The Dallas Cowboys approached the neck injury suffered by Pro Bowl right guard Zack Martin three weeks ago with a whole lot of caution, and it looks like it has paid off.
Martin suffered a stinger on August 18, in the first joint practice session with the St. Louis Rams. The second-year Notre Dame product attributed the injury to lowering his head while making a block, adding that this was the first such injury he had ever experienced.
Around three weeks later Martin, who became the first Cowboys’ rookie to be named All-Pro since Calvin Hill in 1969 last year, is back at full health.
At least according to Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, who gushed to 105.3-FM The Fan this week about the work Martin and the Cowboys’ training staff have done rehabbing the injury.
“We think he’s 100 percent,” Jones said, via the team’s official website. “We feel really good about the health of our team and I feel good about the conditioning that the guys are in."