Dez Bryant didn’t record a reception in Thursday night’s preseason opener against the Broncos in Arlington. Tony Romo targeted the 22-year-old league sophomore once on the team’s opening drive, but the pass fell short--and that was pretty much the extent of Bryant’s involvement in the 24-23 Cowboys victory.
Afterward, though, Bryant was elated, the result of merely returning to the field after his rookie season was cut short by a fractured ankle.
"It's great to be playing football again," Bryant told reporters, smiling, per the Dallas Morning News.
In that shortened rookie season, Bryant caught 45 passes for 561 yards and six touchdowns. He also returned two punts for scores, before suffering the season-ending ankle fracture against Indianapolis in week 13.
"When I got my ankle broke, I felt like the world was ending, but now it feels great," Bryant said. "It's like a kid with his 30-minute recess."
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