The Dallas Cowboys have lost rookie wide receiver David Durden for the year with a torn ACL.
According to a report from Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News, an MRI confirmed that Durden tore his ACL in practice on Wednesday. Gehlken added that Durden is the third Dallas rookie lost for the year with a torn ACL.
Tight end John Stephens Jr. and linebacker DeMarvion Overshown tore their ACLs during last Saturday’s preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks, and both will also miss their rookie campaigns.
The 24-year-old Durden signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent following this year’s draft. He played college football at Mercer from 2018 to 2019 before moving to West Florida, where he spent the next three years.
Dallas’ wide receiving corps is headlined by superstar CeeDee Lamb, offseason trade pickup Brandin Cooks and former 1,000-yard receiver Michael Gallup. Sophomore Jalen Tolbert and rookie Jalen Brooks are among the other notable names on the Cowboys’ wide receiver depth chart.
The Cowboys are coming off a second straight 12-win season that ended at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round.
Dallas will finish their preseason with a Saturday night game against the Las Vegas Raiders. They’ll then 15 days off before visiting the NFC East rival New York Giants on “Sunday Night Football” to open their season in Week 1.
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