The Dallas Cowboys are heading into their fourth preseason game, the one when the starters rest and the backups get another opportunity to show they are worthy of a spot on the 53-man roster. As such, new starting center Joe Looney might be rested as he’s expected to take over for Travis Frederick in the regular season until Frederick recovers from his bout with Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
The problem with that scenario is the backup center to Looney, Dustin Stanton, injured his knee in Sunday’s game against the Bengals. The Cowboys need help as Jacob Ohnesorge, who was just signed about a week ago, looks primed to handle the snapping duties. Additionally, reserve tackle Korren Kirven was also injured. So the Cowboys needed to make some moves.
The Cowboys have signed offensive linemen Matt Diaz and Kyle Bosch with Dustin Stanton (knee) and Korren Kirven (calf) suffering injuries last Sunday. Diaz spent time with Tennessee; Bosch was with Carolina. With the starters not playing Thursday against Houston, this is mostly about having depth this week.
Kyle Bosch signed a contract with the Carolina Panthers after going undrafted out of West Virginia. He spent time mostly at guard during his college career. Matt Diaz played at Wagner and signed with the Tennessee Titans as a free agent, he is a tackle.
It looks like one of the reserve guards will be tasked with helping backup at center, since the position is perilously thin right now, especially if Looney is rested.
Dustin Stanton and Korren Kirven were released to make room.
The two guys that got hurt are out https://t.co/OdaVun6cAp— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) August 28, 2018
CORRECTION: Turns out they released a different player than Korren Kirven.