Dallas Cowboys lose Pro Bowl RG Zack Martin to knee injury

Need for Earl Thomas among 4 takeaways from Cowboys loss to Bengals

Need for Earl Thomas among 4 takeaways from Cowboys loss to Bengals

Cowboys offensive lineman Zack Martin exited Saturday night's Cowboys-Bengals preseason game with a knee injury, the team announced.

Martin will undergo an MRI on Sunday. The Cowboys were running a sweep play to the right, and Martin was cut low while pulling on a block by Bengals defender Dre Kirkpatrick.

The All-Pro right guard left the game only two minutes into the second quarter and will not return.

Jerry Jones provided an encouraging update on Martin after the game: "I just want to say we've got more to gain from [MRI on Sunday]", Jones told reporters, via Pro Football Talk's Charean Williams, "but from what we've seen, I'll sleep good tonight on Martin". Martin is a big reason for the Cowboys' success on offense since he was taken with the 16th overall pick in the 2014 draft and the six-year, $84-million contract extension, with $40 million guaranteed, is evidence of how important he is.

Also not concerned? Teammate La'el Collins, who shrugged off the injury in a way that would lead you to believe Martin is going to be perfectly fine.

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