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Dez Bryant gunning for preseason finale

Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas reports that injured Cowboys rookie Dez Bryant hasn’t ruled out a preseason return.  Bryant, who suffered a severe high right ankle sprain during Friday’s training camp practice, is reportedly aiming to return for the team’s exhibition finale.

The Cowboys’ last preseason game is on September 2 against the Dolphins.  Bryant’s timetable for return has been set at 4-6 weeks, so playing in the game would mean his recovery met the most optimistic end of that time frame.  The Cowboys open the regular season in almost exactly six weeks.
Though Bryant could use the reps — he’s appeared in just three games since the 2008 football season — we’re skeptical the Cowboys would rush him back.  As Falcons running back Michael Turner can attest, high ankle sprains are highly susceptible to re-aggravation.  
Also worth noting: Peter King of SI.com dined with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Friday night, and came away with the impression that Dallas’ front office is confident Bryant will be ready for Week One.  Bryant will probably begin the season slowly, but should maintain the potential to make a sizable first-year impact.
Before the injury, Bryant was slated to return punts, play in all three-receiver sets, and perhaps bring back some kickoffs.  According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys were intent on getting Bryant “as many touches as possible.”
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13 Responses to “Dez Bryant gunning for preseason finale”
  1. KILLER FIN says: Jul 31, 2010 3:31 PM

    another one to get paid & gimp up all season long!!! MILK IT BOY!!!

  2. MrHumble says: Jul 31, 2010 3:34 PM

    dez bryant will be the next mike williams or charles rodgers…..a bust in the making!

  3. 9to19 says: Jul 31, 2010 3:37 PM

    It’s no surprise they want to get him as many reps as possible. The guy has been electric and the star of training camp. When you’re play 3 games your senior year then come into an NFL training camp and burn pro bowl cornerbacks on the reg you know you’ve got something special here. Dez Bryant is going to do work in this league starting Week 1.

  4. OJ SIMPSON says: Jul 31, 2010 3:42 PM

    I can’t wait to see Dez catch 3 passes for -18 yards and a muffed punt when he plays Washington.

  5. Corey says: Jul 31, 2010 3:43 PM

    looks like he wont be returning kickoffs.

  6. djzato says: Jul 31, 2010 3:56 PM

    Anybody but Dallas!

  7. robert ethen says: Jul 31, 2010 4:17 PM

    Plaxico Burress is gunning for 2012

  8. wope says: Jul 31, 2010 4:26 PM

    We know bad knees runs in the family on his mom’s side. Guess ankles do, too.

  9. FoF says: Jul 31, 2010 4:34 PM

    Karma is a Bit#h Dez, next time carry the freakin pads

  10. n0hopeleft says: Jul 31, 2010 4:48 PM

    Antonio Pierce carried Plaxico’s gun afterwards..
    Why couldn’t you just carry the goddamn pads?
    Spoiled, arrogant, ignorant crack baby.
    X marks the spot for every single DB lining up opposite of #88.
    You think dudes on other teams don’t want to welcome this prick to the NFL for his lack of respect and tradition?
    He’s FOOOOOKED!

  11. n0hopeleft says: Jul 31, 2010 4:56 PM

    9to19 says:
    July 31, 2010 3:37 PM
    It’s no surprise they want to get him as many reps as possible. The guy has been electric and the star of training camp. When you’re play 3 games your senior year then come into an NFL training camp and burn pro bowl cornerbacks on the reg you know you’ve got something special here. Dez Bryant is going to do work in this league starting Week 1.
    __________________________________
    Its no surprise you’re a Cowboys fan. Probowl cornerbacks? Were you watching the playoffs last year you DBAG? They gave up 4 passing TDs..
    Brett Favre, in his entire career, has only thrown for 4 TDs in one playoff game, and it was against your sorry as DBs last year.
    Dez Bryant is the star of nothing besides being disrespectful, breaking tradition, and now being injured.
    Whoops, I forgot.
    He is also the son of a dirty whore.

  12. manofaiki says: Aug 1, 2010 12:22 AM

    Yeah, the Cowboys are completely lost without Bryant.
    They only had the #2 offense in the NFL last year right behind the Saints.
    I can’t wait for the season to start and make Skins, Eagles and Vikings fans curl themselves into little fetal balls and cry.

  13. arm57rong says: Aug 1, 2010 1:09 PM

    Im glad one game makes up an entire body of work. The reason he was referring to the CBs as “pro-bowl” is because they were selected to the pro bowl. Did you eat paint chips as a kid? I think it’s only disrespect if the player who’s pads would be carried, is actually a player worth the money he is paid
    n0hopeleft says:
    July 31, 2010 4:56 PM
    Its no surprise you’re a Cowboys fan. Probowl cornerbacks? Were you watching the playoffs last year you DBAG? They gave up 4 passing TDs..
    Brett Favre, in his entire career, has only thrown for 4 TDs in one playoff game, and it was against your sorry as DBs last year.
    Dez Bryant is the star of nothing besides being disrespectful, breaking tradition, and now being injured.
    Whoops, I forgot.
    He is also the son of a dirty whore.

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