Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is scheduled to have an MRI after spraining his right knee early in the first quarter of Sunday’s 31-17 win over the Chicago Bears at AT&T Stadium. Bryant stayed in the game, going on to haul in three passes for 40 yards and a touchdown.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Bryant will have an MRI on Monday.
“We feel OK,” Jones said. “We’re going to do some other things, too. But right here, yes. Right now, we’re fine. We’ll give it another look-see with the MRI.”
Bryant apparently suffered the injury on the game’s second play when he landed awkwardly out of bounds while being tackled by Bears’ linebacker Christian Jones. Bryant was on the ground momentarily before heading to the Dallas sideline where he dropped to his knees.
“I saw how the knee took it. That was a little concerning,” Jones said. “I did see him moving around, but I saw Michael Irvin — I’ll never forget that — go back out and play [after an ACL injury]. Let’s just see how the MRI goes. We’ve got what we’ve seen in here, and that’s not something I would be alarmed about.”
Bryant wasn’t around long in the locker room after the game but did say this:
“I’ll be back. I won’t be too long.”