Coming into the 2023 NFL season, the Dallas Cowboys are expected to be a legitimate Super Bowl title contender, with America’s Team having one of the most well-rounded rosters in the league.
Although it has been Micah Parsons and the defense that has made a lot of headlines for the Cowboys during this NFL offseason, Dallas will also possess a high-powered offense led by Dak Prescott, Tony Pollard, and CeeDee Lamb.
However, the team did take a step back in that department to start this week, with one of the team’s running backs getting hit with a suspension by the league.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL has suspended Cowboys running back Ronald Jones for two games for violating the league’s PED policy.
Cowboys’ RB Ronald Jones has been suspended the first two games of this season for violating the NFL’s PED policy.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 31, 2023
Although Jones isn’t Pollard in terms of impact on the field, this does hurt the team’s depth at the position to start the 2023 campaign, which is felt that much more now due to the absence of Ezekiel Elliott, who was released by the team early in the offseason.
However, the Cowboys do have Malik Davis and rookie Deuce Vaughn that can help shoulder the load over the first two games of the season, which will be crucial as Dallas will face the division rival New York Giants in Week 1 on the road and the new-look New York Jets in Week 2 at home.
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