Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) runs with the ball as Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) chases in the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Dez Bryant practicing today


Dallas Cowboys elite wide receiver Dez Bryant has caught a touchdown pass in each of his last four games, and I wouldn’t bet against him making it five straight this week, even if it looks like Kyle Orton will be the Cowboys starting quarterback. Bryant is an absolute beast, and he’s at his best in the red zone with his ridiculous athleticism and body control (check out his TD receptions in each of the past two weeks as prime examples).

Bryant has also dealt with some back issues lately, and he suffered one yesterday that led to some minor concerns regarding his chances of being effective this week. Romo’s back issue is definitely the biggest one plaguing the Cowboys right now, but back issues are always something to watch for very closely when it comes to Dez Bryant.

The Oklahoma State product dealt with a painful back injury last year, but yesterday’s back “tweak” was just that- a tweak. The Cowboys didn’t seem to show any concern about it, and Bryant is back at practice today. According to ESPN Dallas’s Todd Archer, Bryant “looks OK” at practice today.

That’s good enough for me. Bryant’s back injury is a non-issue, and there’s no need to be concerned about the star wide receiver’s status this week. The Cowboys need him as badly as ever in this week’s all-important, playoff-deciding game against the Philadelphia Eagles, and Bryant knows it.


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