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Top Matt Waletzko News

  • Cowboys' Matt Waletzko: Comes off IR

    Dallas activated Waletzko (shoulder) from its injured reserve list Wednesday.

    The transaction puts Waletzko on pace to be available for Saturday's game versus the Lions. With starting left tackle Tyron Smith dealing with a back injury, the Cowboys' depth on the offensive line could be tested in Week 17.

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  • Cowboys' Matt Waletzko: Coming off IR

    Waletzko (shoulder) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday and has returned to practice, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Waletzko has yet to play this season, so he may need every bit of his 21-day window to practice with the team before joining the 53-man roster. Once he proves himself healthy enough to play, he should bolster the Cowboys' depth on the offensive line.

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  • Cowboys' Matt Waletzko: Placed on IR

    Dallas placed Waletzko (undisclosed) on injured reserve Thursday, Patrik Walker of the Cowboys' official site reports.

    Since Waletzko was placed on injured reserve after Tuesday's 53-man roster deadline, he'll be eligible to return after sitting out a minimum of four games. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but when available, the 2022 fifth-round pick will compete for the swing tackle spot behind Tyron Smith and Terence Steele.

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  • Cowboys' Matt Waletzko: Returns to practice

    Waletzko returned to practice Tuesday after leaving Saturday's preseason game against the Seahawks with a shoulder injury, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Waltezko's return is good news for the 2022 fifth-round pick as he missed most of last season with a shoulder injury. He's set to fill in as the top offensive tackle backup for the Cowboys behind Tyron Smith and Terence Steele.

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  • Cowboys' Matt Waletzko: Should make quick recovery

    Waletzko is considered day-to-day after suffering a shoulder injury in Saturday's preseason game against the Seahawks, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Waletzko missed most of last season due to a shoulder injury, so it's good news for the 23-year-old that his time missed should be limited. He'll now focus on his recovery and is expected to be the team's top reserve at offensive tackle.

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  • Cowboys' Matt Waletzko: Leaves with injury

    Waletzko left Saturday's preseason games against the Seahawks early with a shoulder injury, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

    Waletzko dealt with a shoulder injury last season that derailed his rookie season, although it's not clear if the two are related. It's also not clear how much time the North Dakota product may miss.

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  • Cowboys' Matt Waletzko: Back in action

    Waletzko (shoulder) participated in the Cowboys' recent OTAs, Patrik Walker of the team's official site reports.

    Waletzko subluxated his left shoulder during practice back in October but is now back on the field and participating in OTAs. The 2022 fifth-round pick served as a backup to Tyron Smith last season, with the report noting that Waletzko is working toward securing a role as a swing tackle heading into the 2023 campaign.

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  • Cowboys' Matt Waletzko: Progressing well through rehab

    Head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Waletzko (shoulder) is "knocking [his rehab] out of the park," Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Waletzko subluxated his left shoulder during a practice in late October and was ruled out for the remainder of his rookie campaign. It's unclear when the second-year tackle will be 100 percent healthy, but it's encouraging to hear positive affirmations from his head coach ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft.

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  • Cowboys' Matt Waletzko: Goes on IR

    Waletzko (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

    Waletzko suffered the injury in practice Friday, which was a subluxation of his left shoulder. Although not yet determined, it's possible he could miss the remainder of the season.

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  • Cowboys' Matt Waletzko: Headed for extended absence

    Waletzko (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Waletzko suffered a subluxation in his left shoulder during Friday's practice, marking the third time he suffered the injury in the last calendar year. As a result, he's been ruled out for Dallas' matchup against the Lions and is also expected to miss the rest of the season. Waletzko served primarily as depth along the Cowboys' offensive line, so his absence isn't likely to factor significantly into the team's success going forward.

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  • Cowboys' Matt Waletzko: Clear of injury report

    Waletzko (shoulder) isn't listed on the injury report for Wednesday's practice, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

    Waletzko is dealing with a shoulder injury that will eventually require surgery, but he's planning to play through the issue this season. The rookie fifth-round pick should fill a depth role as an edge protector on Dallas' offensive line.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-8, 320 lbs
Birthplace: Cold Spring, MN
Age: 24
School: North Dakota
Experience: 2