The Dallas Cowboys have placed left guard Nate Livings on injured reserve after, according to owner and general manager Jerry Jones, it was discovered that the veteran has a degenerative condition in his right knee.
In 2012, his first season with the Cowboys after coming over from the Bengals in free agency, Livings played in all 16 games--but he struggled through training camp and the preseason with issues on the same right knee that led to his trip to the IR, and didn’t exactly meet expectations when he was healthy.
In Livings’ place, the Cowboys are expected to rely on Ronald Leary, the undrafted Memphis product who has been out as he recovers from arthroscopic knee surgery. According to owner Jerry Jones, Leary will return from his rehab in time to play in the regular season opener against the Giants on September 8.
2013 is Livings’ eighth season in the NFL.
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