Dallas Cowboys elite wide receiver Dez Bryant has been practicing for the past two sessions, and he seems good-to-go for Sunday’s big clash against the high-powered New Orleans Saints (but they aren’t infallible, having been upset by the New York Jets last week). It was recently reported by FOX Sports Southwest that the Cowboys believe Bryant has a bulging or herniated disc in his back, which is why there was some worry that Bryant wouldn’t be able to play in this week’s huge game against the Saints.
But as Bryant maintained earlier this week, he will play Sunday. ESPN Dallas’s Tim MacMahon reports that Bryant said, “I feel good and I’m playing on Sunday. That’s all y’all need to know.”
That’s definitely great news for Cowboys fans, because there were some legitimate doubts regarding his status coming into today, despite the fact that he is practiced these past two days. Bryant most likely won’t be 100% out there on Sunday due to the back injury, but he is such a great player and has such a favorable matchup that it won’t matter to fantasy owners and won’t matter too much to Cowboys fans. I mean, a less than 100% Dez Bryant is much better than no Dez.
Again, it’s great to hear that Bryant will be out there on Sunday, and it sounds like he’ll fight through this back injury for the rest of the season. If he does have a disc issue, then expect Bryant to hold off on surgery until the offseason, because he knows the Cowboys need him if they want some sort of a playoff run (at this point, they are the best team in the NFC East by a pretty sizeable margin).