Dallas receiver Allen Hurns has had surgery for a broken left ankle, a gruesome injury sustained in the first quarter of the Cowboys' 24-22 wild-card win over Seattle on Saturday.

Hurns was being dragged down by Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald at the end of a 14-yard catch for a first down when his lower left leg appeared to buckle.

The 27-year-old Hurns writhed in pain on the turf as medical personnel rushed out to immobilize his leg. He was taken off the field on a cart after being placed on a stretcher, tears streaming down his face.

Several players from both teams crowded around the stretcher as Hurns was wheeled off. Hurns held up his left fist as the crowd cheered while the cart was driven off the field.

The Cowboys signed Hurns as a free agent in the offseason after waiving franchise career touchdown catches leader Dez Bryant in a cost-cutting move. With the catch against the Seahawks, Hurns had 21 catches for 309 yards with two touchdowns this season.


Coaching search

The New York Jets have interviewed Dallas Cowboys assistant Kris Richard for their head coaching vacancy.

The meeting in Texas with Richard was the team's fourth known sit-down with potential candidates to replace Todd Bowles, who was fired last Sunday. New York has also interviewed Kansas City offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, former Miami coach Adam Gase and former Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy.

Richard is the Cowboys' defensive backs coach/passing game coordinator. He helped coach Dallas to a 24-22 wild-card playoff win over Seattle on Saturday night. Richard also interviewed with Tampa Bay and Miami on Sunday for their head coaching jobs.

The 39-year-old Richard, a former NFL defensive back, began his coaching career in 2008 at USC, his alma mater. He followed coach Pete Carroll to Seattle and served in various roles as an assistant, including defensive coordinator from 2015-17.

He was fired by the Seahawks after last season and hired by the Cowboys.