Cowboys Week 3 inactives: Dak Prescott to play behind ravaged offensive line

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The Dallas Cowboys suffered a crushing loss this week when Trevon Diggs suffered a torn ACL in Thursday's practice. Diggs will miss the rest of the season and his absence puts a damper on what had been a flawless start to the year.

It appears the Cowboys will be even more shorthanded for Week 3.

The silver lining? They play an Arizona Cardinals side that's widely regarded as the worst in the league. Their offense is extremely limited with Josh Dobbs starting in place of Kyler Murray, who's on the PUP list, and their already-limited defense is without standout safety Budda Baker.

The Cowboys should win, but they'll have to do so without Diggs and multiple starting offensive linemen, including All-Pro guard Zack Martin.

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Trevon Diggs was the only Cowboys player ruled out before Sunday. The good news is Brandin Cooks, Tyler Smith and Donovan Wilson are all back. Smith and Wilson missed the first two games with hamstring and calf injuries, respectively, while Cooks missed Week 2 with a minor MCL sprain.

The offensive line, however, is a different story.

Zack Martin was questionable with an ankle injury suffered in the fourth quarter of the Week 2 win against the Jets, while center Tyler Biadasz was also questionable with a hamstring suffered Thursday. Tyron Smith popped up on Saturday's injury report with a knee, but the left tackle is good to go for Sunday.

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It's not ideal for Dak Prescott and the offense, but the Cowboys should still handle their business against the inferior Cardinals. With Cooks healthy, Prescott has his full complement of weapons, including CeeDee Lamb, who's coming off catching 11 passes for 143 yards against the Jets.

The OL injuries are something to monitor moving forward, but just take care of the Cardinals and reassess the line in practice next week.

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