Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones mentioned during an appearance on 103.5 KRLD The Fan on Monday that there’s a “real shot” WR Dez Bryant could return after their Week 6 bye, via the Dallas Morning News.
Jones said that “there’s been no setbacks” with Bryant’s return from a foot injury in recent weeks.
A few weeks back, Jones said that a Week 7 return was a “very fair goal,” so it appears as though everything remains on schedule.
“Our prognosis has never changed,” Jones said at the time. “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.”
Bryant’s timetable to return from a broken bone in his foot has varied from anywhere between 4-12 weeks, depending on how the bone heals, but there’s a lot of optimism from the team that it will be less than anticipated.
Bryant, 26, signed a massive five-year, $70 million contract that included $45 million guaranteed with the Cowboys this summer.
In 2014, Bryant appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and recorded 88 receptions for 1,320 yards receiving and 16 touchdowns.