The Dallas Cowboys have lost two straight games following injuries to a number of their top stars. Injuries to Tony Romo and Dez Bryant have hurt them in a big way, but they could be getting Bryant back very soon.
According to a report from Sports Illustrated, Bryant could return after the Cowboys’ Week 6 bye.
Bryant is one of the best receivers in the NFL and simply having him back on the field will help Dallas remain competitive moving forward.
Last season with the Cowboys, Bryant caught 88 passes for 1,320 yards and 16 touchdowns. Those numbers alone put his name into the conversation of being the best receiver in the league. Julio Jones and Calvin Johnson are still very much alive in the conversation as well, while Odell Beckham Jr. has been trying to force his name into the conversation.
Despite the other players, Bryant is without question the most physically intimidating in the league.
Having him back on the field would be exactly what the doctor ordered for the Cowboys’ offense. They haven’t had any go-to receiver on the field since he went down, which has forced Jason Garrett to change his offensive game plan a bit. Brandon Weeden hasn’t played poorly in relief of Romo, but having a talent like Bryant on the field would make his job much easier.
If Bryant does return ahead of Week 7, it will be a welcomed return that comes much quicker than the initial timeline of 8-12 weeks.
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