Posted: 5:15 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2013
The Blue/White scrimmage on Sunday ended without any major injuries for the Cowboys. Currently, 14 players are sidelined for various reasons.
Because the league doesn't release injury reports during training camp that could serve as a frame of reference, there's no way of saying whether that number is particularly high or low.
Thankfully, Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News faithfully chronicled the Cowboys injury status in camp last year, so we know that on the day after the Blue/White scrimmage in 2012, the Cowboys had 18 players on their injury report. 18 to 14 doesn't sound like a big drop but a closer look at the injury reports from both years shows that the difference between the two years is less about the quantity of injuries and more about the severity of the injuries:
|Day-to-day||CB||Teddy Williams||Concussion||TE||James Hanna||Hamstring|
|DE||Jason Hatcher||Groin||WR||Cole Beasley||Quadriceps|
|OLB||Anthony Spencer||Hamstring||WR||Dez Bryant||Hip/Quadriceps|
|RB||Lance Dunbar||Hamstring||WR||Danny Coale||Knee|
|S||Matt Johnson||Hamstring||G||Mackenzy Bernadeau||Hamstring|
|TE||John Phillips||Ankle||G||Ron Leary||Calf|
|DE||Marcus Spears||Concussion||LS||L.P. Ladouceur||Calf|
|DT||Ikponmwosa Igbinosun||Lower leg|
|Out 1-2 weeks||WR||Danny Coale||Foot||RT||Jermey Parnell||Hamstring|
|WR||Miles Austin||Hamstring||DT||Jay Ratliff||Hamstring|
|Out Indefinitely||RB||Phillip Tanner||Hand||DE||Anthony Spencer*||Knee|
|G||Nate Livings||Hamstring||DL||Tyrone Crawford***||Achilles|
|G||Mackenzy Bernadeau||Hip, Knee|
|Other||OT||Demetress Bell||Conditioning test|
|* Out 2-4 weeks, ** PUP, ***Out for Season|
Coupe of observations:
What's your take on these numbers?