Guard Ronald Leary will be sidelined for up to a month after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery last Friday, according to a report by ESPN Dallas’ Todd Archer.
Dallas is already without guard Nate Livings, who underwent knee surgery earlier in training camp, and he’s expected to be out another couple weeks. Before undergoing surgery himself, it was thought that the injury to Livings might allow Leary to step into a starting job at left guard.
With both Leary and Livings out though, Dallas’ hitherto unfruitful search for interior offensive line help will grow even more urgent. They had a deal with veteran Brandon Moore before Moore changed course and opted to retire rather than come to Dallas. They’ve also been talking to Brian Waters, but haven’t been able to agree on the numbers thus far.
After missing the first week of camp with a calf injury, Leary started in each of the Cowboys’ first two preseason games and played well. Taking his place Saturday against the Cardinals in Arizona will be David Arkin.
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