Cowboys’ fullback Chris Gronkowski will sit out of practice for the second consecutive day on Friday with a grade one groin strain, and is currently listed as a game-time decision for Sunday’s match-up with the Tennessee Titans at Cowboys Stadium. The injury first reared its head over a week ago but, according to Wade Phillips, it wasn’t until Thursday that it became bothersome enough to sit the rookie fullback.
“[Gronkowski] said a week or so ago it bothered him some,” said head coach Wade Phillips, per ESPN Dallas. “It bothered him a little bit yesterday, but he practiced. [Thursday] morning, it was hurting him more, so we pulled back on it.”
If Gronkowski is unable to play Sunday, Jason Witten would likely step into the role of H-Back, a position he has played in the past. Still, it’s obvious that the Cowboys are hoping it doesn’t come to that.
"You have to adjust certainly," Phillips said. "Anytime you lose a player, that you only have one guy who plays that position, it becomes more of a curveball, more of a problem."
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