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Cowboys injury report: Geoff Swaim to miss several games after breaking his wrist

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The Swaim train has been derailed, at least for a while.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

With a short week leading up to the Thanksgiving Day game against Washington, the Dallas Cowboys had a practice today. That means the first injury report is out, and there is one player who has now been ruled out for the game.

Geoff Swaim has been the starter this season, taking the place of Jason Witten after his retirement. He has been a solid contributor, though not at Witten’s level, of course. He has been particularly valuable in the running game as a blocker. The Cowboys will now have to figure out if they give the starting job to Blake Jarwin, Rico Gathers, or Dalton Schultz in his absence. Jarwin would probably be the logical choice. It looks like there is no plan to put Swaim on IR, so no roster move is required at this time.

Here is the full injury report:

Note that since this was just a walkthrough, the status is what the team projects the players would have done if it was a full practice.

Michael Gallup is with his family following the death of his brother. While David Irving is still expected to be out, the report of Taco Charlton and Daniel Ross being available on a limited basis is somewhat encouraging for the defensive line situation, and Antwaun Woods looks to be a go for the game.

While Maliek Collins, Tyron Smith, and Zack Martin are shown as limited for the report, the expectation is that they will be able to take the field against Washington.

This is the time of the season when most NFL teams’ depth is tested, and having the short week does not help. But Washington is also dealing with some serious injury problems, particularly to their offensive line and wide receivers, and of course have lost Alex Smith for the season, putting Colt McCoy as their starting quarterback, with just-signed Mark Sanchez providing depth and some insights into what Dallas does, no doubt.