This season has been a rough one for the Dallas Cowboys as far as injuries are concerned. Entering Week 5, they had already been operating without a number of starters on both sides of the ball for a majority of the season.
We already knew that players like Gerald McCoy, La’el Collins, Blake Jarwin, and Tyron Smith were done for the year, and it became obvious Dak Prescott was done for the season last night. Others have had to miss stretches of time and are still in the process of doing so; it has been a challenging year in this aspect to say the least.
Dak Prescott’s season-ending ankle injury, that is expected to take 4-6 months to recover from, is obviously the leading story from Sunday’s win over the New York Giants, but he is not the only player who the Cowboys lost for the remainder of the year during the game.
Trysten Hill suffered a torn ACL and is out for the season
The Cowboys expressed concern over Trysten Hill’s injury in the aftermath of their win on Sunday. It was reported on Monday morning that the worst has been confirmed and that Hill suffered a torn ACL. His season is over.
Another brutal #Cowboys injury: An MRI confirmed starting DT Trysten Hill suffered a torn ACL in Sunday’s win over the #Giants, source said. Hill’s season is over.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 12, 2020
Hill had played very well this season so far for the Cowboys and had come a long way in proving himself to fans of the team after a disappointing rookie season. He was the best defensive tackle on the team four games and some change in. Losing him is going to set the defense back even further.
Dallas did have rookie defensive tackle Neville Gallimore active on Sunday and he is going to be depended on for more given Hill’s injury. As noted, Gerald McCoy was lost for the Cowboys way early on before the season truly began so they are now going to have to lean on the likes of Gallimore, Antwaun Woods, and Dontari Poe. You also might see Tyrone Crawford more in that mix.
Things are rough for the Cowboys at the moment, but they do play in the NFC East, and they are in first place at that. It’s going to be a long week.