IRVING, Texas – Rookie linebacker
The news is another blow to the Cowboys’ linebacker corps, which just lost
Magee has been in contention for the backup middle linebacker spot since coming to training camp as an undrafted free agent. The injury to Albright gives Magee a better opportunity to secure a roster spot, though it remains to be seen how long the concussion will sideline him.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday that it was premature to discuss the possibilities of deciding roster spots. But he acknowledged the role of injuries, such as Albright’s in determining the final 53-man selection.
“There’s a lot of competition at each position,” Garrett said. “And then you start having competition among the positions. Right? You start saying this ‘Ok, this sixth guy here or that seventh guy there or the 10th guy here, the fourth guy here.’ You start saying, ‘Who helps our team most?’”