However, during practice on Friday, Bryant went down with a what was initially reported as just a "lower leg injury". The New Orleans Saints receiver is feared to have a torn Achilles, according to NFL Media's Tom Pelissero.
Bryant, the Cowboys all-time leader in touchdown receptions, is undergoing a magnetic resonance imaging exam to get a final diagnosis. "I won't question the man upstairs. this is the ultimate test. thank you everyone for the prayers".
But for the Saints, a maddening game of "what might have been" is the order of the day.
The WR - who just signed with the Saints earlier this week - was running a route when he collapsed.
"It was good", Bryant said after his first practice. New Orleans now ranks second in the National Football League in points per game with 34.9, trailing only the Kansas City Chiefs who are averaging 36.3. "I'm a [member of the] Saints now, I'm excited about that and I'm looking forward to moving on with these guys".