The Dallas Cowboys got quarterback Dak Prescott back from injury this week but it looks like they might have just lost a cornerback to a new one.
According to ESPN Cowboys insider Todd Archer, cornerback Jourdan Lewis suffered a lisfranc foot injury while recording an interception during the fourth quarter of Dallas’s win over the Detroit Lions. While the injury is pending more tests, Archer says that “Lewis will need surgery.”
Cowboys fear cornerback Jourdan Lewis suffered a lisfranc foot injury on an interception in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s win vs. Detroit, according to multiple sources. Pending more tests, Lewis will need surgery. DaRon Bland replaced Lewis earlier in season in the nickel role.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) October 23, 2022
Given the kind of injury it sounds like and the need for surgery, that could end up ending Lewis’s 2022 NFL season, which would be a real disappointment for him and the franchise. Lewis is one of the team’s starting corners and has been for a few years now. While Archer speculates that DaRon Bland could move into that spot, for now, it’s going to be big shoes to fill.
While Prescott looked decent in his return on Sunday, the Cowboys are currently 5-2 in large part because of their defense, which is ranked No. 3 in the NFL. Lewis has 23 tackles, a sack, and an interception through seven games and that’s a significant loss if he is indeed done for the year.
Cowboys fans and other NFL folks chimed in with their thoughts on the injury and what it could mean.
Hate for Bland to get his shot due to injury but excited to see the youngin get a chance to put clamps on the slot position https://t.co/0mVSp9SSoj
— Skywalker Steele (@SkywalkerSteele) October 23, 2022
This Sucks! https://t.co/sg7EElD1pQ
— JESSE (With No “i”) (@Mr4thAndLong) October 23, 2022
The Lisfranc injury continues to be pretty common in football.
For those of you that aren’t football fans, Lewis is 5’10” 195 lbs — has nothing to do with “being skinny” https://t.co/kLnLzn6jDj
— Nick Crain (@CrainNBA) October 23, 2022
Very unfortunate, that means his season is done. That sucks man…. Bland will hold it down in the meantime. https://t.co/Jlp1bge1S3
— Joe Rodriguez (@CowboysBlogNet) October 23, 2022
Ugh. That is a bummer.
Hopefully it's not a season-ending injury. https://t.co/ZdkEjAc5je
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) October 23, 2022