Cowboys guard Zack Martin’s NFL season could be over with calf injury
The Dallas Cowboys’ All-Pro offensive lineman Zack Martin may not play another snap for his team this season due to a nagging calf injury. On Monday, the Cowboys placed Martin on injured reserve, which means the sixth-year guard will miss the team’s next three games in a best-case scenario. Martin’s timetable would begin with Dallas’ contest against the virus-plagued Baltimore Ravens at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dallas (3-8) has lost five of its last six games but remains in the hunt of the woeful NFC East. The suddenly red-hot New York Giants, winners of their last four games, lead the division with a 5-7 record after a stunning, 17-12 upset win over the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle. If the Cowboys are not in the playoff mix come Weeks 16 and 17, then Martin would be kept off the field to prevent additional injuries.
Martin initially suffered a calf strain on Monday, Nov. 16, and left the field during the Cowboys’ 41-16 home loss on Thanksgiving Day against the Washington Football Team after reaggravating the injury. Before the injury, Martin has missed only three total games in his five previous NFL seasons. For more sports coverage, click here.