This has been a season that many fans and the Dallas Cowboys organization would like to have over and just forget about. Injuries have decimated the roster, and a 4-10 record at this point in the season is not what anyone expect. With two games still left to go, two stars may already be done for the rest of the year. Tony Romo has now been officially placed on injured reserve and Dez Bryant may have played his last down of 2015.
Wide receiver Dez Bryant did not practice at all this past week and he’s listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. He has foot and ankle injuries that have plagued him all season. While the Cowboys aren’t going to totally rule him out, they also won’t risk further injury to him.
That could mean sitting him for the final two games of the season and just letting him rest for next year.
According to ESPN, quarterback Kellen Moore may be without another target as well when he makes his first start for the Cowboys on Sunday. Wide receiver Cole Beasley is listed as questionable with a knee injury and practiced on a limited basis this week.
The Dallas Cowboys know that this season is virtually over and they’ve been out of the playoffs for a couple of weeks now. If Dez Bryant is having any problems with his surgically repaired foot, they really don’t need to risk further injury to him by playing him in games where he won’t be needed.
Even though Dallas is insisting they haven’t “shut down” Bryant for the rest of the season, no-one would blame them if they did.
Well, they did for only a short while. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones never likes to concede defeat unless it is 100 percent proven. The Cowboys may have had just about a 5 percent chance of making the playoffs, but he had no intention of ruling his starting quarterback totally out until the team was totally out.
Now, Romo’s roster spot has opened up for someone else to come in and get some playing time in the final two games of the season.
His injuries this season have given opportunities to Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassel, and now Kellen Moore. Weeden isn’t even with the team anymore after going winless during his time as fill-in starter. Then again, it’s not like Cassel did much better.
This has been really nothing more than a lost season for the Dallas Cowboys as the injuries were just far too much for them to overcome. The drama behind Greg Hardy and other such instances have made 2015 a season that many would rather forget.
The Dallas Cowboys know that Tony Romo is gone, and putting him on injured reserve totally confirms that. Dez Bryant has been out a lot this season and it seems like he could be ready to hang it up for 2015. Next year is what needs to be looked at for the Cowboys, and hope that health can be on their side.
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