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Dez Bryant injury looking worse than first feared

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The Dallas Cowboys pulled off a big comeback to beat the New York Giants in week one, but the win came at a cost.

Star wide receiver Dez Bryant was forced out of the game with a foot injury and failed to return as the Cowboys completed their big turnaround in the 4th quarter.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett pegged Bryant's recovery time as four to six weeks, but it could be a lot longer.


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Worse Than Feared?

According ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the Cowboys are expecting Bryant to be out for as much as 8-10 weeks as he recovers from surgery on a fractured metatarsal. 

In fact, as the injury was worse than the Cowboys feared, they moved his surgery forward from Tuesday to Monday.

According to former NFL head team physician Dr. David Chao, if Bryant has suffered a Jones Fracture rather than just a metatarsal break, he could be out for eight weeks.

Without Bryant, receivers Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley and tight end Jason Witten will become the focal points of the passing offense. Devin Street will likely come in and take Bryant's spot on the outside.

Bryant signed a five-year, $70 million deal with $48 million guaranteed in the off-season. He has had at least 88 catches and 1,200 yards each of the past three seasons, scoring 41 touchdowns in that span. He will be a huge miss for Dallas.

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