Looney will take over as the Cowboys' starting center while Travis Frederick (illness) is sidelined.
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 (wrist) has compiled a strong camp, the Cowboys' official site reports.
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.
The Cowboys signed Looney (wrist) to a two-year contract Monday.
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.
Looney underwent surgery on his fractured left wrist this offseason, Mickey Spagnola of the Cowboys' official site reports.
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.
Looney (toe) got reps at left guard during Wednesday's practice, Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys' official website reports.
Looney, who was recently sidelined with a toe injury, has spent the majority of the preseason working as Travis Frederick's backup at center. However, he got some work at left guard Wednesday, so he may see more opportunities to provide depth on the line as the season gets underway.
Looney (toe) sat out of practice Tuesday, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
While Looney is sitting out, Jonathan Cooper has taken over as second-team center. The Cowboys don't have a game until Saturday, so that presents extra time for Looney to recover.
Looney (back) is healthy and only receiving reps at center, Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys' team website reports.
Looney has likely been practicing at center because the coaches are comfortable with how he performs there. Being back on the field practicing now means he will be healthy for Week 1, provided there are no further ailments.
Looney (back) will be limited during the early stages of training camp, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Looney is still nursing a sore back he experienced during offseason workouts. The fact that he wasn't placed on the Cowboys' preseason Physically Unable to Perform list means he should be back to full speed soon.
Looney did not participate in Wednesday's OTA due to a sore back, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Looney's back injury isn't expected to keep the offensive lineman sidelined for much longer, while Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said the guard could return to action Thursday.
The 49ers have listed the following players as inactive for Saturday's Week 16 matchup against the Chargers: running back Carlos Hyde (ankle), wide receiver Steve Johnson (knee), cornerback Tramaine Brock (hamstring), linebacker Ahmad Brooks (thumb), quarterback Josh Johnson and guards Andrew Tiller and Joe Looney.
Hyde, Johnson and Brock were all ruled out for Saturday's game on the team's final report, but Brooks joins them on the inactive list after being deemed questionable. The team will have running back Frank Gore and wide receiver Michael Crabtree active for the game.
The 49ers are a 1-point favorite for the Saturday night showdown with the Chargers.
49ers guard Joe Looney is working with the first team while Alex Boone holds out for a better contract. According to CSNBayArea.com, Looney's performance could affect how the team handles Boone's holdout.
"I’m approaching training camp as a time to compete and get better, and I want to show the coaches I’m getting better every day," Looney said. "Alex Boone is a hell of a player and a hell of a guy, and him being gone is his business. But watching him on film every day, I want to come in and do a hell of a job like he does."
Coach Jim Harbaugh praised Looney's performance so far.
The 49ers listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Seahawks in Seattle: cornerback Eric Wright, tight end Derek Carrier, linebacker Nick Moody, defensive tackle Quinton Dial, guard Joe Looney and wide receiver Jon Baldwin.
San Francisco has listed CB Carlos Rogers, TE Derek Carrier, LB Nick Moody, OG Ryan Seymour, Dt Quinton Dial, OG Joe Looney and WR Jon Baldwin as inactive against Carolina.
Rogers attempted to practice throughout the week, but was questionable. He will not play. The other six players are healthy scratches.
The 49ers declared cornerback Carlos Rogers (hamstring), wideout Jon Baldwin (illness), tight end Derek Carrier, linebacker Nick Moody, guard Ryan Seymour, defensive tackle Quinton Dial and guard Joe Looney inactive for the playoff game at Green Bay.
The 49ers have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's regular season finale against the Cardinals in Week 17: tight end Derek Carrier, linebacker Nick Moody, guard Ryan Seymour, defensive tackle Quinton Dial, guard Joe Looney and wide receiver Jon Baldwin.
The 49ers ruled out tight end Derek Carrier, linebacker Nick Moody, wideouts Mario Manningham (illness, knee) and Jon Baldwin, guards Joe Looney and Ryan Seymour, and defensive tackle Quinton Dial for Monday's game vs. Atlanta.
Wide receiver Quinton Patton (foot) is the lone injured 49ers player on the inactive list produced by the team for the game Sunday against the Saints.
The others are quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, defensive tackle Cornellius Carradine, tight end Garrett Celek, guard Joe Looney and linebacker Nick Moody.
Nearly all who were injured have been cleared to play Sunday by the 49ers against Carolina. The two exceptions on the inactive list, coincidentally, are both named Quinton. They are defensive lineman Quinton Dial (ankle) and wide receiver Quinton Patton (foot).
The healthy scratches are quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, defensive tackle Tank Carradine, guard Joe Looney, wide receiver Kassim Osgood and cornerback Eric Wright.
The San Francisco 49ers listed several healthy scratches for the Week 8 game in London against Jacksonville on Sunday. Those healthy scratches are as follows: RB LaMichael James, CB Nnamdi Asomugha, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, LB Jermaine Cunningham, and G Joe Looney.
The 49ers have listed the following players inactive for Week 7 against the Titans: quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, wide receiver Quinton Patton, wide receiver Marlon Moore, running back LaMichael James, defensive back Nnamdi Asomugha, linebacker Jermaine Cunningham, guard Joe Looney.
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