This is not the way the Dallas Cowboys wanted to start their rookie minicamp and this is certainly not the way that Mike Weber wanted to start his career as a member of the Dallas Cowboys roster.
According to multiple reports the Dallas Cowboys suffered what could prove to be a fairly significant injury on Saturday when Weber appeared to injury his knee during the morning practice in minicamp. No details have been released regarding how exactly it was that Weber was injured, but knee injuries are always a major concern and that doubles when that injury is to a running back at the National Football League level. What makes this worse is that based on the comments made by Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett it sounds like this could be a fairly serious injury as well.
“Yeah, he hurt his knee in the practice so they’re going to get an MRI and just kind of check it out,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said, via Todd Archer of ESPN.
The results of that MRI could prove to be a very big deal indeed for the Cowboys, even though Weber has yet to really prove anything at the NFL level. The Cowboys have already indicated that they want to spread some of the workload that has been handled by Ezekiel Elliott in the past 2 seasons in order to keep him fresh for a deep playoff run, and Weber was unquestionably a part of that plan.
The Cowboys would lose running back Rod Smith to free agency which means that their usual backup for Elliott is already out of the picture. That left many to expect that Weber and fellow rookie running back Tony Pollard would be called upon to share the workload and hopefully ease some of the pressure off the shoulders of Elliott.
What happens now as a result of this injury remains to be seen and will likely be determined by the severity of the injury to Weber.
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