In a continuing theme, Cowboys’ rookie receiver Dez Bryant is questionable for this week’s showdown with the also-struggling Minnesota Vikings, with the lingering effects of a high ankle sprain suffered in training camp. Bryant seems to have never fully healed from the injury, which kept him out of each of the team’s five preseason games.
The rookie’s talent is unquestioned.
In four games this season, Bryant has 17 catches for 180 yards, a punt return for a touchdown and what looks to be the beginning of a highlight reel of improbable catches. He has yet to catch a touchdown pass as a receiver, but has two near misses, one of which, against Houston, may have been his most impressive catch of the season (even though it counted for naught).
However, none of this promise will matter much if the rookie is unable to stay healthy. Bryant has dealt not only with the high ankle sprain, but with hip and hamstring issues as well in the six months or so that he’s been with the Cowboys.
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