With Miles Austin likely done for the rest of the preseason with a hamstring injury and Dez Bryant likely done for the rest of the preseason with a knee issue, it’s likely that Kevin Ogletree will be the Cowboys’ no. 1 receiver for both their third and fourth exhibition games. Which is vaguely alarming.
The good news is that Bryant, at least, believes he’ll be ready for the season opener with the Giants on September 5.
Bryant was asked about his availability for that game as he trotted off the field on Tuesday--a practice that Bryant sat out--and the third-year receiver responded, per Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas, "You know I'm going to play in New York, that's without a doubt."
Head coach Jason Garrett, meanwhile, wasn’t making any such declarations about Bryant’s status for week one--but even he seemed fairly optimistic, based on what the team has found out since Bryant first went to the locker room on Monday.
"Hard for us to project that much into the future," Garrett said. "But we were pleased with what the result of the MRI was and it’s a day-to-day rehab for him."
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