Ty Nsekhe Released From Hospital After Heatstroke At Cowboys Practice

Besides the offensive lineman, the Cowboys will have no other players including star Gallup.

FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Ty Nsekhe spent Thursday night at a local hospital after being transported by ambulance from practice due to the effects of the heat and will not play the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

Coach Mike McCarthy reported that Nsekhe, who is in his first year with the team, has since been discharged.


Ty Nsekhe of the Dallas Cowboys. AP

“Our medical staff felt it was best for me to spend the night in the hospital,” McCarthy said.

As the media spoke to Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper after Thursday’s practice, an ambulance from Frisco headed to the back entrance of The Star and paramedics came in to help Nsekhe.

The scene was disturbing, especially with what happened to the Cowboys last year when strength and conditioning coach Markus Paul collapsed in his weight room office and died two days later.

“I think whenever you’re dealing with heat issues, it’s never comfortable,” McCarthy said. “I think when a person needs an IV, being dehydrated is an uncomfortable feeling. There are guys who can get cramps after such intense practice as that, but it’s never a comfortable feeling.”

With Nsekhe out, Terence Steele will start at right tackle against the Chargers, replacing La’el Collins, who was suspended last week for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Brandon Knight will serve as backup tackle.

The situation with Nsekhe continues the losing streak for the Cowboys since the opening loss of the season to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In addition to Collins’ suspension, starting safety Damontae Kazee was added to the injury report with a thigh problem that limited his practice time Thursday. The other safety starter, Donovan Wilson, has not practiced this week due to a groin strain.

On Wednesday, defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence suffered a broken foot during practice. He had surgery Thursday and was placed on injured reserve, but is expected to return this season. Wide receiver Michael Gallup (calf) was placed on injured reserve earlier in the week, and defensive end Randy Gregory is currently on the reserve / COVID-19 list and is not expected to play the Chargers.