METAIRIE, La. The Saints will have to play Dallas without fullback Jed Collins, who has been ruled out with a combo toe-knee injury which has kept him out of practice this week.
He could be joined on the inactive list Sunday by running back Chris Ivory (hamstring) and cornerback Patrick Robinson (groin), who were deemed as questionable. Both were limited all three days this week.
Running back Pierre Thomas (right knee) was limited Friday while tight end Jimmy Graham (left wrist) and tackle Zach Strief (right ankle) were full. Both are probable.
As for Dallas (8-6), defensive lineman Jay Ratliff (groin) is out. Linebacker Ernie Sims (concussion) and receiver Kevin Ogletree (illness) are questionable. The rest of the roster is listed as probable, including running back DeMarco Murray (foot), receiver Dez Bryant (finger) and linebacker DeMarcus Ware (elbow).