Even though Zack Martin, an All-Pro right guard, was listed as having a sickness on the Cowboys’ injury report on Sunday morning, the team anticipated that he would be able to play. To no avail.
The team has Martin as one of its inactive players.
For the upcoming game against the Commanders, the Cowboys will be playing without both of their starting guards.
Smith will miss his third game of the season due to a foot ailment, which was considered to be a questionable condition. His hamstring problem caused him to miss the opening two games of the season. After suffering an ankle injury during Week 3, Martin will not be able to participate in the second game.
There is a high probability that T.J. Bass will begin the game at left guard, while either Brock Hoffman or Chuma Edoga will start at right guard.
Trey Lance, defensive lineman Viliami Fehoko, cornerback Eric Scott, cornerback Noah Igbinoghene, safety Sheldrick Redwine, and defensive lineman Eric Scott are the other Cowboys players who are not participating in the game. Lance is going to fill in as the third quarterback in case of an emergency.
After missing three games due to knee and ankle injuries, defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins is back in action.
The following players are not participating in the game for the Commanders: quarterback Jacoby Brissett, safety Kamren Curl (quad), defensive end Andre Jones Jr., offensive tackle Andrew Wylie (elbow), tight end Cole Turner, defensive tackle Jonathan Allen (knee), and defensive end Casey Toohill (shoulder). In the event of an emergency, Brissett will take over as the third quarterback.