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Cowboys camp updates: Mike McCarthy confirms Donovan Wilson, Israel Mukuamu out multiple weeks

An update on the status of two Dallas Cowboys safeties.

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The Dallas Cowboys are in the middle of training camp and unfortunately that sometimes means that injuries are going to happen. Wednesday may have been the first day of practice, but it also saw the first scare in the aforementioned injury department. Safety Donovan Wilson was carted off, and over the course of a few hours and a few reports from NFL Network and ESPN, it was revealed that Dallas believes it is a 4-6 week situation with the possibility of him returning for the season opener.

Fellow safety Israel Mukuamu was also injured during Wednesday’s practice, but it initially seemed to be something to a lower degree than Wilson’s situation. Mike McCarthy took to the podium on Thursday afternoon and provided the update that we are looking at multi-week situation for both Wilson and Mukuamu.

This is certainly not ideal as both Wilson and Mukuamu present great advantages for the Cowboys defense. As true as that is, we are all certainly grateful that this is not a much worse sort of outcome.

The door is now well open for safeties (corners too if you consider Mukuamu a part of that group) down the roster. Basically all of training camp will provide an opportunity for someone to impress the team. It is just a matter of seeing who that is.

Also McCarthy addressed rookie tight end Luke Schoonmaker who is currently on the Active/NFI list. McCarthy noted that Schoonmaker is making progress but said that he did not have a timeline for him in terms of a potential return.

That is certainly not great to hear.

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