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Garrett: Matt Johnson "Needs to be More Durable"

Johnson has struggled with injuries since being drafted by the Cowboys a year ago



    The Dallas Cowboys were high on safety Matt Johnson when they drafted him in the fourth round out of Eastern Washington back in 2012, and they remain fairly confident that if healthy, he can be an impact player in the Dallas secondary. Only problem is, he hasn’t been able to stay healthy since the team picked him up.

    Johnson missed all of his rookie season due to a hamstring injury. He got off to a strong start in training camp, but then suffered a stress reaction in his foot that has put him back in that familiar place--the sideline.

    This latest setback led head coach Jason Garrett to state the obvious recently--that the Cowboys need Johnson to, somehow, rid himself of the injury bug.

    "Like all of the injuries, you just want to get him back as healthy as we can and hopefully we’ll have a chance to see him play," Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. "We like what we’ve seen. He just hasn’t been durable enough."

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