According to ESPN’s Dr. Mark Adickes (per Adam Schefter), the 4-6 week return that has been reported in regards to Cowboys WR Dez Bryant‘s return from a broken bone in his foot is an “aggressive” timeframe, and it’s more likely that Bryant’s recovery requires 8-12 weeks.
Ever since the Cowboys said there were hoping Bryant could be back closer to four weeks, reports have indicated that this was likely Dallas being overly optimistic about the situation.
Bryant wound up undergoing surgery on Tuesday, so we’ll have to see how he does from here.
There has been some talk that the Cowboys could loose to bring in some more receiver help while Bryant’s out of the lineup, but HC Jason Garrett has indicated that they’ll likely try to get some other involved this week and see how things go.
The Cowboys have their bye in Week 6, which means unless he progresses quicker than expected, Week 7 could be the most logical return date for Bryant.
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.