Dez Bryant practices, Tony Romo gets a rest day


The Cowboys took a cautious approach with wide receiver Dez Bryant after he tweaked his hamstring in training camp, opting to shut him down in August in hopes of having him back in top condition in time for Sunday night’s opener against the Giants.

That plan looks like it has paid off for the team. Bryant was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice and there’s little reason to think that he’ll be anything but a full participant for the rest of the week or on Sunday night.

Quarterback Tony Romo was the only player to sit out practice for the Cowboys, but there’s no concern about his availability for the game against the Giants. Coach Jason Garrett explained that the team is simply following the same protocol they used to keep Romo fresh during the 2014 season.

“He was involved in the walkthrough, but for this week we’re going to do the schedule we did for most of last year, which was he didn’t practice Wednesday, and then we get back into the mode again on Thursday,” Garrett said, via the team’s website.

The Cowboys have won four straight against the Giants, including the season opener in 2013, and the drive for five looks like it will take place with all offensive hands on deck.