Though Dallas Cowboys proper guard Zack Martin suffered a quadriceps damage in a Week 14 loss to the Buffalo Payments, he might nonetheless play Sunday in opposition to the Miami Dolphins.
On Tuesday, Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones indicated the damage is not an enormous concern, however they’re going to have to observe it.
“I do know what a quad bruise is. We’ll see how he will get his power there,” Jones told KRLD-FM in Dallas. “A bruise does two issues there: not solely are they painful to work with, however they’ll additionally take the power out of that space, too. So, received to get that again.”
Per Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys are expected to observe on Thursday and maintain a walkthrough on Wednesday. Gehlken added they could have Martin comply with the “Tyron Smith plan.” The Dallas offensive sort out hasn’t participated in weekday practices all through the season in an effort to maintain him wholesome.
If Martin cannot play, undrafted rookie T.J. Bass will fill in. On Monday, Dallas offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer touted the inexperienced O-lineman.
“He did a pleasant job [against Buffalo],” he mentioned. “There have been some basic issues that I do know he’ll get cleaned up with [offensive line] coach [Mike] Solari, however we actually did not make any main changes. I am an enormous fan of that [Bills] entrance; Ed Oliver is a hell of a soccer participant. [Bass] battled. That is form of what he has accomplished all yr lengthy.”
Regardless, Martin — a six-time first-team All-Professional — suiting up is the best-case state of affairs for the Cowboys (10-4). Professional Soccer Focus lately gave him a 71.1 grade, thirteenth at his place.
When he exited the Buffalo sport, it clearly impacted the Dallas offense. Within the 31-10 blowout, it recorded solely 195 yards, a season low.