Dez Bryant needed a wheelchair to exit FedEx Field the last time the Dallas Cowboys faced Washington.

Bryant who injured his back during that 28-18 Week 17 loss in December said Wednesday that he didn't know at the time if he had suffered a long-term injury.

"I didn't know how it was going to come out" Bryant said. "I think not only me but [head athletic trainer Jim Maurer] and [associate athletic trainer Britt Brown] they did a good job of bringing me back … because it was serious. It was very painful. It's no longer an issue now."

Bryant said he doesn't think about that game any more but he said it was on his mind throughout the off-season mainly because he exited early in the fourth quarter and wasn't able to help his team rally at the end of the win-or-go-home game.