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Dallas Cowboys News: Injury Report, Roster Changes, New Left Guard?

Today's injury report for the Dallas Cowboys comes with the good and the bad, and is tied into what may be a change along the offensive line. The Cowboys were going with a full-blown youth movement along the line, but as detailed earlier on BTB, Bill Nagy didn't have such a great game. He also shows up on the injury report with a neck issue, and was limited in practice.

In his place, Derrick Dockery, signed right before the season started, was getting first-string reps at practice, and is talking like he thinks he'll start on Sunday.

"I think it's an excellent opportunity for me," Dockery said. "I want to take full advantage of it. We're playing a talented, tough team in San Francisco, so it's going to be a very tough matchup for the first game. So I'm looking forward to the opportunity. I'm just thankful to the Dallas Cowboys, Mr. Jones, Coach Garrett, Coach Hud, for just giving me this opportunity."

Meanwhile, we had a few roster moves this week that we didn't highlight. Fullback Tony Fiammetta was re-signed after being claimed and cut in a couple of days time the week before the season started. Jason Garrett wants a traditional fullback in the mix, someone who can lead block. To make room, the Cowboys released WR Laurent Robinson, who was signed as an insurance policy before the first game. Also, with the signing of Frank Walker at cornerback, the Cowboys released tight end Martin Rucker, who was expendable with the Fiammetta signing, and because Martellus Bennett returned to practice today.

Make the jump for the injury report...

The Cowboys held Dez Bryant out of practice with his thigh injury. Terence Newman is still not practicing, and we know that Orlando Scandrick is out.

Mike Jenkins practiced some, which is good news, and shows how far he's come in the toughness factor. Anthony Spencer is also dinged up and was limited with shoulder problems. And as mentioned before, Martellus Bennett returned to practice.


Practice Report





WR Dez Bryant (thigh), CB Terence Newman (groin), CB Orlando Scandrick (ankle)





CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder), G Bill Nagy (neck), LB Anthony Spencer (shoulder)





WR Miles Austin (knee), TE Martellus Bennett (ankle), C Phil Costa (knee), T Tyron Smith (knee)

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