On Wednesday, the Dallas Cowboys’ head coach Mike McCarthy announced that wide receiver James Washington would be joining the team for their first practice since August 1. Washington is recovering from a fractured foot sustained in training camp’s first day of padded practices.
An NFL insider Ian Rapoport had shared earlier Wednesday that Dallas was planning on removing Washington from the injured reserve in order to open his window for his return to the field. In fact, the Cowboys made that move and activated his 21-day window.
The Cowboys will be playing three losing teams in the next three weeks. They face the 4-7-1 Colts and the 1-9-1 Texans, as well as the 4-7 Jaguars. Dallas will not face an underdog team again during the remainder of the season. According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, they are heavily favored versus the 10-1 Eagles who will be playing in Dallas on Christmas Eve.
On Wednesday, the former Steelers receiver was also subject to team walkthroughs. Washington, who was a star at Oklahoma State, has not played in a game since the Jan. 16 playoff match against the Chiefs. The Steelers lost that game 42-41.
The Steelers’ second-round draft pick had 114 receptions for 1,629 yards, and 11 touchdowns in four seasons.
Dallas Cowboys general manager Jerry Jones and his team discussed the latest with Odell Beckham Jr . During an interview Tuesday at 105.3 The Fan
After falling asleep on a flight from Giants, the former Giants star was removed. Jones claims that the Cowboys are not affected by the incident at the plane.
“No. It did not (impact interest),” Jones said, via Jon Machota. “His overall team compatibility, his judgment, his behavior is not an issue with him. It is with many, but not with him.”
Beckham was referred to by the Cowboys owner as “very, very compatible” as well as being “very genuine and competitive”.
Jones’ team will host Beckham on December 5th for a free-agent tour.