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Byron Jones, Ronald Leary Getting Extra Looks At Injuries To Determine Seriousness

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Every training camp, injuries happen. You just hope they are of the minor variety, and that's just what the Dallas Cowboys want to find out about two of their players. First-round draft pick Byron Jones hurt his left shoulder the other day, the same one he hurt in college to end his season in 2014. The Cowboys don't think it is anything serious, but they want to be sure.

Byron Jones will leave training camp to receive a second opinion on his injured left shoulder but club officials insist it's more of a precaution than cause for concern.

The Cowboys first round pick was held out of Monday afternoon's practice against the St. Louis Rams after spraining a joint in his left shoulder one day earlier. An MRI was negative, but since the injury occurred in the same area that resulted in season-ending surgery for Jones 10 months ago, the club is taking no chances.

Ronald Leary is another guy who has sat out a few practices, his issue is a sore back. The Cowboys want to get a better look so he's going to get an MRI done. Again, the Cowboys don't think his injury is serious but they want to get a better idea of what it is, how long he might miss and how to best treat it.

Leary needs to be able to practice to hold off the hard-charging La'el Collins who is gunning for his starting spot at guard. Collins had an impressive debut against the Chargers and will likely get the starting nod against the 49ers unless Leary can recover very quickly.

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