On August 6, Dez Bryant left practice with a mild hamstring strain. He hasn’t really been back since.
In the 11 days since the injury occurred, Bryant has been limited to individual work, and side work with trainers. He didn’t dress for the preseason opener against the Chargers in San Diego last Thursday, and returned to his limited workload when the team arrived back in Oxnard afterward.
But Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones isn’t concerned in the least about his All-Pro receiver.
“There’s a lot of me that likes Dez, seriously, right where he is right now,” Jones told the team’s official website. “He’s really working on his conditioning. I noticed how hard they (the athletic training staff) had him out here working before the practice. I like that.
“Dez wants to be out here and it’s probably killing him not to be making plays. I know it is. But for our perspective, that’s working about where we want it to be. I don’t think in any way we’re going to be behind or limited as to Dez’s preparation the way it’s working right now all the way up until we play the Giants.”
The Cowboys open the regular season against the Giants at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Sept. 13.