Injury will define the Dallas Cowboys in 2014. That fact became even more evident last week when the Cowboys middle linebacker, and defensive leader, Sean Lee suffered a season-ending ACL injury. Combine that with Dallas’ two main free agent accusations, defensive tackle Henry Melton and defensive end Anthony Spencer, are both recovering from season-ending injuries themselves, the Cowboys defense may be limping onto the field in September…literally.
But the injury concerns are not limited to one side of the ball in Dallas. On the Cowboys offense, two of their main weapons also have similar issues. Quarterback Tony Romo is coming off his second back procedure in less than a year. Although he’s vowed to play the entire season, Romo has yet to take a real NFL hit. And it’s most likely he won’t until the regular season begins in September. Since 2006, Romo has completed a full 16-game season five times. But he is 34 years old now, the oldest player currently on the Cowboys roster. What are the chances Romo will actually stay healthy all year in 2014?
The other concern is Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray. In his short three-year career, Murray has yet to play a complete 16-game season. But last year was his closest. In 2013, Murray played in 14 games and rushed for 1,121 and nine touchdowns. Both career highs. Although his production is proof for optimism, Murray also has a lot of injury history. And the fact that he’s never once completed an entire season is worrisome.
But what do you think? Who is more likely to play every game this upcoming season: Tony Romo Or DeMarco Murray? Place your vote below and feel free to chime in to our community discussion about it in our comments section as well.