• Injuries Force Cowboys' Young Defensive Backs Into The Fire Against Denver

    Posted by Nolan Carroll


    DENVER – The Dallas secondary was already facing a steep challenge before Sunday’s game kicked off, and it got steeper quite quickly. The Cowboys knew going in that they’d be without Orlando Scandrick while trying to defend Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders and the Broncos’ passing attack. Scandrick was ruled out with a broken hand, which he suffered last week against New York. What they didn’t expect going in was the rash of injuries that hit their secondary, as Nolan Carroll was ruled out with a concussion and Chidobe Awuzie was lost to a hamstring injury – all by halftime. The result was a makeshift secondary, with second-year...

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