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September 20, 2015

Eagles unlikely to face Dez Bryant at all in 2015

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Dez Bryant may not play again until December.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Dez Bryant is expected to miss 10-12 weeks after undergoing a bone graft on his broken right foot. Bryant was originally expected to miss far less time.

Bryant was already not going to play against the Eagles this afternoon. If he is out at least 10 weeks, as this latest report indicates, Bryant will also miss the second Eagles-Cowboys matchup, which is November 8th, or Week 9 of the NFL season. If they face Dez Bryant this year, it will be in the playoffs.

Bryant killed the Eagles last year in their second, season-defining matchup last year, when he caught 6 passes for 114 yards and 3 TDs, including the following two carbon-copy plays against Bradley Fletcher and Nate Allen:

Here is the latest injury report (with analysis) for today's Eagles-Cowboys game at 4:25pm.

Update: Aaaaaand now we have conflicting reports on when Bryant will return:

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