Originally posted on Dallas Cowboys And The NFL  |  Last updated 10/2/11
ARLINGTON – Dez Bryant disappeared in the second half of the Cowboys’ 34-30 loss to the Lions on Sunday night. The second-year wide receiver finished with three catches for 37 yards and two touchdowns – all of which came in the first half. His last catch came at the 10:58 mark of the second quarter. In the second half, Tony Romo targeted him only twice. Coach Jason Garrett was asked if the Lions did anything different defensively to shut Bryant down, who played with a thigh bruise that forced him to miss two practices last week. “That stuff happens,” Garrett said. “Sometimes guys get the ball early. Sometimes they get it late. Sometimes they get it in the middle. You just keep banging away and trying to find some options and ways to move the football.” While Bryant fizzled, Laurent Robinson thrived, finishing with 116 yards on seven catches while Miles Austin (hamstring) sat out a second straight game. But Robinson, who leapfrogged over the befuddled Kevin Ogletree into the starting lineup,
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