Robert Quinn’s week just keeps getting worse as he has been suspended for 2 games by the NFL. Quinn is suspended for violating the NFL’s policy on performing-enhancing drugs.
The news comes after he was diagnosed with a fractured right hand he suffered during training camp in one on one drills. The injury will require surgery, but he was expected to be ready by week 1. However, as the suspension comes down from the league, he will obviously have extra time to recover from the surgery.
With the looming suspension, even more pressure is being put on first-round disappointment Taco Charlton, fourth-round pick Dorance Armstrong, free-agent pickup Kerry Hyder, and rookie Jalen Jelks. Combined, the four defensive ends have collected 13.5 sacks in their NFL careers, with 8 of those coming from Hyder in 2016. DeMarcus Lawrence and Tyrone Crawford will also be pushed to be healthy as well, as they will likely be the starting end to start the season if healthy.
The Cowboys traded for Quinn from the Dolphins for a 2020 6th round pick during the offseason, potentially having a starting defensive end at a bargain price. In 2018 Quinn racked up 6.5 sacks and 38 combined tackles but has not recorded double-digit sacks since 2014.