• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Jerry Jones indicates Dez Bryant could be back by Week 7

    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he thinks wide receiver Dez Bryant (foot) has a chance to return for Week 7 against the Giants, The Dallas Morning News reports.Week 7 represents an absolute best-case scenario, as the Cowboys have acknowledged all along Bryant will at least be out through the Week 6 bye. With his recovery going well, Bryant could be back for Week 7 or Week 8, but it's also quite possible he'll need a few weeks beyond that to heal.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cowboys WR Dez Bryant suggests he won't miss 10-12 weeks

    Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (foot) suggested that recent reports regarding a timeline of 10-12 weeks are inaccurate, according to the Dallas Morning News. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said he expects Bryant to be out for four-to-six weeks, and while that may be an overly optimistic estimate, it seems the timeline of 10-12 weeks is too pessimistic. Bryant may have to play some games with Brandon Weeden instead of Tony Romo (shoulder), who is expected to miss 4-12 weeks with a broken clavicle suffered during Sunday's win over the Eagles, the Dallas Morning News reports.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Report: Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (foot) could be out 12 weeks

    Following bone graft surgery on his foot this past Monday, Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant could be facing a 10-12 week recovery, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Previously, there had been hope that Bryant could be looking at a four-to-six week recovery, but that may have been on the optimistic side of things. Per the report, 10 weeks from the injury would be Nov. 22, which is when the Cowboys take on the Dolphins in Week 11. Beyond that, the Cowboys face a short-turnaround, since their next game after that is Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day). With that in mind, Rapoport speculates that if Bryant is "not fully ready for that stretch, the Cowboys might wait the full 12 weeks and have him back for the final five games." In Bryant's indefinite absence, Terrance Williams is in line to head the team's wideout corps, with the likes of Devin Street and Cole Beasley candidates to see added opportunities in the meantime.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cowboys won't commit to eight-week absence for WR Dez Bryant

    The Cowboys will not place Pro Bowl wideout Dez Bryant (foot) on the IR-designated to return list, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports. Jason Garrett said the team considered placing Bryant on the short-term injured reserve list in order to open up a roster spot, but doing so would have ruled him out for a minimum of eight weeks. The Cowboys therefore opted to keep him on the 53-man roster. While it can be seen as a positive that Bryant avoided the short-term IR list, he will need at least six weeks to recover from his broken foot, and could still end up missing eight weeks anyway, so this news does not significantly alter his return timetable.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Roddy White: Cowboys WR Dez Bryant should be out for year

    Roddy White plays the same position as Cowboys shelved wide receiver Dez Bryant, but he's not on the same team. Yet the standout Falcons wideout weighed in on the broken foot sustained by Bryant in Week 1 anyway. And White believes the estimate of 4-6 weeks before Bryant returns to action is wildly conservative. White, in fact, told Siriux XM radio that Bryant should take his time coming back, even if that means remaining sidelined for the entire regular season. White cited the length of the absence of Atlanta receiver Julio Jones in 2013, when he had similar surgery to that of Bryant and did not play after Week 5. "Me and Julio were talking about the whole situation and he was like, when he heard that [Bryant] broke his foot he was like, 'He's got the same injury I got,'" White said. "And, you know, we had to shut (Julio) down for the whole entire year. So I just don't see him making it back this year. Or if he does make it back it will probably be late in the playoffs. "...It's still a risk. Anytime you are coming off a foot injury, you know, he's not going to be running or anything like that. It'll be weeks before he can actually apply any kind of pressure onto it or even start walking around." The Cowboys have acknowledged that Bryant could be out longer than what they are hoping.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones not putting timetable on Dez's return

    There will be certainly a ton of speculation in the coming weeks about the potential return of Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, who underwent foot surgery Monday. The early estimates is he will be back in 4-6 weeks, but owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday he is not putting a timetable on Bryant's return. "Dez will be able to start conditioning as early as 2-3 weeks into rehab," Jones said, per the team's official website. "No one knows for sure about a timetable beyond that."

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (foot) reportedly set for surgery Tuesday

    Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot, a source told ESPN.com. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett projects Bryant's recovery time at 4-6 weeks, which would keep him out until late October/early November. Bryant injured his foot on a crossing route in the fourth quarter of Sunday's season opener against the Giants. He was replaced in the lineup by Devin Street. With the team's star receiver sidelined, Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley and Jason Witten could become the focal point of the passing game.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Report: Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has broken foot; out 4-6 weeks

    Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant didn't open up the new season the way he would have liked to. Bryant was in and out of the Week 1 game against the Giants in the first quarter because he was suffering from dehydration. He returned to the game after IV treatment, but left the game again with a foot injury. Bryant reportedly suffered a broken bone in his foot, according to NFL Network. He was held in check by New York's secondary for most of the game, catching just five passes on seven targets for 48 yards. Per ESPN, Bryant will need surgery to repair the fracture and will be out 4-6 weeks. The Cowboys will travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles in Week 2.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Cowboys WR Dez Bryant leaves game with foot injury

    Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was forced to leave Sunday's game for the second time because he suffered a foot injury, per The Dallas Morning News. Bryant is questionable to return to the game.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Cowboys WR Dez Bryant returns after bout with dehydration

    Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant returned to his team's game against the Giants on Sunday night after leaving briefly and heading to the locker room, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Bryant was dealing with dehydration and received IV treatment in the locker room prior to returning to the field.