Dez Bryant misses practice, expected to play vs. Rams

Dez Bryant misses practice, expected to play vs. Rams

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Dez Bryant misses practice, expected to play vs. Rams

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by Scott Bierman

KMOV.com

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 4:43 PM

(FootballStL) -- Hobbled by a sore back, Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant missed practice on Wednesday as the team preps for this weekend’s tilt against the Rams.

Back issues have been no stranger to Bryant, who is still expected to play on Sunday. Bryant was hobbled by the injury throughout most of Sunday’s 17-16 loss to the Chiefs, but finished the game with nine receptions for 141 yards and a touchdown.

His teammates, including quarterback Tony Romo, expect the star wideout to suit up.

“Hopefully, he continues to get better,” Romo said. “You never know how that’s going to go. We’ll see.”

The Cowboys leading receiver suffered back spasms late in his rookie season in 2010 and had to be helped to the locker room after a season-ending loss to the Redskins last season. The pain is nothing like the latter incident, Bryant told The Dallas Morning News’ Brandon George.

Other players listed on Dallas’ injury report included DeMarcus Ware (limited - neck), Morris Claiborne (limited - shoulder), Ernie Sims (DNP - groin, and Anthony Spencer (DNP - knee). Tony Romo (ribs) was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice.

Scott Bierman covers the Rams, Cardinals, and Blues for KMOV.com and its associated mobile apps (FootballStL, BaseballStL, and HockeyStL). You can follow him on Twitter @Scott_Bierman.

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