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Former Cowboys Receiver Dez Bryant Tests Positive For COVID-19 Before Game Against Dallas

BALTIMORE (CBSDFW.COM) - Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Dez Bryant tweeted shortly before the game Tuesday night, Dec. 8 against his former team the Dallas Cowboys, he has been pulled for testing positive for COVID-19.

Bryant tweeted, "Tell me why they pull me from warming up so I can go get tested... my s*** come back positive... I tested positive for Covid WTF."

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The Baltimore Ravens' Dez Bryant (88) picks up yardage after a pass reception against the Tennessee Titants at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on November 22, 2020. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

Bryant went on to say, "The crazy thing is I have the same damn routine... this s*** do not make sense to me."

The Ravens announced that Bryant won't play due to an illness.

A few minutes later, Bryant tweeted he wasn't going to play anymore this season, saying, "Yea I'm going to go ahead and call it a quit for the rest of the season... I can't deal with this."

This was to be the first game Bryant would have played against the Cowboys since being released from the team after the 2017 season.

"I'm looking forward to it," Bryant said Friday, Dec. 4. "A lot of those guys on the team I know; I'm real good friends with. [They're] helluva [good] football players. Whenever we line up across from one another, I think it's going to be fun. It's going to be an exciting moment."

Bryant was a star on the Cowboys for eight seasons.

The 32-year-old receiver must now enter quarantine.


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