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Zack Martin

Zack Martin

OL - DAL

Week 8 Outlook

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Zach Martin (COVID-19) activated and with the team Monday

Cowboys offensive lineman Zach Martin has been activated from the reserve COVID-19 list after missing the season opener on Thursday. He should be good to go for the Cowboys next game on Sunday against the Chargers.

Fantasy Impact

Martin returning is a huge boost to the O-line, especially after the news of OL La'el Collins being suspended for five games. Martin is great in both aspects, but is especially good in the run game and should help the Cowboys get their star running back Ezekiel Elliott going after a quiet Week 1.

Zack Martin placed on Reserve-COVID list and is out for Thursday's game

Per Adam Schefter, Zack Martin has been placed on the Reserve-COVID list and will be out for the season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact

This is a huge blow to the Cowboys' offensive line as they'll be without their six-time All-Pro guard. In Dak Prescott's first game back from a season-ending injury, the Cowboys would welcome any protection they can get. Connor McGovern should be expected to take Martins' spot, but there's no replacing the perennial Pro Bowler. Temper expectations for Ezekiel Elliott against a stout Bucaneers' defensive front.

Zack Martin agrees to restructure contract with Cowboys, per Schefter

Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Cowboys and OL Zack Martin have agreed to a contract restructure that will help the Cowboys save $17 million.

Fantasy Impact

Martin along with two other Cowboys offensive lineman agreed to a restructured contract that will help save the Cowboys roughly $17 million in cap space this season. The veteran started and played in only 10 games last season for the Cowboys.

Zack Martin (calf) put on short-term IR

The Cowboys are placing All-Pro G Zack Martin on short-term IR with a calf injury.

Fantasy Impact

Martin injured his calf during the Thanksgiving day game and was expected to miss multiple weeks. Fantasy managers who spent an early first-round pick on RB Ezekiel Elliott have been disappointed in 2020, and this roster move certainly will not help for the fantasy playoffs. Zeke still has to be rolled out as an RB2, but expectations should be lowered. Martin is eligible to return Week 16 against the Eagles.

Zack Martin (calf) to be sidelined multiple weeks

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy says OL Zack Martin (calf) will be out for "multiple weeks."

Fantasy Impact

Martin hurt his calf on Thanksgiving night and was quickly ruled out for the rest of the game. His absence will be a major blow to an already struggling Dallas offense.