Latest On Dez Bryant

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant missed an MRI exam and team meetings on Monday and Tuesday because he feared the worst with his injured right knee, head coach Jason Garrett revealed Wednesday (via Marc Sessler of

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“He’s a very passionate guy, like we’ve talked about, and he really thought he was going to get some bad news when he got the MRI on Monday,” said Garrett. “Like some of us do in life, at times, he avoided it and didn’t come in to take care of his business on Monday or Tuesday. Then he came in on Wednesday and took care of that part of it (the MRI). We got the information. He suspected it was worse than the information that we got.”

Bryant’s decision to skip Monday and Tuesday opened him up to team-imposed fines, though there’s no word on whether the Cowboys will discipline him.

For his part, Bryant added in a tweet (sic), “I made a poor decision based on how I felt about my knee coach JG addressed it to me and I understood the consequences.”

Upon returning to the club Wednesday, Bryant underwent an MRI, as Garrett mentioned, and received the news of a hairline fracture. There’s a chance Bryant will be able to play against the 49ers on Sunday, but he could also miss multiple weeks. Bryant tweeted Thursday that his status is “day to day” and said he received “great feedback” on his knee from Dr. James Andrews.

Dallas played much of last season without either Bryant or quarterback Tony Romo and stumbled to a 4-12 record. The Cowboys are already halfway to matching that win total through three weeks, but they’ve gotten there without Romo. The back injury the veteran suffered during the preseason opened the door for fourth-round rookie Dak Prescott, who has held his own thus far. Still, the Prescott-led Cowboys obviously don’t want to go without their most accomplished wideout, Bryant, who has picked up 11 receptions, 150 yards and a touchdown this season.

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9 comments on “Latest On Dez Bryant

  1. Giants51

    I’m glad he’s Jerrys problem…… He’s a moron

    • Money113

      Like Odell is any better.

  2. Skol72

    I love how Garrett has his back with that excuse. he needs to go along with Dez. Dez has been a constant problem in Dallas and there isnt a coach in the NFL that looks across the field at Garrett and is even remotely scared of him.

    • JT19

      How has Dez been a constant problem? If you mean dealing with injuries and this recent situation with him MIA for two days, then I’d agree. But outside of that, and as far as I can remember, he hasn’t had many if any issues since arriving in Dallas.

      • Skol72

        he missed his mandatory monday for injured players and was mia tuesday. the excuse for it was ” he was scared of bad news and avoided it”. I stand corrected in what I said. he is not a man then and is immature in his thought process. he ran away form the problem instead of facing it.

      • Skol72

        the cowboys have hired a security detail and a curfew for him when he was first drafted. he does have an extensive list of issues. read up on him. he did jail time for crack cocaine sales. he assaulted his mother. the list goes on but im not gonna get to them all.

  3. Miklo916

    You smell that. I do. I smell haters

  4. I feel that humans are not perfect and do make mistakes that being said, Dez just wants to really play football and I think if it was Cole Beasly,Jason Wittin or Romo it wouldn’t be blown up this way a black man just can’t have no peace!!

    • Skol72

      lmao, ah yes the race card. if this article was about Romo. I would have ripped him harder. apparently Ellen, we know your thought process

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