Published: August 18th, 2010 | Tags: Alex Barron, Bart Scott, Brady Quinn, Chris Johnson, D.J. Williams, Dallas Cowboys, Danny Amendola, Ellis Hobbs, Frank Tadych, Gerald Hayes, Jason McCourty, Jim Zorn, Justin Fargas, Justin Hartwig, Ken Whisenhunt, Knowshon Moreno, Kyle Kosier, Marc Colombo, Matt Forte, Maurkice Pouncey, Montrae Holland, Patrick Crayton, Randy Moss, Rex Ryan, Robert Brewster, Sam Young, Stanford Routt, Victor Cruz
Much like the situation in Baltimore, the Dallas Cowboys are battling injuries along the offensive line at a time the unit should be working on cohesion.
Starting RT Marc Colombo had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Monday, although he’s fully expected to return in time for the season opener. The Cowboys lost another starter during Wednesday’s practice when LG Kyle Kosier limped off the field. The team’s official site says the “early indication” is Kosier has a sprained MCL in his right knee, which would sideline him for 4-6 weeks.
The injuries leave the Cowboys thin, but the good news is it’s the second week of the preseason.
With backup OT Alex Barron sidelined with an injured ankle, the likely fill-ins for Colombo on Saturday night against the Chargers are Robert Brewster and Sam Young. Montrae Holland is expected to take Kosier’s spot with the starting unit.
Here’s a few more looks at preseason happenings:
- Jim Zorn “feels fortunate” to be with the Ravens, writes Gary Graves.
- Bart Scott says the Jets made some guy named Victor Cruz look like Randy Moss, leaving Rex Ryan “totally disappointed” in his second-team defense, says Mark Cannizzaro.
- Is Patrick Crayton too valuable for the Cowboys to let go?
- Ellis Hobbs, now listed as a starter for the Eagles, has been a pleasant surprise.
- Randy Moss dazzled in a joint practice against the Falcons, writes D. Orlando Ledbetter. The Falcons were missing starting CBs Dunta Robinson and Brent Grimes.
- Ken Whisenhunt says the next two weeks are “critical” for the rehabbing Gerald Hayes, reports Kent Sommers.
- Knowshon Moreno isn’t expected back until next week, writes Mike Klis. Justin Fargas will see some time against the Lions on Saturday.
- Another positive report on Matt Forte, this one courtesy of Sean Jensen.
- Stanford Routt and Chris Johnson continue to battle for the starting spot opposite Nnamdi Asomugha, writes Steve Corkran.
- Brady Quinn continues to work with the Broncos’ second-team offense, and D.J. Williams got a practice in.
- Justin Hartwig knows rookie Maurkice Pouncey is pushing him for his starting spot.
- Jason McCourty could have the edge for a starting job in Tennessee.
- Danny Amendola has been the best receiver in Rams’ camp, according to Bill Coats.