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Injury holding back Bryant's progress

Young receiver is missing valuable practice time to work with offense and learn routes

Updated: October 6, 2011, 4:21 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Jason Garrett was asked if the Detroit Lions did anything to shut down Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant in the second half Sunday.

The answer was direct and spoke volumes about the talented second-year wideout.

"Not really," Garrett said.

In the 2011 season, Bryant has just two second-half catches and zero in the last two minutes of games.

Last year, Bryant had 22 catches with three touchdowns in the second half.

It's only a month into ...

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