You know how I know that it’s officially midseason for every team? The amount of times I looked up at my television today, and said “NOOOO!” to no one at all while sitting in a room alone.

This is football, and I’m not sure that you’re aware of the game’s physicality, and the possibility that on any play a severe injury can happen, with the punishment of the endless hits adding up as the season rolls along. But between injuries to Jordy Nelson, Robert Mathis, Kendall Wright, Darren McFadden, and Antonio Brown, and a brief scare with Victor Cruz, pain hasn’t discriminated today, taking out top stars and promising rookies on both sides of the ball.

We can’t take any more. We need peace, harmony, and good tidings for all. We need something good to happen. Please give us a sign, fantasy gods.

What’s that Michelle Tafoya? Dez Bryant is active? Yes, serenity now indeed.

After a scare earlier today amid multiple reports that the Cowboys feared Bryant’s hip had taken a turn in a negative direction and it could keep him out tonight when Dallas faces the undefeated Falcons, the receiver is dressed, ready, and playing.

This is the part when I would usually say something about decreased expectations given Bryant’s injury that isn’t serious enough to keep him out tonight, but it’s probably serious enough to limit his production. But you know, those words didn’t work out so well earlier today when Calvin Johnson made us all look like fools (129 yards on seven receptions).

So I’ll say nothing, and get blamed for nothing. Unless you think I have a reverse jinx quality, in which case I’ll oblige.

BENCH BRYANT BECAUSE HE SUCKS AND HE’S THE WORST EVER

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