Cowboys Looking at Roster to Step Into New Roles

Published 08/02 2014 08:18PM

Updated 08/02 2014 08:38PM

The injury bug has already bitten the Cowboys in the first two weeks of training camp. That could force the Cowboys to move some players in to new positions, or look elsewhere for help.

Quarterback Tony Romo is one of the players currently coming back from a previous injury. The Cowboys maintain they are monitoring Romo's back on a day-to-day basis, and held Romo out of practice on Saturday.

He was not the only one either.

Cornerback Morris Claiborne was held out of practice as well with a leg injury he sustained earlier this week.

Currently there are a total of 16 Cowboys that are dealing with an injury of some kind. That means the Cowboys need to find ways to fill those holes, and are turning in many cases to players that are already on the roster. That also creates competition at training camp to get the type of player the Cowboys want on the team.

"We're always looking at who we have on our roster and not  only at the position they're playing, but you try bounce ideas off each other about moving a guy to a different spot. Maybe he's more suited to this, or he's less suited to that. So, you always have those conversations. We want to make sure we give everybody on this roster a great chance when we come out here to practice every day. Having said that, the competition isn't only among these 90 guys who are here. It's with the standard we need to play at, and if there's someone else int his league, on the street who can come in and help us get to that standard, we're certainly going to be open to brining somebody in at any position," said head coach Jason Garrett.

Garrett also said on Saturday that he expects Romo to participate in the team's scrimmage on Sunday in Oxnard, California.

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