Dallas Cowboys WR James Washington out for 6-10 weeks
Ricky Gray | August 2, 2022
The wide receiver suffered a fractured foot and is scheduled to undergo surgery.
Unfortunate news out of the Dallas Cowboys camp as wide receiver James Washington suffered a fractured right foot in practice.
He’s scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday but will leave lingering questions surrounding who will fill his position. The wide receiver group in Dallas is already thin and it’s not getting any better.
Washington suffered the injury Monday in the first padded practice of training camp on a deep ball in seven-on-seven drills. He’s been ruled out for six to ten weeks, which at the least would see him come back during the mid-portion of the season.
Another receiver, Michael Gallup is on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list as he continues to recover from surgery.
Ceedee Lamb will likely take over as the No.1 receiver on the roster, which is no surprise. However, Noah Brown is the only other healthy receiver to have caught a pass from Dak Prescott in a regular-season game.
Washington signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys and looked promising. However, with this injury, we likely won’t get to see too much from the wide receiver.
In four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington caught 114 passes for 1,629 yards and 11 touchdowns. Last year he had 24 catches for 285 yards and two touchdowns in 15 games.
The Dallas Cowboys will begin their season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Dallas. This pits them against Tom Brady and a receiving corps featuring Mike Evans, Julio Jones and Chris Godwin.
Without a few great wide receivers of their own, the Cowboys could be in trouble to start the year.