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December 26, 2013

Dez Bryant: “I’m good. I’m playing. No doubt. Don’t worry about it.”

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant was held out of practice Thursday as he is still bothered by a back injury he suffered in the first half of last Sunday’s game against the Redskins.

It was a downgrade from Wednesday when Bryant was limited in practice after aggravating the injury early on.

But the receiver said his sitting out on Thursday was more precautionary and guaranteed his presence in Sunday’s NFC East title-deciding game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Bryant said this game was too important to miss.

“I’m good. I’m playing. Don’t worry about it,” Bryant said. If I can put on some pads and roll, that’s good enough for me. Regardless of anything, I'm going to find a way to play. I'm gonna play. I’m good enough to play.”

Bryant did acknowledge that he is worried about his continued back troubles. He was sidelined in 2012 season final with a back injury and he was hobbled earlier in this season when his back locked up on him.

Bryant this injury is not as serious as the one he had last season when he couldn’t walk to the plane after the game.

“You know, as soon as the season is officially over, I’m going to get on it,” Bryant said. “I’m going to get into all of that.”

 Clarence Hill Jr.



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