Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant to play against Panthers
Dallas, TX, United States (4E Sports) – After missing Friday’s practice with groin issue, wide receiver Dez Bryant is expected to start when the Dallas Cowboys collide with the Carolina Panthers Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.
A source said Bryant could see action against the Panthers, barring any setbacks in pregame warm-ups. The wideout missed Friday’s practice with residual soreness in his groin.
The Cowboys are last in NFC East with a 2-3 record while the Panthers share the NFC South cellar with the New Orleans Saints with 1-4 record.
Despite a slow start, Bryant leads the Cowboys with 34 receptions for 364 yards and two touchdowns.
After inconsistent performances in the first three games, Bryant has been fantastic in Dallas’ last two contests, grabbing 21 receptions for 200 yards and two touchdowns.
He also became Tony Romo’s favorite target, hitting him 28 times compared to just 11 to fellow starting wideout Miles Austin.
The Cowboys are also expecting outside linebacker Anthony Spencer to return after missing two games with a strained pectoral muscle.
With Spencer and nose tackle Jay Ratliff together with DeMarcus Ware, defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said opposing quarterbacks should be wary of the Cowboys pass rush.
Ratliff made his regular-season debut last week from a high ankle sprain.