Awuzie (back) was a full participant at Friday's practice and is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Panthers despite being listed as questionable, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Awuzie is trending towards playing in Sunday's regular season opener and, if he does suit up, should line up opposite Byron Jones at cornerback. If Awuzie does sustain a setback and is forced to sit out, look for Jourdan Lewis to see an expanded role in the Cowboys secondary.
Awuzie (back) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.
A 2017 second-round draft pick, Awuzie has had a fantastic training camp after rookie season hampered by injuries. Awuzie should start opposite of Byron Jones at left cornerback when healthy, but the 23-year-old is questionable for Sunday's season-opener against the Panthers. Anthony Brown could see increased playing time were Awuzie to sit out Sunday's game.
Awuzie (knee) has returned to practice and is making his presence known, Bryan Broaddus of the team's official site reports.
Awuzie no longer appears to be dealing with the knee injury that had been plaguing him earlier this month. Instead, the Colorado product seems to be a bright spot at Cowboys training camp. Awuzie figures to start the season opposite of Byron Jones at left cornerback.
Awuzie did not participate in Sunday's walkthrough due to a groin injury and left knee soreness, Calvin Watkins of The Athletic reports.
Awuzie's injury is not expected to be serious as the Cowboys' coaching staff failed to show much concern, but the knee issue could lend him a day-to-day status throughout the upcoming week of training camp. During Awuzie's absence, Anthony Brown filled in at cornerback on the first-team defense, while Jourdan Lewis moved to the starting spot in the slot.
Despite speculation that Awuzie may be transitioning to safety, all indications from spring workouts point to the Colorado product opening the 2018 season at cornerback -- which isn't the greatest development for Awuzie's IDP value. However, Awuzie's versatility could come in handy down the line, should injuries ever force the Cowboys to rearrange the members of their secondary. On a different note, there's been no mention of Awuzie still being hampered by the shoulder injury that knocked him out of the 2017 season finale, so the second-year defensive back should be opening training camp at full strength.
|3||9/23/18||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|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|