The Dallas Cowboys could be a bit shorthanded at tight end when they face the Arizona Cardinals this Friday night.
Jane Slater, a reporter for NFL Network, reported that Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz sustained an ankle injury in practice on Wednesday. It isn’t likely to be serious.
Slater tweeted that Cowboys TE Dalton Schultz suffered an injury to his ankle during practice. “I was told that it is not serious, but something to watch out for.”
Dallas selected Dalton, 25 in the fourth round 2018 NFL Draft. He had 63 receptions, 615 yards receiving and four touchdowns during the 2020 season.
#Cowboys TE Dalton Schultz sustained an ankle injury during practice. I’m told it’s not considered to be serious but something to keep an eye on
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) August 11, 2021
Dalton is currently the No. 1 Cowboy. Blake Jarwin is expected to be the starter.
Cowboys TE Dalton Schultz appeared to tweak right ankle area on this play in end zone. Walked to medical tent under own power and later ran off field for further evaluation. Both good signs. pic.twitter.com/hdiUa2OCK3
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) August 11, 2021
Jarwin sustained an ACL injury against the Los Angeles Rams last season that required him to miss 15 games. Jarwin had signed a $24.25 million, three-year contract extension with Dallas before sustaining the injury.
The Cowboys will hopefully have Jarwin and Dalton available this season. They are one of the most talented tight end duos in all of football when they are healthy.
Cowboys fans can expect an update about Dalton’s situation in the next few days. The panic button should be left untouched for now.