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Dez Bryant vanishes after dazzling start

Young WR opens with a bang, goes out with whimper thanks to injuries, Revis

Updated: September 12, 2011, 3:11 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- For eight minutes Sunday night, Dez Bryant couldn't have been much more spectacular.

Then, for the other 52 minutes of the Dallas Cowboys' season opener, Bryant basically disappeared.

The combination of a bruised quadriceps, cramps and the NFL's best cornerback made the Cowboys' mega-talented young receiver all but invisible. His only memorable moments in the second half of the Cowboys' crushing, come-from-ahead 27-24 loss came when Bryant jogged to the locker ...

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