Awuzie (hamstring) has officially been ruled out for Monday's game against Arizona, David Helman of the team's official site reports.
Awuzie's status wavered back-and-forth for much of the week but it was finally revealed Saturday that he'll miss Week 3's contest. With Awuzie out, look for rookie Jourdan Lewis to receive an increase in workload defensively.
Awuzie exited Sunday's game against the Broncos in the first quarter with a hamstring strain after playing only five defensive snaps. Specific information is unlikely to come out until the Cowboys practice later this week, but the team does have an extra day of rest as they face the Cardinals next Monday night.
Awuzie left in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Broncos with a hamstring strain and did not return, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Awuzie missed some time in training camp due to a hamstring strain, so it's likely that Sunday's ailment is an aggravation of the same injury. Nolan Carroll II (concussion) also was forced out of Sunday's game, so as of now, the Cowboys have just two healthy active cornerbacks in Anthony Brown and rookie Jourdan Lewis. Expect an update on Awuzie's health following the team's first practice this week.
Awuzie tweaked his ankle in the fourth quarter of Sunday's win over the Giants and is considered day-to-day, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Awuzie dealt with the ankle injury for most of August, and while he was able to make a return for the season opener, it appears as though he aggravated that same ankle. Awuzie filled in at cornerback on the outside when Orlando Scandrick went down and should be considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Although he's likely to play Sunday, Awuzie will likely play sparingly on defense since the 2017 second-round pick still needs more practice after missing the past three weeks with these injuries. However, he should play a good portion on special teams.
|3||9/25/17||@ ARI||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
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|8||10/29/17||@ WAS||4:25 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ ATL||4:25 pm|
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|17||12/31/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|