Cowboys’ Livings to have knee surgery

Updated: August 2, 2013

Oxnard, CA (Sports Network) – The Dallas Cowboys announced Friday that guard
Nate Livings is scheduled to undergo a scope on his ailing right knee, a
procedure that could put his status for the season opener in question.

Livings, a 16-game starter at left guard last year, had surgery on the same
knee in February and had just returned to practice after missing some time
with a cut on his foot.

The seven-year veteran, who signed a five-year, $18.7 million free-agent deal
with Dallas prior to last season, is expected to be sidelined anywhere from 2-
to-4 weeks. The Cowboys begin their regular season Sept. 8 against the New
York Giants.

Livings’ injury is the latest blow to a Dallas offensive line that’s had
several members down during camp. Right guard Mackenzy Bernadeau remains on
the active/physically unable to perform list due to a hamstring strain, while
reserve guards Ryan Cook (back) and Kevin Kowalski (knee) and tackles Jermey
Parnell (hamstring) and Demetress Bell (conditioning) are not currently
practicing as well.

The Cowboys are also presently without defensive end and franchise player
Anthony Spencer, who had a knee scope of his own performed last week, and nose
tackle Jay Ratliff (hamstring/PUP).