Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones

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Cowboys Owner Jones Says Team 'Sensitive' About Preseason Injuries

August 21, 2018 - 9:07 am

DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) - Following the second preseason game of the year, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says the team will be "sensitive about injury risk" after several recent close-calls.

The injury bug has hit the Cowboys early this year, but team owner Jerry Jones believes that many of those injuries will be cleared up by the beginning of the NFL regular season opener in September.

Starting lineman Travis Frederick has been sitting out due to neck and shoulder 'stingers,' but Jones says he expects to have starting offensive line for opener against the Carolina Panthers.

"He (Travis) had a good day yesterday. We expect to have him back to play" said Jones on his weekly show with The Fan's Shan & RJ Show.

Giving an update on Zack Martin, who left the game early in the second quarter against the Bengals due to a knee injury, Jones said that he will be ready for the home opener as well. "We've confirmed with an MRI, we will have him for the first game" said Jones.

Defensive Tackle Maliek Collins is expected to be available for the opener as well, according to Jones. 

When giving an update on Xavier Woods, who also left the game early against Cincinnati due to a hamstring injury, Jones was less optimistic on a timeline. "To start with, we probably wont have him for the first game" said Jones. Jones added that the team, if given the opportunity, will bring in other Safeties to look at. 

But you can expect, for the rest of the preseason at least, to not see much of starting QB Dak Prescott or starting RB Ezekiel Elliott.