NFL Injuries: Dallas Cowboys Activate Kevin Kowalski And Send Orie Lemon To IR

By Ben Grimaldi

Yesterday the Dallas Cowboys got some good news regarding the status of their offensive line when center Kevin Kowalski was taken off the PUP list. Kowalski, who has been out since early in training camp because of ankle surgery, returned to practice yesterday and would add some much needed toughness and depth to the offensive line.

Kowalski played mostly at center for the Cowboys last season but he has the ability to play guard as well. Kowalski was supposed to compete for the starting center spot during training camp but his ankle would not allow him to practice much this summer. I think Kowalski is the best center on the Cowboys roster and his addition to the offensive line upgrades the Cowboys significantly. Although there is no immediate time table for when he’ll be ready to play, the team does have three weeks to decide whether to activate Kowalski or to send him to injured reserve for the remainder of the year.

Speaking of IR, that is exactly where linebacker Orie Lemon is heading after injuring his hamstring a couple weeks ago. The signing of Gary Guyton probably signaled something wasn’t right with Lemon and the Cowboys had to make a roster move in order to sign Guyton. Lemon was best known for his interception return for a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in the final preseason game but he did have five tackles on the season. Lemon was also a special teams contributor.

The exciting news is that Kowalski is back and practicing! Hopefully he’ll be able to play in a game real soon because I believe the Cowboys could really use him on the offensive line.

Finally some good news on the injury front; the Cowboys are getting a player back and not losing someone.

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