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Dez Bryant could miss preseason opener with hamstring strain


The Cowboys’ young receivers could get even more chances to develop on Monday night, when the team’s preseason opens against the Raiders.

Starter Dez Bryant exited practice on Saturday with a hamstring strain, according to Todd Archer and Calvin Watkins of

I’m fine,” Bryant said after practice.

Still, the fact that Bryant’s hamstring tightened during practice could keep him out of action on Monday.  Owner Jerry Jones said he’s not concerned about the injury, but that if there’s any “sensitivity” to aggravation then Bryant wouldn’t play on Monday.

Receiver Miles Austin also has a hamstring injury, which means that Kevin Ogletree and Dwayne Harris ran with the first-team after Bryant’s exit on Saturday.

Jones consistently has said that the team wants one of its young receivers to step up and fill the void created at No. 3 by the departure in free agency of Laurent Robinson.  The reality is that one of the young receivers eventually could have to fill a void at No. 1 or No. 2, too.

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6 Responses to “Dez Bryant could miss preseason opener with hamstring strain”
  1. spytdi says: Aug 12, 2012 6:58 AM

    GM is looking like a genius for not bringing in another receiver.

  2. hulkhogansays says: Aug 12, 2012 8:12 AM

    I hear Chad Johnson might be available in the next few hours and well, he has accomplished the Cowboy prerequisite of getting arrested so sounds like a match made kn heaven too me brother!!!

  3. bobby927 says: Aug 12, 2012 8:33 AM

    Calling Plaxico Burress

  4. marylandcowboy says: Aug 12, 2012 9:14 AM

    I think if the cowboys are going ” all in” this year like I have heard Jerry say, then you have to bring in a vetern. Last year we missed the playoffs by 1 game, so every game means something. You can’t experiment too long with these rookies in the regular season. Also lets face it Miles Austin pulls a hamstring getting out of bed in the mornings, so I could see this being a reoccuring issue throughout the year.

  5. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 12, 2012 10:22 AM

    I doubt Dez would have played much Monday anyway even with a good hamstring. He has been outstanding in practices this year so just save him for the Giants.

  6. jjackwagon says: Aug 13, 2012 9:34 AM

    They won’t need him. They are playing the Raiders. Now if they were facing the Browns, Dolphins or Vikings, they might be in trouble.

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