IRVING, Texas – There was a bit of confusion Tuesday when defensive tackle Davon Coleman limped into the Cowboys locker room on crutches.
The rookie notched two tackles in the win against Tennessee, and he didn't appear to leave the game with injury, so the need for crutches was perplexing. It turns out he rookie strained his calf during a weight room session on Monday, the team's off day from practice.
"I'm happy it happened in the weight room and not the field – it's not too serious," he said.
Coleman said he was doing squats when he suffered the strain. Crutches tend to signify a serious sort of injury, but Coleman said he has spoken with head athletic trainer Jim Maurer and doesn't expect to miss much time.
"Me and Jim talked about it, he said it won't keep me out that long – I'll probably play this week," he said. "Just doing the right things to get as soon as possible."
The Cowboys clearly think highly of Coleman after they brought him in as an undrafted free agent this past May. He turned heads during training camp, and he was tabbed as a Week 1 starter at defensive tackle while Henry Melton worked his way back into the rotation.
If Coleman can't go against the Rams, the Cowboys can likely turn toward fellow rookie Ken Bishop. Although he was inactive against the Titans, Bishop played against San Francisco and recorded one tackle.