The Cowboys will be down a defensive end when they open preseason play this week.
Robert Quinn, who is entering his ninth NFL season and first with Dallas, left Tuesday’s workout “with a hand issue,” according to a report from 105.3 FM The Fan, a local Dallas radio station.
The issue turned out to be a serious fracture that will require surgery. However, the team is optimistic he will be able to play when the Cowboys host the Giants in the season opener.
“I think he’ll be ready for the start of the season, for sure,” executive vice president Stephen Jones said. “The relief is he’s going to be back and be fine and be ready to play the Giants (in Week 1).”
Check out the play where #Cowboys DE Robert Quinn fractured his left hand. He’ll need surgery, but Stephen Jones says Quinn should be ready for the season opener.#WFAACowboys pic.twitter.com/4IxyjYVsif
— Joe Trahan (@JoeTrahan) August 7, 2019
Dallas acquired Quinn from Miami during the offseason.
He had 6 1/2 sacks for Miami last season and has 69 in his career.
Quinn, who was the 14th overall pick in the 2011 draft, is a two-time Pro Bowl player and was a first-team All-Pro in 2013 after racking up 19 sacks for St. Louis.
He also spent two seasons with Los Angeles.
Quinn seems to be excited about his new home.
“I don’t see a weakness, which is unbelievable to say,” he said recently. “It makes you more excited to come into the building. It makes you want to work harder. You don’t want to let anyone down because of what they did last year. I believe I’m a pretty decent player. So I just want to add what I can do and help this team get even better.”