Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since September 11, and we can’t imagine anyone was happier to see him out there than Matt Cassel, the team’s starting quarterback until Tony Romo gets back.
“It was great to see him out there,” Cassel said, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. “I think everybody’s excited to have him out there. Obviously I haven’t had time with him so today was just being out there, getting a feel for him. I mean he’s a special player obviously. I’ve watched film on him and know what he’s capable of. ... Hopefully we can get some timing down over this next few days as we move into this weekend.”
In Cassel’s first start with the Cowboys last week, he went 17-of-27 for 227 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions. It’s still not certain that Bryant will play against the Seahawks on Sunday but, if he does, obviously that helps the quarterback.
“I think it creates an opportunity every time it’s one on one, and when you have a guy like that you want to give him opportunities down the field,” Cassel said. “And we know it’s his ball or nobody’s. That’s always a great thing to have for every quarterback.”