At some point it is going to be easier to list the names of the Cowboys offensive players who aren’t dealing with injuries than the ones who are in need of medical attention.
For now, though, we’ll stick with the traditional way of dealing with things. The latest addition to the list is Derrick Dockery, who will miss Monday night’s game against the Redskins with a sprained MCL in his right knee and a fractured tibia. He suffered the injury against the 49ers, but, a la Tony Romo, he remained in the game until the end.
Dockery’s injury means that the Cowboys will actually revert back to their starting offensive line from the opening week of the season. Rookie Bill Nagy started at left guard in that game, but missed the 49ers contest with a neck injury that has healed enough for him to get back in the lineup for Week Three. Center Phil Costa missed practice on Thursday with a knee injury, but he is expected to play on Monday night.
All in all, it was wise that coach Jason Garrett downgraded Thursday’s practice to a non-contact session. We’re a couple of injuries away from Michael Irvin starting another reality show to find an entire offense for his old team.