Dez Bryant: Shoulder 'feels 10 times better'

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys continue to exercise caution with receiver Dez Bryant, but he says his right shoulder feels much better than last week.

Bryant was a limited participant in practice for the fourth consecutive practice. He originally injured the shoulder in the Week 2 victory over the Tennessee Titans and did not practice on Wednesday of last week.

“My shoulder feels good,” Bryant said Thursday. “It feels 10 times better than it felt last week.”

Bryant is wearing an extra pad to protect his right shoulder. He said he does not anticipate needing a pain-killing injection before Sunday night’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

Defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee) was limited for the fifth straight practice in preparation for his season debut. Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli said he expects Spencer to play against the Saints.

Defensive tackle Davon Coleman (calf) returned to practice after missing more than a week.

Linebacker Rolando McClain (groin), defensive tackle Terrell McClain (concussion) and defensive tackle Henry Melton (hamstring) have not practiced. McClain hopes to be cleared by the NFL’s concussion protocol and practice Friday.