Friday, November 2, 2012
Dez Bryant officially questionable
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant did not participate in practice Friday but he is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at Atlanta.
Bryant, who has not practiced all week, suffered a hip injury in the fourth quarter of last week’s loss to the New York Giants. During the walk-through portion of practice that was open to the media Friday, Bryant fell to the ground attempting to make a catch in the end zone but after a few seconds on the ground he was able to walk back to the huddle.
Two weeks ago he was added to the injury report on Friday with a groin injury and was questionable but was limited to two catches for 14 yards against Carolina.
Wide receiver Kevin Ogletree is also questionable because of a hamstring injury that kept him out of practice for two days. Ogletree was limited on Friday.
Running back Felix Jones (knee) is listed as probable but he has not gone through a full practice in two weeks. He is also battling a nerve irritation in his neck. Jones was held to 19 yards on 13 carries against the Giants and did not have much burst, though the blocking was not always great.
“Hopefully he’s more and more healthy this week as the week goes on and he’s ready to play on Sunday,” coach Jason Garrett said. “If he’s not, we’ll put the other guys in.”
Phillip Tanner and Lance Dunbar are the only other healthy tailbacks on the 53-man roster. The starting tailback, DeMarco Murray, will miss his third straight game with a sprained foot.
Linebacker Dan Connor (neck), center Phil Costa (ankle), defensive end Sean Lissemore (ankle) and safety Matt Johnson (hamstring) have been ruled out.
Defensive end Jason Hatcher (shin) and wide receiver Dwayne Harris (neck) are probable.