Cowboys get 'great report' on Dez Bryant after offseason surgery

There were few positives for the Cowboys last season, and the same holds for two of their best players, Tony Romo and Dez Bryant. It's still unclear if Romo will have surgery on the collarbone he broke twice in 2015. But the news on Bryant -- who broke his foot in Week 1, barely played half the season, and had surgery on his ankle and foot last month -- is more encouraging, even if the details remain vague.

"All good with Dez right now," Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told reporters Tuesday from the combine. "He's making great progress. He went to see the doctor last week, and we got a great report."

Bryant's final numbers for 2015 were all career lows: nine games, 31 receptions for 401 yards (44.6 YPG) and three touchdowns. He ranked 85th in total value among all wideouts, according to Football Outsiders -- also a career low. In 2014, Bryant ranked fifth in the same metric.

Dez Bryant is 'making great progress' from offseason surgery. (USATSI)
Dez Bryant is 'making great progress' from offseason surgery. (USATSI)

But the expectation is that he will be ready for offseason workouts, something owner and general manager Jerry Jones alluded to before Bryant's surgery in January.

"No one has given me any indication at any level of our medical staff or just in general from outside our medical staff, that he's got an issue that would limit him going into our normal training regime, going into training camp, going into the season next year," Jones said at the time.

Meanwhile, Bryant apparently remains upbeat; several weeks ago he told CBSSports.com that 2016 can be a Super Bowl season for the Cowboys.

"I honestly think we have moved a step closer even though our record doesn't show it," he said. "I still think we're a damn good football team and we had an unfortunate situation no one could do anything about. I think right now we had an opportunity to get our mind right and understand what we have at stake."

Having both Bryant and Romo healthy is always a good start.

CBS Sports Writer

Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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