Cowboys WR Allen Hurns returns to practicing fully
The 27-year-old sustained a thumb injury in their 31-23 Thanksgiving Day win over the Washington Redskins. In that game, he only managed to catch a pass for seven yards, but he participated in 32 of the Cowboys’ 70 snaps.
The Cowboys will play again on a Thursday this week, but their upcoming opponent is a tough one. They have to prepare hard because they’ll face a 10-1 New Orleans Saints team who has won 10 straight.
Losing a potential weapon on the offense like Hurns would be unacceptable. He along with Amari Cooper, Geoff Swaim, and Cole Beasley comprise a revitalized receiving corps following the release of Dez Bryant.
Coincidentally, Bryant will face his former team as he recently signed with the Saints.
The Cowboys have a three-game winning streak going, but none of those teams were the Saints’ caliber. Currently, they are in the playoff picture with a 6-5 record, but that spot isn’t safe yet with a lot of teams also holding that record.
Allen came to the Big D in the off-season. He previously played for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2014-2017, with his best season coming in 2015. That year he caught 64 passes for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns to be Blake Bortle’s favorite target.
He hopes to find his previous form with the Cowboys, but so far he hasn’t contributed big with only 17 receptions for 228 yards and two touchdowns.