Cowboys Get Brutal Injury Update On Key Defensive Piece

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The Dallas Cowboys got things back on track in Week 7 with a dominant 24-6 victory over the Detroit Lions. It was an excellent bounce-back after they were defeated by the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6.

It was Dak Prescott’s return to the lineup, as he has been sidelined since Week 1 with a thumb injury. He was solid in his return, completing 19-of-25 attempts for 207 yards and a touchdown. With his return, there is hope that the offense can return to the explosive level many predicted it would be at coming into the season.

The Cowboys are certainly going to need the offense to get on track as their defense suffered a major blow against the Lions. Safety Jourdan Lewis needed to be carted to the locker room after intercepting a Jared Goff pass in the fourth quarter. That will likely be the last play that Lewis takes part in with the Cowboys this season.

According to ProFootballTalk, Lewis has already undergone surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury suffered on the play. The goal is to get Lewis ready to return to the field for the 2023 season, as he will need months of rehab.

Lewis appeared in six games with Dallas this season, starting four of them. DaRon Bland could see his role increase in Lewis’ place in the secondary. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn could also go with more multiple safety looks with Malik Hooker taking some of Lewis’s snaps as well.

Lewis was a third-round pick out of Michigan in the 2017 NFL Draft. He was in his sixth season in the NFL, all with the Cowboys. In six games, he registered 26 total tackles with one sack, one interception and one pass defended.

With the NFL trade deadline set for November 1st, the Cowboys could also go outside of the organization for some help if they see fit. They will have one more game before the deadline, against the Chicago Bears in Week 8, to evaluate things before heading into their Week 9 bye.