Is this a reason the Dallas Cowboys season is in turmoil?

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The Dallas Cowboys suffered numerous injuries and turf may be one reason why

If you can point out one single reason why the Dallas Cowboys had an underwhelming season, you can take a look at injuries. The team suffered a ton of injuries on both sides of the ball. There is one forgotten factor that may have contributed to this.

Look at the countless injuries the team has suffered. The team would have had a much better outcome had it not been for them.

Under the microscope

Let’s look into players that suffered a non-contact injury. That would include defensive tackles Gerald McCoy and Trysten Hill.

Hill was injured while, ironically, trying to avoid hurting quarterback Daniel Jones. Hill tried slowing down his momentum while running to hit the quarterback. In doing so, the 22-year-old tore his ACL.

McCoy, on the other hand, was injured during training camp. He was going through pass-rush movements with teammate Antwaun Woods. As Woods approached him, McCoy appeared to square up and got locked. It was at that moment he tore his quad.

While the two players aren’t game-changing players, they would sure help the defense from being the worst in the NFL for defending the run. Some offensive players suffered a similar fate.

Offensive lineman Zack Martin injured his calf on a play where he was being pushed back by edge rusher Ryan Kerrigan. That forced him to miss two games already and could see him miss the remainder of the season.

Tight end Blake Jarwin is another casualty of the Dallas Cowboys offense. As he tried to cut back on a curl route, he fell to the ground after tearing his ACL. That ended his season after only 25 snaps.

All four injuries had an impact on the team’s performance. All four injuries were tragic. All four injuries meant the Cowboys were playing with fewer talent every game.