Over the weekend, Cowboys rookie receiver Dez Bryant told the world, Twitter style, that he’ll be making his NFL debut in Thursday night’s preseason finale.
On Wednesday, the guy who signs Dez’s checks said otherwise.
Owner Jerry Jones announced at a Kickoff Luncheon that Dez will not face the Dolphins on Thursday night, according to Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News.
Though Bryant has been cleared to practice and play after suffering a sprained ankle early in training camp, Jones explained that Bryant won’t be on the field, in part because no members of the starting offense will be playing.
And so, in a roundabout way, Jones possibly has confirmed that Bryant (who currently doesn’t appear on the depth chart at all) will at a minimum have a significant role in the No. 1 offense once the regular season starts.
Not bad for a guy who has barely practiced with a team that is otherwise loaded at the position he plays.