OXNARD, Calif. — With questions already surrounding their vast receiver group, the Dallas Cowboys might be with out James Washington for 6-10 weeks due to a fractured proper foot, based on a number of sources.
He’s scheduled to bear surgical procedure on Tuesday in Dallas.
Washington suffered the damage Monday within the first padded follow of coaching camp on a deep ball in seven-on-seven drills when it appeared his foot obtained caught beneath Trevon Diggs. Washington tried to stand up however had issue placing any weight on his foot earlier than he was tended to by the workforce’s medical employees.
Washington was carted to the locker room and went for extra assessments that exposed the fracture to his fifth metatarsal.
Final yr, defensive finish DeMarcus Lawrence missed 10 video games after struggling a damaged foot in a Week 2 follow. In 2015, Dez Bryant missed 5 video games (six weeks) with a damaged foot and had a further surgical procedure after the season.
Michael Gallup is at present on the bodily unable to carry out record as he continues to recuperate from surgical procedure to restore a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Whereas his rehab goes effectively, he dominated himself out of the season opener in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The hope is he can return in some unspecified time in the future in September.
CeeDee Lamb is ascending to the No. 1 position, and Noah Brown is the one different wholesome receiver to have caught a move from Dak Prescott in a regular-season sport. The Cowboys chosen Jalen Tolbert within the third spherical from South Alabama and like his potential.
The Cowboys have resisted the urge to search for veteran assist on the receiver spot, and it isn’t clear whether or not Washington’s absence will change their minds. After Washington went down, undrafted free agent Dennis Houston noticed extra work alongside Lamb, Brown and Tolbert.
Washington, who signed a one-year deal as a free agent with the Cowboys, missed a great portion of the offseason program with an damage to his left foot. He was off to an honest begin in camp, catching a landing move in Saturday’s exercise.
In 4 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington caught 114 passes for 1,629 yards and 11 touchdowns. He had 24 catches for 285 yards and two touchdowns in 15 video games in 2021.