The Dallas Cowboys are about a week into training camp, and injuries have already taken their toll on the defensive line.
The biggest injury that the Cowboys have had to absorb during training camp so far is that of second-round pick defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, who will miss anywhere from eight to 12 weeks due to a broken foot. The Cowboys are also without defensive tackles Terrell McClain (Ankle), Amobi Okoye (Illness), and Ben Bass (Hamstring), and defensive end Anthony Spencer (Knee).
On Friday, the Cowboys added defensive linemen Kenneth Boatright and Adewale Ojomo to the mix. To make room for the new defenders the team plans to cut ties with offensive tackle Darius Morris and wide receiver L’Damian Washington, although the moves haven’t been made official.
The Seattle Seahawks signed Boatright as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2013 out of Southern Illinois. He was cut earlier this year and has never played in a regular season game.
The New York Giants signed Ojomo as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2012 out of Miami; he played in one game that season. Ojomo was cut in 2013 and spent some time with the Seahawks, the Buffalo Bills and the Tennessee Titans.
In March, the Titans released Ojomo after he was arrested for allegedly soliciting an undercover police officer and offering her $100 for sex during a sting operation.
I don’t think either of these guys will make the 53-man roster, and can’t see these moves as more than the Cowboys simply needing warm bodies to get through training camp.