There's no timetable for Frederick's return as he deals with an auto-immune disorder, so Looney will likely have to shore up the middle of the offensive line for at least the first few games of the season. He's looked at least adequate in the role during the preseason, but with a rookie (Connor Williams) on one side of him and a potentially banged-up Zack Martin (knee) on the other, the Cowboys' interior line is looking a lot less stout than expected heading into Week 1's tilt against the Panthers.
Looney is slated to serve as the top backup for the Cowboys on the interior and it sounds as though he would be ready to step in when necessary. He has apparently fully recovered from offseason wrist surgery and should be full-go for Week 1.
Looney served as a depth interior offensive lineman for the Cowboys last season, and underwent wrist surgery in January. The 27-year-old could have a similar role for Dallas in 2018, but the departure of starting left guard Jonathan Cooper to the 49ers could result in some shuffling on the Cowboys' offensive line.
It isn't clear when Looney originally fractured his wrist. While he's expected to fully recover from the injury, it remains to be seen whether his rehabilitation will impact his ability to land a contract this offseason, as Looney will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year.
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|2013||San Francisco 49ers||4||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||15||4|
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|2013||San Francisco 49ers||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|