Brandon Moore wrote a thoughtful account for TheMMQB.com about what led him to his decision to retire rather than join the Cowboys earlier this month, but there may need to be a postscript at some point about the Cowboys reaching out again to make sure Moore was settled in his decision.
The team may be down another guard in the already injury-riddled interior of their offensive line. Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports that Ron Leary will have an MRI on his left knee after missing Wednesday’s practice because of soreness. Leary had been working as the starting left guard with Nate Livings recovering from knee surgery.
Leary has a knee condition called osteochondritis dissecans, which causes the bone that supports the cartilage to soften because of constricted blood flow and helped drop him off of draft boards before the Cowboys signed him as an undrafted free agent last year. Coach Jason Garrett said he didn’t think there was a connection, but wasn’t sure what was to blame for the soreness.
“He has a knee that’s been bothering him a little bit,” Garrett said. “We’ll see what it is.”
Mackenzy Bernadeau and Kevin Kowalski have also been dealing with injuries this summer, which is part of the reason why the Cowboys reached out to Moore in the first place. There’s also been chatter linking them to former Chief and Patriot Brian Waters, although the results of Leary’s MRI will likely give some insight into how dire the need for reinforcements up front is in Dallas right now.