Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is optimistic about Dez Bryant’s chances of returning against the Giants this weekend, but he’s not guaranteeing anything.
Jones sat down with Shan and RJ on 105.3-FM The Fan on Tuesday morning to deliver the update on North Texas’s favorite wide receiver.
"It totally depends on how he's doing," Jones said, 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."
Last week, head coach Jason Garrett said Bryant will have to practice before he plays, and while the All-Pro returned to the practice field last week for the first time since suffering the injury, he was limited. Jones says whether Bryant will play comes down to how he feels, and whether or not he can push off of the surgically repaired foot.
"It will be satisfactory. I don't know what 100 percent really means in this particular case, 100 percent healed? One-hundred percent from the standpoint of no sensation, no sensitivity?” Jones said. "I don't think you would have no sensitivity. But I do think that the combination of all the work he's done, which has been extraordinary, as well as some of the additional procedures that were done, give us a lot of confidence that if he's comfortable to putting it down and driving off his foot, then we're comfortable with him playing.
"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.’”