IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys still don’t know how long
Jerry Jones confirmed on Monday that he doesn’t expect the Week 1 starter to play against the Seahawks, as he rests from a nagging back injury.
“I don’t,” the Cowboys owner said. “I have not talked and gotten finals to know that we haven’t. I don’t expect him back this week.”
It’s likely that
“I thought that it was amazing that he was able to come in and play,” Jones said. “Like everyone, I knew how smart he is as a football player. He’s certainly got some length and got some size, and so all of that is a plus, and yes, I’m really proud we’ve got him.”
Against Seattle, it’s possible 2011 fourth-round pick
While Arkin is very inexperienced at center, having just picked it up in August, he did start three games at the position in the preseason.
“We’ll probably proceed as we’ve proceeding on the offensive line,” head coach Jason Garrett said. “We like how those guards are playing, so we anticipate probably playing them in those spots, but (Bernadeau) does have position flex, so we’ve got to make sure we have a guy who can snap the football if Ryan can’t snap the football. Again, we’ll evaluate Phil’s situation day to day, and we’ll see how he fits into our plans this week and going forward.”