Swaim suffered the injury in informal workouts this week at The Star. Players are allowed to work out at the team's facility but cannot have contact with coaches. The Cowboys coaches are off this week. Swaim had a screw inserted into his foot to help secure the bones and will likely be held out until the team leaves for training camp in Oxnard, California, in July.
Swaim missed the final seven games last season because of a torn pectoral tendon that required surgery. That injury has healed fine and he can continue to build up strength as he recovers from the foot operation.
Last season Swaim handled the No. 2 tight end duties behind Jason Witten with James Hanna missing the year with a knee injury. He caught six passes for 69 yards but was an effective blocker in the Cowboys' two-tight end sets.
Hanna is continuing to recover from his knee surgery in the middle of last season but should be ready for training camp if not sooner. The Cowboys also like the potential of Rico Gathers, a sixth-round pick who spent last season on the practice squad after a standout basketball career at Baylor.