Cowboys expect Dez Bryant to be able to play against Panthers

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Dez Bryant apparently resides on the positive side of questionable.

ESPN’s Ed Werder reports the Cowboys expect Bryant to be able to play tomorrow against the Panthers, despite a sore groin that kept him out of practice Friday and landed him on the injury report.

Werder said that Bryant doesn’t have a groin strain, just “residual soreness,” and that he should be fine “barring a setback in pregame warmups.

Bryant has 21 catches for 200 yards and two touchdowns the last two weeks, and leads the team with 34 catches for 364 yards on the season.

The Cowboys are also hopeful outside linebacker Anthony Spencer could return tomorrow, after missing two game with a strained pectoral muscle.

Neither item is good news for the 1-4 Panthers, who will play without cornerback Chris Gamble, and had to shuffle the right side of their offensive line to cope with the loss of center Ryan Kalil for the season with a foot injury.