The Dallas Cowboys received bad news about James Washington.
Their new wide receiver, was taken off the field during Monday practice. He suffered a serious setback, as he had feared.
According to Kayla Burton of NFL Network, Washington broke his right foot. He is likely to miss six to ten weeks after the surgery.
This type of injury is well-known to the Cowboys. DeMarcus Lawrence, a star defensive end, was forced to miss 10 games last season due to a similar injury.
#Cowboys WR James Washington fractured his right foot in practice today, and will undergo surgery.
He’s expected to miss roughly 6-10 weeks.
With a lack of depth at the WR position, Dallas could turn to veteran Noah Brown.
(Rookies Jalen Tolbert & KaVontae Turpin in house.)
— Kayla Burton (@Kay_Breezy22) August 1, 2022
Washington missed a great opportunity to shine in the early part of the season.
Michael Gallup, who is currently recovering from the torn ACL/MCL sustained at the end 2021 season will likely be available for Week 1. Washington was now able to play alongside CeeDee Lamb on a team that traded Amari cooper to the Cleveland Browns.
After four seasons with Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington signed a one year deal with Dallas. After a career-high 735 receiving yard in 2019, Washington’s targets have declined in each of his last two seasons.
Washington has six weeks to go before the season’s first kickoff. Washington could still be able to return in time for Dallas’ Sunday night football match against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in week 1. Jalen Tobert, a third-round selection, could be a key player in the marquee matchup if he or Gallup aren’t available.