Cowboys' Dez Bryant plays vs. Lions
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Cowboys' Dez Bryant played in Sunday's 34-30 loss against the Detroit Lions despite a bruised quadriceps that has plagued the receiver since the first half of the Sept. 11 season opener at the New York Jets.
It didn't take long for Bryant to make an impact, catching a 25-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter of Sunday's game. He finished with three receptions for 37 yards and two touchdowns.
Bryant did not go through such a formal workout before last week's game against Washington and caught four passes for 63 yards, including a 30-yarder that set up the game-winning field goal by Dan Bailey.
Ogletree struggled with his assignments against the Redskins and has seven receptions for 81 yards on the year. Robinson had three catches for 49 yards, including two nice run-after-the-catch plays, against the Redskins, but he is new to the team and is battling a strained hamstring.
Also, the Lions were without leading tackler Justin Durant.
Durant was inactive Sunday because of a concussion. Bobby Carpenter, a former first-round pick by the Cowboys, replaced Durant in the starting lineup at outside linebacker.
Todd Archer covers the Dallas Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.