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Matt Johnson Sees a Back Specialist

Johnson flew back to Dallas on Thursday

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    Oft-injured safety Matt Johnson left Oxnard to return to Dallas a day before his teammates in order to see a back specialist, head coach Jason Garrett said on Thursday.

    "Matt is going to see a back specialist in Dallas today to see if that relates at all to his hamstring situations, so we feel like he’s making progress, and hopefully we can get him back soon enough where he can show us what he can do in a game," Garrett said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "Just turning over all the rocks."

    Set to enter his third year in the NFL, Johnson has appeared in just two preseason games--he’s never played in a regular season game. He’s dealt with foot and back issues in the past, but the hamstring has been the most consistent culprit.

    It was a hamstring strain that took Johnson down earlier in camp, an injury that wasn’t thought to be serious at the time. But we haven’t seen him since, and now there’s apparently a back injury in the mix.

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