Swaim previously missed a game earlier this season while recovering from an MCL sprain in his knee, but had played in both of the Cowboys' subsequent two contests. He was diagnosed with a fractured bone in his wrist in the aftermath of Sunday's 22-19 win over the Falcons and now looks poised to sit out the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day game against the Redskins, and perhaps additional contests to follow. Though Swaim has served as the team's top tight end this season, the role hasn't translated to much in the way of interesting fantasy production, as he recorded just 26 receptions for 242 yards and a touchdown across his nine appearances. Look for Dalton Schultz, Blake Jarwin and Rico Gathers to all benefit from mild increases in their snap counts for the duration of Swaim's absence.
Swaim broke a bone in his wrist during Sunday's win over the Falcons and will need surgery, Calvin Watkins of The Athletic reports.
Though Swaim will undergo surgery on his wrist, his injury isn't expected to sideline him for the remainder of the season, according to David Helman of the Cowboys' official site. It remains to be seen just how long the fourth-year tight end will miss, but he is expected to miss Thursday's Thanksgiving matchup with the Redskins, leaving Dalton Schultz, Blake Jarwin and Rico Gathers to pick up the slack.
Swaim caught four of five targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 22-19 win over the Falcons.
He seems fully recovered from the knee injury that cost him Week 9's game, but even as Dak Prescott's top tight end target, Swaim carried minimal fantasy value -- he's topped 50 yards only once all season, and just three of his 32 targets have come in the red zone.
Swaim (knee) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Swaim practiced in full to begin the week, and appears to have fully recovered from his lingering knee issue. The four-year pro hauled in all three of his targets for 13 yards during Dallas' win over the Eagles in Week 10, and has not dropped a pass since Week 4. Swaim will remain the Cowboys' No. 1 tight end during Sunday's tilt against the Falcons.
The Cowboys have deemed Swaim ready to return exactly three weeks after he sprained the MCL in his knee. Because he was limited in every practice this week, he likely isn't ready to handle his usual workload, meaning Blake Jarwin, Dalton Schultz and Rico Gathers should remain a part of a TE rotation.
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