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Dez Bryant live-tweeted Cowboys preseason game against Seahawks


A concussion suffered during a practice earlier this week meant Dez Bryant was held out of the Dallas Cowboys’ third preseason game Thursday night.

Bryant was left behind in Texas as the Cowboys’ traveled to the Pacific Northwest for a game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. But that didn’t mean he wasn’t with the team in spirit, and demonstrated as much by live-tweeting the game.

The excitable wide receiver, unlike many NFL fans, was pretty pumped to take in some preseason action.

Although like a lot of NFL fans who took in the game, Bryant was left quite impressed with rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott, who carried the ball seven times for 48 yards, highlighted by a 13-yard rush during which he trucked hard-hitting Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor.

Perhaps it was that carry that elicited Bryant’s social media reactions.

Bryant also responded positively to an Cowboys’ 81-yard touchdown drive.

The shout outs continued after Cowboys tight end Jason Witten hauled in a touchdown.

Bryant went on to praise Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne in a series of tweets, whom Bryant previously credited for making him work hard in training camp.

Cowboys fans got a bit of a scare when Tony Romo left the Cowboys’ first series after suffering an apparent back injury. Bryant didn’t explicitly mention Romo’s injury during his live-tweeting, meaning he, like the Cowboys, evidently aren’t too concerned over it.

But he did mention emerging Cowboys backup signal-caller Dak Prescott.

Bryant later fielded a few questions from Cowboys fans about his status.

Bryant has been preaching positivity throughout training camp that he’ll be able to put last season’s injury-riddled campaign in the rear view mirror and his confidence and swaggernot to mention his hyper-competitiveness — already are in midseason form.

While he may have been sidelined for the Cowboys’ third preseason game — the so-called “dress rehearsal” for the regular season — Bryant seems ready and raring to go, despite the concussion setback.

In other words, as one former Cowboys wide receiver once said: “Get your popcorn ready.”

[The Dallas Morning News]