After Chaz Green’s performance on Saturday, all I could think was “here we go again.” Flashbacks of last year when Green looked terrible in the preseason came back to me during his play against the Indianapolis Colts.
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For many, there was a hope Green would continue his positive play from last season when he performed admirably replacing an injured Tyron Smith in spot duty, that his plagued injury history was behind him and that the 25-year old lineman would earn the starting left guard role along this offensive line.
But Green proved himself to be fragile once again as a shoulder injury sidelined him through a good portion of training camp. And I believe it’s now clear the Cowboys can not rely on the former third round pick as anything other than a reserve.
That leaves the door wide open for former first round bust, Jonathan Cooper, to take that starting left guard position in Dallas, and places Green safely on the bench. It’s a disappointing outcome for a player the Cowboys overreached for in the 2015 NFL Draft.