Cowboys activate practice window for WR James Washington

The Cowboys may soon have some late-season help at wide receiver.

But no, it’s not Odell Beckham Jr.

The team has officially activated the 21-day practice window for James Washington,

as first previewed by NFL insider Ian Rapoport. Washington suffered a foot fracture on Aug. 1,

 during in the first week of training camp and less than four months after first signing with Dallas in free agency.

Washington had surgery to repair the break; the expected timeline then for his recovery was six to ten weeks. Instead, it’s been 17.

Help on the way: The #Cowboys are expected to open the 21-day practice window for WR James Washington,

When asked about his readiness, team owner Jerry Jones told a radio audience on Tuesday

 that Washington has a “good chance to be joining us here real soon.”

Designating Washington for return from injured reserve gives the Cowboys three full weeks to evaluate the 26-year

-old’s progress in a practice setting. They can promote him to the active roster at any point during that span and set him up for his Cowboys debut.


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