Dez Bryant could be out three weeks

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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett didn’t rule out receiver Dez Bryant for Sunday’s game at San Francisco. Then again, Garrett didn’t initially rule out quarterback Tony Romo for Week One, even though he had a broken back.

But Bryant, like Romo, likely will be out for the Week Four game against the 49ers. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Bryant could miss up to three weeks with a hairline fracture in his knee.

With Romo and likely Bryant out for Sunday, that’s bad news for the Cowboys. As noted by Gil Brandt of NFL.com, the Cowboys are 0-6 since 2014 when they don’t have Romo or Bryant.

In other words, it’s a great opportunity for quarterback Dak Prescott to show that he deserves to be the team’s starter, regardless of whether Romo is healthy.

31 responses to “Dez Bryant could be out three weeks

  1. God damn it, Skip Bayless.

    You just had to go and jynx both Romo & Dez in the ad for your new show, didn’t you?

    Skip: “This year, Romo & Dez stay healthy . . . . .”
    Injury Gods: “Oh, yeah?”

  2. what1996 says:
    Sep 29, 2016 10:27 AM

    God damn it, Skip Bayless.

    You just had to go and jynx both Romo & Dez in the ad for your new show, didn’t you?

    Skip: “This year, Romo & Dez stay healthy . . . . .”
    Injury Gods: “Oh, yeah?”

    ****************************

    Skip Bayless is a complete idiot

  3. what1996 says:
    Sep 29, 2016 10:27 AM
    God damn it, Skip Bayless.

    You just had to go and jynx both Romo & Dez in the ad for your new show, didn’t you?

    Skip: “This year, Romo & Dez stay healthy . . . . .”
    Injury Gods: “Oh, yeah?”

    —————————

    I find it troubling that you even pay Skip Bayless any attention at all.

  4. That sounds incredibly ambitious. Everything I have ever heard about stress fractures gives the healing time starting at 6 weeks and going up from there.

  5. Pretty soon everyone will find out if Dak Prescott is the long term solution or just a flash in the pan. I think the Cowboys can beat the 49ers and Bengals, but not the Packers so as much as I don’t like the Cowboys I think they’ve found their qb.

  6. Stats aside, teams fear Dez and they gameplan accordingly. Taking him out will change the calculus for how the Cowboys can attack teams.

    With that said, their o-line will continue to make the play-callers job a whole lot easier.

  7. scrp2 says:
    Sep 29, 2016 10:16 AM
    Cowboys fans have been waiting an eternity for someone like Dak Prescott.

    No Romo, No Dez, No problem

    You do know that Dez is good right and the other guys are not as good. Losing him as a target is not something you just gloss over. Dak’s job is easier when teams have to game plan for Dez on one side. If it was just that easy well then just cut him. Why do ya need him anyways?

  8. A reason to start an oft injured 36 year old QB?

    Well

    Granted Romo never was what Manning was. Not even close.

    But the oft injured 36 year old plus QB had the knowledge and experience to do what the inexperienced Brock couldn’t.

    So yes, there are times when the old guy who is falling apart is the guy to play.

    Let’s see what DAK can do after a few weeks of tape to study.

  9. Unless the NFL has access to a miracle drug that heals bone quickly, 3 weeks is wishful thinking. His break is on the upper end of the shin bone, at the knee…which is a weight load bearing location of the leg. Stress Fractures are normally 6-8 weeks, in non-weight load bearing areas. This report has almost as little credibility as something stated by Hillary Clinton.

  10. Shouldn’t be a problem for his replacement — the Cowboys offense is so basic that I think you can find the plays in the average kindergarten coloring book.

  11. My boy Romo beat Chip Kelly’s Eagles last year without Dez Bryant. My boy Dak is up and will do the same!

  12. That sounds incredibly ambitious. Everything I have ever heard about stress fractures gives the healing time starting at 6 weeks and going up from there.

    You don’t know the healing powers of Dr Jones.

  13. If they had any brains they would trade this bum during the off season for a bunch of picks shawn Lee 2 injury prone players are as worthless as tits on a hog give me durability over talent any day

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