Owner Jerry Jones indicated that the first prognosis of Martin's knee injury is encouraging, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports. "We're very positive how it impacts the rest of camp, but we'll see more after we have a chance to look at it. What we've seen I'll sleep good tonight," Jones said Saturday.
Martin exited Saturday's preseason game against the Bengals with a limp, but it seems the offensive lineman has avoided a serious injury. With that said, nothing is certain at this juncture and Martin will presumably undergo further testing in the near future.
Martin won't return to Saturday's game against the Bengals due to a knee injury, NFL Network's Jane Slater reports.
Martin limped off the field and was escorted to the locker room during the first half of Saturday's tilt, but the severity of the injury remains unknown. The Cowboys hope their Pro Bowler avoided any serious knee issues, while Damien Mama and Kadeem Edwards figure to be in line for additional reps at guard.
While the extension was reported a few days back, the two sides needed to hammer out a few final details, which ended up being finalized Wednesday. Martin now owns the richest contract for the guard position in the NFL, which was well deserved after he earned his fourth straight Pro Bowl nod last season, as well as All-Pro second-team honors.
Reports from earlier in the week saying the guard has already signed a six-year extension were premature, but Martin is confident enough that the deal will get done that he reported to mandatory minicamp Tuesday. "Both sides are still talking," Martin said. "Obviously, we made some strides this weekend. You guys jumped on it pretty quick, I guess, but we made some strides and I felt good about coming in this week and getting these few days." Once the ink is dry on his contract extension, the All-Pro will continue to anchor the interior of Dallas' offensive line well into the next decade.
Martin was absent from the start of the team's OTAs while continuing to negotiate the terms of this extension, but with it now becoming official, he will be the league's highest-paid guard. Expect Martin to re-join the team on the practice field now that negotiations are drawing to a close.
|5||10/7/18||@ HOU||8:20 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ WAS||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/11/18||@ PHI||8:20 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|