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Cowboys Even Thinner at OT After Ty Nsekhe’s Hospitalization

Already scrambling after La'el Collins' was announced last Friday, the will now be without a key depth player at . Veteran was hospitalized last night following heat-related illness and has now been declared out for Week 2.

Thankfully for the Cowboys they'd already settled on Terence Steele as the starting right tackle for Sunday's date with the . But while not as disruptive as it could've been, losing Nsekhe now leaves Dallas very thin at two critical positions.

, who's primarily played backup for Dallas the last two seasons, will serve as the swing tackle in Nsekhe's absence.

It's been quite a week for roster problems since the Cowboys' Week 1 loss to Tampa Bay. Following Collins' suspension news we had DE go on the COVID list, break his foot in practice, and now both starting safeties working through injury issues.

Missing La'el at is a huge concern with Los Angeles' to contend with, but at least will be back following last week's absence due to COVID. Even if he doesn't play RT, Martin will be a stabilizing presence for both Steele and .

Dallas won't have the same opportunity for a “moral victory” this week as they did against the Bucs. Even in defeat the Cowboys earned respect and a brief feelgood swell by nearly upsetting the defending champs on the road.

Going to 0-2 against the Chargers won't have the same cushion, even with these personnel issues to overcome. If the Cowboys don't get it done this Sunday then there will be a very different mood around the organization in the following days.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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