Cowboys' Offensive Line Hit by Another Injury During Week 2 Game

A member of the Dallas Cowboys' offensive line was injured during the team's Week 2 game.
A member of the Dallas Cowboys' offensive line was injured during the team's Week 2 game. / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Despite a dominant start to the 2023 season, we still haven't seen the Dallas Cowboys at their full potential due to injuries. The offensive line is one of the currently banged up groups, as starter and 2022 first-round pick Tyler Smith has been unable to play in either opening contest due to a hamstring ailment.

Now the O-line has, unfortunately, suffered another health setback in Week 2.

Left guard Chuma Edoga was spotted walking into the locker room during the team's two-point attempt near the end of the second quarter. It was later revealed the veteran suffered a right elbow injury, which prevented him from starting out of halftime.

With Edoga being questionable to return, it's not all bad news. Even if he's unlikely to take the field again against the New York Jets, the fact he has a chance to still play seems to indicate this isn't a serious issue. A halftime scan would've revealed if anything was majorly wrong.

That being said, offensive line depth is already an issue for this team with Smith sidelined. This will allow the Cowboys to see what rookie T.J. Bass can do, though, as he drew the start in place of the injured Edoga to begin the second half.

We'll be monitoring any updates on Edoga closely as the Cowboys look to close out the victory against the Jets. Hopefully Bass proves up to the task in case the veteran requires a week or two off.

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