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Odell Beckham Jr. Says He Wouldn't Be Surprised if Dez Plays

Beckham and Bryant have become good friends since Beckham came into the league a year ago

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    At this point, we’d be pretty surprised if Dez Bryant plays against the Giants on Sunday.

    Both Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett have said Bryant would have to be able to practice fully before he returned to game action and, considering he was limited to working off to the side in Wednesday’s practice, it’s not looking likely. But Giants receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. wouldn’t be at all shocked to see his friend run out of the tunnel this weekend.

    "I would love to see him be out there and playing," Beckham said, per the Dallas Morning News. "But at the end of the day, he has to do what's best for himself and his family, as far as watching his health and making sure that he's able to return to the field of play. If he does play, I honestly wouldn't be surprised. I know he's very competitive. We're so similar. We just love playing football, it's hard to keep [us] off the field."

    Beckham, already a superstar as an NFL sophomore, has grown fairly close to Bryant since coming into the league last year.

    "I don't even know where to begin," Beckham said. "I got the chance to really sit down and talk to him and just kind of understand him and where he's coming from, and we see eye to eye. There's so much respect there. I'm wishing him the speediest recovery possible. I definitely can't wait to see him playing again."