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Dallas Cowboys Rumors: Wide Receiver Dez Bryant will not play until December? Where does Tony Romo go in the offense?

The Dallas Cowboys will have to run the offense without Dez Bryant in the next 10-12 games, that’s until December.

Bryant, who suffered a broken bone in his foot against the Giants in the opener, needed a bone graft in the surgery that had taken place last Monday, according to media outlets. As earlier reported of 4-6 weeks recovery, Bryant is facing a 10-12 week timeframe, and could possibly out of the season depending on how fast the healing.

The Cowboys studied putting Bryant on Injured Reserve/Designated-to-Return, which would have knocked him out a minimum of eight weeks. Coach Jason Garrett said Friday, “In Dez’s case, we want to give him every opportunity to be back as soon as he can.”

The Cowboys also have not determined the timetable on Bryant and the injury is just called “Jones Fracture”. The Cowboys thought that their star quarterback could be back within a month but the perception changed dramatically as the procedure came into light. The 4-6 six weeks timeline is not realistic at all.

According to NFL.com,

Sources say doctors did a bone graft on Bryant while inserting a screw into his foot to help the fifth metatarsal heal, which could mean he’s out 12 weeks. Essentially, that means the doctors transplanted bones to an area in need.

One surgeon well-versed in the procedure explained a bone graft can be used to help the bone heal if there is a chronic component to the injury — if it’s an issue the player has had before. If this injury was a straight-forward “Jones fracture” it wouldn’t need a bone graft.

According to the surgeon, who did not examine Bryant, the use of the bone graft indicates the doctor was worried enough about the bone healing by itself that the decision was made to add to the procedure.

For the Cowboys, this is a big blow to the offense as they are seeking to explode. While quarterback Tony Romo is determined to bring the Cowboys back in the playoffs, the absence of Bryant in that duration of time could affect the team, especially in tight games. Moreover, the Cowboys are still searching for the running game to work flawlessly like the way DeMarco Murray led the team last season. The Cowboys game against the Eagles will be a test of character for the Cowboys.

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