If another close loss wasn’t enough, Jerry Jones disclosed to media after the Cowboys’ 20-16 loss to the Patriots that Bill Nagy did fracture his ankle late in the game and will miss the rest of the season. Nagy injured himself on the Cowboys’ 1st-goal screen pass to Martellus Bennett late in the fourth quarter. The play gained five yards, but Dallas was unable to score from there, and Tom Brady led the New England on a late TD drive to win the game.
Nagy surprisingly won a starting job as a 7th round draft pick after barely playing at Wisconsin. Leonard Davis was released at the start of training camp, and Andre Gurode was let go just after the club’s final preseason game. That left Phil Costa as the starter at center and Nagy fighting with fellow rookie David Arkin and newly signed Derrick Dockery for the starting job at left guard. Nagy won the battle and had been the starter.
Jones also said that Felix Jones’ high ankle sprain, suffered in the first half, could keep him from playing next week at home against the Rams. Tashard Choice and DeMarco Murray filled in for Jones the rest of the way today.