Reports: Zack Martin avoided significant knee injury

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that he felt optimistic that right guard Zack Martin avoided a serious knee injury during Saturday’s game against the Bengals and the results of a Sunday MRI back that up.

According to multiple reports, the test of Martin’s knee showed no significant injury. Martin will likely be out for the remainder of the preseason, but the hope is that he’ll be ready to go when the Cowboys face the Panthers to open the regular season on September 9.

If Martin, who has never missed a regular season game, does make it back for that game, it will be the first he plays since signing a big contract extension with the Cowboys this offseason.

Martin is the second Cowboys offensive lineman to deal with some health issues this summer as center Travis Frederick has gone to a neck specialist after suffering multiple stingers. Frederick also got good news, but the Cowboys surely hope that they won’t have to keep sending starters for medical tests in the weeks and months to come.

34 responses to “Reports: Zack Martin avoided significant knee injury

  1. Had the same sense yesterday but good to read that MRI proves it. Now ‘boys need to scour some 90 rosters for potential back up LTs–what I saw from Chaz Green (and even Fleming) on Saturday was displeasing, to say the least.

  2. Yoga bro’s! It works! Who would of thunk it? Great news as we are Sweeping the beast! Seattle err eagle fans wouldnt dare comment here am i right?

  3. It seems like that play was illegal that got Martin hurt. Dre Kirkpatrick, (Alabama draft bust), lowered his helmet went toward Martin’s knee as he was coming around the corner. If he was afraid to get bulldozed by Martin, just fall to the ground. Dirty play by Kirkpatrick.

  4. I agree about the hot being dirty and uncalled for in a preseason game.
    @PFT, can you contact the league office for comment? 😊

    With the new rule I’m curious to know why it wasn’t applied in that situation.

  5. Sweeping the beast..lmao..with dink and dunk checkdown Sak Prescott…don’t think so
    Dallas has no TE’s, a suspect WR corps and the yearly hype that comes along with a franchise that hasn’t done anything in over two decades. Dallas is pretty irrelevant as of right now.
    Eagles fans aren’t worried about the NFC East, we got that on lock. It’s about getting that home field advantage.

  6. After two of the most horrific penalties ever in nfl history yesterday, I am convinced this league is simply trying to do away with tackling. Two hand touch football will be a reality in 5 years or less. Now you have fans calling for penalties if the helmet makes any shred of contact with an opposing player. Soon any contact will be seen as “dirty.” The previous rules protecting the quarterbacks and receivers were the beginning of the end. The new rules implemented this year are like slicing the aorta.

  7. Lions fan here. Cowboys fans should appreciate the O-lines they’ve built through history. And they seem to stay reasonably healthy too. Jealous.

  8. I’m just glad the Eagles aren’t my team…can’t imagine trying to justify how I root for a team that is synonymous with “black lives matters”…

  9. Third leg, can you imagine being WORLD CHAMPS? Didn’t think so, 1996 was sooooo long ago….

  10. Big contract extension. Injury. Its like peanut butter and jelly. Such is life in the NFL preseason.

  11. eagles1960 says:
    August 19, 2018 at 7:41 pm
    Third leg, can you imagine being WORLD CHAMPS? Didn’t think so, 1996 was sooooo long ago….

    World Champs are World Champs P E R I O D ! last count we had 5 Rings. Our compony includes the Patriots and 49ers.

    You my friend keep the compony as the Seahawks and Saints. Last time that we were relevant? Playoffs in 2016 and 2014 very relevant and thus during a complete rebuild and getting out of cap heall!

    Like facts? Your like Haley’s Comet, ONCE every Lifetime IF you are lucky and still have the refs on your side.

    Bro im sorry just seen your avatar “eagles1960”, So glad that you got to see it! Like Facts? Your proven ONCE in a Lifetime seahawks! errrr I mean eagles1960. One and Done Sore eagles Sore! LaughMyGiddyAssOff!

  12. Bottom line is team is goin nowhere with Prescott and it’s sad because it seems like the defense is comin around. The nitwits in dallas were raving last week about Dak’s “ deep ball” . It went THIRTY yds ! A pop warner kid throws that. Last night back to normal , dink and dunk missing all his intermediate throws and scoring against third team defense. Like i said goin nowhere. He does talk the best game in the league though

  13. Not all Eagle fans are bad..I’m glad he a avoided any serious injury. I hate for any player to get hurt. Guy is a beast and I want the Birds and the Boys both HEALTHY when they meet.

  14. Cowboyz, it’s spelled “company” not company…. let me help you with the math as well, 2018 – 1996 = 22 years. Don’t thank me, I’m here to educate or as you would say in Texas edumecate you… you still have fat Pres-scout as your QB, you need to rebuild. Send us a 1st round pick and martin and we’ll see you sudfield…

  15. The Truth says:
    August 19, 2018 at 8:30 pm
    Bottom line is team is goin nowhere with Prescott and it’s sad because it seems like the defense is comin around. The nitwits in dallas were raving last week about Dak’s “ deep ball” . It went THIRTY yds ! A pop warner kid throws that. Last night back to normal , dink and dunk missing all his intermediate throws and scoring against third team defense. Like i said goin nowhere. He does talk the best game in the league though

    You dont watch much games do you? We controlled the clock like 72 percent of both preseason games. Without Zeke. We are what we have been nothing new. Control the clock ground and pound Even with Dez and Witt. Our top 10 defense and the nfls best oline to go with the nfl’s best rb = Proven Success. going all the way back to Troy and Emmitt. Teams just have to respect the deep ball every now and then WHICH will come when Austin takes the top off the defense with his speed. Austin never had an oline like this. Did ya read that book yet? football 101″

  16. You’re talking preseason games as your benchmark? That’s really sad. Are you aware The Browns went 4-0 last year in preseason… as far as ground and pound, that’s as old as the great Vince Lombardi who kicked your butt in the ice bowl. I love Jerry Kramer…

  17. I was nervous even seeing the Bengals on the preseason schedule. The Bengals play dirty and I would not have scheduled them. If you don’t have to play the Bengals, then don’t!

  18. Cowboys went to the playoffs in 2014 and 2016…and exactly what did they do in the playoffs??? LMAO… LOOOOOSE! Cue the Steven A. Smith cowboys music. Completely irrelevant!!!
    The Eagles went to the playoffs, championship games and the SB between 2000-2004 and it meant nothing according to the cowboy fans because the mission wasn’t completed. Now, ohhhhh we went to the playoffs twice this century…and ya lost!bwahahahhahahhaa
    Completely irrelevant.

  19. Dak is not much, but is less than nothing without Martin and the other lineman. Martin’s loss would have destroyed him.

  20. As an obvious Cowboys’ long time fan, I am greatly relieved! However, if we do have injuries with our starters, we are in big trouble. Our backups played horribly, on both sides of the ball 🙁 In the 2nd 1/2 of both games against the Niners and Bengals, our D gave up 45 pts., and our O was not much better. My hope is the awesome assistant coaches we have now, can coach up these players, in spite of Patty-Cake and Linehan (who should have been out the door after the last season!!!!! )

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