It’s that time of the year where players are allowed to workout at the team’s facility, but have no contact with coaches during this time.
The Dallas Cowboys are ready to turn the page and get started on the upcoming season. After the disappointing end of the 2016 season, the Cowboys are ready to erase that loss and move onto the new season as a favorite to reach Super Bowl 52.
Per ESPN, the Cowboys will not have one of their tight ends on the practice field likely until training camp. Third year tight end Geoff Swaim underwent foot surgery on a foot that he hurt during workouts this week. The workouts were informal being that coaches are unable to attend and not everyone joins the workouts.
Source: TE Geoff Swaim suffered a Jones fracture in his right foot. Screw inserted. Will be out 2-3 months. Similar to Dez Bryant injury.
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Swaim hasn’t played a whole lot during his two seasons in the league. Mainly due to the consistency they have at the position with Jason Witten, but also due to injury as well. Last season was by far the best year of his young career, but still managed to stay on the field for only nine games, finishing with six receptions for 69 yards, but used mainly as the team’s blocking tight end.
With the Cowboys using plenty of two tight end sets, Swaim is looked at as one of those pieces opposite of Witten in two tight end sets. With James Hanna and Swaim sharing the blocking duties of the #2 tight end, the team is also looking to see what second year player Rico Gathers can bring to the table, but he still might be a year or two away with his lack of experience on the football field.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see this team carry four tight ends on the roster, but three will be carried almost guaranteed. Swaim looks to be almost a guarantee with Witten as one of the tight ends Dallas will carry.
Get well soon Geoff, we need you out there on the field!