Zeke to miss time after injury, Cowboys lose out on Foles
Football is back! The best time of the year has arrived. No more darkness, and sadness that most fans feel after the Super Bowl is over. All 32 NFL teams have already started their training camp programs and this Sunday, the Hall of Fame game takes place with the Green Bay Packers taking on the Indianapolis Colts. Sure we’re not going to see Aaron Rodgers slinging the pigskin to Jordy Nelson, or seeing how Andrew Luck bounces back from his injury that kept him sidelined last season just yet, but it’s close enough.
Speaking of injuries, not being in pads doesn’t mean players are immune to injury. The Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott wasn’t able to compete in practice Tuesday after he reported having trouble due to a sore hamstring. Stephen Jones told the media that they were going to rest their 4th overall pick, and more than likely he is going to miss the rest of training camp. With Elliott now sidelined former Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris will be getting majority of the workload with the first-team snaps. Darren McFadden is still nursing his injured elbow after breaking it “trying to save his phone” and Lance Dunbar is still recovering from tearing his ACL last season. The Cowboys have three tailbacks eligible to practice, but they can’t afford to have Morris miss time after the bad luck to start the season thus far.
Tuesday night, Cowboys back up Kellen Moore went down with a broken ankle, and is expected to miss 3 to 4 months. Cowboys started to draw interest for Nick Foles after he was cut by the Los Angeles Rams on his request. Foles was unhappy with his role with the Rams, and it didn’t set well with him after they selected Jared Goff No. 1 overall. The Cowboys were hoping to land a deal with Foles to back up Tony Romo who’s returning from breaking his left clavicle, but it was reported last night that the Kansas City Chiefs were able to come to an agreement with Nick Foles ending that discussion.
The Cowboys could definitely use something positive right now coming out of camp with Elliott missing a chunk of time, and Kellen Moore no longer backing up Romo. It also doesn’t help that they’re facing a $250k fine with three players suspended. With the bad start, this could turn out to be great news with holes needing to be filled on both the offense and defense, giving a chance to other players fighting for a roster spot to prove themselves with the preseason upon us.