Cowboys WR James Washington suffers damaged foot in apply, anticipated to overlook 6-10 weeks

A brand new addition to Dallas’ receiving corps has run into some unlucky luck.

James Washington was carted off the apply subject Monday after touchdown awkwardly on his foot, and additional testing revealed a fractured fifth metatarsal, the workforce introduced. Washington is anticipated to overlook 6-10 weeks.

Washington joined the Cowboys after spending his first 4 skilled seasons in Pittsburgh, the place he arrived as a second-round decide with average expectations. Washington’s first season was underwhelming, however he broke out in Yr 2, catching 44 passes for 735 yards and three touchdowns.

That was probably the most he’d do as a Steeler, falling behind a trio of teammates (JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool) earlier than quietly exiting the Metal Metropolis after his rookie deal expired. Washington discovered a brand new alternative in Dallas, the place the Cowboys spent among the offseason trying to restock their receivers room following the departures of Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson.

They did so with Washington, however his damage has thrown a wrench into their plans. Luckily, Dallas nonetheless has CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup and Jalen Tolbert, amongst others, however the lack of Washington removes among the depth they’d supposed on constructing getting into 2022. We’ll see if that is still true for the whole lot of the upcoming season.