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    Rookie receiver Dez Bryant had to be helped off the field Friday.

    Cowboys rookie receiver Dez Bryant suffered a right ankle injury near the end of practice Friday. The Dallas Cowboys say Bryant will miss four to six weeks with a right high ankle sprain.

    Bryant became entangled with cornerback Orlando Scandrick while trying to catch a pass that was thrown behind him on one of the last plays of the day. It quickly became apparent that something might be wrong.

    Bryant didn't immediately get up, and when he finally did gingerly get to his feet while taking his helmet off, he took only a step before falling back to the turf. The first-round draft pick was reaching for his ankle and grimacing in obvious pain. Two trainers that checked on him then helped him off the field.

    Scandrick said he initially thought Bryant was OK because the receiver "started to get up."

    While Scandrick said Bryant had tweaked an ankle a couple of plays ago, Phillips said the rookie receiver wasn't being bothered by any ankle issues before practice Friday.

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