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Dez Bryant on practice field for Cowboys

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 25:  Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates after a touchdown in the first quarter during a game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears at AT&T Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Cowboys got wide receiver Dez Bryant back on the practice field Wednesday.

Bryant has not participated in practices over the last two weeks after suffering a hairline fracture in his knee during the team’s Week Three victory over the Bears. He’s done rehab work on the side over that stretch, but Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports that Bryant “went through stretching, pat and go as well as on-air plays” during the period of practice open to the media.

Archer adds that Bryant “didn’t look to be laboring” while running routes. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that Bryant experienced “some sensitivity” in his knee while running last week, which led the team to keep him out against the Bengals.

Jones said the team won’t take any chances with Bryant for this weekend’s game in Green Bay and the Cowboys have a bye in Week Seven that could be used to give Bryant even more distance from his injury before he returns to a full workload. Or it could be used to give him ample rest after a return to the field to help the Cowboys try to boost their record to 5-1 in Week Six.

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36 Responses to “Dez Bryant on practice field for Cowboys”
  1. contra74 says: Oct 12, 2016 1:04 PM

    The cowboys are going to destroy green bay

  2. dwarftosser says: Oct 12, 2016 1:05 PM

    Nice to see him healthy. It’s a late afternoon game, so there is a chance he might make it to Lambeau Field before kickoff.

  3. sportoficionado says: Oct 12, 2016 1:05 PM

    This is much welcomed news, Dez coming back to give the offense even more juice and open that run game up even more–what will the packers do? double Dez and let Zeke eat or bring a extra man down in the box and leave Dez 1 on 1 on the outside? oh boy, CAN’T WAIT!

  4. skins99 says: Oct 12, 2016 1:08 PM

    Full workload, what is that, about 4 or 5 targets?

  5. packmangamble says: Oct 12, 2016 1:08 PM

    The cowboys are going to destroy green bay

    ——————————————————
    You using a bong this early in the day?? Talk about smoked, that’s what the cowboys are going to get!!!

  6. edon8334 says: Oct 12, 2016 1:09 PM

    Dak and Carson will both hit the rookie curve very very soon..we’re going to CRUSH the smeagles #httr

  7. 44yrfaith says: Oct 12, 2016 1:09 PM

    Love me some DEZ

  8. jovan19 says: Oct 12, 2016 1:10 PM

    Revenge

  9. ragnarthemagnificent says: Oct 12, 2016 1:18 PM

    Is it coincidence that the back of Dez says 8-8?

    I think not.

  10. kmossg says: Oct 12, 2016 1:22 PM

    Excited to see the cowboys o-line and Zeke against the packers run defense, which had been remarkable so far this season. If the Cowboys can’t run and control the ball, I’m not sold on their defense being able to stop Arod.

  11. asparatame says: Oct 12, 2016 1:23 PM

    There’s a lot of talk about Green Bay’s rush defense, probably even more about Dallas’ rush offense.

    We’ll see what happens when it happens. One thing is for sure, Dez playing puts more on Dallas’ side of the scale than if he weren’t.

  12. CowboyErik says: Oct 12, 2016 1:23 PM

    Cowboys victory in GreenBay!

  13. jerryyouradisgrace says: Oct 12, 2016 1:54 PM

    contra74 says:
    Oct 12, 2016 1:04 PM
    The cowboys are going to destroy green bay

    I’ll be overjoyed with a one point win

  14. greenandgold13 says: Oct 12, 2016 1:55 PM

    Apparently everyone that’s commenting is only reading the title and not the article. Jerry Jones said they aren’t going to take any chances with Dez for this weekend. Read.

  15. truthbetold109 says: Oct 12, 2016 1:59 PM

    contra74 says:
    Oct 12, 2016 1:04 PM
    The cowboys are going to destroy green bay
    ____________________________

    Are you on the pipe? Best run defense in football.

  16. shlort says: Oct 12, 2016 2:04 PM

    Dallas against Green Bay, at Lambeau. I don’t see Dallas walking off the field with a victory. The Packers D matches up well against what Dallas likes to do on offense. If Green Bay can put together a better than average performance the game won’t even be close. That is only reality though, so the fantasy world some of you live in might have a different outcome.

  17. dkeucd says: Oct 12, 2016 2:06 PM

    This may sound crazy but Dez’s greatest contribution may be him just being the decoy. Dak, Zeke, and the O-Line are the ones that really matter.

  18. allight59 says: Oct 12, 2016 2:20 PM

    GB will go form #1 to middle of the pack in rushing D after this game. Elliot will go wild. Be fun to watch cute Clay running around, trying to tackle him…

  19. lukeshow says: Oct 12, 2016 2:24 PM

    This game should tell us a lot about both teams.

    Plus, my second favorite team is whoever’s playing the packers. Skol cowboys!

  20. thisistheonlygame says: Oct 12, 2016 2:44 PM

    Pack #1 rushing D.
    Boys #1 rushing O.

    Should be a fun game to watch.

    28-24 Cowboys.

  21. djvh2 says: Oct 12, 2016 2:48 PM

    Ratings for this game will be good due to Vikings fans tuning in.

  22. zerotrophiessince1961 says: Oct 12, 2016 2:54 PM

    IF Dez plays, that certainly helps the Cowboys cause. But really, this is about Lacy’s health, and Rodgers and the passing games efficiency.

    If the GB offense that played the 1st half of the last 2 games makes an appearance, I don’t see it being very close. I really don’t buy the Dallas defense. Especially with such a poor pass rush. If not, it’s going to be a dog fight the whole way.

    If Lacy doesn’t play, that will change some things.

  23. gauchosporlife says: Oct 12, 2016 3:01 PM

    The Boys will beat Green Bay without Dez. Give him the bye week and play him against the Eagles.

  24. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Oct 12, 2016 3:20 PM

    I hope Bryant does not play against my Packers. We don’t like to be embarrassed. Even if he takes it easy. On our woeful secondary. In second place. In third rate Green Bay.

  25. thegenghiskahn88 says: Oct 12, 2016 3:24 PM

    Should be an interesting game…

  26. bighoser says: Oct 12, 2016 3:34 PM

    “It’s a pain management issue, and Dez will play when I say it’s no longer an issue!”
    – Dr. Jerrah Jones

  27. richndc says: Oct 12, 2016 3:36 PM

    When they tell you “he isn’t ruled out yet” that means he is. When he practices and they say “we won’t take chances with him this weekend” that means you will see him on the field. Somehow in this day and age, coaches and GMs think this still affects the other team’s psychology–I dont know why. That said, GO COWBOYS! Talk your trash ladies, but as I said with Cincy when you all predicted our demise when we finally played “a real team”; I like our chances. That O-line is road grating some very good players. Nothing special up front for GB, so we shall see.

  28. brendafortheboyz says: Oct 12, 2016 3:38 PM

    Depending on what the team Drs. say, I can see Dez doing everything he can to play in this game!! I wouldn’t be surprised to see him doing acrobatics on the last practice day. lol

  29. jon913 says: Oct 12, 2016 3:59 PM

    One analyst went over each of GB’s past opponents rushing attack…and they haven’t faced a healthy rushing team all year. No AP, No Jennings, etc. I don’t think GB’s defense has been tested at all yet so far this season. We’ll find out if they’re for real or not come Sunday. The Bengals were said to have had a stout rush Defense (0 100y rushers, no rush TD’s all season) until they played Dallas. Going to be interesting for sure!

  30. icebowler says: Oct 12, 2016 4:19 PM

    I just hope the Cowboys players are as overconfident as their (pft) fans appear to be.

  31. nflrule says: Oct 12, 2016 4:19 PM

    Dez,Romo and Witten are on their way out…you heard it here first Florio

  32. ebdug says: Oct 12, 2016 4:25 PM

    These injuries make one wonder if the Cows aren’t better off without Romo/Bryant.

  33. jgedgar70 says: Oct 12, 2016 5:14 PM

    But was Dez wearing his sleeveless hoodie? That is the real question.

    #IWantMeSomeGloryHole

  34. smuggs1 says: Oct 12, 2016 5:42 PM

    bighoser says:
    Oct 12, 2016 3:34 PM
    “It’s a pain management issue, and Dez will play when I say it’s no longer an issue!”
    – Dr. Jerrah Jones

    1 3

    Man that is getting old, Do you not see this young talented team that is being out together

  35. mattbilleauthor says: Oct 12, 2016 6:24 PM

    Put Dez in and award him the TD he should have gotten last time: then take him out.

  36. justintuckrule says: Oct 12, 2016 11:25 PM

    Here we go. Dallas wins a few games in a row and their already bound for the super bowl. Same story every year. Reminder. My team blows and we beat you in your house at full strength when you had 6 months to prepare for our sorry team. Chew on that.

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