The Dallas Cowboys WR position continues to take hits. With Dez Bryant now operating under a cloud of off-field troubles, rookie fifth-round pick Danny Coale of Virginia Tech will reportedly miss the start of training camp due to a broken bone in his foot.
Archie Barberio wrote a scouting report on Coale right after the NFL Draft:
Three negatives, that's it and they are the few issues I have with his game at this point in time. Coale is a savvy route runner who has amazing hands. He may be one of the best route runners on the team right now, and he is a rookie. Coale just has a unique ability to get wide open during the course of a game. In a lot of his big plays, you notice that there is nobody near him and he is wide open. Chalk it up to his ability as a route runner, which is something that the Cowboys are going to need in a #3 wide receiver.
Unfortunately, this injury couldn't have come at a worse time for the rookie WR, as he's now behind the eight ball in terms of developing chemistry with Tony Romo as well as learning the intricacies of the pro game.
If it lingers too much in training camp, it may end up short-circuiting his rookie campaign, as the Cowboys coaching staff will have less time to walk the rookie through the process of transitioning to the NFL the closer the season gets.