The Dallas Cowboys' vaunted offensive line has taken some hits this summer. Multiple players are dealing with medical issues.
Center Travis Frederick was recently diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, with no clear timeline for when he'll be able to return. Tackle La'el Collins has battled a calf bruise, but did return to the field on Sunday. All-Pro guard Zack Martin is also battling an injury, as is All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith.
The Cowboys got some good news today regarding Martin. The fifth-year pro returned to the practice field for the first time since injuring his knee against the Cincinnati Bengals in the preseason.
We'll have to see how much Martin was able to go, but the fact he was able to give it a go at all is a good sign.
The quicker Dallas gets its offensive line back to health, the better the team will be. The Cowboys' offense is predicated on a strong running game and the ability to protect quarterback Dak Prescott.
Dallas finishes up preseason play against the Houston Texans this Thursday.
The Cowboys open the regular season against the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 9.