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Jeff Heath’s Week 10 Status is Iffy, Donovan Wilson Time?

As far as go, 's has gone a little but under the radar after leaving the game early last week against the . In that contest he sustained not one, but two injuries. He is currently nursing a shoulder and a knee laceration that required 12 stitches, leaving his availability for Week 10 up in the air.

Of the two injuries, I believe the knee laceration is of the biggest concern. I've had my fair share of stitches in my lifetime and I have a hard time believing that it will heal enough before Sunday night's game against the . It's not completely impossible, but the location of the stitches suggests otherwise in my .

That's just my opinion though. I could be completely wrong. In fact, if you want to believe , then Jeff Heath has a real shot at playing against the Vikings.

“We felt like he's going to be OK,” Garrett said Tuesday. “I think they (medical staff) feel like it's going to be OK as the week goes on. They're confident he'll heal up and be ready to go.”

For the fun of it though, let's pretend Jeff Heath has to miss the Week 10 matchup against the Vikings. Who would replace him at strong ? ? ?

Well, based on what the did last week after Jeff Heath exited game against the Giants, they'd probably go with Darian Thompson once again. He played a total of 40 defensive snaps (56.3%) last week filling in for No. 38, playing admirably and even recovered a fumble.

Thompson however has mostly been a his entire career. That's not to say he's not capable of playing SS, but Dallas does have another option on the roster a lot of has been anxious to see play opposite … Donovan Wilson.

have been enamored with the former Texas A&M safety after the way he played in . There is a large majority of fans who actually wanted the rookie to replace Jeff Heath before the even started. Maybe, just maybe, that time is now.

I wouldn't hold your breath on seeing Donovan Wilson with the Cowboys starting just yet though. As much as a lot of us would like to see that happen, it's really looking as if Jeff Heath will be able to go Sunday night against the Vikings.

I guess the best we can hope for is for Donovan Wilson to be the next man up if Jeff Heath had some kind of setback before or during the game instead of Darian Thompson. Maybe with an entire week to prepare for such an eventuality the staff would feel more comfortable making that move. Who knows though? We will just have to wait and see.

What do you think? Do you like the idea of Donovan Wilson taking over?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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