The Dallas Cowboys are seeing players arrive to The Star to take tests, get acclimated, and hopefully begin training camp soon, and that brings with it some of the normal rhythms of an NFL season. Tuesday we learned that the Cowboys waived two players, saw one opt out of the season, and had a different one sign his exclusive rights free agent tender. There is a lot happening around America’s Team as is usually the case.
As is normally the case at the beginning of training camp, there is the matter of tending to players that aren’t at 100% health.
Tyrone Crawford and Dontari Poe have been placed on the active/physically unable to perform list
The Cowboys did a lot of work on the middle of their defensive line this season by adding both Gerald McCoy and Dontari Poe in free agency (they also drafted Neville Gallimore). There figures to be a lot of competition for defensive linemen to make the roster.
While the middle of the line is interesting the outside features a big question mark opposite of DeMarcus Lawrence. Many figure that Tyrone Crawford will fill that spot and, to be fair, that is one possibility. Both Tyrone Crawford, and the aforementioned Dontari Poe, were placed on the active/physically unable to perform list on Tuesday.
Tyrone Crawford and Dontari Poe have been placed on the active/physically unable to perform list. Crawford had double hip surgery last offseason and Poe had quadriceps surgery before signing with the Cowboys as a free agent. The Cowboys will not have their first padded practice until mid-August, so both players will have more time for rehab.
While this is hardly ideal news it isn’t the end of the world either. There is still about a month and a half until the regular season begins so there is plenty of time for the team to figure things out between now and then.
What’s more is that the Cowboys are still a ways away from padded practices as the report notes. This seems like the team taking every precaution that they can which ultimately is a good thing.