Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Chaz Green could miss two weeks, a source told the Dallas Morning News. He'll miss the Cowboy's first preseason tilt this Thursday evening (August 3) against the Arizona Cardinals, said the newspaper.
Green was previously expected to earn the starter's job at the left guard position after Ronald Leary bolted to Denver in free agency. The 25-year-old has long been seen as a high-potential up-and-comer on the Cowboys' lauded offensive line.
Still, one has to think missing valuable preseason time will hurt his campaign to snatch that starter's job.
The Cowboys moved Green from tackle to guard late in the offseason. Green worked at first-team left guard to end offseason practices. But most of training camp, he's been working with the second team.
"Jonathan Cooper has been working at first-team left guard and now the favorite to win the starting spot. The Cowboys shifted La'el Collins from guard to right tackle this offseason," wrote the News.
"Green has been a disappointment in his first two seasons after the Cowboys drafted him in the third round in 2015 out of Florida. He missed his rookie season after hip surgery and battled a sprained foot and herniated disk in his back last season, playing only four games."