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    Ouch! Winslow may have broken leg
    Monday, September 20, 2004

    Irving, Texas- Rookie tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. hobbled out of Texas Stadium on crutches and a walking boot on his right foot.

    The injury could be significant, but the Browns were not saying Sunday night. Winslow underwent X-rays, but the team did not say whether they were positive or negative.

    He most likely will undergo further exams today, but he may have suffered a broken bone in his leg. The team's Web site reported that several team sources said Winslow had broken his fibula. ESPN.com reported in a best-case scenario, Winslow will be out six to eight weeks.

    What hurts most is that Winslow was injured on an onside kick with eight seconds left in the game when he got sandwiched between two teammates.

    He was carted off the field and grimacing on his way out.

    "We don't know what the situation is with Kellen yet, but it's an unfortunate thing, because he's definitely a great player for this team and is going to be somebody that we rely on heavily," quarterback Jeff Garcia said.

    "If we have to move forward without him, then that's something that we'll have to do and find a way to do it. It adds insult to injury."

    Garcia lamented the way it happened.

    "This was a struggle of a game and then right at the end, one of your top players is potentially down, so that's going to be a difficult situation," he said.

    Before Winslow was injured, the buzz was that he had been open several times and that Garcia did not look his way. Garcia acknowledged missing him several times, including once on the second drive when he went deep on his first two plays. The second time, he threw deep to Dennis Northcutt while Winslow was wide open in the right flat.

    Winslow finished with one catch for 11 yards. In the third quarter, Terence Newman drilled Winslow helmet to helmet on the sidelines, but no flag was thrown. Winslow almost got into fisticuffs with the Cowboys, but it was broken up before he lost his cool.

    "It's unfortunate we haven't been able to get him the opportunities during games like we want to," Garcia said. "Depending on the outcome of this, we'll just have to wait and see."

    Brown hurt, too:

    Left end Courtney Brown suffered a left foot injury in the first quarter and did not return. He was also carted off and seen in a boot after the game. Brown underwent X-rays, but no results were provided. Brown has been plagued by injuries throughout his career. His condition will be updated today.

    "I don't know anything yet," coach Butch Davis said. "All I know is that it's his foot or ankle, and they told me he wasn't coming back in the second half."

    Ekuban shines:

    Ebenezer Ekuban, who replaced Brown in the starting lineup, was superb against his former team. He forced and recovered the Julius Jones fumble that changed the momentum in the first quarter, and then sacked Vinny Testaverde for a 7-yard loss in the second quarter. The sack came after a 33-yard run by Dexter Coakley on the fake punt and deflated the Cowboys some. They settled for a field goal on the drive.

    Despite struggling with a pulled groin muscle, Ekuban played the entire game. He had no choice. With Brown out, the Browns were down to two healthy ends in Ekuban and Kenard Lang. So much for rotating linemen in the 90-degree heat.

    "[Ekuban] played real well, but I'm sure he'd much rather have a win, just like the rest of us," Lang said.

    Oh Henry:

    Anthony Henry had his second interception in as many games when he stepped in front of a Testaverde pass intended for Terry Glenn and returned it 51 yards. Henry already has exceeded his interception total of one last season and is one shy of the three he has had the past two seasons. The two dry spells followed his stellar rookie year in which he tied for first in the NFL with 10 pickoffs.

    Warren, Tucker hurt:

    Gerard Warren started the game but left after the first quarter when he reaggravated his strained pectoral muscle. He was limited even when he played. He was replaced by former Cowboy Michael Myers, who had four tackles and an assist. . . . Right tackle Ryan Tucker left in the fourth quarter with an undisclosed injury and was replaced by Joaquin Gonzalez. He would not say what his injury was but will undergo an MRI today.

    Suggs inactive:

    Running back Lee Suggs made the trip but was inactive because of his neck stinger. William Green started but was held to 2.7 yards per carry (19 runs for 52 yards).

    Coordination:

    Cowboys running back Eddie George racked up 760 yards and 14 TDs in seven games against the Browns while with Tennessee. George said his previous success against Cleveland did not matter Sunday, when he rushed for 62 yards and a score on 18 carries. "Their defensive personality has changed since [defensive coordinator Dave] Campo got there," George said.

    Hello, Newman:

    The Cowboys' cornerback Newman said his fourth-quarter interception was the result of anticipating a slant based on the Browns' formation.

    Newman jumped in front of Quincy Morgan for Dallas' third interception of Garcia.

    Extra points:

    James Jackson had the longest run of his career, a 38-yarder in the second quarter that led to a field goal. . . . Garcia's first interception in the third quarter was his first in 131 pass attempts. . . . Cornerback Lew Sanders made a big stop on the Cowboys first punt return for a 1-yard loss.

    Tim McMahon of the Dallas Morning News contributed to this report.

  • #2
    Re: Ouch! Winslow may have broken leg

    That's too bad, he's an uprising star and to get hurt on an onside kick.

    Maybe this will give him a chance to work his mouth some more ;)

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    • #3
      Re: Ouch! Winslow may have broken leg

      Look for his agents, the infamous, money grabin Postons, to sue somebody over this.

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