Few NFL teams, if any, have had more brutal injury luck than the Dallas Cowboys so far this regular season.
The Cowboys opened the season at Tampa Bay. The NFC East franchise missed arguably its best player in All-Pro offensive lineman Zack Martin, who was out on the COVID-19 list.
Dallas lost to Tampa Bay in heartbreaking fashion, as the Buccaneers made a go-ahead field goal with less than a minute to go.
It’s been worse since then, too. The Cowboys lost wide receiver Michael Gallup to a multi-week injury and now have lost star pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence to a broken foot.
Murphy’s Law with this team I swear. McCarthy regime feels cursed. Hate it for them but let’s see it with this next group can pull off. Sky was falling with Martin out against TB and held their own. Dak and offense gonna need to score early and often https://t.co/nVjFXJLvT0
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) September 15, 2021
There isn’t often very much sympathy for Jerry Jones’ franchise, but most can admit that it’s been a brutal start to the year injury luck-wise.
The #Cowboys best pass-rusher, Demarcus Lawrence is now out for the better part of the season. A broken foot, suffered in practice. Just terrible luck for Lawrence and the Dallas D.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 15, 2021
DeMarcus Lawrence, who suffered a foot injury in #Cowboys practice on Wednesday, is expected to miss several weeks — I’m told — the injury deemed “serious in nature” and feared to be a fracture.
Best defender in DAL is likely sidelined for a while. Expect a move to IR.
— Patrik [No C] Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) September 15, 2021
Still, every NFL team has injuries, and we’re only one week into the season. It’s up to the rest of the Cowboys roster to step up.
“Y’all – the Cowboys season will not be determined based on this current string of bad luck. The Cowboys season will be determined by who is still standing when Collins/Lawrence get back, which could potentially be the Halloween game vs Vikings for both of them,” KD Drummond tweeted.
Y’all – the Cowboys season will not be determined based on this current string of bad luck.
The Cowboys season will be determined by who is still standing when Collins/Lawrence get back, which could potentially be the Halloween game vs Vikings for both of them.
— KD Drummond (@KDDrummondNFL) September 15, 2021
The Cowboys are 0-1 on the season heading into Sunday’s game against the Chargers. It will be a tough task to beat Justin Herbert and Co. without Lawrence on the defensive line.
Dallas and Los Angeles are set to kick off at 4:25 p.m. E.T. on Sunday.