Cowboys Linebacker Justin Durant Out For The Season; Torn Biceps

All of the focus during the Dallas Cowboys 20-17 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins was on the back injury suffered by starting quarterback Tony Romo in the third quarter. But a bigger negative impact on this Cowboys’ team might be due to the injury suffered by starting linebacker Justin Durant in the same game.

It is now being reported by Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News that linebacker Justin Durant is out for the rest of the season with an arm injury. This fact was confirmed by Cowboys’ owner and general manager Jerry Jones, according to Machota.

The injury is believed to be a torn biceps muscle. This is a major blow to a relatively unknown and overachieving defense that just got kicked in the teeth by a lowly NFC East rival in front of a primetime audience.

Durant was having a career season in his second-year in Dallas. Up to the overtime loss to Washington, he had recorded 39 total tackles, five passes defended and an interception in five games. On Monday night, Durant led the Cowboys in tackles with ten.

The eight-year veteran signed a two-year, $2.3 million contract with the Cowboys back in 2012, following a stint with the Detroit Lions where he recorded a career-high 103 total tackles the previous season. In 2013, a hamstring injury limited Durant to 10 games and 24 total tackles. He now becomes one of a number of free agents Dallas must decide to re-sign or not at season’s end.

Kyle Wilber expected to fill-in for the injured Durant.

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