Suh was suspended for a game for treading on the leg of Green Bay Packers quarterback in the Lions’ regular season finale last weekend.
The suspension was quickly appealed, but if it fails the Lions will most likely be without their two first-round tackle selections as Nick Fairley ‘needs a miracle’ to be able to face the Cowboys on Sunday – he has not played since week eight because of a knee injury.
Suh has a history with the Packers, having been suspended for two games back in 2011 for stomping on the arm of center Evan Dietrich-Smith, and he was fined $110,000 last season for an illegal block on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan.
It could also mark the end of Suh’s Detroit career as the 27-year-old is a free agent this off-season.
Lions safety James Ihedigbo says Suh would be a major loss to the squad as they look to move past the in-form Cowboys at AT&T Stadium and claim a place in the NFC divisional round.
“I don’t know if you can put it into words,” Ihedigbo said.
“He’s a dominant force in our defense. He’s kind of the key centerpiece. We have faith in guys that can step up and fill that void and do the best job they can to get this win and help us out.
“It’s unfortunate, whatever way you want to slice it. You’re losing one of your best defensive players and one of the best D-linemen in the league, it’s unfortunate.”