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Dallas Cowboys Minicamp 2012: Injuries Plague Opening Day

ESPN's Adam Schefter said recently that he believed the Dallas Cowboys could make it to the Super Bowl if they stayed healthy. Of course the operative phrase there is "if they stay healthy" which the Boys are not at the moment.

They entered the first day of the mandatory three-day offseason minicamp without a handful of players, including backup quarterback Kyle Orton (hamstring), first round and No. 6 overall draft pick Morris Claiborne (wrist) and running back Felix Jones (shoulder).

There were some of the other players missing due to injury:

Gerald Sensabaugh (knee), Dan Connor (shoulder), Alex Albright (shoulder), Kevin Kowalski (foot), Tyrone Crawford (calf), Mackenzy Bernadeau (hip), Danny Coale (foot), Jay Ratliff (foot) and Sean Lissemore (rib)

And of course cornerback Mike Jenkins didn't participate in practice, sense he's still recovering from offseason surgery, as well as the fact that he's likely been replaced.

Dallas is used to being plagued by injuries, but in this case (especially if Schefter is correct), it's better to get the injury bug out of the way before the season begins rather than later down the road.

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Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.