Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 8/28/12
Every year, there are injuries in the preseason. It’s inevitable. No matter how hard you try, guys are going to get hurt when you play 4 football games. You just have to hope they aren’t serious ones to serious players. One team hit a lot by injuries this preseason has been the Dallas Cowboys. Now they have another one to add to that list as nose tackle Jay Ratliff left their 3rd preseason game with what’s since been diagnosed as a high ankle sprain. Ratliff, ProFootballFocus’ 7th ranked defensive tackle last year, is expected to miss 2-4 weeks, which puts his status for week 1 in serious doubt. The Cowboys might not see him until week 2 or 3. The Cowboys have suffered other injuries this preseason. Miles Austin has missed time with hamstring problems and, while he’s expected to play week 1, hamstring injuries tend to linger and Austin missed 6 games and was limited to just 43 catches for 579 yards and 7 touchdowns last year in the 10 games he did play because of hamstring problems....
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