Cowboys Rumors: Dalton Schultz will join in Week 6 despite knee injury

Dalton Schultz of the Dallas Cowboys plans to play in Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles despite knee injury.

Despite a knee injury, Dalton Schultz will join the team in Week 6

knee injury
(Source: Wikipedia)

The Dallas Cowboys’ tight end situation isn’t exactly “OK,” but Dalton Schultz plans to play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles despite having “re-aggravated his sprained PCL” during the team’s Week 5 victory over the Los Angeles Rams, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

The Cowboys are surviving without a healthy Schultz and without a healthy Dak Prescott, who has been out since suffering a thumb injury against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1.

Schultz has only nine catches for 80 yards and zero touchdowns through four games this season as he deals with knee issues – hardly what he and the Cowboys expected when they agreed to his one-year, $11 million guaranteed contract.

What was the original plan? Something like the last two years, when he had 78 catches for 808 yards and eight touchdowns in 2021 (all career highs), or something like what he did in 2020, when he had 63 catches for 615 yards and four touchdowns.

Schultz seems to be accessible against the Eagles, and this could be the game in which he finally finds his form.

Durability has been a major worry for the veteran tight end, who missed the Cowboys’ Week 3 win over the New York Giants due to a knee injury.

Fortunately for the Cowboys, they haven’t dropped in the standings despite Schultz’s lack of productivity and quarterback Dak Prescott’s absence since suffering a thumb injury in a Week 1 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

About Dalton Schultz

No. 86 – Dallas Cowboys
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Born: July 11, 1996 (age 26)
Sandy, Utah
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Bingham (South Jordan, Utah)
College: Stanford
NFL Draft: 2018 / Round: 4 / Pick: 137
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2017)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2022
Receptions: 163
Receiving yards: 1,625
Receiving touchdowns: 12