This procedure is likely linked to the knee injury Swaim sustained in November. Entering the last year of his rookie contract, Swaim is expected to be healthy in time for offseason workouts this spring.
Swaim suited up for 15 games in 2017, catching both his targets for 25 yards.
The third-year tight end was able to stay healthy, but snaps were hard to come by behind Jason Witten and James Hanna, relegating Swaim mostly to a special-teams role. Swaim has yet to show he can be anything more than a depth option in the NFL, and with Rico Gathers (concussion) looking for playing time in 2018, Swaim's path to a regular role will become that much steeper.
Swaim didn't play last week against the Falcons after injuring his knee in practice. However, he returned to the fold this week and participated in every practice Wednesday through Friday. His availability for Sunday made rookie Blake Jarwin a healthy scratch.
Swaim (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Swaim was a limited participant in practice this week after sitting out last Sunday's loss to the Falcons. Blake Jarwin would fill in as the Cowboys' No. 3 tight end again if Swaim is unable to suit up.
Swaim's status was up in the air after he injured his knee during practice Thursday, and he was downgraded to out Saturday. Blake Jarwin will step in as third tight end for the Cowboys in his absence.