Dallas Cowboys first-round cornerback Byron Jones injured his left shoulder in a freak collision with teammate and fellow cornerback Morris Claiborne during Sunday's seven-on-seven drills at training camp and while the Cowboys insist it's not serious, it worth nothing that he had season-ending left shoulder surgery in 2014 in his final season at Connecticut.
“That sure was a concern because that was the shoulder he had fixed,” owner Jerry Jones said, via Davison. “If we had to do anything we could probably do some playing, but under the circumstances we’ll just rest him real good and call it a good thing it worked out.”
In other words, the Cowboys think -- or hope -- this isn't serious. Nevertheless, it will keep Byron out of two days of joint practices with the Rams, which start Monday. He’s also not likely to play in the second preseason game, against the 49ers. He'll join a host of other Cowboys with a similar status, including Dez Bryant (hamstring, who notes in this exclusive visit with Fish that he's ready to be "on fire'') and Tyron Smith (biceps).
Worth noting: Fish is also reporting that with Tyron out, the Cowboys are prepared to start experimenting with rookie La'el Collins at left tackle this week -- and with the Rams in town for Monday and Tuesday workouts, it's a perfect time to do so.
CHQ talked to Claiborne after the practice, and he noted he was uninjured while calling the collision a “football accident.” He also noted that the two guys simply didn't see each other when crashed into one another.
"I hope he's alright,'' Mo said.