However, he will be a limited participant, as coach Jason Garrett said Bryant will "get involved in individuals, and see how he does and how he responds to that."
Bryant missed 10 practices and the first two preseason games due to the hamstring injury. Although, Bryant hasn't been completely idle since getting hurt. He worked on the side during practice with resistance training. He also took part in walk-throughs and pre-practice 11-on-11 work.
"Stayed very engaged, really good in meetings, good at the walk-through, engaged with his coaches, engaged with his teammates," Garrett said, per ESPN. "He's a professional."
Bryant signed a five-year, $70 million ($45 million guaranteed) contract in mid-July. He is coming off three straight 1,000-yard seasons and totaled a career-best 16 receiving touchdowns in 2014.
Bryant suffered the injury during Thursday's practice and the team held him out Saturday for precautionary reasons. He is considered day to day.
"We always want everyone out here, [but] at the same point, sometimes guys who have played a while, it's not the worst thing for them to have a break," Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said. "Now if it's a three-week break, that's a whole different thing. I have no idea. Is it three days? Six days? Three weeks? I haven't talked to them yet about that. Dez seems to think that he's not where he's going to miss all of camp. We'll see. I want him out there. But I think he'll be OK."
Bryant, who hasn't returned a punt for Dallas since the 2012 season, fielded punts during practice on Tuesday.
“He really likes doing it and he certainly has some game-breaking ability,” head coach Jason Garrett said. “Typically when you have a guy like that you want to keep him on one side of the ball or the other, but he is one of those guys you want to put back there and keep him in your back pocket if you need him.”
Bryant likes the idea: “Oh man, if they put me back there, I’m going to get back there.”
Bryant participated in every drill and the afternoon practice, even though the team suggested he might be limited at the start of camp after signing his $70 million deal so late in the offseason.
"That deal don't make me," Bryant said. "It don't make me. I play this game because I love this game. I don't give a damn about none of that. It's not going to change the way I play. It's not going to change the way I act."
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Bryant has not participated in any offseason workouts, so Jones noted it might not be for the best to give the receiver full reps right away.
"We have to get our hands around Dez, he hasn't been in a competitive training offseason and you want to make sure you don't throw him to the wolves," Jones said. "He works hard but there's nothing like working with your teammates in a competitive environment. It's an art to get through the preseason without significant injuries."
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