Dez Bryant is expected to be a full-go for Wednesday’s practice, coach Jason Garrett said.
The Cowboys star wide receiver didn’t play in the preseason, being limited with a hamstring injury since Aug. 6. Garrett did not seem overly concerned with the fact that Bryant hasn’t had any game reps with quarterback Tony Romo going into the season.
“We’re fortunate Tony and Dez have a lot of time on task over the years,” Garrett said. “And they have spent a lot of time together on the practice field. They’ve obviously played a lot in games together.
“You want guys to be practicing every day. You want them out there working together every day. Sometimes you’re not able to do that, so you try to make the best of what the situation is, and we’re confident in that they have a lot of experience in the past that they certainly can hone in on.”
As far as Romo, Garrett said the team hasn’t formulated a practice plan for the regular season yet. Romo sat out Wednesdays last year, and that proved to be beneficial in him having a career year.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll follow the same plan this year.
“We’re discussing what the best thing is for him and really for all the guys as we go week to week,” Garrett said. “He’s certainly done a lot more over the course of the offseason and training camp this year than he has the last two years. We feel good about where he is physically and then we’ll just have those discussions about how we want to handle each week and we’ll finalize those here in the next couple of days.”
In other injury news:
▪ Guard Zack Martin (neck) is returning to practice this week. He will wear a neck roll, something he is comfortable with and played with in high school.
▪ Wide receiver Devin Street (ankle) is expected to practice Wednesday. He sat out the final two preseason games.
▪ Linebacker Anthony Hitchens (right foot) is also expected to be good to go. Said Garrett: “Optimistic. Hopefully he can practice when we get on the practice field on Wednesday.”