The Cincinnati Bengals received some much-needed positive news on Friday.

According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the Bengals are expecting wide receiver Tee Higgins to play on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

Higgins left the opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers after suffering a concussion.

Werder noted that Higgins missed practice on Thursday to attend a funeral for his father, who passed away two weeks ago.

Higgins, who was selected by the Bengals in the second round (No. 33 overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft, is possibly the best No. 2 wide receiver in the NFL.

The former Clemson standout caught 74 passes last season for 1,091 yards despite missing three games.

With Higgins back, the Bengals will look to prove that their offensive struggles in week one against the Steelers were an aberration. Dallas, however, has a strong pass rush so this will certainly be a tough test for Cincinnati.

The Bengals last played the Cowboys in 2020. Joe Burrow missed that game due to the torn ACL he suffered a couple of weeks prior. Higgins, meanwhile, caught five for 49 yards with Brandon Allen playing quarterback.

Dallas is coming off a 19-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in week one. The game will kick off at 3:25 PM CT/4:25 PM ET on CBS. ESPN’s matchup predictor gives the Bengals an 82 percent chance of winning the game.

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