Over the course of the offseason the Cowboys brought in veteran help along the offensive line and that included the signing of guard Marcus Martin.
Martin was slated to back up someone with the same surname, Cowboys premiere right guard Zack Martin, this season. His presence was set to provide legitimate depth in the event of an emergency, unfortunately it looks like that won’t get to happen.
According to ESPN’s Todd Archer Marcus Martin is facing surgery on his right big toe in order to repair a torn ligament. La’el Collins had the same injury two years ago which led to him missing the season’s final 13 games. This is far from ideal news.
Martin exited the field in San Francisco and appeared to have an injury at the time. It was reported that his return to the game was questionable, but apparently further tests suggested the situation was far worse than it initially seemed.
Dallas had gotten through the preseason’s first preseason game relatively unscathed, but realities in the NFL suggest that injuries are going to happen. Unfortunately Martin, who is on a one-year deal mind you, appears to be a casualty to the dreaded i-word.