This unfortunate turn of events comes after Hurns suffered a major ankle injury in the Cowboys' NFC Wild Card win over the Seattle Seahawks in January. The injury required surgery to repair a dislocation and a broken fibula. He was set to make $4 million this season, after signing a two-year contract with Dallas in 2018. He was also making good progress on healing from the ankle injury, claiming that he was "90 percent" healed in June.
His lone season with the Cowboys was not one to remember, and not just because of the injury, as he finished with 20 catches for 295 yards and two touchdowns on the season. His production and playing time went down drastically after the team acquired Amari Cooper from the Oakland Raiders mid-season. They've also stocked up their receiving core this off-season, signing Randall Cobb, while also re-signing Tavon Austin. That all pointed to Hurns' playing time being diminished in a major way, and as of this week, it signaled the end of his Cowboys career.