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Cowboys place Ben Bass on injured reserve

Terrelle Pryor, Ben Bass AP

The Cowboys put defensive end Ben Bass on injured reserve on Saturday, ending his season with Dallas.

A reserve lineman, Bass suffered a separated shoulder in practice this week. The 23-year-old Texas A&M product appeared in two games for Dallas in 2012.

To replace Bass, the Cowboys re-signed defensive tackle Jerome Long, whom they waived on August 31.

Long, 23, spent the bulk of last season on the Chiefs’ practice squad. Jacksonville signed him late last season, then waived him this offseason. The Cowboys signed him in June.

The Cowboys could be down two defensive line starters on Sunday. Defensive tackle Jay Ratliff (hernia) is on the PUP list, and defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee) is doubtful.

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8 Responses to “Cowboys place Ben Bass on injured reserve”
  1. dccowboy says: Sep 7, 2013 1:33 PM

    Not ‘could be’, are. But then, that’s balanced out by the fact that the Giants are down two O line starters.

    Loss of a 3rd string DE/DT is not going to kill the Cowboys.

  2. dirtybird28 says: Sep 7, 2013 1:43 PM

    It won’t kill the Cowboys, but the loss of depth still hurts. They can’t afford to lose their depth in the trenches.

  3. tbone888 says: Sep 7, 2013 2:13 PM

    Ok another band aid on a cut that needs stitches! We need some young guns who are hungry and healthier! I like Long because he has a lot of upsides to him, #1 his youth, #2 his size & strength and last he’s still teachable! As for Ratliff it’s time 2 cut ties and save some money and cap space, possibly get a future draft pick. The same goes for this yr. for Spencer a franchise tag player who only plays when he wants more money! So let him finish off this yr or try to trade him for at least a 3rd rd pick while he still has people fooled that he can play! Then let somebody else hv 2 pay 2 much 4 a mediocre player!!! There’s plenty of DE’s on waivers rt now who are eager to prove they belong in the NFL!!!
    YOUTH LEAGUE/MIDDLE SCHOOL COACH!

  4. graphis56 says: Sep 7, 2013 2:15 PM

    “Not ‘could be’, are. But then, that’s balanced out by the fact that the Giants are down two O line starters.”

    Brewer is the only question mark on the GMen OL. Boothe is an upgrade over Baas.

  5. maverick2560 says: Sep 7, 2013 2:25 PM

    Here is an example of where the NFLPA needs to work on behalf of the
    players. There needs to be a short term injured reserve . This injury is perhaps a six week to eight week injury, however, now Bass has lost his entire season. This has more impact than most know or understand. Many players receive a lower salary. The player loses any chance of performance bonus. Bass could recover and still play in as many as 10 games.
    In the past the NFL did have a short term injured reserve. As I recall some owners were concerned that the process was abused perhaps by
    Wealthy teams who were faking the degree of injury in order to not lose a young player.
    The NFL could overcome this by limiting the use to more than one player but no more than 4 a year . An independent medical exam or review might help as well.

  6. dccowboy says: Sep 7, 2013 3:59 PM

    “dirtybird28 says: Sep 7, 2013 1:43 PM

    It won’t kill the Cowboys, but the loss of depth still hurts. They can’t afford to lose their depth in the trenches.”

    Name a team that can.

  7. dccowboy says: Sep 7, 2013 4:00 PM

    “graphis56 says: Sep 7, 2013 2:15 PM

    “Not ‘could be’, are. But then, that’s balanced out by the fact that the Giants are down two O line starters.”

    Brewer is the only question mark on the GMen OL. Boothe is an upgrade over Baas.”

    LOL, that would explain why Boothe was designated as the starter and Brewer was not.

  8. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 7, 2013 6:25 PM

    Bass is a better DT than DE but in preseason he played both. They really could use him this week. A real unfortunate injury at the worse time.

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