by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (7/27/14) Cowboys safety Jeff Heath suffered a minor injury scare during Sunday's practice, ESPN reports. Heath jammed his wrist while trying to make a tackle on Lance Dunbar. He briefly left practice and was evaluated by team trainers before returning to the field taped up.
Will Smith bothered by minor groin issue
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (7/27/14) Cowboys linebacker Will Smithmissed Sunday's practice because of groin injury, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The injury is not expected to keep him sidelined for an extended period of time.
The Cowboys will start preseason Aug. 7 at San Diego.
Report: Sean Lee has torn ACL
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/27/14) The Cowboys have yet to confirm it, but it appears as if linebacker Sean Lee's 2014 season is over months before it even begins.
ESPN.com reports Tuesday Lee has been diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee, an MRI confirmed. If the report is accurate, Lee will need surgery to repair the knee, which would force him to miss the upcoming season.
The typical recovery timeline for ACL surgery is typically 9-to-12 months. Lee suffered the injury during practice Tuesday.
Anthony Spencer re-signs with Cowboys
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/26/14) Free agent defensive end Anthony Spencerre-signed a one-year contract with the Cowboys on Saturday, according to his agent Jordan Woy on Twitter. Contract terms were not made public.
Spence is recovering from microfracture surgery on his knee and will not be 100 percent ready for training camp in July. He played only one game last season before having surgery. In 2012, he registered 11 sacks and made the Pro Bowl.
Cowboys deal with Henry Melton for one guaranteed season
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/19/14) The Cowboys' deal with defensive lineman Henry Melton is expected to become official in the coming days, after he agreed to join the team Tuesday following an injury-riddled final season with the Bears.
According to The Dallas Morning News report Tuesday, the deal includes just one guaranteed year worth $5 million for 2014, coming off a season in which he played just three games before suffering a torn ACL. If Melton makes it through the year and is still on the Cowboys' roster by the first say of the league year in 2015, an extension will kick in worth an average of $8 million over three seasons, including $9 million guaranteed in the first year.
Melton had 13 sacks in 2011 and 2012 combined, and likely would have been looking at a much larger deal had he not suffered the injury.