We may be closer to seeing a rookie Cowboys player make his NFL debut.
After spending the first half of the season on the Non-Football Injury lit, Damone Clark, Cowboys’ fifth-round pick from LSU, will be added to the active roster.
Clark had spinal fusion surgery in March. This caused his draft stock drop. Dallas chose Clark to be the first All-SEC performer, and Clark has just started practicing with the team.
Dallas is doing just that as the deadline approaches for activating the rangy defensive linebacker.
Cowboys are expected to activate LB Damone Clark (neck) today from Non-Football Injury list. Remarkable milestone for player whom Cowboys’ medical staff informed at combine would need spinal fusion surgery. Clark had procedure in March. Has impressed team with focus, resilience.
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 26, 2022
Clark played a major role in the 2019 LSU Tigers national championship team. Clark finished his last season in Baton Rouge with 135 tackles and 5.5 sacks. He also had one interception, one fumble recovery, and one total tackle.
It is amazing that he is now on the brink of his NFL debut, after initially being expected to miss the whole season. Clark is healthy, we hope.