Cowboys Defensive End Robert Quinn Fractures Hand
Preseason has been declared over for defensive end Robert Quinn of the Dallas Cowboys before it really even began.
The defensive end fractured his left hand on Tuesday during one of the defense’s pass rush drills. Cowboys’ executive vice president Stephen Jones told the media he expected Robert Quinn to play in the opening game of the regular season on September 8 versus NFC rival the New York Giants.
Jones said the good thing is Quinn will be fine and will return. Jones added that the team believes Quinn will not miss any regular season games.
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It appeared that Quinn sustained his injury while practicing against Tyron Smith the Cowboys starting left tackle. However, it was not clear if Quinn’s arm had been caught in Smith’s elbow brace or face mask. The head trainer for the team inspected Quinn prior to sending him into the locker room to be examined further.
Jones said that in 2014 former Dallas running back DeMarco Murray sustained a similar injury and did not sit out a game.
Dallas acquired Quinn in March through a trade with Miami. With Tyron Crawford and DeMarcus Lawrence not practicing due to hip and shoulder problems respectively, Quinn has been working with Dallas’ first team defense.
Dallas has projected that Quinn would be one of the team’s pass-rush specialists. A vital role, especially since Randy Gregory is currently suspended indefinitely.
Last season Quinn had 6.5 sacks with the Dolphins and has 69.0 for his NFL career.
Minus Lawrence, Crawford and Quinn, Dallas hopes Taco Charlton shows improvement, while Dorance Armstrong, a fourth round pick in 2018 has impressed coaches in camp and Dallas signed free agent Kerry Hyder.