It has been a season of injury for the Dallas Cowboys as the hits have come just about every week for the team. Ultimately, the injured reserve list almost has enough players to field its own 53-man roster.
This week was no different in that respect as Mike McCarthy announced that punter Chris Jones was undergoing core muscle surgery and would be out for a few weeks. Some have wanted to see somebody else attempt the punting for a while now, so at the very least that opportunity has presented itself although no one likes injury.
Dallas will trot out Hunter Niswander when they don’t successfully move the chains (which obviously won’t happen a single time!) who last played professionally in the XFL. It appears that the Cowboys are looking at other punters from that league, one of whom had a rather known NFL career as well.
The Dallas Cowboys are reportedly going to work out punter Marquette King
There aren’t a whole lot of punters that are household names in the NFL, but there is no question that Marquette King was when he was booting balls for the Oakland Raiders. King has bounced around a bit since then having stints with the Denver Broncos and the XFL’s St. Louis Battlehawks, but it appears that he could get an opportunity with America’s Team soon.
A familiar face: Free agent punter Marquette King is trying out for the #Cowboys, per the wire. One of two punters to do so.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 7, 2020
There are reportedly two punters trying out for the Cowboys, but the non-King one is not known at this time. Either way it is nice to see the team doing what they can to turn over every stone, Hunter Niswander clearly will have some eyes on him on Sunday.
A non-Cowboys note: the Baltimore Ravens activated Dez Bryant from the practice squad which could mean that he could play on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. It has been a long time since Dez played in an NFL game; consider that the last time that he did the Philadelphia Eagles still had not won a Super Bowl, so he will obviously be happy to get back on the field.