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No Dez Bryant at Wednesday’s practice, Tyron Smith returns

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 25:  Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys scored a touchdown against Tracy Porter #21 of the Chicago Bears in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Getty Images

Another week of Cowboys practice kicked off on Wednesday and that means another week of waiting to see what, if anything, wide receiver Dez Bryant does on the field.

Reports last week pegged the recovery timeline for the hairline fracture in his knee at up to three weeks, but the Cowboys didn’t rule him out until handing in their inactives before the game. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on Tuesday that the team will be giving Bryant as much time as they can give him to see if he can return to the lineup against the Bengals.

“If he can do some work this week, then that might mean he can do more on Friday,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan, via the team’s website. “If he can do that kind of thing, then he might be in line.”

If Bryant does some work before Friday, it will have to be on Thursday. The wideout wasn’t at Wednesday’s practice, a start to the week that won’t do much to bolster hopes that he’ll be back for Sunday.

There was better news for left tackle Tyron Smith, who missed the last two games with a back injury. Smith was back at practice, which is good timing since his backup Chaz Green sat out with a sprained foot.

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10 Responses to “No Dez Bryant at Wednesday’s practice, Tyron Smith returns”
  1. sportoficionado says: Oct 5, 2016 2:04 PM

    although Chaz did well last 2 weeks–and should be available as backup this week–Cowboys need Tyron back to his dominant self , as the ben’sgals have a very good front.

  2. athwartships says: Oct 5, 2016 2:05 PM

    Doctor Jerry hasn’t put him on IR yet?

  3. rcali says: Oct 5, 2016 3:04 PM

    Can’t wait till he gets back. I really miss the sideline tantrums, screaming at coaches, blaming teammates for everything, etc…

  4. profootball13 says: Oct 5, 2016 3:05 PM

    Headcase, manchild…..

  5. profootball13 says: Oct 5, 2016 3:07 PM

    Jeddah already paid him the big money didn’t he?…

  6. jonwill57 says: Oct 5, 2016 3:27 PM

    Wouldn’t rule out anybody this week. Per Dr. Jones. But his foot was amputated! Yes, but we’ll see what he can do this week, so we won’t rule him out yet.

  7. eazeback says: Oct 5, 2016 3:39 PM

    don’t rush him back and end up losing him for the yr…makes no sense

  8. ragnarthemagnificent says: Oct 5, 2016 4:14 PM

    This is a very creative path to 8-8

  9. Bill Marsh says: Oct 5, 2016 7:33 PM

    I haven’t noted Dallas ‘rushing’ players back. Tyron missed the last two weeks, the fact that he was able to participate in practice on a limited basis (individual drills, no team work) doesn’t seem to me to be ‘rushing’ him back. He did say after practice that he feels significantly better today than he has the last few weeks.

  10. jspyle says: Oct 5, 2016 9:34 PM

    Now stop all this speculatein. Only god knows for sure where Dez was.


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