Garrett described the injury as similar to the one suffered by former Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray last season. Murray had surgery to repair the break on a Monday and played in Dallas’s game the following Sunday.
Garrett said he expects Carr to be back “sooner rather than later.”
Carr will travel from Cowboys camp in California back to the Dallas area to have his surgery.
Carr, 29, has never missed a game in his seven-year career and has started every game since being selected in the fifth round by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008. He has spent the last three seasons in Dallas, where he has recorded 162 tackles and six interceptions.
Garrett also said that Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is day-to-day with a hamstring issue.
- Dan Gartland