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Dez Bryant “can roll” despite back issues

Dallas Cowboys' Bryant can't catch a quarterback Tony Romo pass defended by Kansas City Chiefs' Demps during the second half of the Chiefs' win in their NFL football game in Kansas City Reuters

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.

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10 Responses to “Dez Bryant “can roll” despite back issues”
  1. skinsfolife says: Sep 20, 2013 4:23 PM

    He won’t make it through 16 games. One of the most injury prone receivers in recent history. Once again, Jerry could have waited a round to get this guy.
    #injurypronedez

  2. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Sep 20, 2013 4:29 PM

    The cowgirls always with their injuries shut up and play. ONLY award they win every year is THE MOST OVERRATED TEAM AWARD! 7-9 miss the playoffs again…”how bout them cowboys!”

  3. rmaxmaicon says: Sep 20, 2013 5:09 PM

    Why all the COWBOY hate?
    They must be doin’ something right! Don’t hate the playa hate the game!

    DEZ gon’ BEAST the league up this yr and yrs to come.
    LET’S GET EM BOYS!!

  4. donttrip22 says: Sep 20, 2013 5:16 PM

    haters you all know you would love Dez on your team no story here hes gonna play thats that

  5. philgrek says: Sep 20, 2013 5:24 PM

    #1 How is Dez “injury prone”? He’s one of the most physical WRs in the game. Hes gonna have bumps and bruises. But for all of it, he’s missed like a total of 3 games in his career and that was mostly his rookie year. And no, Jerry Jones could absolutely NOT have waited another round to get him. He would have been gone within 5 picks.

    #2 “Shut up and play”?? You do realize that reporters come to the players, ask them questions and then report their answers right? Dez didn’t call up ESPNDallas to tell them about his injury and all he said was “I can roll. I was just being cautious”. I suppose you’d prefer him say “I refuse to talk about sitting out a practice because some random fans don’t like it.”?? Get real. I understand you don’t like the Cowboys, but don’t get mad at the players because they answered a question and someone reported it. Get mad at ESPNDallas or PFT or whoever.

  6. bujuman69 says: Sep 21, 2013 8:50 AM

    Got six?

  7. shatho1 says: Sep 21, 2013 2:33 PM

    Well put philgrek. They’re just hating. They can’t stand the fact that the cowboys have a win an the skins… O yeah they have none and the 49ers could not even score a touchdown against the . So u two haters go talk crap on our own crappy teams bcuz both of them will b division LOSERS!!!
    GO COWBOYS!!!

  8. greatestgamensports says: Sep 21, 2013 2:52 PM

    @ninerswilldominatelikebefore ^^^
    You want over rated take a look at the weak a$$ 9ers D. They couldn’t stop the run game if it were 70 yr old women running the ball!
    #40whinersoverratedasusual
    #noDcantstopanyone
    #HOWBOUTDEMCOWBOYS

  9. greatestgamensports says: Sep 21, 2013 2:58 PM

    #2 WR in the league only trailing megaton. And with Dez’s freak ability and learning the game more (route running….) he may surpass megaton in the near future!

  10. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 21, 2013 4:37 PM

    According to PFF, Romo had a very high QB rating of 141.3 when he passed to Dez.

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