With Dez Bryant out for at least a month, the Dallas Cowboys are expected to work out a few wide receivers including Hakeem Nicks, Nick Toon, Clyde Gates and Austin Pettis, according to a report.
Ian Rapoport and Kevin Patra from the league’s official website report that the Cowboys are seriously considering adding another wide receiver while Bryant is out due to a broken right foot he suffered in Week 1 against the New York Giants.
Bryant had surgery on Tuesday and varying reports state that the wide receiver will be out for four to six weeks or up to two months. Bryant took to Twitter so share an update on his surgery.
I will keep the all Dallas Cowboys fans updated so don't listen to all the craziness.... Surgery went great..... I can't wait to get back
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) September 15, 2015
In place of Bryant, Cowboys are expected to give more of the receiving load to Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley and tight end Jason Witten.
Bryant finished with 48 receiving yards on 5 catches in the Cowboys’ 27-26 win over the Giants. Dallas takes on the Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots in their next four games.
Among the prospective WR additions, Nicks is the most accomplished with 5,027 receiving yards on 348 catches with 31 touchdowns in his NFL career. Both Gates and Pettis were picked in the late rounds of the 2011 NFL Draft.