Cowboys general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday that WR Dez Bryant “has a chance to return” after the team’s bye week.
Bryant hasn’t played since sustaining a broken right foot during the Cowboys’ season opener against the New York Giants. The star wideout underwent bone graft surgery, and was originally expected to miss as many as 10 to 12 weeks. His recovery has gone smoother than expected, and he could see the field as early as Oct. 25.
“Dez, of course, is Superman,” Jones said on The Fan’s “Shan and RJ” show. “I say that without a smile. He heals extraordinarily quick. His procedure went well. He’s sound with the procedure. Everything they did, by the way, the graft all that, it enhances his chance to get out there. I think he’s got a chance to do it after the bye.”
Jones echoed the sentiments of his son, Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones, who said “there’s been no setbacks” in Bryant's recovery on 105.3 The Fan on Monday.
The Cowboys are also dealing with a number of other injuries. In Week 2, quarterback Tony Romo sustained a fractured clavicle, and will likely be out until at least Week 11. During Sunday’s loss to the Saints, linebacker Sean Lee left the game with a concussion and did not return. Later in the game, running back Lance Dunbar sustained a torn left ACL and MCL, and will miss the rest of the season.
Lee leads the team in tackles with 36, and Dunbar is second on the Cowboys in receptions (21) and receiving yards (215).
Dallas has lost two games in a row, and will face the undefeated New England Patriots this Sunday.
- Jeremy Layton