Geoff Swaim suffered a wrist injury this weekend, but his season isn’t necessarily over. ESPN’s Todd Archer tweets that the Cowboys tight end is out indefinitely after breaking his wrist. While Swaim will need surgery, coach Jason Garrett indicated that the tight end could return later this year.
With Jason Witten retiring, Swaim was expected to take on a bigger role on offense, and he hasn’t disappointed. The tight end was already having a career season through nine games (nine starts), hauling in 26 receptions for 242 yards and one touchdown. In his previous three seasons, the 2015 seventh-rounder out of Texas had only compiled nine receptions. The 25-year-old has battled through a knee injury through much of the season, and a wrist injury will just add to his list of ailments.
While there isn’t a definitive timetable for Swaim’s return, we can assume that he’ll at least miss Thursday’s matchup against the Redskins. In that case, the Cowboys will have to turn to a combination of Dalton Schultz, Rico Gathers and Blake Jarwin. That trio has combined for only nine catches this season.
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