Dez Bryant out vs. Seahawks after suffering concussion in practice

ByTodd Archer ESPN logo
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

FRISCO, Texas -- The preseason could be over for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant.

The team announced Tuesdaythat Bryant suffered a concussion in Monday's practice and will not play Thursday against the Seattle Seahawks. The Cowboys have not played their starters in a preseason finale in years, which means Bryant's next appearance could be the Sept. 11 season opener against the New York Giants.

Bryant took to Twitter Tuesday to tell Cowboys fans not to worry.

In two preseason games, Bryant has four catches for 74 yards and two touchdowns, as he returns from a broken foot that required two surgeries and limited him to nine games last year.

Bryant has had a productive training camp after being limited in his offseason work following a bone graft surgery in January.

As the Cowboys left Oxnard, California, he said it was the best training camp he has had in his career. He was given one day off in camp to rest.

"My mind is right," Bryant said last week. "My confidence is sky-high right now. I think it's the best it's ever been."

Bryant caught a career-low 31 passes for 401 yards and three touchdowns last season. He missed five games after undergoing surgery after breaking the fifth metatarsal in his right foot the day after the season opener. He hurt his knee in his second game back and struggled to make an impact as the Cowboys suffered from substandard quarterback play.

Once the Cowboys were eliminated from playoff contention, Bryant was inactive and eventually placed on injured reserve.

The Cowboys also announced that defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford, who suffered a concussion Sunday, has been ruled out of Thursday's game as well.