Watch: Jayron Kearse helped off field after frightening injury in pregame warmups (Video)


Dallas Cowboys cornerback Jayron Kearse needed to be helped off the field after an injury scare during pregame warmups on Sunday. 

The last thing the Dallas Cowboys need is to lose another key member of its outstanding defensive unit. That appears, unfortunately, to be the case as cornerback Jayron Kearse suffered what could be a serious injury during pregame warmups ahead of Dallas’ Week 14 matchup with the Houston Texans.

Frightening doesn’t being to describe the injury — not because of its gruesomeness but for the ramifications it would have. Dallas is already down two of its top corners, and losing Kearse would reach well beyond an otherwise winnable game against the Texans. The Cowboys aren’t concerned with just a single win over the worst team in the league, it has its sights set on returning to the Super Bowl and Kearse is one of the last lines of defense.

Kearse needed to be helped off the field by two members of the Cowboys staff just moments before kickoff on Sunday.

It’s not all bad news, however.

After returning to the locker room, Kearse was seen back on the field and testing out his injured leg. It appeared as though whatever treatment he received worked but it’s going to be something to keep an eye on throughout the game.

Beyond this weekend’s matchup, the Cowboys need to ensure that injuries don’t derail what seems to be a season of destiny. Sure the Eagles are still in first place and firmly in control of the NFC’s No. 1 seed, but the Cowboys remain within striking distance and are a few rapid breaks away from flipping the entire conference in their favor.

That is, of course, assuming these sorts of situations like the one with Kearse don’t go any further than simply being injury scares and nothing worse.