Jones Fracture Confirmed for Cowboys WR James Washington

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver James Washington suffered a Jones fracture in his foot, the Pro Football Docs at Sports Injury Central discuss.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver James Washington suffered a Jones fracture in his foot, the Pro Football Docs at Sports Injury Central discuss. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The Dallas Cowboys confirmed that wide receiver James Washington suffered a Jones fracture in his right foot during Monday's practice.

Washington will likely be placed on IR and miss at least 10 weeks with the fractured fifth metatarsal, according to the Pro Football Docs.

That 10-week absence is a loose timeline, as an early return leads to a higher chance of recurrence and continuing issues with the foot.

James Washington Injury Update

Washington was injured while working against cornerback Trevon Diggs. The 26-year-old wide receiver dove for the ball and was landed on by Diggs before limping off the field and being carted to the locker room.

Initially, based on limited video, our panel of Pro Football Docs had hope for a turf toe injury.

Unfortunately, the team has confirmed the broken foot, which likely happened on the step before he dove.

Former Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant suffered a right foot Jones fracture in the 2015 season opener.

Bryant missed a month-and-a-half with the injury, but refractured the foot in December and required a second surgery.

Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence suffered a Jones fracture last season and missed 10 games. 

With Michael Gallup still recovering from his ACL injury, and definitely missing Week 1, Dallas starts the season thin at wide receiver. 

CeeDee Lamb, Jalen Tolbert and Noah Brown project as the starting receivers for Week 1.

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