Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant felt good enough to play on Sunday, but the team decided to sit him again. Next time up, Bryant says there’s no decision to make: He’s playing.
“Don’t have to ask me anymore, I’m good,” Bryant told Jane Slater of NFL Network. “Playing against Philly.”
Bryant suffered a knee injury in Week 3 and has been out since then. The Cowboys have gone 3-0 without him, but they’d love to have him back at 100 percent down the stretch as they push for the playoffs. Who will be throwing him the ball is another question. We had a story on Saturday that said don't expect Tony Romo to return for Week 8, but possibly Week 9. However Dak Prescott has been impressive so the Cowboys have a tough decision to make at QB in the near future.
With a bye in Week 7, some who follow the team were leaning on Bryant not playing this week and it looks like that's the case. Terrance Williams is active and looks to be a solid start with Bryant out.
Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:25pm
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 6. HC Jason Garrett said that he’s “not so sure” that Bryant will play in Week 6. The game is late on Sunday, so hopefully we’ll get more information over the weekend or on Sunday morning. Bryan Broaddus of Cowboys.com believes Dez won’t play this week. The Cowboys have a bye in Week 7, which may play into the decision. If they hold him out, he’ll have an extra two weeks to recover.
Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:25pm
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:01pm
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Bryant’s return is a good sign but the Cowboys aren’t going to decide on his Week 6 availability until Friday. He seems to be on track to play, however.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:42pm
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has already missed two games with a bruised knee and it looks like he will be out at least one more week. Given their bye in Week 7, there's a chance that this could be the last game that Dez misses for the 'Boys.
Though he saw just three targets against the Bengals, Brice Butler leads all Cowboys WRs in snaps and targets in Bryant's absence. If you're looking for a bye week fill in, or are just thin at the position, Butler makes for a nice spot start against a Packers defense that struggles against WRs.
Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3:20pm
Friday, October 7, 2016, 6:27pm
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 5. Bryant may be able to return this week but he seems closer to doubtful than probable. Brice Butler fared well in his absence and is a Sneaky Start again this week if Bryant sits. The Cowboys play in the late round of games on Sunday.
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 6:05pm
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) missed practice again Thursday. Bryant may be able to return this week but we consider him doubtful to play. Brice Butler fared well in his absence and is a Sneaky Start again this week.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6:35pm
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Bryant may be able to return this week but we consider him doubtful to play. Brice Butler fared well in his absence and is a Sneaky Start again this week.
The Lions' supposed 1B receiver entering the season caught one pass for one yard on four targets before adding a late-game two-point conversion.
It's not unheard of for a top-flight receiver to get shut down -- Kelvin Benjamin caught zero passes in Week 3; Dez Bryant caught one pass for eight yards in Week 1. Tate's problems go beyond a one-game aberration.
Tate hasn't earned more than 41 yards in a single game this season. His yards-after-catch shiftiness has dwindled to the point the Lions would rather call wide receiver screens for 36-year-old Anquan Boldin. Tate's rapport with Matthew Stafford is almost non-existent, the story said. The article added he missed a signal from Stafford and ran the wrong route which led to an interception. Andre Roberts, the team's WR4, started the second half and took most of the snaps the rest of the way.
Bryant made the trip with the team, but there seemed to be little chance he'd be able to play today. It's possible he can give it another shot for Week 5. The injury is reportedly a bone bruise to his knee.
Bryant made the trip to San Francisco for tomorrow’s game against the 49ers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
It still seems extremely unlikely that Bryant will play after suffering a hairline fracture near his knee last week against the Bears. Reports have indicated Bryant will probably have to miss at least a couple games.
Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm
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