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http://espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/story/_/id/13655077/dez-bryant-dallas-cowboys-surgery-broken-fifth-metatarsal-right-foot

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant will have surgery Tuesday to repair a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot, according to a source.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett pegged Bryant's recovery time as four to six weeks, which could keep him out until the Oct. 26 rematch with the Giants or the Nov. 1 meeting with the Seattle Seahawks at AT&T Stadium.

Loss Of Bryant Hurts Cowboys

The Cowboys' Dez Bryant, who will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken bone in his foot, has caught more touchdown passes than any other NFL player since 2012.

The Cowboys, coming off a 27-26 win against the New York Giants on Sunday night, have their bye week on Oct. 18.

Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence suffered a similar injury last year in training camp. He missed the first eight games of the season in part because he was placed on injured reserve/designated to return.

The fifth metatarsal is on the outside of the foot. Bryant was hurt in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game on a crossing route. He was replaced in the lineup by Devin Street.

Bryant, who signed a five-year, $70 million deal with $48 million guaranteed in the offseason, has had at least 88 catches and 1,200 yards each of the past three seasons, scoring 41 touchdowns in that span.

As his teammates returned to the locker room, Bryant burst out of the locker room, hopping on one foot, jumping and congratulating teammates coming off the field.

Bryant later took to Twitter:

Without Bryant, receivers Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley and tight end Jason Witten will likely be the focal points of the passing offense. Devin Street will probably start at Bryant's spot because Beasley works primarily in the slot.

The Cowboys' offense will change without Bryant because he's a player who draws constant double-teams, making it easier for the Cowboys to run the ball. Without him, teams will probably play the run more aggressively and dare the Cowboys to make big plays in the passing game.

"Dez Bryant's a great player," Garrett said. "He's one of the best players we have and one of the best in the league and he makes a huge difference for us.

"Sometimes, those guys aren't available to you, so the next guy has to go in there and play, and everyone has to do their job."

I never cheer for an injury, but this does make week 3 a little easier for us. Yes, I am posting this in TATF, since apparently I can't post in around the nfl or pure football.

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I'd rather see Trufant against their next up. That gives Collins/Alford better match-ups.

I don't care about 'competitiveness' nearly as much as a Falcons 'W.'

Yeah I never got that "I wanna beat them at their best" mentality. I'll take a win however we can get with every advantage we can get. Besides rarely do teams beat someone when they are playing at their best
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I'd rather see Trufant against their next up. That gives Collins/Alford better match-ups.

I don't care about 'competitiveness' nearly as much as a Falcons 'W.'

Yep, no one cried us a river the last two years when we had 10+ guys on IR each year. I'll take any injury advantage we can get.

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