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Ndamukong Suh suspended by NFL for Lions vs. Cowboys

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Cowboys All-Pro running back DeMArco Murray is licking his chops after hearing this news.

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The NFL has finally dropped the kind of hammer on Ndamukong Suh that he'll feel when he's watching his team play without him. The NFL is suspending Suh for the Lions' wild-card playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Suh appeared to step twice on the already injured calf of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers — the first one looked accidental, but the second one, moments after the first, looked like Suh knew what he was doing. He has a history of trying to injure players with dirty hits, so the NFL finally had enough and will sit Suh in just the Lions' second playoff game of the past two decades.

It also means Detroit could be without both of its first-round defensive tackle selections. Head coach Jim Caldwell said Monday it would take "a miracle" for defensive tackle Nick Fairley to play against the Cowboys. Fairley has not played or practiced since injuring his knee against Atlanta in Week 8.

If neither Suh nor Fairley is available, the Lions likely would start C.J. Mosley and Andre Fluellen or Jason Jones at defensive tackle. Cowboys All-Pro running back DeMArco Murray is licking his chops after hearing this news.