FRISCO, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys made some changes this past week before the last game of the season against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. On Friday, the Cowboys announced that both veterans Tyron Smith and Orlando Scandrick were placed on injured reserve and will not play Sunday.
Tyron Smith has dealt with multiple injuries this season including hip, back, groin, and knee injuries. After he has been limited the last few games, they have made the smart decision of putting him on injured reserve to give his right knee injury time to heal and prevent further injury.
Orlando Scandrick has missed the last several games due to two transverse process fractures in his back. He has improved but has been limited in practice and the Cowboys made a decision to put him on injured reserve. With the new talent added to the Cowboys secondary, it will be interesting to see what his future with the team is.
Due to both players being placed on IR, the Cowboys signed two players from their practice squad: wide receiver Lance Lenoir and guard Kadeem Edwards.
Lance Lenoir played for Western Illinois and showed off his talents as an undrafted free agent during the preseason, but did not make the cut to the 53-man final roster. The Cowboys were still interested enough to place him on the practice squad.
Kadeem Edwards played at Tennessee State before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted him in the fifth round in 2014. The Cowboys picked him up from the Jaguars and placed him on the practice squad this season.
Both Edwards and Lenoir will receive a $20,000 pay increase this week. They will have the opportunity to showcase their ability at the professional level during the last game of the season and offseason, as the Cowboys evaluate some decisions before the start of the 2018 season.
Brianna Dix graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communications. She is a reporter, writer, host, and avid sports fan with a passion for sports.