Cowboys OL Zack Martin ruled out for the regular season finale
The Dallas Cowboys will be without right guard Zack Martin for this week’s matchup against the New York Giants. According to head coach Jason Garrett via Charean Williams, Garrett spoke on Martin’s status going forward.
“We’re just going to take all those guys’ situations day by day and really the overarching theme is anybody who is healthy and ready to play is going to play in the ball game,” Garrett said. “Again, we’re going to prepare the right way and go try to play the right way on Sunday.”
Garrett added further that the Cowboys fully intend to play whoever is healthy this upcoming Sunday whether they are starters or not.
“This idea that you have a whole other team, we’re not going to play the starters, we’re going to play the backups, logistically, you can’t do that,” Garrett said. “The numbers don’t allow you to do that. We’re going to play our football team. Anybody who is healthy is going to play in this ball game and play to the best of their ability. Our focus is on preparing the right way and then go play the right way and hopefully that will give us the best opportunity the following week in the first round of the playoffs.”
Martin will undoubtedly be needed in the playoffs since the team is still without star center Travis Frederick. Luckily, the Cowboys have depth in the trenches and can hope Martin is back in time for playoffs.
Dallas already has the NFC East division title locked up and are beginning to focus on the playoffs.