FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys’ fears had been confirmed to be true on Monday.
After present process additional analysis upon the group’s return from Los Angeles, Blake Jarwin is predicted to have ACL surgical procedure after injuring his knee in opposition to the Rams, Cowboys chief working officer Stephen Jones confirmed Monday in an interview with 105.3 The Fan FM.
“It is fairly clear that Jarwin is sadly going to must have his ACL repaired, and everyone knows what meaning. Clearly a troublesome loss for us,” Jones mentioned.
The harm is predicted to finish Jarwin’s 2020 season after simply two quarters. The fourth-year professional entered the yr with sky-high expectations, having assume the beginning function from Jason Witten. Sadly, after only one reception for 12 yards, his knee buckled whereas he was breaking out of a route.
Clearly, the harm places the Cowboys in fairly a bind. Even with Jarwin manning the beginning spot, the tight finish place appeared like one of many thinnest positions on this roster.
Dalton Schultz wasn’t precisely inspiring in Jarwin’s absence. The third-year tight finish drew an offensive go interference flag on a Cowboys’ landing drive, and he additionally dropped two essential passes.
Fellow backup Blake Bell performed simply eight snaps, whereas rookie Sean McKeon was a wholesome scratch from the sport day roster.
There’ll undoubtedly be questions on how the Cowboys deal with Jarwin’s absence. Along with the three different tight ends on the roster, Cole Hikutini can also be on the group’s observe squad.
“We had been going slightly heavy there earlier than with McKeon and definitely it will be his time to step up with Dalton and Bell clearly enjoying an much more vital function going ahead,” Jones mentioned. “And positively look to maintain our tight finish numbers in place. We’ll look to see what’s on the market at tight finish as effectively.”