Tight end John Phillips‘ push for a large role in the Cowboys offense may have hit a huge roadblock.
Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News reports that Phillips “likely” suffered a torn ACL in his right knee against the Bengals.
“I’m going to stay positive and wait for [Monday] and see what the doctors get confirmed,” Phillips said.
Phillips backed up a strong training camp with four catches for 60 yards on Sunday night, leading all receivers. He was pushing Martellus Bennett for playing time as the team’s backup tight end; Phillips showed great versatility in his ability to line up in multiple spots.
Now it appears that Phillips’ second NFL season could be over before it started.