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Dez Bryant misses practice, will play; Newman out

Posted on: September 15, 2011 3:52 pm
Edited on: September 21, 2011 3:07 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

The two most interesting things to come out of the Cowboys loss to the Jets this past Sunday were 1) Dez Bryant is an absolute monster and 2) the Dallas secondary isn't as bad as we thought.

We think -- Dallas' defensive backs will need to step it up again this weekend, as Terrence Newman will miss Week 2 as well, Jerry Jones said, according to our Cowboys Rapid Reporter Nick Eatman.

"He would go if we asked him to go," Jones said. "We're using experience we've had with him. In this particular case, if we hadn't had this similar injury before, we'd probably have him out there for the San Francisco game."

That "similar injury" is the hamstring injury that Newman suffered through during 2008, when he played in just 10 games. Jones also noted that "if this were the Super Bowl," Newman would be on the field. (He declined, however, to point out that "there's zero chance Alex Smith will ever play in a Super Bowl" which is kind of why Newman will sit.)

"Terence has to have it just right. It isn’t just right," Jones said. "Hopefully it will be there next week."

Additionally, Mike Jenkins and Orlando Scandrick didn't practice on Wednesday, so there's a chance Dallas' secondary is severely limited on Sunday. But, hey, there's some good news: Dez Bryant is supposed to play, despite missing Thursday's practice with a thigh bruise.

"Dez is a guy that, certainly, we want him to get everything he can get," Jones said. "But certainly he's capable of making game-winning plays for us without that rep. And so, while we want him to evolve and do the things you want him to do with experience, if he's healthy, he's valuable to us."

Extremely valuable -- Bryant showed precisely what he's capable of against the Jets on Sunday night and if he can stay healthy, he appears poised to make a leap into the elite level of wide receivers in the near future.

Given that his "injury" is really more about getting him rest and making sure he's ready to roll for the game against the 49ers, it seems safe to say he'll play, especially since Jones told Eatman that he "expects" Dez to be ready to go come game time.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 11:05 am
 

Dez Bryant misses practice, will play; Newman out




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 1:53 pm
 

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Since: May 16, 2010
Posted on: September 16, 2011 4:46 am
 

Dez Bryant misses practice, will play; Newman out

does dallas have a coach
 



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: September 15, 2011 8:24 pm
 

Dez Bryant misses practice, will play; Newman out

3 catches for 71 yards foloowing up his rookie season of 45 catches and he can't run a lap without hurting himself. Yeah he's a real monster.! Quit hyping this guy until he actually does something notable.
No shit! My god the media is a just a bunch of buzz word, hype mongering, assmouth's. All because Al Michaels called the guy a monster, that will be his enduring moniker the remainder of the season. If he is a "monster", than Mike Williams of the Buc's is an ubermonster since he has been twice as good and more reliable. Compare rookie years, Dez had 45 for 561 for 6 td's. Williams had 65 for 965 for 11 td's. Almost twice as many yds and td's in only 4 more games, since he hasn't been hurt. Where is all his monster hype? He's not even the best receiver of his class.

 



Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: September 15, 2011 7:08 pm
 

Dez Bryant misses practice, will play; Newman out

Romo needs to slow it down and break it down.  In my opinion he blew the game last week.  Fortunately it was was game 1.  Learn from your mistakes.  He's an overrated quarterback on a very talented team.  He has moments when he looks great but he hasn't put it all together.  I know he's a Cowboy but he's doesn't need to be a cowboy.  He needs to straighten himself out in the next two weeks or Jerry Jones will have to find someone else to get the job done.  There's no reason, except for Romo's inability, that The Cowboys shouldn't be in the playoffs with the talent they have on this team.



Since: Jun 8, 2010
Posted on: September 15, 2011 7:04 pm
 

Dez Bryant misses practice, will play; Newman out

3 catches for 71 yards foloowing up his rookie season of 45 catches and he can't run a lap without hurting himself. Yeah he's a real monster.! Quit hyping this guy until he actually does something notable.


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