Cowboys News: More injury setbacks for Cowboys in training camp

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    In training camp, injuries are always the most important story.Sources Cowboys DE Tyrone Crawford should be ready to play by season opener - David Moore, SportsDayThe bullet may have been dodged.Tyrone Crawford should be ready to play for the Cowboys regular season opener, sources say.The results of an MRI show that the Cowboys defensive end suffered no serious damage to his right ankle. He suffered a lateral sprain and is expected to return in time to play against the New York Giants on Sept. 10.Ripple Effects of Tyrone Crawford's Injury - John Williams, Inside the StarThe loss of Tyrone Crawford for probably all the rest of the preseason is definitely not a good thing Lenny Jones Jersey, but that means others will get a chance at more work, which may have some counterbalancing benefits.The first team left defensive end snaps will be reallocated. The player that stands to benefit the most from Tyrone Crawford absence is Taco Charlton.It would seem that first round pick Taco Charlton will get the first shot to take those snaps. The team wants him to be an every down player at defensive end, but as many in Cowboys Nation will tell you, he has a lot to work on. Now he will have ample opportunity to work on his game as he gets even more practice reps.Wed. Practice Recap More DE Injury Setbacks; Butler Leaves Early More - Dallas CowboysNick Eatman adds Taco Charlton to the growing list of nicked up players.Another day, another injury to the defensive line. More specifically, defensive end again, as rookie Taco Charlton sat out with tightness. Word around training camp is Charlton was dealing with some minor back issues. He did spend most of Wednesday practice in uniform, but he was working on a side field with the associate trainers on the strength cords. Charlton spoke briefly with the media, but only said fine” when asked multiple times to describe his injury. He didn seem to be held out for long, but clearly it was enough to keep him off to the side.Cowboys resting Tyron Smith once again because of back tightness, a cause for concern for All-Pro LT - Brandon George, SportsDayTyron Smith is one of the most important players for the Cowboys, and he has a history of having to play through some back issues. That looks like it is going to continue this season Joe Looney Jersey.With Smith not practicing Wednesday, not expected to practice Thursday or play Saturday , he'd get at least five consecutive days of rest with the chance to return to practice Monday."His back is just stiff on him," Garrett said. "Right now, we're going to be deliberate with bringing him back."Smith is known for his ability to play through injuries. He missed only one game his first five seasons before not playing in three in 2016. The season opener is still a month away, giving Smith time to recover.Cowboys WR Brice Butler tangles with Chidobe Awuzie, leaves practice slowly with trainers - SportsDay staffA new injury concern from Wednesday's practice https://www.cowboysteamfansstore.com/Jeff_Heath_Jersey-42.Cowboys WR Brice Butler went down hard jumping for a ball in drills and subsequently left Wednesday's practice.Butler was walking slowly off the field with the trainers, heading to the trainers tent, after getting tangled up with rookie cornerback Chidobe Awuzie in drills and appearing to injure his right ankle foot on the play, per ESPN's Todd Archer.Some contract news came out today.Zack Martin, Cowboys discussing contract extension - Marc Sessler, NFLSessler offers some perspective on what a Martin contract will likely look like.The Browns transformed Kevin Zeitler into the game's richest guard in March with a five-year contract worth $12 million per season. The expectation is that Martin "goes past that," with Rapoport saying "it's really just a question of they get the deal done by the time the season starts or do they have to wait another year?"Re-signing Martin amounts to a comprehensive no-brainer for the Cowboys. An All-Pro in each of his three NFL seasons, the mauling guard has never missed a start and rarely meets a defender he can't handle, with one former team scout saying "If he gets his hands inside on you, you're dead."It was just last August when Dallas signed center Travis Frederick to a six-year, $56.4 million deal, while stalwart left tackle Tyron Smith is around long-term after the 10-year, $109 million deal he inked in 2014 Charles Tapper Jersey. With right tackle La'el Collins also under lock and key through 2019, Martin becomes the obvious target for a big-money contract that will keep him around for years to come, which is simply terrible news for the rest of the NFC East.How Dallas' Upcoming High Low 'Cowboys For Life' Contract With Zack Martin Might Look - Joey Ickes, Cowboys HQThe Cowboys are reportedly nearing a deal to lock All Pro guard Zack Martin up for the long term. Our old friend Joey Ickes breaks down the numbers for a possible contract that makes him both the highest paid guard and that is still rather team-friendly.
     

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