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Bryant Close to Returning to Field

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    Wide receiver Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys catches the ball against cornerback Will Blackmon #41 of the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter at FedExField on December 7, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

    Dez Bryant is only an X-ray away.

    The star receiver had his surgically repaired right foot examined Wednesday and – if the results are what doctors and the Cowboys expect – will return to the field later this month for the remainder of the team’s off-season program.

    Bryant played in just nine games last season after breaking his foot in the season opener. He underwent surgery in January to strengthen a bone in his foot.

    Said head coach Jason Garrett, “Hopefully he’ll be cleared to take the next step and then we have to decide what that next step is.”

    If cleared, Bryant will likely work in individual and 7-on-7 drills at OTAs and will be on schedule to be a full participant when training camp starts in late July in Oxnard, California.

    A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.