On Saturday, the Dallas Cowboys will play their first home preseason game of the season against the Cincinnati Bengals. While the team will look for positive performances from their roster, more importantly, they will focus on staying healthy. However, the injury bug has already bit a few veterans and rookies.
On Wednesday, All-Pro center Travis Frederick went to get a check-up performed on his shoulder. Frederick has reportedly been dealing with stingers, although the team doesn’t consider the injury to be serious.
Travis Frederick received good news from Dr. Robert Watkins that he is not dealing with a potentially more severe injury than the series of stingers that have bothered him the last few days. Frederick was not sure when he would return to practice…. https://t.co/EuZwscD5Dp
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) August 16, 2018
Veteran wide receiver Cole Beasley has been limited with a groin injury, making him unlikely to play against the Bengals. Beasley joins fellow wideouts Deonte Thompson and Noah Brown on the injury report.
First-round draft pick Leighton Vander Esch left practice with a groin strain. The Boise State alum seems to be dealing with a short-term injury. Tavon Austin (hamstring) also left practice early but is considered day-to-day.
In short, the team is dealing with several minor injuries, and will be careful, as David Helman points out:
Three injury scares for the Cowboys today. None of them appear to be serious. #cowboyswire
— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 16, 2018
As the grind of training camp continues, the Dallas Cowboys will be cautious with their players, limiting the chances of a serious injury.