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Report: Cowboys executive Jones denies Bryant has disk issue

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Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones disputed a report that Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had a disk problem in his back, claiming Bryant's back injury is muscle related and does not involve a disk, ESPNDallas.com reported Friday.

FoxSportsSouthwest.com had reported Bryant's injury may be a bulging or herniated disk.

Bryant had an MRI earlier in the week. He was on the practice field Friday for the second straight day. He was limited in Thursday's workout.

"I feel good and I'm playing on Sunday," Bryant said after Friday's practice, according to ESPNDallas.com. "That's all y'all need to know."

The Cowboys play the New Orleans Saints on Sunday night.

Bryant has been bothered by lower back issues much of the season but has not missed any games.

"We don't seem to have any long-term concern about that at all," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said, according to the report. "We're just trying to address an issue. If you look at our locker room, and probably locker rooms all over the league, a lot of guys are nicked up this time of year and you've got to do your best as a medical staff to get them healthy, to get them out on the practice field and get them ready to play on Sunday."

Bryant has 51 catches for 705 yards with eight touchdowns in nine games so losing him would be a big blow to the Cowboys' offense.
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