After going without their All-Pro wide receiver for much of last year, the Cowboys get a scare with the 2016 season opener right around the corner.
Todd Archer for ESPN.com reports Dez Bryant sustained a concussion at practice on Monday. He will not play in the Cowboys’ third preseason game against the Seahawks on Thursday, and since starters are often held out of the finale, there’s a good chance we’ve seen the last of Bryant in the preseason.
In fact, as is typically the case with concussions, there is no timetable for return. It’s possible the Cowboys could be without Bryant when they kick off against the NFC East rival Giants on Sept. 11.
Without quarterback Tony Romo and Bryant either inactive or hobbled most of the year with lower body injuries, the Cowboys fielded one of the most impotent offenses in the NFL in 2015. The good news is both appeared to be recovered during the preseason, with the imposing receiver hauling in four catches for 74 yards and a touchdown in exhibition games.
Bryant has a few weeks to recover from a concussion, but one never knows for sure the severity of these things. It is a situation to monitor as the season draws near.