Dallas Cowboys All-Pro receiver Dez Bryant was seen on the field running routes and catching passes prior to the team’s 27-20 loss to the Giants on Sunday, a sign that his long-awaited return is finally getting close.
Owner and general manager Jerry Jones said after the game that he and the team were encouraged by Bryant’s pre-game mini-workout at MetLife Stadium.
“He had a good workout,” Jones told the team’s official website. “He said he didn’t have any negative effects from it out here before the game. We’ll just see how this week goes.”
There was some thought that Bryant might be ready for the Giants game, but when he didn’t practice Wednesday or Thursday, it became clear that he wouldn’t play after all. But Jones is optimistic about Bryant’s chances of returning next week when the Cowboys host the Seahawks, desperate for a win.
“We thought he would be back more quickly than the most dire prognosis, that maybe he’d be out for 10 weeks, 12 weeks, the rest of the year--something like that,” Jones said. “He is really, by all apparent measures, got a real good chance to play this week.”