Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has been out since suffering a foot injury in Week One against the Giants. He should be ready to return for the Week Seven rematch against the Giants.
That’s the word from Cowboys Executive V.P. Stephen Jones, who told the Ben and Skin show on 105.3 The Fan that the team is expecting Bryant to be out through the Week Six bye. That would mean Bryant’s first game back is October 25, on the road against the Giants.
“Our prognosis has never changed,” Jones said. “I know there have been a lot of people who have doctors on their media staff and like to speculate on these things, but we’ve been pretty consistent from Day One. At first we thought maybe four to six [weeks] and that changed to six to eight. By the next day we were pretty much thinking six to eight. We really feel like it’s a very fair goal to think that Dez will be back after the bye.”
Reports on the severity of Bryant’s injury have been all over the map, with an estimated return ranging anywhere from four weeks to 12 weeks. But it sounds like Bryant, who will miss his second game on Sunday against the Falcons, will need to miss only two more games after that before a well-timed bye week has him ready to return having missed only four games.