It was announced last week that inside linebacker Sean Lee would miss the rest of the season with a toe injury that will require surgery and now, it looks like Lee’s replacement, Dan Connor, is going to miss a game.
Connor suffered a stinger in the second quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Giants, the second such injury in the past two weeks for the first-year Cowboy. Connor didn’t return to the game after the injury, and head coach Jason Garrett said Monday that the team would move forward after learning the results of the subsequent MRI.
“I don’t have anything specific on Dan yet,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “It is a shoulder injury he had that leads up into his neck that he’s had before.
“We’ll just see how he is going forward.”
Connor was replaced Sunday by Orie Lemon and, in certain packages, Ernie Simms, who was signed by Dallas last week in the wake of the news about Lee. It’ll likely be more of the same against Atlanta on Sunday night, if Connor is indeed held out.
“Orie did play some in the game,” Garrett said. “Ernie Simms did play some in the game. I think those guys handled themselves well going into that situation.
“We’ll have to figure out the health of our inside linebackers and what combination of those guys works best for us this weekend in Atlanta.”
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