Jason Witten, Kyle Kosier Out for Dallas
Cowboys tight end Jason Witten and left guard Kyle Kosier both suffered somewhat serious injuries yesterday in Houston. Witten and Kosier both have a sprained MCL and could miss a couple of weeks. The bye week, which originally seemed to be too early, now seems to be arriving at just the right time for Dallas.
In my opinion, the Kosier injury is more devastating to Dallas. Witten is the superior player, but backup tight end Martellus Bennett has shown increased maturity and play-making ability this season. His blocking is as good as ever (which is damn good, by the way) and he has made some plays in the passing game, particularly when Witten came out of the Bears game with a concussion.
Meanwhile, Montrae Holland is a rather large drop-off from Kosier. Holland is okay in the running game, but his lack of athleticism leads him to get out of position in pass protection. Further, while the offensive line hasn’t been perfect, the starters have yielded zero sacks in the last two contests.
Updates to come next week.