Anthony Hitchens, Linebacker
When veteran linebacker Anthony Hitchens suffered a knee injury prior to the start of the season, the Cowboys feared the worst.
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Fortunately, the former fourth rounder only suffered a tibial plateau fracture. And thanks to the miracle of modern medicine, the 25-year old is set to make his return in Week Five.
And it’s just in time. With two time Pro Bowler Sean Lee struggling with a hamstring injury, Hitchens is expected to play a major role against the Packers Sunday afternoon.
Along with second-year phenom Jaylon Smith, the fourth-year linebacker is expected to bring some stability to a defense that allowed Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley to run rampant on them in Week Four.
Hitchens was arguably the Cowboys best player during training camp this offseason. He is also in a contract year, which makes his future in Dallas unsure. Especially considering the play of Jaylon Smith.
But for now, Hitchens is a sight for sore eyes. And his return to the lineup can only mean good things for this Cowboys defense.