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Jones Optimistic About Bryant's Recovery

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    Cowboys’ receiver Dez Bryant will likely miss 4-6 weeks as he recovers from a high ankle sprain, but owner / general manager Jerry Jones is holding out hope that the first round pick can defy the odds and return even sooner.

    "Hope he’ll get back quicker than the estimate of when he would be back," Jones said, per ESPNDallas.com. "There is always that chance. He's a young guy. You can play with this at a certain level, I'm talking about with a high ankle, and you just don’t ever get well. Players play all the time with some high-ankle issues, but they're not at their tops and it's not the right way to go into hopefully a 23-to-24 game season, so we want him to get it back as well as he can."

    Bryant himself said he hopes to return in time for the Cowboys’ final preseason game, against the Miami Dolphins on September 2 at Cowboys Stadium. He will wear a walking boot for the next ten days or so, after which, Jones says, the team will reevaluate the injury.

    "We really don’t have a good read on that," Jones said. "It's as standard as it can get as far as the injury itself is concerned. What we want to do is probably take a better read about 10 days out, and he's a young guy and you give the norm on those things and those things have a way of doing better than that as far as getting back out of course."

     

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