Receiver Dez Bryant said the Cowboys are a different team than the one squeaked by the Redskins 18-16 in Week 3.
Last time, the Cowboys were banged, considering that quarterback Tony Romo was recovering from a fractured rib and punctured lung suffered a week before against the 49ers. Receiver Miles Austin missed the game with a hamstring injury. Bryant himself was nursing a deep thigh bruise that kept him out the 49ers game.
He said if the Cowboys had more depth that he probably wouldn’t have played, even though he had four catches for 63 yards, including a 30-yard grab on the game-winning field goal drive in the fourth quarter.
That game also was the first for receiver Laurent Robinson, who has since emerged as such a game-breaking threat that the Cowboys haven’t missed Austin, who is out again with another hamstring injury.
And that’s not even including running back DeMarco Murray who was an after thought in the offense and has now become vital cog with 601 yards over the last four games.
"In that game, we had a lot of guys banged up," Bryant said. "I don't want to use that as an excuse. Now that a lot of us are healthy, we're going to be able to put on another show."