The Dallas Cowboys Friday injury report is setting off some alarms as we have some troubling news regarding the Cowboys’ offensive line.
Cowboys RG Zack Martin left Sunday’s game in Buffalo with a quad injury. LT Tyron Smith suffered a back injury during the game. They have not practiced this week.— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) December 22, 2023
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy this morning on @1053thefan: “I would say Zack is ahead of Tyron right now.”
The idea that neither starting right guard Zack Martin and starting left tackle Tyron Smith have practiced this week is concerning. Martin was optimistic following the game last week, hoping to play Sunday. However, Smith’s status is a lot worse. Smith has sustained many injuries over recent season, some to do with his back. He has played terrific in the lineup this year, but depending on the severity of Smith’s injury, it could be a setback for the offensive line at the worst possible time.
#Cowboys final injury report vs. Dolphins:— Patrik [No C] Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) December 22, 2023
Zack Martin is questionable.
Tyron Smith is doubtful.
Johnathan Hankins, as expected, is ruled out, but Malik Hooker is on track — at the moment — to return in Week 16. pic.twitter.com/Orqcm6AIS0
As expected, Martin is deemed as questionable on the final injury report. Smith is considered doubtful. Johnathan Hankins is out for another week while Malik Hooker is questionable, but there is some optimism he might play.
Matt Waletzko is questionable after practicing all week.
Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill (ankle) has had no setbacks, will practice again today and HC Mike McDaniel “feels good about him” ahead of Sunday game vs. Cowboys.— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) December 22, 2023
RG Robert Hunt has been ruled out. RT Austin Jackson will return to practice today in limited fashion.
Mike McDaniel spoke with the media today to give an update on the status of Tyreek Hill. Hill practiced for the second consecutive day, and the head coach seemed optimistic about Hill’s status this week. Meanwhile, Robert Hunt has been ruled out of the game.