SAN ANTONIO - Wide receiver Antonio Bryant underwent successful surgery Sunday morning in Dallas to remove a bone chip in his left pinky finger, suffered in Sunday morning's practice after getting tangled up with cornerback Derek Ross on a pass intended for him along the sideline.
Bryant missed Sunday's morning practice, but flew back to San Antonio following his surgery in time to attend and fully participate in all of the drills during the afternoon session.
And he returned with a vengeance.
Bryant scorched rookie Terence Newman early in practice for a deep touchdown down the sideline on a pass from Quincy Carter, and made several other impressive catches throughout the practice as well, showing no ill-effects from having his finger bandaged. His lone mistake of the day came on a pass thrown high over the middle that he couldn't quite haul in.
Glenn Steps Right In
With Bryant missing the morning practice while in surgery, new Cowboys receiver Terry Glenn stepped into the starting lineup to make the most of his opportunity, twice catching passes thrown down the field by Carter.
While Glenn's appearance with the first team was only temporary, Parcells did state Glenn and Joey Galloway have been and will be rotating onto the first team, illustrating that Galloway's role as a starter is not necessarily secure.
At one time, it was perceived Parcells and Glenn had a strained relationship following a comment Parcells made referring to the former Pro Bowl receiver as "she" during his rookie year in New England. Parcells reiterated the comment was blown out of proportion, and that he even came to joked about the situation.
"I told him we would start to call him 'Miss America' if he kept doing that," Parcells said, referring to a good performance Glenn had during a game following the "she" remark.
It's become obvious Glenn is a favorite of Parcells.
"This little son of a gun is good," he added.
this isnt good signs for Joey Galloway. Even though he is the #1 talent in the WR department, Parcells obviously shows favor towards Glenn, and Bryant is a player not to be underplayed. Bryant has the talent to be a great reciever for years to come and Parcells should see that sooner or later.