Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brice Butler caught his first pass as a Cowboy on Sunday for a 67-yard reception, but injured his hamstring on the play and left the game.
He likely would have scored a touchdown on the play had he not come up lame and staggered out of bounds. The Cowboys potentially lost Lance Dunbar for the season Sunday with a knee injury, so if Butler can get back on the field quickly there could be an opportunity for him to take on a larger role in the offense.
In two seasons with the Raiders, Butler racked up 30 catches (on 53 targets) for 383 yards and two touchdowns across 25 contests. He was inactive for the Raiders' opener this year, though, before he was sent to Dallas following Dez Bryant's foot injury.
Butler will serve on the edge of the Cowboys' receiving corps, meaning he's unlikely to make much of an impact unless additional ailments befall the group.
Butler was inactive for the Raiders' season opener, so the team decided to send him to the Cowboys, who are looking for receiving help with Dez Bryant out at least several weeks. Butler will compete with Rodney Whitehead for the fourth spot on the depth chart at the wide receiver position.
Butler led all receivers with 57 yards on six catches in the 18-3 win. He capped the scoring with a 16-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter.
“I thought Brice was good the other night,” coach Jack Del Rio said, per ESPN. “How will that shape what we do? Guys that do well get more, guys that don’t do as well get less. It’s really pretty cut and dry. We’re going to want to look at more of guys that do well and do good things with the reps they get. I thought he had a nice showing.”
They'll all play the 49ers in Week 14.
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