Reports: Cowboys fear foot fracture for James Washington


It didn’t look good when it happened, and the news isn’t good: The Cowboys fear receiver James Washington fractured his right foot, per multiple reports. The prognosis for a Jones fracture, which Washington is believed to have, is 6-8 weeks but can be longer.

Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence had a Jones fracutre in his left foot during a Week 2 practice and missed 10 games, and former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant missed five games with the same injury in his right foot in the 2015 season opener.

Owner Jerry Jones said he is “concerned,” Bobby Belt of 105.3 The Fan reports.

Washington will undergo further testing to confirm the injury.

The Cowboys signed Washington to a one-year deal after trading Amari Cooper to the Browns and losing Cedrick Wilson to the Dolphins in free agency. Michael Gallup tore an ACL on Jan. 2, so he will miss the start of the season.

They were counting on Washington to start opposite CeeDee Lamb at least until Gallup returns.

The Cowboys now will have to lean heavily on third-round selection Jalen Tolbert and/or sign a veteran free agent. Will Fuller, T.Y. Hilton and former Cowboys Allen Hurns and Cole Beasley are among receivers who remain unsigned.

14 responses to “Reports: Cowboys fear foot fracture for James Washington

  1. That’s too bad for Washington. Cowboys are very thin at WR. If Jerry insists on Elliott being the lead back, put Pollard at WR, although you’d never be as good as a true slot receiver.

  2. Bring T.O. out of retirement. Jerruh could get his day of headlines and media tours and needs butts to fill his overpriced seats and pay for his overpriced concessions.

  3. Will Fuller just can’t stay healthy.

    Cole Beasley is dependable and would fit nicely into the Texas was of life.

    Allen Hurns, I just don’t know. The guy while in Miami was never seen.

    As a Phin fan, I’d go with Beasley. Dependable ball catcher and runs good routes. Oh and he was right about the jab from the start.

  4. Fuller is terrific when healthy. He would get them at least a few games. Go big or go home!

  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. This guy and Micheal Gallup can’t stay healthy! Better get some receivers Dallas and get em fast!

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