The Dallas Cowboys have placed linebacker and defensive captain Justin Durant on injured reserve with a torn biceps suffered in Monday night’s overtime loss to the Redskins, officially ending his season. He will be replaced on the roster by journeyman linebacker Tim Dobbins.
Obviously, this is a huge blow for the Cowboys’ defense. His leadership aside, through the first half of the season, Durant led the team in tackles with 49.
“He’s in the top three or four performers we’ve had on defense this year,” said owner and general manager Jerry Jones, per the Dallas Morning News.
This isn’t a surprising move, but it comes just a day after head coach Jason Garrett told reporters that the team wasn't ready to declare Durant's season done.
“We’ll continue to evaluate him and see what his situation is going forward,” Garrett said Tuesday. “It’s a serious injury. There is no question about that. We’ll sort out how much time is left in the season and what the options are. No reason to make any rash judgment right now. We’ll kind of let the chips fall a little bit and then make the best decision for him and for our team.”
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