10 vs. the Tennessee Titans, sat out Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles and was unable to go in Week 12 vs. the Buffalo Bills. The four-time Pro Bowler was able to participate in practice all this week in a limited fashion, but the Saints will be forced to lean on backup Mark Ingram as their lead back for the third time in the last four weeks.
Ingram missed New Orleans’ Thanksgiving Day contest due to a knee injury as well, but returned to practice as a full participant this week.
Kamara has collected 530 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 146 carries this season, while adding 310 receiving yards and four touchdowns on 32 receptions as well. Ingram – who was reacquired by the Saints in a trade with the Houston Texans on Oct. 29 — has run for 499 yards and two touchdowns on 137 carries this season and has added 24 receptions for 156 yards as well.
The Cowboys and Saints are scheduled to kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET.
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