FRISCO, Texas — Pro Bowl guard Zack Martin has been ruled out of this Dallas Cowboys‘ match up against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday because of a knee injury and will miss out a match for first time in his career.

This was the third time in 2013 Martin went during a match with this trauma, but he’d not missed a beginning. He did not practice this week.

Rookie Connor Williams will replace Martin. He took over for Martin a week.

“He did a fantastic job from the [Eagles] game going inside and playingwith,” coach Jason Garrett said of Williams. “I thought he handled that work nicely. He’ll gain from that adventure and then he has come back and needed a fantastic week thus far.”

Martin had started all 77 matches of his career from the time the Cowboys took him at their 2014 draft’s first round. He was named a Pro Bowler in each of his first 4 seasons and has been twice called a firstteam All Pro.

The Cowboys expect the time off can give Martin a much better chance to heal and return when Dec. 23 contrary to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or at least for a playoff series. The Cowboys will clinch the NFC East for the second time in three decades.

Linebacker Sean Lee, who has not played since Nov. 5 as a result of a hamstring pull, and wide receiver Tavon Austin, who has not played since Oct. 14 as a result of a groin injury, are recorded as questionable for Sunday’s match.


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