Bryant will have an X-ray in the next few weeks to determine if he'll receive full clearance to resume football activities, the Dallas Morning News reports.
The Cowboys have relayed that Bryant is expected to be cleared for offseason practices in early June, but an X-ray appears to be the linchpin for the final decision. With OTAs taking place until their three-day mandatory minicamp commences on June 14, the organization will wait with bated breath for the news that Tony Romo's (back) No. 1 target is officially back in the fold.
Bryant (foot) is on track to be fully cleared for offseason practices in early June, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Though recovering as expected, Bryant likely still needs a few weeks to regain full health. There doesn't seem to be any question about his availability for the start of training camp, as he'll be more than six months removed from his most recent surgery. Meanwhile, Tony Romo (collarbone) is expected to be a full participant at OTAs in late May.
Although head coach Jason Garrett said that Dez Bryant is making "progress" in his recovery from surgery on his right foot, the wide receiver may not participate fully in mandatory minicamp in June, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports. "Like with all those guys, it's a day-by-day, week-by-week thing," added Garrett. "But he's had no setbacks, but he really continues to get better and better."
Plagued by foot problems stemming from a broken fifth metatarsal sustained in last season's opener, Bryant was contained to nine appearances and lacked the explosiveness previously exhibited throughout his career. Overall, he tallied 31 catches for 401 yards and three touchdowns, which marked career lows across the board, but the January procedure is expected to reestablish his top-tier stature. If he's unable to partake in the full array of drills at minicamp, there doesn't appear to be much question about his availability for the start of training camp.
After breaking his foot in Week 1, Bryant was ineffective in his return to action following surgery and had a second procedure performed once the regular season was over. He missed basically the entire offseason and preseason last year due to a contract dispute and hamstring injury, but the
The Dallas Cowboys expect Dez Bryant (foot) to be ready for the offseason program, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.
Bryant is reportedly making good progress in his recovery from early-January surgery on his troublesome right foot/ankle. He may still be limited during OTAs and minicamp but should be back to full strength by the time training camp begins. With Tony Romo (collarbone) also expected to be healthy long before training camp, the entire Dallas passing game will be well positioned for a major bounce back.
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