For the first time since suffering a high ankle sprain on July 30, rookie receiver Dez Bryant ran routes on Thursday, and came away encouraged by the results. Bryant said that he would return in time for the September 12 regular season opener in Washington, and expressed some hope that he might see time in the team’s final preseason game against Miami, as well.
Bryant has been ruled out for this Saturday’s exhibition against the Texans in Houston, but trainers say that the Cowboys’ first overall pick could return to practice as soon as next week. For now, Bryant is just happy to be back on the field with his teammates.
"I'm excited," Bryant told the team’s official website. "I am ready for it. I know I can (cut on the ankle).
"I know for a fact that I'm going to be ready for Washington. I know for a fact. I feel great, I feel fine. If you've been here, you've seen me run. I've been running; I've been doing a lot of good things. So I'll be ready."
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