FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys will be monitoring their wide receivers as they get ready for a Saturday night game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett spoke to reporters on Sunday evening, after he had learned his team would be traveling to L.A. for the divisional round of the NFC playoffs. Asked about the health of his roster, Garrett was sure to talk about the health of his wide receiver corps, which suffered multiple injuries on Saturday night.
Chief among those was Allen Hurns, who was carted off the field with a gruesome leg injury. Hurns underwent surgery on Saturfay night, and Garrett said he appears to be doing well.
“We’ve communicated via text and the surgery went well. He seems to be doing well, seems to be in good spirits,” Garrett said. “It was a significant injury, but he was in surgery soon after it happened and by all accounts the surgery went well and there’s an expectation of a full recovery.”
The Cowboys are also dealing with an injury to Cole Beasley, who appeared to hurt himself in the first few plays of the game. Garrett said the Cowboys will continue to evaluate Beasley as the week moves along.
“We’ll just see how he feels as the week goes on. He did get an ankle sprain in the game, was able to fight through it and be very effective for us throughout,” he said. “But we’ll see how it feels. Seemed like he was doing a little bit better today and we’ll just see how he is day by day as the week goes on.”
Those two injuries prompt some questions about the Cowboys’ receiver corps. Hurns will obviously miss Saturday’s game against the Rams, and Beasley’s health will be up in the air for the next few days.
With that in mind, Garrett said it’s a viable option that the team might call second-year wide receiver Lance Lenoir back from the practice squad. Injuries prompted the Cowboys to call up Lenoir prior to the Nov. 11 game in Philadelphia, and he has appeared in seven total games this season.
Other than those two concerns, the Cowboys are also keeping an eye on the health of Xavier Su’a-Filo, who missed Saturday’s game with an ankle injury. Connor Williams started in his place, and the Cowboys’ offensive line played well – thought Garrett was optimistic they might have the veteran guard back in time for Saturday.
“We’ll see what happens with Xavier Su’a-Filo,” he said. “We’re optimistic that he’ll improve as the week goes on, so hopeful that he’ll be able to go.”