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Eagles Won’t Have to Face Cowboys Rookie Receiver Dez Bryant This Season

Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver Dez Bryant underwent surgery this morning on his right ankle and will miss the rest of the 2010 season.

Bryant was injured during the Cowboys game with the Colts this week. Although his production has been down the last few games, he will be missed. The rookie receiver will finish the year with 45 receptions for 561 yards and six touchdowns. He was also quite explosive on punt returns, returning two for touchdowns this season.

Not having Bryant in the lineup will be beneficial for the Eagles who will play the Cowboys twice in their last four games. The injury is especially helpful for a secondary who hasn’t been playing at a very high level as of late.

Although the long week should mean we’ll see the return of Asante Samuel, who was a late scratch on Thursday, it’s still nice to see that the Cowboys won’t be fully-loaded for either match-up this season.

At this point in the season, the Eagles control their own destiny, and every game is very important. They can’t afford to overlook the Cowboys, who seem to have improved since making a coaching change. However, losing Bryant can’t be very helpful for their offense.

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