POSTED: Monday, August 31, 2009 - 6:46pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:32pm
IRVING, Texas (AP) - So much for the big boost on special teams
the Dallas Cowboys were expecting from their rookie class.
Linebacker Jason Williams, the team's top draft pick, has a high
ankle sprain and safety Michael Hamlin has a broken arm. Coach Wade
Phillips says they will both miss at least the next four weeks.
Most of Dallas 12 draft picks were projected to help on special
teams, but now six of them have been hurt this preseason - with
tackle Robert Brewster (torn pectoral muscle) and linebacker
Brandon Williams (torn knee ligament) gone for the season.
The other wounded draftees are quarterback Stephen McGee (knee)
and linebacker Stephen Hodge (knee, calf). Phillips said Hodge may
be able to practice this week.
Also Monday, Phillips indicated most starters will play little,
if at all, in the preseason finale Friday night at Minnesota.