Cowboys News App [Android]

Cowboys OL Chaz Green Injured Against Raiders; Left Guard Uncertainty

Cowboys offensive lineman , who got the start last night at left in an ongoing competition, had to leave the game with an ankle . He was able to walk to the back with some trainer assistance. His status, and that of the position, are both in question.

came into the game once Green was hurt. The starting spot at left guard remains unsettled between Green, Bell, and . With only one game left and few starters likely to play in it, we may not have a final answer until Week One or even sometime in the middle of the .

Chaz Green
Chaz Green

One thing that isn't uncertain is that Chaz Green can't stay healthy. He missed time at the start of with a shoulder injury and now may have a bad wheel. A third-round pick in 2015, Green has never been able to find a clear role with the Cowboys because he's consistently missing time.

Some guys' bodies simply fail them once they reach the , and Green appears to be in that unfortunate group. It's never a good sign when the jokes starting coming after you get hurt.

Given where he was drafted, Chaz Green has the advantage of some internal bias in any roster competition. Teams want their high picks to succeed, especially when the issue is more medical than talent. The Cowboys must have believed a lot in Green two years ago and probably still think he could be a winner if his body cooperates.

Ideally, Green would have been ready to replace at right this year and allowed La'el Collins to stay at guard. But Green's uncertainty, and the more critical nature of the tackle spots, made it necessary to move Collins over.

We'll have to wait and see how long, if at all, this latest injury keeps Chaz out of action. Even if it doesn't cost him any time in the regular season, it adds to the narrative that he's a guy you simply can't rely on. That will certainly be a factor as the Cowboys make their roster decisions.

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!

COntinue Reading


1 Comment
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

> Join our team...

-- COWBOYS ANDROID APP --Free Dallas Cowboys News App for Android