According to Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, Dez Bryant returning for their Week 7 game against the Giants is a “very fair goal.”
“Our prognosis has never changed,” Jones told the Ben and Skin show on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM], via the Dallas Morning News. “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.
Bryant was seen walking around the Cowboys’ locker room barefoot without crutches and showing no signs of a limp. However, he’s since been seen wearing a walking boot.
“We want him out here,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Thursday. “We want him keeping in shape and keeping all the ligaments around it in shape. He can. I just had a great visit with him. The pain is going away by the day and that’s important. His procedure gives me a lot of confidence that he will be able to have a positive recovery.”
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.