Dallas Cowboys kicker Kevin Faulks kicks off a three-game road trip on Monday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he doesn’t have much time to celebrate.
After the Cowboys’ 35-24 win over the New England Patriots in Week 2, the team announced that quarterback Dak Prescott had torn his ACL.
Faulks was also injured in the game, and the Cowboys went on to lose.
Faulk’s absence has forced the Cowboys to rely on Cassel to take the reins as their starting quarterback.
The Dallas offense has been on a tear during Faulks absence, as the Cowboys are now averaging 554 yards per game, the third-best mark in the NFL.
The offense is also averaging 6.5 yards per play.
Cassel has been the team’s starter since last season, but Faulks is expected to return to the starting lineup sooner rather than later.
“We need him to have a big game tonight.
It’s just about how he plays,” Faulk said.
“He’s got to do it tonight.
We have a couple of weeks before that.
I’m going to try to make sure that’s going to happen.”