James Washington will undergo foot surgery Tuesday, could miss 10 weeks


Additional tests on James Washington‘s injured right foot confirmed that the Cowboys receiver fractured the fifth metatarsal. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones corroborated the diagnosis, according to Bill Jones of CBS11.

Washington will undergo surgery on the Jones fracture on Tuesday in Dallas, and the Cowboys are bracing for him to miss 10 weeks. That would put his return somewhere around Week 6.

The Cowboys surely will have to look outside the organization for help with Michael Gallup expected to miss the start of the season while recovering from a torn ACL on Jan. 2. They also may have some regret at trading Amari Cooper to the Browns.

Dallas signed Washington to a one-year deal after trading Cooper and losing Cedrick Wilson to the Dolphins in free agency. They were expecting him to start opposite CeeDee Lamb at least until Gallup returns.

Now, rookie Jalen Tolbert is the next man up with Noah Brown, Simi Fehoko and recently signed USFL MVP KaVontae Turpin also among those on the roster at the position. Will Fuller, T.Y. Hilton and former Cowboys Allen Hurns and Cole Beasley are among receivers who remain unsigned.

11 responses to “James Washington will undergo foot surgery Tuesday, could miss 10 weeks

  1. He was always a good 3 or 4 on Pittsburgh, not sure this is a big deal because if he’s your #2 he was gonna get locked down anyways.

  2. I guess we will find out how good Dak is. Can he carry a team with a limited receiver group like Brady, Manning, Rogers, etc? Time to earn that pay Dak..

  3. Genius Jerry will figure things out! He (and only him) won a Superbowl 26 years ago!

  4. I don’t know if that’s fair 667, I mean your calling this group limited.. Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, Edelman, Gronk, Moss, Adams, Javon walker, JOrdy, I mean I could probably name 10 more with those QB’s.

  5. Are cowboy fans ready to go back to Cole Beasley with tails between their legs? Remember when Dallas fans trashed Beasley for leaving and he shoved it in their face on Thanksgiving?

  6. Had high hopes for him coming out of OK St. He never delivered. His career is over – by the time he gets back other guys will have stepped up.

  7. T.O. and Dez are both speed-dialing Jerruh with a “put me in, coach” pitch.

  8. Maybe they can trade a pick for Diontae Johnson. He’s gonna be gone next yr, anyway. A 2nd or 3rd round pick could get it done. Steelers already have Johnson’s successor in George Pickens.

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