When the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant broke his foot in last Sunday’s game against the New York Giants, owner Jerry Jones made sure everyone knew that his stud wide receiver would miss 4 to 6 weeks, while most professionals in the medical field thought the timeframe might be a little longer. Ian Rappaport is reporting the Cowboys will be without Bryant for 10-12 weeks.
Ten weeks from the injury would be Nov. 22 against the Miami Dolphins, and Dallas hosts the Carolina Panthers in a short-turnaround on Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Day.
the Cowboys have discussed internally the possibility of putting Bryant on injured reserve/ designated to return which would have knocked him out for a minimum of eight weeks.
Coach Jason Garrett said Friday, “In Dez’s case, we want to give him every opportunity to be back as soon as he can.”
Sources say doctors did a bone graft on Bryant while inserting a screw into his foot to help the fifth metatarsal heal, which could mean he’s out 12 weeks. Essentially, that means the doctors transplanted bones to an area in need.
The Cowboys played division rival the Philadelphia Eagles today. The Eagles are coming off a loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night and the Cowboys come into the game having rallied to beat the New York Giants last week.
TV: Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews)
Line: Eagles by 5
As we mentioned the Cowboys will be without Dez Bryant. How Tony Romo and his teammates respond is a real storyline here to watch. In case you have any doubts about how much Bryant means to this team, check out what Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett had to say
“His production on the field speaks for itself. He also has a really positive impact on our team because of how he plays, the spirit that he plays with, the energy, the passion — it’s really contagious. We’ll miss all of those things. Can’t really replace Dez Bryant,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said earlier this week.