One thing we all learned to our dismay in 2020 is that depth is crucial to an NFL team, and the Dallas Cowboys did not have nearly enough. Now, just a week into training camp at Oxnard, we are seeing the bumps and bruises already piling up. That is showing us some things about the current state of the roster. And it is not all good by any means.
On the current edition of Ryled Up, which you can listen to right above this, Roy White and I spent a lot of time looking at where the team seems strong and where it doesn’t. Make sure to subscribe to the Blogging The Boys podcast network wherever you get your podcasts so you get access to all of our shows. Apple users can subscribe right here and Spotify users can subscribe right here.
Here is a breakdown of the position groups for the Cowboys and how they look at the moment, starting with the one that brought this urgently to mind.
If you have been under a rock for the past day or so and this is the first thing you have read about Dallas since emerging, brace yourself. Dak Prescott left practice. It was later described by both the team and himself as a minor problem with a muscle strain in his throwing arm, and he was kept out due to an abundance of caution. The latest word is that he could miss a couple of weeks as the team strives to have him ready for the season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
That is the relatively good news. The bad is that in Prescott’s absence the backup QBs rather sucked. They threw a combined five interceptions and were unable to generate anything offensively in the first padded practice.