GREEN BAY, Wis. – The competitor in Dez Bryant wanted to be on the field with his teammates for the Cowboys' first victory at Lambeau Field since 2008.
But Bryant, declared inactive for a third straight game with a hairline fracture in his knee, anticipates returning to the lineup after the team's upcoming bye week.
"I'll be ready to roll Sunday night," Bryant said, referring to the Cowboys' Oct. 30 home game against the Philadelphia Eagles in primetime.
Bryant returned to practice on a limited basis this past week and has made good progress, but the Cowboys clearly decided an extra two weeks' rest would be the best course of action.
"For the record, it wasn't my decision because I was ready to roll," Bryant said with a smile.
The bye week should benefit Bryant and several Cowboys who have been dealing with injuries. And a fifth straight win, 30-16 over the Packers, means plenty of momentum for the team.
"What's been created in this locker room is fantastic," Bryant said. "We're enjoying it. We're having fun. Nobody's complaining. We like to see everybody successful. That's what we've built and you have to keep it that way and that's what we're going to continue to keep on doing."