Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White isn’t buying the Cowboys’ stated timeline for Dez Bryant’s recovery from a broken bone in his foot.
In an interview with SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio on Tuesday, White pointed to his teammate Julio Jones’s experience with a similar injury in wondering aloud if the Cowboys aren’t being a little too optimistic in their reading of the whole situation.
White believes there’s a good chance Bryant’s season is over.
"I don't think so. Matter of fact, me and Julio [Jones] were talking about the whole situation and he was like, when he heard that he broke his foot he was like, 'He's got the same injury I got.' And, you know, we had to shut [Julio] down for the whole entire year,” White said, via the Dallas Morning News. "So I just don't see him making it back this year. Or if he does make it back it will probably be late in the playoffs, so it'll probably be around January. But it's still a risk. Anytime you are coming off a foot injury, you know, he's not going to be running or anything like that.
"It'll be weeks before he can actually apply any kind of pressure onto it or even start walking around. So he's got a long haul ahead of him so he's got to be patient with this thing. Plus he just signed a new contract so he's got to be as patient as possible and just kind of take it easy."
The Cowboys originally gave Bryant a 4-6 week timeline, but are reportedly prepared for him to miss eight weeks. Bryant underwent successful surgery on Monday.