The Buffalo Bills depleted cornerback corps received some good news on Saturday. Dez Bryant, the Dallas Cowboys most notable playmaker, will not play on Sunday. Bryant has had a down year catching 31 passes for 401 yards and three touchdowns from the likes of Tony Romo, Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore. Although Bryant is having a down season, he could have seen some favorable matchups on Sunday.
Buffalo's cornerbacks are beat up to say the least. Stephon Gilmore, the team's top cornerback, was placed on the injured reserve in mid-December ending his season. The Bills may also be without their No. 2 cornerback, Ronald Darby, on Sunday. Darby is listed as questionable with a groin injury but Rex Ryan didn't sound optimistic about Darby's availability earlier in the week.
If Darby cannot play, it'll leave Buffalo with a top cornerback trio of Leodis McKelvin, Ron Brooks and Nickell Robey. McKelvin has struggled in coverage and Brooks is returning from a neck injury. Buffalo will also look to Mario Butler to contribute on Sunday at cornerback.
Although the cornerback corps are depleted, their chances of success on Sunday have increased with the Dez Bryant news.