Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant received a PRP injection Friday to help speed up the healing process following foot surgery, USA Today reports.
"There is not a concern about his progress," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. "The fact that he can do that (injection therapy) is a positive. This was not something to address something that was a surprise or anything. It was something to get him some additional strength."
The platelet-rich plasma injection is intended to boost healing in an area that doesn't get a lot of blood flow. The Cowboys will be on bye following Sunday's game against the Patriots, and the team should have a better idea of Bryant's progress and possible timetable for a return during that week.
Butler served as the No. 4 wide receiver in a Week 4 loss to the Saints, catching one pass for 67 yards on his first target of the season. He had a chance to make it a touchdown, but he pulled up lame with the injury and was unable to reach the end zone. In Butler's absence, Rodney Whitehead will provide depth behind Terrance Williams, Devin Street and Cole Beasley.
Cardinals linebacker Alex Okafar emerged from Sunday's win with a calf strain, which will keep him out for a month, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.
The recovery timetable signifies the Cardinals' hope, but they will exercise caution with one of the primary pass rushers. With a number of injuries befalling the linebacker ranks in Arizona -- reserve Kenny Demens suffered a torn ACL on Sunday -- the team inked Dwight Freeney to a veteran minimum deal, though LaMarr Woodley and Markus Golden could be the immediate beneficiaries of available snaps.