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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Travis Frederick on what he was thinking when Zack Martin got hurt: “You're definitely worried when you see him go down like that, but we also know how tough he is and he's a guy that's going to push and play through things. So coming off, he got his evaluation and then when he came out of the tent, he kind of gave us a little thumbs up and that made us feel a lot better. A big wave of relief.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

A source said the initial diagnosis of Zack Martin is a hyperextended left knee, but he will undergo an MRI on Sunday. The Cowboys do not practice again until Monday and play Aug. 26 against the Arizona Cardinals. Depending on the severity of the injury, the Cowboys could hold Martin out until the Sept. 9 regular-season opener against the Carolina Panthers.

Garrett says doctors were 'somewhat optimistic' on Martin (0:23)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Pro Bowl right guard Zack Martin will undergo an MRI on Sunday on his knee but owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he did not think the injury was "problematic."

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys' first-team offense has had four drives in two preseason games and scored 17 points in Saturday's 21-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Dak Prescott completed 10 of 15 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown. He was able to spin free from the pass rush and find Terrance Williams near the pylon for his second touchdown pass in two preseason games. Prescott didn't have Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick (stingers) and lost Pro Bowl right guard Zack Martin (knee) on the touchdown drive, but he still managed to get the Cowboys in the end zone. The Cowboys kept Ezekiel Elliott on the bench for the second straight preseason game but he should see at least a series Aug. 26 against the Arizona Cardinals if history is any guide. He has played the third preseason game in each of his first two seasons only.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Last week Bo Scarbrough impressed as a backup running. Tonight, it's Darius Jackson. Scarbrough hurt his hip earlier tonight. Jackson has 43 yards on the ground on four carries. The No. 3 tailback spot behind Ezekiel Elliott and Rod Smith is not settled.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Zack Martin is back on the Cowboys sideline in a t-shirt and baseball hat since getting knocked out in the second quarter with a knee injury.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys' first-team offense put up 135 yards in the first three series and scored 10 points. In the last seven series, the second- and third-team offenses have picked up 22 yards. Not a lot of running room. Not a lot of pass protection. Not a lot of anything.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

With Leighton Vander Esch out with a groin injury, Jaylon Smith saw action at middle linebacker into the third quarter. Joe Thomas has taken over now.he hope is Vander Esch will be able to play Aug. 26 against Arizona.

Awuzie skies for acrobatic interception (0:25)
Prescott scrambles for TD pass (0:25)
Cowboys' Martin leaves game with knee injury (0:19)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Chidobe Awuzie comes up with the interception of Jeff Driskel, tipping the deep ball to himself and coming down with the ball. Tremendously athletic play by the second-year cornerback, who has had a strong training camp.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Zack Martin suffered a knee injury and will not return. Safety Xavier Woods is also out with a hamstring injury.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

After a long time in the medical tent, Zack Martin came out limping and headed to the locker room. No announcement from the team yet.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Dak Prescott with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Terrance Williams after spinning away from trouble, a la Tony Romo. Prescott directed a 16-play, 82-yard drive that ended with his second TD pass of the preseason but all eyes on the medical tent where Zack Martin is getting examined.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Zack Martin heads off the slowly, limping after a 7-yard run by Rod Smith. He is under the blue medical tent but he might have taken a helmet to the knee.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys lead 3-0 after one quarter on a 35-yard field goal by Dan Bailey. The first-team offense has delivered 10 points on three preseason drives and is on the move in Cincinnati territory on their third drive of this game.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys defense is continuing what it did during Oxnard with some solid work, holding the Bengals to two three-and-outs in the first two possessions.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Lee is taking some snaps tonight. He did not play in the preseason opener against Cincinnati and has only a handful for training camp practices under his belt.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Leighton Vander Esch (groin) and center Travis Frederick (stingers) are not in uniform for tonight's game against Cincinnati. Joe Looney will start at center for Frederick.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive end Randy Gregory will play tonight against Cincinnati, his first game since the 2016 regular-season finale against Philadelphia. Gregory missed all of last season because of a suspension and was only reinstated prior to training camp. Gregory took part in four full practices during the Cowboys' time in Oxnard, California.