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Dallas Cowboys working out Hakeem Nicks and more after Dez Bryant injury

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The Dallas Cowboys have been absolutely rocked by news of the Dez Bryant injury.

After losing their star wide receiver for what could be as much as 12 weeks, the Cowboys are in desperate need of a new wideout to help them recover from the loss of Bryant.

In trying to find a replacement for Bryant, the Cowboys are looking for outside help and brought in a whole host of receivers for workouts to try and find the right one. Amongst them was one familiar name, former rival Hakeem Nicks.


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According to a report from Todd Archer of, the team will bring in Nicks, Nick Toon, Clyde Gates and Austin Pettis for workouts among others in the hope of replacing Bryant for the next two months.

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Nicks is the most accomplished name on the list thanks to his two 1,000-yard seasons with the Giants in 2010 and 2011, but the years following that success have not been kind to him.

The former first-round draft pick struggled with injuries and contract squabbles in his last two years with the Giants, before turning in a very quiet season with the Indianapolis Colts in 2014 and failing to make the Titans 53-man roster earlier this summer.

Toon and Pettis failed to impress during their times with the New Orleans Saints and St. Louis Rams, respectively, while Gates - no relation to Antonio - was with the Cowboys in the preseason and didn't make the cut.

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