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The Silver Lining to these injuries

There is really only one injury that there isn't much visible silver lining to on the Cowboys roster right now, and it is that of John Phillips season ending ACL tear.  Except for that, there have been no critical injuries sustained this season, and face it, he was a 3rd string guy, although a very good and useful 3rd stringer.

Injuries are never good for a team at first sight, but after taking a second look at things I realized something.  We always are aspiring towards a Super Bowl every season.  This season especially since it will be played in our stadium and every man feels that need to protect his territory.  Expectations are high once again and there is lots of talk by football fans and networks alike that the Cowboys are poised for a Super Bowl run.  A lot of this can be attributed to the fact that we are the best team going into a season that will be hosting a super bowl ever in history, at least to my knowledge.  I believe the story will be similar next year for the Colts (as the next Super Bowl is in Indy).

But anyway, back to injuries, the good side to this is that a lot of the players are getting plenty of reps and learning the offense.  Many of these players won't be sticking around as we will need to cut 27 players that are currently on the roster before the start of the season.  However, this does give a great chance to have our backups get some good reps, especially for guys like Jason Hatcher and Stephen BowenChris Gronkowski gets a chance to shine and possibly make the team to fill an H-back type role in place of John Phillips, and maybe even replace Deon Anderson in the future, should he prove himself to that extent.

It is still preseason and so far we haven't had an injury that will sideline a player for any portion of the season besides John Phillips.  Marc Columbo should be back in time for the Redskins game as well as his injury should sideline him for a max of 4 weeks.  Preseason injuries like this set us up for being able to sustain these kind of injuries in the regular season as the backups will have had more experience filling in during the preseason to make a better effort in the regular season should anything happen.  This is just me being optimistic, although typically, from what I have noticed, is that some of the teams with the best records each season are the teams that are also the healthiest throughout the season.  All in all though, I just can't wait for the season to start.

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