Dallas Cowboys right-wing Zack Martin and left-wing Cameron Erving will miss several weeks due to injuries suffered during Thursday’s 41-16 defeat against the Washington Football Team, coach Mike McCarthy said Friday.
Martin and Erving were injured in the first round of Thursday’s game within four Thursdays. Martin was excluded by calf stretching, and Erving suffered a knee twitch.
Both players went straight to the locker room, though Erving later returned to the sideline in uniform but without a helmet. Martin was on the injury report last week because of a calf injury, but he wasn’t on it this week.
Brandon Knight took over the erving, and the Cowboys feature Terence Steele, who started the first nine games with better equipment to replace Martin.
During his career, Martin switched to right-hand gear at the Minnesota Vikings last week after winning Pro Bowl awards in the right guard for the first six seasons. In the second half of the Cowboys ’3rd week defeat, he played better gear for the Seattle Seahawks. Martin missed his first meeting against Washington due to a concussion.
Erving suffered a knee injury at the season opener and missed five games. He started the last five races in the left fight.
The left-wing attack, Tyron Smith, played just two games this season before getting injured in reserve with a neck injury that required surgery. The fight on the right due to La’el Collins hip surgery did not play in this campaign. Tyler Biadasz Center is on a damaged reserve due to a thigh flexion strain, but is expected to return in a few weeks.
The Cowboys have not had the same starting lineup in more than two games this season. They were forced to use 14 different line combinations.