It has not been a good year to be a player for the Dallas Cowboys. Not only is the team struggling to play good football, they’re also struggling to stay on the field. Being healthy is a big part of being successful in the NFL and the Cowboys have not had much luck in that department and today was no exception.
The Cowboys have made a flurry of moves in the past few days, culminating with a move almost everyone expected; second year linebacker Bruce Carter was put on injured reserve with a dislocated left elbow. Carter was one of the real stars on the Cowboys defense and had come into his own after they lost their other middle linebacker Sean Lee a few weeks ago.
If you’re totaling it all up, the Cowboys have now lost four defensive starters for the year.
Other moves today included the signing of linebacker Brady Poppinga and wide receiver Anthony Armstrong, who they worked out last week. To make room for Armstrong the Cowboys released receiver Andre Holmes two days ago, but he could still be re-signed to the practice squad.
Poppinga has played seven years in the NFL, including his first six with the Green Bay Packers. Last year he was a member of the St. Louis Rams, amassing 37 tackles. He has five sacks and two interceptions in his career and was a member of the 2010 Packers Super Bowl winning team. The Cowboys signed Poppinga to replace the injured Carter.
Armstrong, a fourth year player who’s most noticeably played for the Washington Redskins, adds a veteran receiver into the mix for the Cowboys in case Miles Austin’s hip doesn’t allow him to play. Armstrong brings 986 yards and five touchdowns to the Dallas offense.
According to Nick Eatman of the dallascowboys.com, the Cowboys also added cornerback Reggie Jones to the practice squad.
The Cowboys are dropping like flies and pretty soon the NFL might run out of players to sign.
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