Cowboys rule out Dez Bryant for Sunday’s game vs. Giants

The Cowboys have ruled out receiver Dez Bryant for Sunday’s game against the Giants.
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The Cowboyshave officially ruled out receiver Dez Bryant for Sunday’s game against the Giants.

The decision comes as little surprise, as Bryant did not travel with the team to New York on Friday. Bryant broke his right foot in the team’s season opener against New York on Sept. 13 and has been out since after having bone graft surgery. His recovery, however, has been ahead of the original 10–12 week timetable.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones suggested Tuesday that Bryant could return for this week’s game, but the receiver sat out practice Wednesday and is still not quite ready to perform.

Bryant, 26, signed a five-year, $70 million contract extension with the Cowboys in July. A Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro selection last season, Bryant had not missed a game since 2012 prior to sustaining the foot injury.

The Cowboys, without Bryant and injured quarterback Tony Romo, are 2–3, and take on the 3–3 Giants Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET.

Jeremy Woo