Cowboys G Martin has MRI after back spasms

Field Level Media

August 03, 2019 at 7:23 pm.

Dallas Cowboys All-Pro guard Zack Martin had an MRI after experiencing back spasms and will not practice this weekend.

The Cowboys are “encouraged” by the test results but will take a cautious approach before he returns to action, multiple outlets reported Saturday.

Martin, 28, has only missed two games in five seasons since the Cowboys picked him in the first round (16th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

The 6-foot-4, 315-pound right guard has made the Pro Bowl all five seasons and earned All-Pro first-team recognition in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

Martin became the highest-paid guard in the NFL when he signed a six-year, $84 million contract extension with Dallas in June.