Dez Bryant Injury: Dallas Cowboys WR does not have disc issue


Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) runs after catching a pass in the fourth quarter of the game against Minnesota Vikings strong safety Mistral Raymond (41) and cornerback Marcus Sherels (35) at AT

Dallas Cowboys superstar wide receiver Dez Bryant confirmed today that he will play in Sunday’s huge contest against the New Orleans Saints, and it was certainly great news all-around for Cowboys fans. Although Bryant was able to practice on Thursday and now on Friday, there were some worries that Bryant wouldn’t be able to play in Sunday’s game against the Saints. There was a strong report out recently from FOX Sports Southwest stating that the Cowboys believe Bryant has either a herniated or bulging disc in his back, which would have made this back injury more significant than it is.

But it sounds like that report isn’t the case. According to ESPN Dallas’s always-excellent Todd Archer, Cowboys VP Stephen Jones stated that Dez Bryant does not have a disc issue and is instead dealing with a muscle injury in his back. It’s more good news for Cowboys fans, because it means that Bryant’s injury is less significant and definitely won’t limit him nearly as much. Also, a disc injury would have likely required offseason surgery for Bryant, assuming that Bryant would play through the entire season with that injury.

Bryant is only listed probable on the Cowboys official injury report, which is just further confirmation that there is nothing notably amiss here for the elite wideout. He has a huge game ahead of him against the Saints, because he is going to be a massive factor in what should be an excellent, high-scoring game.

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