Already down their All-Pro running back, the Dallas Cowboys suffer additional losses on their football team.
The Cowboys didn’t exit Atlanta with a win, but that may be the least of their worries. The Cowboys were destroyed on their left side of their line, especially over their backup left tackle.
Already done Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys were forced to play without a pair of additional All-Pros!
With Tyron Smith out with a groin injury, the Cowboys had no answer for the pass rush on that side of the ball. Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn had six sacks himself on Sunday afternoon. Most of those came at the hands of Chaz Green at left tackle. If Smith is out for a substantial amount of time, the Cowboys could be in enormous trouble.
The injuries in game are just as worrisome. The Cowboys lost a pair of defensive players, including their defensive leader. Both Sean Lee and Jeff Heath had to exit the game Sunday due to injuries.
Lee’s exit was due to a hamstring injury (via Clarence Hill Jr).
“Sean Lee is out with the hammy again.”
The Cowboys also saw safety Jeff Heath exit with a concussion (via Dallas Cowboys).
“Jeff Heath is being evaluated for a concussion, return is questionable.”
#DALvsATL injury report: Jeff Heath is being evaluated for a concussion, return is questionable.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) November 12, 2017
Sean Lee is out with the hammy again
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) November 12, 2017
From the second quarter on, the Cowboys were out three of their All-Pro’s (Elliott, Smith, and Lee). That alone is tough for any one team to overcome. Add that to a road game against the NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons, and it’s nearly impossible.
It’s Philly week and Dallas must get Lee and Smith healthy!
With a game this week, against division rival and NFC West leading Philadelphia Eagles, the Cowboys need both Lee and Smith back in the lineup. The loss of Zeke is big in its right, but losing Lee and Smith was proven to be too much yesterday. If Dallas is to make the playoffs, they will need both on the football field.
Winning the division is likely out of the question without Zeke for the next five games, but a wildcard berth is well within reach. That all depends on the health of their team leaders, therefore, making this week very important.
This will be a very interesting week as we all keep a close eye on practice attendance and the injury report!