FRISCO, Texas – Tight end Geoff Swaim is expected to have surgery this week for a pectoral injury suffered in Sunday's win over the Steelers, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said.
Swaim, a second-year veteran, has six catches for 69 yards this season, but his biggest impact has been blocking for the Cowboys' top-ranked running game. He entered the game playing nearly 35 percent of the offensive snaps.
"He's done a really nice job for us," Garrett said. "There's a reason he's been out there because he's very effective with what we're asking him to do both at the point of attack and on the back side."
Gavin Escobar replaced Swaim in the lineup and blocked well on both of Ezekiel Elliott's touchdown runs in the fourth quarter.
But Swaim's injury further depletes the team's tight end depth. Garrett said James Hanna (Physically Unable to Perform list; knee) is unlikely to be ready to resume practicing anytime soon.
Elsewhere on the roster, starting cornerback Orlando Scandrick left Sunday's game with a head injury and did not return.
"We anticipate him being OK," Garrett said.