Terrelle Pryor isn’t one to miss the chances he now gets as an NFL receiver. The Cleveland Browns wideout was adamant to reporters on Thursday that he won’t miss the next one coming his way this weekend against the Dallas Cowboys.
“I’m going to be ready to play on Sunday,” Pryor said, per Cleveland.com. “You can take that to the bank.”
Cleveland’s top receiver, Pryor has been limited by a hamstring injury in recent weeks, although it hasn’t kept him out of games. He played minimally against the Cincinnati Bengals two weeks ago, logging 2 catches for 18 yards, and then torched the New York Jets last week for 101 yards on 6 receptions. He missed Wednesday’s practice to rest the injury but was back on the field Thursday.
Pryor is set to go up against a 6-1 Cowboys team with a secondary that has shown some vulnerabilities. It ranks 18th in passing yards allowed per game (255.9) and 19th in opponent’s quarterback rating (94.1). In Sunday’s 29-23 overtime victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, the Cowboys saw starting safety Barry Church exit with a forearm injury and starting cornerback Morris Claiborne leave with a groin injury. Owner Jerry Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday that he expects both players to miss at least a month.
Pryor, 27, is a former starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders who has found a new home at receiver this season. The 6-foot-4, 223-pound athlete leads the 0-8 Browns with 41 catches for 532 yards and 3 touchdown catches (tied with teammate Andrew Hawkins in that category).