The Dallas Cowboys received a mixed big with their key starters’ injury statuses on Sunday prior to their afternoon showdown with the New York Jets. Eight-time Pro Bowler and six-time First-Team All-Pro right guard Zack Martin, who was a late addition to the injury report Thursday with a groin injury that limited his practice participation, will be active. It is encouraging for Dallas that he will suit up against a New York Jets front whose 36.5% quarterback pressure rate is the fifth-highest in the NFL since the start of the 2022 season.
Safety Donovan Wilson (calf), left guard Tyler Smith (hamstring) and wide receiver Brandin Cooks (knee) are in a different boat than Martin as they are all inactive Sunday.
Wilson suited up, stretched with the team and participated in position drills on Thursday. However, the Cowboys are deep at safety with Jayron Kearse, Malik Hooker, Markquese Bell, Juanyeh Thomas, and Israel Mukuamu all at defensive coordinator Dan Quinn’s disposal.
Both Cooks and Smith didn’t practice during the week, instead working off to the side. Cooks is dealing with an MCL sprain, according to the Forth Worth Star-Telegram. The veteran is dealing with a Grade 1 strain, but the team isn’t viewing this as a multiweek injury, per the Dallas Morning News, and he still has a shot to play against the Jets. McCarthy said Cooks continued to work off to the side with the rehab group on Friday. Second-year wide receiver Jalen Tolbert and KaVontae Turpin will be in line for more snaps at receiver on Sunday. Turpin recorded a seven-yard rushing touchdown late in garbage time in the Cowboys 40-0 thrashing of the Giants on “Sunday…
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Author : Garrett Podell
Publish date : 2023-09-17 19:30:12
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