The cowboys put security guard Zack Martin with a calf injury on the injured reserve. The all-pro guard will have to be put on hold for at least three games and that could mean the end of his season.
In the terrible NFC East, the playoffs for the 3-8 Cowboys are still possible. Their defeat to Washington Football Team in late November didn’t help, but they theoretically managed to overtake the first-placed Giants (5-7) and the rest of the division. They’ll have their work cut out for them on Tuesday night against the Ravens, when undeveloped lineman Terence Steele is expected to start in Martin’s place.
Martin did his best job indoors, but Steele’s poor game forced the Cowboys to reshuffle the front five a few weeks ago. Before the exchange on Nov. did. 22, Steele was the worst offensive device out of 78 qualified players that season by Pro Football Focus metrics.
The Cowboys will also have to forego cornerback Anthony Brown and safety Donovan Wilson to upset Baltimore. A loss – even in NFC East – would almost certainly take them out of the postseason conversation.
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EbeneMagazine – CA – Cowboys put all-pro OL Zack Martin on IR with a calf injury