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Cowboys LB Mark Nzeocha Undergoes Knee Scope Ahead of Minicamp

Right now is not the time to be an injured on the Cowboys roster, but once again 2015 draft pick finds himself unavailable as the team wraps up and looks ahead to next week's minicamp.

Nzeocha had his knee scoped on Tuesday, a procedure that will likely cost him a few weeks of valuable work with the Cowboys' new-look . This comes after the Wyoming product missed most of last season with a strained Achilles suffered during the – where he showed some solid flashes, following up on his strong play with five active games at the end of 2016 and three tackles against the Eagles in .

It appears that the Cowboys will enter with the linebacker position featuring plenty of depth in need of shaking out, as was the case last year too. As their much more prominent “injured” LB gets healthier by the day, opportunities for others at the position to see the field with Jaylon at MIKE and firmly in place at WILL could dwindle quickly.

This is bad news for a talented but often unavailable player like Nzeocha, who entering year three may now have to face the uphill battle of beating out a player like or to secure his roster spot.

Wilson has reportedly continued to impress in the role he's carved out as Dallas' base SAM linebacker, a spot that Nzeocha can bring some physicality to along with his contributions at MIKE and on .

The Dallas Cowboys' new motto for the upcoming season is “Re-Commit”, and for LB Mark Nzeocha this now means focusing on returning from yet another to finally put his full potential on the field for .

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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