Injuries mount for Cowboys as Redskins come to town

Tony Romo, fractured rib and punctured lung

Miles Austin, hamstring

Dez Bryant, bruised thigh

Phil Costa, sprained knee

Felix Jones, dislocated shoulder

Terance Newman, pulled groin

Bill Nagy, neck

Orlando Scandrick, high ankle sprain

Mike Jenkins, shoulder, neck and knee

 With the Cowboys heading into their week three home opener against the 2-0 Redskins, it’s the injuries that stand out and not the great comeback victory over the 49ers and Tony Romo’s courageous performance. Even with the long list of injuries Romo’s performance needs to be recognized.

With so much negative said about Romo’s 4th quarter performance against the Jets in week one and I was one who was critical of him. He should get equal praise for coming back into the 49ers game and leading the team to 13 unanswered points which included the game winning field goal in overtime. Romo put himself at risk for further injury for his team and made a statement that the “C” on his uniform is there for a reason.

As the injuries continue to mount for the Cowboys it’s unsure who will be playing and who will not come next Monday night against the Redskins. Reports are that Romo will be playing.

“I would not think there’s any reason to think that he won’t play Monday,” Garrett said. “We’re certainly hopeful.”

As the week moves on it will become clearer whether Phil Costa, Felix Jones, Dez Bryant and Bill Nagy will be able to play.

With Mike Jenkins playing with all his injuries against the 49ers, the good news is that Terance Newman announced on Twitter last night that he will be back for the Redskins game.

“I’m back this week and that’s all I’m gonna say. Good night an God Bless!”

Reports are that Miles Austin will be out until after the Cowboys bye week with his hamstring injury that he re-aggravated in the 49ers game. After the Redskins the Cowboys have another home game against the Lions and then go into their bye week. Coming out of the bye week is a trip to New England to play the Patriots on October 16th.

With Miles Austin out and Dez Bryant’s playing status unclear this week  it looks like a great opportunity for Kevin Ogletree, Dwayne Harris and Jesse Holley to shine in the National Spotlight for the Cowboys.

With the Cowboys at 1-1 and the Redskins at 2-0 it should be a classic Cowboys and Indians showdown in Texas come Monday night.

Comments
  1. Joe D.

    Wow Rob, I cant believe how banged up we are already. I missed the game but was thrilled to hear we won. Hopefully they could hang on until the bye week and then catch a breather and get well again.

  2. JUSTIN B

    AS MUCH AS I LOVE MY COWBOYS… I TRULY BELIEVE WE ARE IN TROUBLE TONIGHT. WASHINGTON HAS NOTHING TO LOSE AND WHAT FEARS ME THE MOST, LARON LANDRY!! THIS GUY IS A BEAST AND WILL DESTROY ROMO!! WASHINGTONS OFFENSE HAS REALLY TAKEN OFF AND WE JUST CANT CONCENTRATE ON SANTANA MOSS, WHO HAS BEEN A COWBOY KILLER IN THE PAST. THEIR WIDE RECIEVING CORPS AND RUNNING GAME IS MUCHED IMPROVED.. WE ON THE OTHER HAD HAVE TOO MANY INJURIES!! 1 – 2 HERE WE COME!! :-(