Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant participated on a limited basis in practice on Thursday while continuing to vow to play Sunday night in New Orleans. But sources close to the Cowboys standout tell FOX Sports Southwest that there are concerns he is suffering from a bulging or herniated disc in his back and that measures being taken to treat the ailment go far beyond “precautionary.”
Bryant missed Wednesday’s practice so he could visit with a doctor to have his back further examined.
“It’s bothering him a little bit off and on,” head coach Jason Garrett said. “We don’t think it’s a significant deal.”
Bryant has been the Cowboys best player this season. They can’t afford to have miss an extended period of time.