Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on a Dallas radio station on Tuesday that injured wide receiver Dez Bryant could return to the field for Week 7 against the New York Giants, according to The Washington Post’s Mark Maske.
The star wideout underwent bone graft surgery, and was expected to potentially miss 10–12 weeks. Bryant’s recovery has gone smoother than expected, however, and Jones said he has a chance to play against the Giants if his foot responds well in practice this week.
After spending much of the offseason angling for a new contract, Bryant signed a five-year, $70 million extension with Dallas in July. A Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro selection last season, Bryant had not missed a game since 2012 before sustaining his foot injury.
The Cowboys, who enter Week 7 after a bye, have lost three games in a row since beginning the season 2–0.
They will travel to New Jersey to play the Giants (3–3) on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET at MetLife Stadium.
- Kayla Lombardo