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Chaz Green Leaves Practice Again, Cowboys OL Depth Becoming a Concern?

The were back on the practice fields at following their opener in San Francisco yesterday. Not escaping the game without , Marqueston Huff and will both be out for “a week or two at minimum” according to . A torn toe ligament for Martin — which may require surgery — was made worse in practice as fellow backup lineman exited with a leg injury Saturday.

This already marks the second time Green has been carted off the field at practice. Recovering from his first setback (which occurred during the Cowboys first practice) to play against the 49ers, the drop off in talent from Green to and as the Cowboys starting tackles was significant.

Green played 35 snaps in San Francisco. Cam Fleming played 38, Jake Campos played 22, and Korren Kirven played 10. Not one of these snaps came in protection of , who needed just 10 plays to orchestrate an opening touchdown drive before departing.

Of course, it took even less snaps for Green to become the lasting image of disappointment on the 2017 Cowboys. Six to be exact – the number of he allowed in a deflating week 10 loss to the Falcons.

With Fleming being the Cowboys only addition of note at , and Green's reliability fading into nothingness, the Cowboys depth has gone from a perceived strength to a real concern at an alarming speed.

With three preseason games still to navigate, the Cowboys have time to consider outside options in upgrading this depth. Marcus Martin was the only other on the offensive line this .

This unit is often referred to as the engine for this team, and it's hard to undersell just how true this is. Remaining cohesive on the offensive line is the only way the Cowboys can fairly evaluate their stable of running backs, young backup quarterbacks, and even receiving corps.

While doing so on the inside should still be possible thanks to backups like and even , the Cowboys tackle position is one to keep a very close eye on for the rest of the summer.

Come week one against Carolina, even if the Cowboys are exhaling a sigh of relief as Tyron Smith and La'el Collins line up to start, the team must be better prepared this season for the loss of either player.

After one preseason game, the Cowboys are in danger of leaving Oxnard without such a plan in place.

Sean Martin
Sean Martin
Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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Brian Moore

Hopefully they will will be able to pick quality lineman up out of cuts, but I doubt it. Chaz is or never has been very good in the NFL . Cameron Fleming signed a one-year deal and has been a disappointment , fat and out of shape with sloppy technic. Most count on this unit to be one of the best in the league, but I have my concerns.comment image


time to move on from this guy.

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