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A Cowboys rookie suffered a knee injury in practice and will undergo an MRI

The Cowboys turned rookie minicamp into a rookie orientation in hopes of avoiding the injuries of the past.

No real full-speed work, just a glorified walk-through practice.

Sometimes injuries just happen.

Running back Mike Weber, a seventh-round pick from Ohio State, injured his knee Saturday morning and will have an MRI to determine the severity.

“Yeah, he hurt his knee in the practice so they’re going to get an MRI and just kind of check it out,” coach Jason Garrett said.

Weber suffered the injury in the morning practice on the second day of the rookie minicamp. He sat out the afternoon practice.

He was one of two running backs drafted by the Cowboys to help take the load off starter Ezekiel Elliott. They took former Memphis star Tony Pollard in the fourth round.

Pollard is more of a gadget guy with Weber considered as the possible traditional backup.
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Clarence E. Hill Jr. has covered the Dallas Cowboys as a beat writer/columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram since 1997. That includes just two playoff wins, six coaches and countless controversies from the demise of the dynasty teams of the 1990s through the rollercoaster years of the Tony Romo era until Jason Garrett’s process Cowboys.