Dallas Cowboys star wide receiver Dez Bryant has been out since suffering a broken foot in Week 1, but could soon be nearing a return. Speaking on the “Shan and RJ” radio show on 105.3 The Fan, team owner Jerry Jones that Bryant “could go” this weekend against the New York Giants depending on how well he performed in practice.
“It totally depends on how he’s doing,” Jones said on “Shan and RJ” on 105.3 The Fan, via the Dallas Morning News. “He had a good end of the week last week. He got in some really good work. He didn’t have much negative response from that work. It was strenuous work, the kind that if he can step out here and have a couple of really good days of practice then you could see him go. … Everybody will get a feel for it, but more importantly, he’ll get a feel for it. He’s the key. He’ll have to decide, does he push off on it? This is strictly, ‘Do you feel comfortable making your cuts? If you do, then it’s on go. If not, then we’ll wait a week.’”
Bryant had a stem cell injection in his foot two weeks ago in hopes of speeding up his recovery and was doing on-field conditioning work before last week’s bye. At the time of his injury, he had five catches for 48 yards. Bryant also signed a five-year, $70 million contract extension with Dallas prior to this season, with $45 million guaranteed. Since being drafted by Dallas in 2010, he has 386 catches for 5,472 yards and 56 touchdowns.
Campus Sports will update Bryant’s status for Sunday’s game as more information becomes available.
Kickoff against the Giants is slated for 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox.
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