UPDATE (3:00 ET): The Dallas Cowboys fear that wide receiver James Washington suffered a Jones fracture in his foot. He will undergo futher testing to confirm what the injury is.


Injuries are always a concern when training camp opens. The Dallas Cowboys put on the pads for the first time in Oxnard on Monday, and a key player has already been carted off the field.

Wide receiver James Washington injured his right leg after going up for a catch in practice. Washington landed wrong and was unable to put pressure on his injured leg following the play.

The Cowboys signed Washington in free agency with plans that he would be the No. 3 wide receiver in the offense behind CeeDee Lamb and a healthy Michael Gallup. Dallas needs players to emerge with Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson both playing elsewhere in 2022.

Unfortunately, Washington has been dealing with injuries throughout the offseason. This being the latest, which raises concerns regarding whether or not the former Pittsburgh Steelers pass catcher can be counted on this season.

There is no update on what the injury is at this time, but this is definitely an injury scare. The Dallas Cowboys cannot afford to lose a potential starter on the first day of padded practice in training camp.

Additionally, Cowboys starter Jayron Kearse also left practice with injury. Kearse became a breakout player in the secondary last season and is one of the most important pieces to the defense.

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