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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Jones updates Cowboys' injuries

By Tim MacMahon
ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys are confident that receiver Dez Bryant will be able to play Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs after an MRI showed he has a mild sprain of his left foot.

Dez Bryant
The Cowboys are confident Dez Bryant will be able to play Sunday against the Chiefs after an MRI indicated he has a mild foot sprain.

The Cowboys are more concerned about cornerback Morris Claiborne's dislocated shoulder, although he also returned to play against the Giants after suffering the injury.

"That's the one we'll have to keep a real eye on, just according to what degree it slipped out," owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday on KRLD-FM. "They had to put it back in. We'll probably have to brace that up pretty good, but there's a good chance he'll go."

Bryant injured the foot in the fourth quarter of Sunday night's win over the New York Giants and returned to the game. He is likely to be limited in practice this week but he has told ESPNDallas.com there is "no doubt" that he'll be ready to play against the Chiefs

"We think that it'll be something that we will watch this week but he can play with this week," Jones said.

The Cowboys are optimistic that defensive end Anthony Spencer will be able to make his season debut against the Chiefs. Spencer hoped to play in the opener, but he had a setback the previous weekend in his recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery. Spencer has yet to practice since the July 25 operation.

George Selvie, who was signed by the Cowboys after Spencer's surgery, did an excellent job as a fill-in starter. Selvie had a sack and fumble recovery in the win over the Giants.

"We don't want to bring Spencer along any faster than we have to," Jones said, "but he sure had a good last two or three days before we stopped Sunday."