June 11, 2013; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (88) makes a catch against cornerback Brandon Carr (39) during minicamp at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys expect Dez Bryant to play in Hall of Fame Game

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While the Dallas Cowboys could head in to the Hall of Fame Game this weekend without starting quarterback Tony Romo taking any snaps, the team fully expects star receiver Dez Bryant to take the field for the team’s first taste of action in the 2013 preseason.

Bryant has been dealing with nagging injuries that have kept him out of practice for the past four days, but owner Jerry Jones doesn’t seem concerned about his availability for the tune up game against the Miami Dolphins.

“He can take it easy right now,” Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We got a lot of days left. He is likely to get snaps … very likely. There has been no talk of him not getting snaps. It’s not a hip. It’s just a tweak. He could be out there in a minute. We are just resting it. There has not been a word of him not playing.”

It could be beneficial for the team to have Bryant out on the field to make sure he is in game shape after missing the practice sessions, but it wouldn’t be the end of the world for Dallas if their playmaker was unavailable.

Bryant played much of last season at less than 100 percent, so he has proven he is more than capable of dealing with minor and nagging injuries.

When you consider that Bryant is reportedly in the best shape of his life, he should be just fine moving forward.

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