MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 27: Greg Camarillo #85 of the Minnesota Vikings looks to tackle Raymond Radway #86 of the Dallas Cowboys in the second half on August 27, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Cowboys defeated the Vikings 23-17. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
What a sad night for Dallas Cowboys rookie Raymond Radway.
Seemingly on the verge of making the 53-man roster entering the regular season that starts next week, the rookie wide receiver from McKinney and out of Abilene Christian was three seconds away from making an NFL roster.
Radway leaped for a ball in the end zone with three seconds remaining in Thursday's 17-3 Cowboys loss to Miami and when he came down he broke both bones in his left leg, the fibula and the tibia. He'll miss the entire season after he underwent surgery upon his arrival back home in Dallas early Friday morning.
Before the play, Radway had three catches for 62 yards, concluding a great preseason for the former ACU standout.
Jerry Jones, who flew Radway back to Dallas on his private jet, expressed his regret of the injury.
"He was legitimately in the mix – very much in the mix,” Jones told media following the game. “After he caught the big pass over the middle, I said, ‘I don’t think we can take the chance (of cutting him).’ It’s really a shame that happened.”