OSU football notebook: Dez Bryant, Perrish Cox considered day-to-day

By JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com Modified: September 22, 2009 at 8:54 am •  Published: September 22, 2009
Maybe it’s good that Grambling, a significant underdog, is next on the schedule for Oklahoma State.

The Cowboys’ injury list is expanding.

Already minus two starters – running back Kendall Hunter (ankle) and defensive end Jermiah Price (hand) – OSU might be down two more. Coach Mike Gundy said Monday that cornerback Perrish Cox and wide receiver Dez Bryant were questionable for Saturday.

Both players suffered fourth-quarter injuries last Saturday against Rice, Cox to his shoulder and Bryant to his calf. The extent of the injuries is unclear.

OSU also lost linebacker Orie Lemon (knee surgery) for the season. Several other Cowboys are playing while banged up.

"Dez and Perrish are on a day-to-day basis,” Gundy said. "We’ll try to work them in as the week goes.”

The Cowboys are hopeful Price can return for the Texas A&M game Oct. 10. Gundy said Hunter is out of a protective boot.

"We’ll find out if we can get anything out of him later in the week,” Gundy said.

Gundy said he typically doesn’t consider resting players against supposed lesser foes.

So, if capable, expect all available hands on deck for Grambling.

"I’ve never been big on not trying to get prepared for the next game,” Gundy said. "I just feel like you have to go all out the next game.

"If we have a guy who needs to be rested, we’ll not practice him as much and maybe not play him. If they have the capability and it’s not an injury where it’ll affect their career, then we’ll play them.

Bryant, Cox considered day-to-day

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