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Cowboys WR James Washington returns to practice

Cowboys WR has been activated from injured reserved and will now begin his 21-day practice window. Washington has been on since breaking his foot in the first padded practice of in August.

For clarity, the 21-day window allows the Cowboys to decide by either adding Washington to the or sending him back to injured reserve for the remainder of the season.

have been eagerly awaiting to see what James Washington can do on the field with this . Since being drafted by the in the of the , Washington has totaled 1,629 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns.

Washington was signed by the Cowboys in the 2022 after the Cowboys traded WR to the for a fifth-round pick. Washington hasn’t played a snap for the Cowboys, and it is a fair assessment to wonder what exactly Washington could provide to the Cowboys' receiver core. Speculation about Washington’s role in this team has been discussed widely over the last few weeks, with free agent WR Odell Beckham Jr. set to visit the Cowboys next Monday, December 5th.

The Cowboys' offense has been rolling ever since QB ’s return to the offense in week 7, and the Cowboys are looking for that missing piece that can help elevate this offense to an elite level going into the . WR has seemingly blossomed as the Cowboys' #1 receiver, and WR looks to be returning to form since healing from his ACL .

In reality, the Cowboys are one injury away from their group being lackluster. The Cowboys need more depth at the wide receiver position, but the question remains about what will happen when comes into town. If the Cowboys indeed sign Beckham, they would need to make room for him on the 53-man roster, and James Washington’s spot could be the prime destination for him.

If the Cowboys decide to keep Washington even if they sign Odell Beckham, it will be interesting to see how Washington could fit in this offense. Washington was considered a deep-ball threat for the Steelers, as his speed down the field helped elevate him to making some incredible plays for Pittsburgh, which is exactly the type of receiver this Dallas offense is missing.

Time will tell if James Washington even sees the field in a Cowboys uniform, but there is a glimmer of hope for the Cowboys adding some much-needed wide receiver depth if he is added to the 53-man roster.

Christian Cline
Christian Cline
Cowboys advocate since '96 / WKU Alumni / Former TV Villain / Follow me on Twitter @ChristianCline

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