Dez Bryant underwent an X-ray on his foot Wednesday, as receivers coach Derek Dooley said would happen two weeks ago. The Cowboys anticipate the X-ray will show the bone fully healed, clearing Bryant.
However, the Cowboys will continue to be cautious with Bryant until training camp.
“Hopefully he’ll be cleared to take the next step, and then we have to decide what that next step is,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “He’s done a really good job in his rehab. He’s been involved in some of the walk-through situations, and I think he’s benefitted from that. He has not practiced. Once he does some of the walk-through stuff… He’s really watching practice and doing his rehab on the side, and all of that has gone well. We’ll see how he does with that next examination, and we’ll make our decision from there.”
Bryant fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot in the season opener, requiring surgery. He played only nine games, none completely healthy, and needed more surgery on his foot as well as surgery on his right ankle after the season.