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August 11, 2012

Dez Bryant has tight hamstring, may be held out of preseason opener

By Clarence E. Hill Jr.
Oxnard _ The rash of injuries that have marred the Cowboys training camp claimed another victim on Saturday when receiver Dez Bryant felt tightness in his hamstring and was taken out of drills.
Owner Jerry Jones doesn't believe the injury is serious. But he said the team wasn't taking in chances on Bryant and may keep him out of Monday's preseason opener against the Raiders.
"This early in camp we are not going to push hamstrings," Jones said. "That is just policy
This is exactly what the policy is. When a player has a little tightness, we will be very conservative as to how much he pushes it. We may not risk (Monday night).
If Bryant doesn't play then the Cowboys will be without their top two receivers in the preseason opener. Miles Austin is already sidelined with a hamstring injury.
The injuries will give the Cowboys a chance to get an extended look at the young receivers battling for the No. 3 spot, including Kevin Ogletree, Dwayne Harris, Cole Beasley, Andre Holmes, Tim Benford and Raymond Radway.

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I thought he was in the best shape of his life.

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