Earlier in the week, Dallas owner Jerry Jones made some comments about wideout Dez Bryant's status that made it seem as if Bryant was a full-on go for Sunday's game against the 49ers. Not so much: the second-year wide receiver is inactive Sunday for the Cowboys game in San Francisco.
Bryant is out with a thigh bruise, which he suffered on a punt return Sunday against the Jets, and which caused serious cramping for the wideout during the second half of last week's loss. Per the Cowboys website, Bryant tested the leg at Candlestick, but the team didn't feel as if he was ready to go.
But he's out, along with most of the Cowboys secondary -- Terrence Newman and Orlando Scandrick, most notably -- which makes a pretty good matchup against a weak 49ers team suddenly kind of dangerous.
Of course, this will only inspire Drew Pearson to say more nice things about Bryant's production thus far in his young career.
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