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Report: Cowboys WR Cedrick Wilson believed to have torn labrum in shoulder

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Not good.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys-OTA Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday served as the first practice of training camp for the Dallas Cowboys with pads involved. Originally it appeared as if they got through unscathed with the exception of a shoulder issue regarding Cedrick Wilson that initially didn’t appear to be serious.

Unfortunately things aren’t exactly carefree regarding Wilson’s shoulder injury. It’s apparently a torn labrum, and that could be a big deal.

Last offseason Detroit Lions tackle Taylor Decker suffered a torn labrum and was initially given a timeline of four to six months as far as how long he’d be out. Similarly the Cowboys’ Tyrone Crawford underwent labrum surgery on his shoulder in January 2017 and needed an extended period of recovery, even he was ready to go by the time OTAs started in May that year. We don’t know what the timetable for Wilson could be, but again, this is far from ideal.

The Cowboys have a lot of bodies at the wide receiver position. A lot of bodies means a lot of options. Wilson was facing a stiff competition battle as is, at the very least this is going to hurt those efforts.