The injury continues to rear its ugly head and the season has not even gotten here yet. 2nd year OLB Anthony Spencer had his knee scoped out and will be out 2-4 weeks, meaning he’ll probably miss the first two games of the year (Browns & Eagles), at the minimum. Spencer’s injury will add another dynamic to the guessing game when it comes to the final 53. Looks like Eric Walden could be one of those players that makes it. We’ll see how this plays out.
The Cowboys thought Spencer suffered a bone bruise on his knee during the preseason opener. They considered him day-to-day after it happened, but doctors decided to clean up part of the patella tendon because of swelling.
“It kept getting irritated,” Phillips said. “It’d go down and then it’d go back. There was just a particle in there that kept catching.” (DMNBlog)
According to Coach Phillips, Adam Jones will start against the Texans, this could be a preview of things to come, its just a matter of time before Jones plays a bigger role on the starting defense, we’ll probably see Jenkins play some more Nickel with Jones out there as well
“I just think he needs to play, and he’s shown he can play,” Phillips said. “He had a good game last week and needs some more.”
First-round pick Mike Jenkins started at left CB the first two preseason games. Jenkins will continue to play on that side in the substitution packages with Pacman moving across the field. (DMNBlog)
I’d like to see us make some more plays in the secondary, this was our achilles heel last season, and we’ve brought in several players to make a difference. Its time too see a preview of that difference with Jones starting and Jenkins coming in on various defensive packages. This is going to be a good test for the Cowboys. The Texans are really coming along and they have some very underrated talent at WR. Andre Johnson is their #1, but look for Kevin Walters, Andre Davis, and Jacoby Jones to give our secondary fits if we’re not prepared.