Cowboys WR Dez Bryant needed a bone graft during his surgery Monday and will miss 10–12 weeks, reports NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. Bryant, who broke his foot in the Cowboys’ Week 1 win over the Giants, was initially ruled out 4–6 weeks by owner Jerry Jones.
According to the report, the Cowboys discussed placing Dez Bryant on Injured Reserve/Designated-to-Return, keeping him out until at least Week 8. But coach Jason Garrett said Friday that the team wanted to give Bryant “every opportunity to be back as soon as he can.”
With the 10–12 week timeframe, Bryant the earliest Bryant could return would be the Nov. 22 matchup against Miami, according to Rapaport. The Cowboys have a quick turnaround for a Thanksgiving Day game against the Panthers the following week.
Bryant hinted on Twitter he could return earlier:
This week, the Cowboys take on the Eagles in Philadelphia.