Cowboys Rookie TEs Will Have to Step Up with Schultz Out

Dalton Schultz had 80 yards before leaving the game with a knee injury.

Early reports say he'll miss some time.

Meanwhile, the next men up are rookie tight ends Jake Ferguson and Payton Hendershot.

Hendershot made the team after Sean McKeon was waived to the practice squad while also suffering an ankle injury during preseason. It remains to be seen if he'll be called up from the practice squad, but it's likely we'll at least see Ferguson and Hendershot versus the Giants.

Ferguson is a similar player to Schultz, but probably a little more skilled in the area of blocking. He's been solid in his first couple of games with the team but has not yet made his first catch in the NFL.

Hendershot is more of a pass-catching tight end than a blocker. But that doesn't mean the Cowboys shouldn't utilize his skillset, especially in the absence of Schultz.

The victory against the Bengals was a positive outcome for the Cowboys, but they didn't leave the game unscathed.

How well do you think the' two rookies will be able fill Dalton Schultz's shoes in the coming weeks?

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