Dallas WR Dez Bryant suffered a bruised quadricep when he took a helmet to his left thigh on a 12-yard punt return after the New York Jets' first possession. He caught only one pass the rest of the game after making two catches for 45 yards and a touchdown on the Cowboys' opening possession.
Owner/general manager Jerry Jones strongly hinted that he didn't want Bryant to be used on returns anymore, noting that Bryant's rookie season ended prematurely when he broke his ankle on a kickoff return.
"I'm just saying he's getting hurt on returns," Jones said. "He got knocked out last year and got limited in this game on a punt return."
Punt returns are a nice bonus, but owners will probably trade that if Bryant can stay healthier not returning punts. He showed how dominant he can be before the injury, but it didn't help that stud CB Darrelle Revis moved over to cover Bryant after his TD catch.