The Cowboys managed wide receiver Dez Bryant’s practice time carefully this week because of back stiffness that started in last week’s loss to the Chiefs after he took a hit to the back.
Bryant was held out of practice on Wednesday and limited on Thursday, and all of that precaution appears to have worked out because Bryant was able to practice fully on Friday. He’s listed as probable and describes himself as definite.
“I can roll,” Bryant said, via ESPNDallas.com. “We were just watching the situation. Don’t want to go out there and do anything crazy. We’ve got a long season.”
Bryant had 100 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter of the loss to Kansas City, but was held to 41 for the rest of the game as the Chiefs shifted their defensive assignments to pay more attention to Bryant. In Week One, the Cowboys were able to use the attention paid to Bryant to make things happen with Miles Austin and Jason Witten but they were less successful last week.
The other notables on the Cowboys injury report are defensive end Anthony Spencer, who is questionable after returning from knee surgery last week, and quarterback Tony Romo, who is probable with a rib injury that he thinks will require a painkilling injection before facing the Rams.