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Time To Say Goodbye

Cowboys wide receiver Isaiah Stanback is hurt once again. He went under the knife again today (Thursday) for a torn lateral meniscus in his knee.

This marks the third surgery in the past two years for the wide receiver. That is too many injuries to continue taking up a roster spot, considering that since he was drafted in the fourth round in 2007, he has hauled in a total of 2 catches in ten games. That’s it folks.

Stanback was a quarterback in college that the Cowboys drafted to convert to a wide out. He developed a foot injury before the season that prevented him from participating in most of the off-season activities. Then he battled multiple shoulder dislocations and had to undergo surgery at the end of the 2007 season to repair it.

At the beginning of the 2008 season that same shoulder was re-injured, causing him to wear a harness to allow him to play, however he was often times left off of the active roster. The shoulder would then have to be surgically repaired after the 2008 season, and now the torn lateral meniscus.

The injury prone wide receiver is expected to be able to participate in training camp which starts in late July. According to Jerry Jones commented on the injury by saying “I’m sorry for him, but glad he’s got the time”, “He’s so competitive, but he’ll get back.”

Unfortunately for Cowboys fans, if he does get back, it will be at the expense of an extremely valuable roster spot that could potentially prevent seventh round pick Manuel Johnson from playing. Obviously Jones, and the Cowboys coaching staff see enough talent in Stanback, to keep him around even though he has only played ten games in two years.

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