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Cowboys roster move: Zack Martin placed on injured reserve, two defensive backs downgraded for Tuesday

A huge bummer for the All-Pro Cowboys offensive lineman.

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The Dallas Cowboys have yet to play in Week 13 and will finally do so on Tuesday when they visit the Baltimore Ravens. America’s Team last played on Thanksgiving Day, a contest that was 11 days ago at this point. It was a costly game for the Cowboys as they lost to division rivals, the Washington Football Team, but it was also a game that unfortunately featured news on the injury front.

On the team’s first possession of the game against Washington they lost both of their starting tackles, a pair that featured All-Pro Zack Martin. Mike McCarthy has said since the game that Martin is likely going to miss some time, but Monday affirmed that; he has been placed on injured reserve.

Zack Martin has been placed on injured reserve among a handful of roster moves

Monday serves as Saturday this week for the Cowboys which means that the processing of some roster moves is happening. The team placed Zack Martin on injured reserve, but they also made a handful of other adjustments and tweaks. Safety Steven Parker is also on IR, Anthony Brown and Donovan Wilson are out for Tuesday, and Deante Burton and Rashard Robinson have been signed from the practice squad.

The Martin news is obviously the most troubling despite how inevitable it was, but as far as short-term issues are concerned it is not great that the Cowboys are going to be without both Anthony Brown and Donovan Wilson in Baltimore. This year has been riddled with injuries and they have felt like a never-ending thing.

Sticking with Martin here, he has already missed time this year as he was absent for the team’s first game against Washington. As he is on injured reserve now, he has to miss at least three games which will be at minimum four total, and who knows if he returns for the year’s final two contests (barring a playoff appearance, obviously).

You may or may not be aware, but Zack Martin has literally never not been an All-Pro or Pro Bowler to this point in his career. It would appear that his incredible streak is in great jeopardy.

The Cowboys visit the Baltimore Ravens tomorrow night.