Dez Bryant Injury Status: Will Cowboys WR Play This Week?

Will Dez Bryant play this week? He's missed some practice time and his status for Sunday is unclear.

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Dez Bryant Injury Update: Bryant To Start, According To Report

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is in the starting lineup, according to a report:

ESPN's Ed Werder reports from the field that Dez Bryant will play. Laurent Robinson, not Kevin Ogletree, is other starting WR.
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Interesting decision to start Robinson in place of Ogletree, but the real news is Bryant. The dynamic sophomore receiver had a monster game in Week 1 against the Jets, but has been injured and out the past two weeks. This not only gives Bryant's fantasy owners a huge boost, but Tony Romo as well. With Miles Austin out again, Romo finally has a legitimate target on the outside.

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Dez Bryant Status Update: Dreaded Game Time Decision

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has been working through a quad injury, but has been limited and held out of practices all week long. Bryant has been slapped with the worst thing for fantasy owners, the dreaded "game time decision".  He missed Week 2, but played last week and caught 4 passes for 63 yards.

Even if Bryant plays against the Lions, his impact will likely be very minimal. The Lions are currently ranked in the Top 5 against the pass, mostly due to their pass rush from the defensive line. That pass rush looks to get bolstered this weekend too, with the addition of first round pick Nick Fairley. If you have another wide receiver option, you're best bet is to sit Bryant this week. Luckily, it's a 1:00 PM game, so we'll know if he's out or not before line ups need to be set.

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Dez Bryant Injury Update: Cowboys WR Sits Out Start Of Friday Practice

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant sat out Friday's practice to continue working on his balky quad. Bryant has been dealing with the quad injury through much of the season and it appears to be flaring up once again. Bryant was limited in practice on Wednesday but then sat out Thursday and Friday, which would seem to indicate the situation has gotten somewhat worse.

It is possible having to make the quick turnaround is having some effect on Bryant, but whatever the case he is questionable for Sunday and will be a game-time decision. The Cowboys have a 1:00pm ET game, which does make the process a bit easier for deciding whether to sit or start him.

While his absence would hurt Tony Romo, the Cowboys QB does still have his favorite target, tight end Jason Witten. Romo wasn't exactly spectacular fantasy-wise in the Monday Night victory and a game against the Lions is a tough one for him. It's not looking like a good matchup.


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Dez Bryant Injury Update: Cowboys Wide Receiver Misses Beginning Of Practice

The Dallas Cowboys could be without two of their star wide receivers as Dez Bryant could join Miles Austin on the shelf this week against the Detroit Lions. Austin is targeting a return in week six, but Bryant is currently dealing with a stiff thigh on a short week following Monday Night Football. The quad muscle has been troublesome for Bryant and it does not sound like it's getting any easier.

Friday's final injury report will likely list Bryant as questionable for Sunday, which means we could be looking at a game-time decision. The good news is that Dallas plays a 1:00pm ET game, which means you'll know early on whether to get Bryant in or out of your lineup.

If Bryant can't play, this injury could also hurt Romo a bit given the fact that he would be without two of his biggest receivers. Of course, he still has Jason Witten so he should be able to move the ball downfield. It would also mean more playing time for Jesse Holley who would become the team's number one wide receiver if Bryant is out.

For now though, we'll have a subsequent update tomorrow depending on how much Bryant is able to practice, if at all.


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Dez Bryant Injury Update: WR Expected To Play Monday Night Against Redskins

Dez Bryant is expected to play Monday night against the Washington Redskins according to ESPN's Ed Werder. Bryant sat out Week 2 with a thigh contusion, but should provide a major boost for the Dallas Cowboys with Miles Austin out Monday with a hamstring injury. Via Evan Silva of NBC Sports:

ESPN's Ed Werder on #Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (quad): "He's been punctual for treatment all week bc he knows he could play a huge role" on MNF.    

There is no word yet as to whether Bryant will be limited in the game, but there is no doubting that he is an explosive talent. Bryant had three catches for 71 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' season opening loss to the New York Jets. He should see even more targets than usual with Austin out, as should Jesse Holley, Kevin Ogletree and tight end Jason Witten

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Dez Bryant Status Update: Listed As Questionable With Thigh Injury, Game-Time Decision

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is listed as questionable on the injury update for today's match up with the San Francisco 49ers. Bryant missed week two with a thigh contusion and had not practiced all week until Saturday when Bryant did some light passing drills work. Bryant is likely to wind up a game time decision, but the Cowboys will need Bryant in the line up with Miles Austin already ruled out for the game. Bryant only has 3 catches so far on the season, but if he can play he'll significantly help the Cowboys offense.

If Bryant can't go, the onus of the Cowboys passing attack will likely go through tight end Jason Witten and wide receiver Kevin Ogletree. Outside of those two, last weeks hero and reality TV star Jesse Holley will likely see an increase in reps and production. It's likely the Cowboys also use a heavy dose of passes to Felix Jones out of the backfield.

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Dez Bryant Status Update: Dallas Cowboys Need Him, But He May Not Be There

It's looking more and more like the quad injury suffered by Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant will keep him out of the Cowboys' Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers. Last week against the New York Jets, Bryant was slowed in the second half with the injury.

Bryant's absence will be big for fantasy football fans and the Cowboys, as well as those behind Bryant on the depth chart. The Star-Telegram in Dallas points to Miles Austin and Kevin Ogletree as guys that could have a big day with Bryant out.

The Cowboys will have to test their receiving depth if Dez Bryant is unable to play because of the thigh contusion he suffered last week. It could mean more balls for Miles Austin, but then he's also going to get most of the attention from the 49ers. This might be a big chance for Kevin Ogletree.

His chances of playing? Not very good. Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports he'll test the quad out in pregame, but it doesn't look good. ESPN's Chris Mortensen, as well as Peter King of SI.com, don't think he'll play.

So if you're wondering what to do with Bryant on your fantasy football team, strongly consider benching him.


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Dez Bryant Injury Update: Game-Time Decision But Peter King Thinks He'll Be Inactive

The Dallas Cowboys listed Dez Bryant as questionable for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers and he is apparently a game-time decision for the team. If you're unsure how to handle this and are looking for every last bit of information out there regarding the status of Dez Bryant, Sports Illustrated's Peter King threw in his two cents on the issue. King told Evan Silva that he does not think Bryant will play against the 49ers.

How you use that information likely depends on your opinion of Peter King. Some view King as one of the more connected people in the NFL. If you believe that then feel confident benching Bryant. Other people are not quite as sure what to make of King, in which case it becomes your own game-time decision.

My own opinion is that even if a guy is well connected, that does not mean his sources are always giving him the best information. King has been around long enough to have plenty of sources so I don't doubt he has heard information that would make him think Bryant will sit. I simply choose to take it with a grain of salt. As it currently stands, if you're deciding between Bryant and a 1:00pm ET receiver or flex play, I'd pull the plug on Bryant for the week. If you can wait until 4:00pm ET, sit on it for a few hours.

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Dez Bryant Injury Update: Jerry Jones Unsure Of Bryant's Status For Sunday

Since Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant injured his quad on Sunday against the New York Jets, he has remained mostly positive about his chances of playing on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. He has been backed up by Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones who has repeatedly said Bryant will be ready to play on Sunday. Good news, right?

Well, in a sign that Bryant could be looking at sitting out the game, Jones admitted Bryant's status for Sunday is iffy (that's a medical term). Bryant was absent at the start of practice on Friday, which means he has missed all three days of practice this week. He is an explosive talent who likely doesn't need a ton of practice, but given the optimism we had previously heard, this is a bit concerning.

The 49ers and Cowboys play a 4:05pm ET game, which means if you're loaded with early games you may have to roll the dice on Bryant. As it currently stands, if your roster dictates a decision before the early games, bench Dez Bryant. We'll update this situation as game day approaches.

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Dez Bryant Injury Update: Cowboys Receiver Unlikely To Miss Week Two

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant started off Sunday Night Football with a dominant first quarter as he hauled in three passes for 71 yards and a touchdown, but unfortunately for Bryant and his fantasy football owners, the good times would not roll on. Bryant appeared to come up with cramps on a first quarter punt return, but now it appears as though it might be a bruised quad. The Cowboys will likely update the situation Monday morning.

Although the situation could get worse, Bryant is likely looking at nothing more than some missed practice time. If he does miss practice time, you'll see his name on injury reports Wednesday and possibly Thursday. Do not panic. I would also predict that he will likely be a simply "Probable" on the injury report.

It's only one quarter of one game, but if we're lucky, Dez Bryant is getting locked in for a breakout season in just his second year in the league. The Cowboys have several big receiving weapons, but Bryant would appear to be the most explosive.

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