The Dallas Cowboys will sit a handful of players for their second preseason game when they take on the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday. Among those are quarterback Dak Prescott, running back Ezekiel Elliott, offensive tackle Tyron Smith and linebackers Sean Lee and Jaylon Smith.
Prescott, the reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year, didn’t see any action during the Hall of Fame Game against the Arizona Cardinals, either. Instead, the quarterback reps were divvied up between veteran Kellen Moore and rookie Cooper Rush, the two combining to go 21-for-35 with 269 yards and two touchdowns and an interception.
Elliott will be sidelined perhaps for an extended period of time after the league on Friday suspended him six games. The second-year running back has three days to appeal, which he’ll likely do, per Adam Schefter.
Smith has been nursing a back injury, and one that has kept him sidelined for a few weeks now.
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett hopes to have the left tackle back on the practice field at some point next week.
“We’ll see how he does over the next few days and hopefully he can get some practice time in sometime next week,” Garrett said, per Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Lee, who has been plagued by injuries in the past, left Thursday’s practice with hamstring tightness.
Smith is looking to get back on the field for good after sitting out all of last season while recovering from a significant knee injury he suffered in his final collegiate game.