Dez Bryant injury update: Cowboys wide receiver expected to be okay


The ankle injury suffered by Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is “not serious” per NFL analyst Ian Rapoport, which should let fans breathe easy.

The Dallas Cowboys pulled out a great win at home on Sunday over the visiting Kansas City Chiefs, which should have fans and coaches and players alike all riding high on Monday, but there was some cause for concern. During the game, Pro Bowl wide receiver Dez Bryant was forced to exit the game with an injured ankle. Fortunately for the Cowboys, it’s not expected to be an issue moving forward into the second half of the regular season for Dallas as Ian Rapoport reports that the injury is “not serious.”

Bryant had 6 catches for 73 receiving yards against the Chiefs on Sunday and consistently draws the toughest match-up personally from teams each and every week. Despite his own stat line this year that has yet to put up a single 100-yard game, Bryant’s presence also opens things up for Cole Beasley and Terrance Williams. On the year, Bryant has 38 catches for 439 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns.

Bryant missed 3 games last year and started only 9 games the year before, so staying healthy has become a concern as he continues to creep closer to 30. Fortunately this year he has held up so far and should remain able to start after this ankle injury. After their 28-17 win over the Chiefs, the Cowboys now head to Atlanta to face the Falcons on the road in a game that should require Bryant’s presence to overcome the Falcons’ near-instant ability to put points on the board.