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Injury Report: Julio Jones, Matt Bryant sidelined as Falcons prepare for Cowboys

Posted Nov 8, 2017

Julio Jones, Matt Bryant and Duke Riley were the three Falcons to miss practice on Wednesday

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Falcons (4-4) began their preparation for their matchup on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys (5-3) and did so without the services of receiver Julio Jones (ankle), kicker Matt Bryant (right calf) and linebacker Duke Riley (knee).

As Bryant continues to deal with his injury, the team signed kicker Mike Meyer to the practice squad. Coach Dan Quinn said Bryant would kick at practice on either Thursday or Friday.

A few other Falcons were limited including cornerback Desmond Trufant (ankle), defensive end Takkarist McKinley (shoulder), defensive tackle Grady Jarrett (ribs) and running back Devonta Freeman (knee).

The Cowboys were without a couple of key players on Wednesday as well. Wide receiver Dez Bryant (knee/ankle), tackle Tyron Smith (back/groin) and kicker Dan Bailey (right groin).