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Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy's somber reaction to devastating injuries

Two Cowboys players are done for the year.

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The Dallas Cowboys are already short two players before the start of the 2023 NFL season, as both linebacker DeMarvion Overshown and tight end John Stephens Jr. suffered a torn ACL during their preseason game this past weekend against the Seattle Seahawks and they both are out for the year. 

For head coach Mike McCarthy, he believes that Overshown was the "star" of the rookie class and certainly feels for the terrible break that the rookie was just dealt. 

"He has been, frankly, you can make the argument, the star of the rookie class," McCarthy said. "He has stood out from the first time we got in the meeting room. You could see his ability right away. Obviously, you feel terrible for the young man."

He also was sure to talk about Stephens Jr., who he believes has also accomplished plenty in his short time with the team.

"They both have done so much in a short period of time of being here," McCarthy said. "We've just got to make sure we keep our arms around both young men and support them and make this opportunity in the long run be an experience they can gain and grow in other areas."

However, McCarthy is looking at the positives, as this will present an opportunity for other players to step up and fill the void.

"This is a great opportunity for Devin Harper and Jabril Cox and Tyrus Wheat," McCarthy said. "This is how this league goes. You only have so many reps in a game and when someone does go down, it's more opportunities for other players."

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