Dallas Cowboys elite wide receiver Dez Bryant has promised multiple times that he will play in this week’s huge game against the New Orleans Saints, and Bryant’s confidence in his ability to play helped ward off worries that he suffered a disc-related injury in his back. While his back injury will almost certainly limit his effectiveness today, a limited Bryant is still a very dangerous Bryant. Cowboys VP Stephen Jones stated earlier this week that Bryant’s injury is a muscle issue and not a disc-related issue in his back, which was definitely great news and essentially locked in the expectation that Bryant would play today.
ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that Dez Bryant promises that he will play in today’s game, and it’s definitely safe to call him a guarantee today. The Cowboys need him in the lineup in order to match the offensive firepower that the New Orleans Saints have with Jimmy Graham, Drew Brees, Marques Colston and countless others.
The especially interesting information in Werder’s report is the fact that Bryant received an Epidural injection in his back earlier this wee to help the pain subside. It’s apparently worked very well, and Bryant will look to increase his terrific total of 51 receptions and 705 receiving yards on the season. When Bryant is on the field, the other pass-catchers on the Cowboys have a lot more room to work, and Bryant is definitely somebody that Tony Romo trusts more than ever these days.