Dez Bryant returns to practice field, could play Week 7
By Steve DelVecchio
Dez Bryant is seemingly getting close to making his return.
As Todd Archer of ESPN.com notes, Bryant took the practice field on Thursday wearing shoulder pads. While he was not expected to participate in practice with his teammates, Bryant was scheduled to go through some on-field rehab with an athletic trainer.
The initial timetable for Bryant’s recovery was 4-6 weeks. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport later reported that Bryant is expected to miss 10-12 weeks after undergoing a bone graft, while ESPN’s Ed Werder said the bone graft performed should help and result in a 6-8 week recovery period.
All signs point to Bryant returning much sooner than expected, and the Cowboys need him badly. With a quarterback situation that is looking as uncertain as ever and Tony Romo still weeks away from coming back, Dallas needs to find a way to keep its season alive. Bryant would provide a major boost in the passing game.
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