Cowboys Injuries Updates: August 20th

It has definitely been an interesting and entertaining week with the St. Louis Rams in town. And since the Cowboys had an off day yesterday, it’s an opportune time to update the Cowboys injuries they are dealing with as the team prepares to play the San Francisco 49ers on August 23rd.

The latest scare came when Zack Martin went to the ground on Tuesday with an apparent neck injury. It has since been reported by numerous sources that Martin suffered a neck stinger and should be fine, but his return has yet to be determined.

As for the rest of the Cowboys starting offensive line, they continue to take extra precautions with Tyron Smith (bicep strain) and Doug Free (foot). They have seen limited reps lately, but their full return to the starting lineup is unknown.

Ron Leary has been experiencing back problems and is now scheduled to receive an MRI to try and determine the problem. Same thing, different position–Orlando Scandrick and Brandon Carr will continue to see limited action while working with strength and conditioning coaches.

Byron Jones status has yet to be updated, although, it’s not expected to be serious. Jones was expected to receive a second opinion and a possible MRI on the shoulder injury he sustained last Sunday in a collision with Morris Claiborne.

Cowboys Blog - Cowboys Injuries Updates: August 20th
(Michael Ainsworth/The Dallas Morning News)

Dez Bryant tried to sneak in a rep at Tuesday’s practice but, was interrupted by coach Linehan. He’s chomping at the bit, still awaiting the all go to return from the coaching staff.

Cole Beasley, suffering from a sore Achilles tendon, attended Tuesday’s walkthrough but will be limited for the time being. Gavin Escobar left Monday’s practice with a head injury. He attended Tuesday’s walkthrough and will go through the concussion protocol.

Nick Hayden, Tyrone Crawford, Anthony Hitchens, Terrell McClain, and Barry Church are all dealing with varying injuries, all of which should be treatable with rest and rehab.

There have been no updates for Gus Johnson or James Hanna.

As far as Rolando McClain’s injury, maybe we will know on or around the week of October 4th when his four-game suspension ends.

It’s safe to say that the lineups and players on the field against San Francisco will be interesting to say the least. But the big picture is to get everyone healthy and ready for September 13th when the New York Giants come to AT&T Stadium to try and dethrone the NFC East Champs.

Check back for updates as they become available.

What do you think?


Written by Shane Denney

Lifelong Dallas Cowboys and horse racing fan. You can generally find me at the top of a mountain or on a frozen lake. Born and raised in Idaho and for those still wondering, we do have color tv and cell phones.


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