Found August 10, 2012 on Football Nation:
With just a handful of preseason games played, it seems that a common theme has already arisen. Injuries. In Ryan Mathews' short stint versus the Packers on Thursday night, he suffered a broken collarbone that will see him on the bench for the next 6 weeks. The Eagles' signal caller. Michael Vick, has shown once again that he is no stranger to the training table, as he picked up a hand injury in limited action on Thursday. The injury bug has already struck in full force in both Dallas and Oakland. The two teams are set to meet in a Monday night game, but the teams will look far from recognizable. Granted, preseason is where the starters and the guys being paid the big bucks are given limited plays and ultimately the best seat in the house over on the sideline; however, the first string unit for both teams will be missing key players due to injuries already sustained. Oakland's featured back, Darren McFadden was sidelined with a foot injury for much of last year. I am...

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Cowboys VP Steven Jones: “You don’t ever see Jason Witten missing practice”

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Kevin Ogletree is the Cowboys third receiver

AP Photo Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett told Norm Hitzges on KTCK in Dallas (via that they are keeping their eyes open in free agency for a third receiver, but right now Kevin Ogletree will bfill that role. “We’re always keeping an eye on the street for every player at every position. It’s a big part of what we do in our pro personnel department...

Can the Dallas Cowboys count on Miles Austin and Dez Bryant in 2012?

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2012 Oakland Raiders: Best and Worst Case Scenario

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