The Dallas Cowboys have been hurting badly on offense the past few weeks, as they’ve been trying to get by without the help from star players, quarterback Tony Romo and wide receiver Dez Bryant.
Come week seven, it’s possible they get one of them back. While the reports have been consistently negative on the status of Dez Bryant, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recently suggested a week seven return isn’t off the table. Bryant is scheduled to test his surgically repaired foot on Wednesday, and if all goes well, he could be activated for Sunday’s matchup with the division rival New York Giants.
Jerry Jones says on @1053thefan that Dez has a chance to play this week. They will see if he’s comfortable making his cuts Wed and Thurs.
— Charean Williams (@NFLCharean) October 20, 2015
Bryant is far from a lock to suit up, and it’s entirely possible he could end up being limited even if he does play. Odds are the Cowboys wouldn’t push him out onto the field if he wasn’t fully ready, however. Terrance Williams and Coley Beasley will continue to try to pick up the slack at wide receiver if Bryant remains out yet again this week.
We have to take these reports with a grain of salt for two reasons: there hasn’t been anything yet to suggest Bryant will return this week and even if he does, he doesn’t have Romo throwing him passes. Instead it’s Matt Cassel, who is only a hair better than the guy he’s replacing – Brandon Weeden. And really, that’s only a maybe. Bryant is a superstar talent, however, so if he is indeed made available, he’s a must-start in season long fantasy football leagues. He could be an interesting contrarian play in daily fantasy football, too, but we’ll wait to see just what his exact status is before we pay up for him this week.