The Dallas Cowboys are up a creek as far as injuries are concerned and things aren’t going to get any easier from here on out. It seems like teams all across the NFL are dealing with a high number of injuries. Some people are attributing this to a lack of preseason and altered setup period before then, but our current reality is our current reality amid Covid-19.
We know that the Cowboys are banged up at tackle, we will see what Tyron Smith’s official status for Sunday’s game is soon enough, but they are also hurting in the secondary. A video from the mothership on Thursday featured Stephen Jones saying that cornerback Chidobe Awuzie was placed on injured reserve and on Sunday that move became official among a few other things.
Chidobe Awuzie is on injured reserve, Saivion Smith has been signed, and Deante Burton and Eric Smith have been promoted
The secondary was a point of concern coming into the season for the Cowboys and it has been dramatically altered since then. To start things off Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was outplayed at safety by Darian Thompson which led to him being released, and then Jourdan Lewis missed the team’s first game of the season.
After that Anthony Brown was placed on injured reserve and things popped up concerning both Trevon Diggs and Chidobe Awuzie. While it seems like the former is going to be alright, the latter has officially been placed on injured reserve and therefore unable to join the team for at least three weeks.
On Saturday, the @dallascowboys made the following transactions:— Dallas Cowboys Public Relations (@DallasCowboysPR) September 26, 2020
- Placed CB Chidobe Awuzie (Colorado) on Reserve/Injured
- Signed CB Saivion Smith (Alabama) to the active roster
- Elevated CB Deante Burton (Kansas State) and T Eric Smith (Virginia) to the active roster
The Cowboys also noted in their announcement of Awuzie to injured reserve that they have signed Saivion Smith who has familiarity with this group. In addition, the Cowboys also promoted Deante Burton and Eric Smith to the active roster.
It is fairly grim for the Cowboys out in the secondary but the good news is that, outside of Jamal Adams, an admittedly star player in his own right, this week’s opponent in the Seattle Seahawks isn’t a whole lot better.
There were many people who had high expectations for Trevon Diggs throughout his rookie year. The opportunities have arrived for a bit of different reasons than some would have initially guessed, but the team is going to need him to play well while the veterans get healthy.
Up next to stop is Russell Wilson.