Since opening up against their season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers one week ago, the Dallas Cowboys have been inundated with injuries.
Wide receiver Michael Gallup (calf) will miss multiple games, and defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence is out at least 6-to-8 weeks after surgery to repair a broken foot. Additionally, defensive end Randy Gregory is currently on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
This afternoon, Dallas added safety Damontae Kazee to its injury report for practice. Kazee, who played 80% of the defensive snaps against Tampa Bay and recorded two tackles and a forced fumble, was limited today with a thigh injury.
His partner at safety, Donovan Wilson, is dealing with a groin issue of his own and has not participated in practice this week.
Add safety Damontae Kazee to the injury report. He was limited with a thigh injury. DeMarcus Lawrence has been officially moved to injured reserve pic.twitter.com/8vicGw2coB
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 16, 2021
It’s not a great sign for the Cowboys that they are dealing with a multitude of injuries on defense as they are about to go face the Los Angeles Chargers, who boast an offense that is led by Justin Herbert, one of the top young quarterbacks in the NFL.
We’ll see what new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has up his sleeve to defend Herbert on Sunday.