Although there are multiple reports that state that Dallas Cowboys star wide receiver Dez Bryant could miss the majority of the NFL season after suffering a broken foot, the Cowboys still believe that Bryant could return by Week 7. Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones initially stated that the Cowboys only expected Bryant to miss four to six weeks, but NFL Network reported last week that Bryant could miss up to 12 weeks after having to have bone graft surgery.
“We really feel it’s a fair goal that (Dez) Bryant will be back after the Week 6 bye,” stated the Cowboys VP Stephen Jones on a Dallas radio station.
ESPN medical expert Dr. Mark Adickes said just days after Bryant’s injury that expecting him to return in just four to six weeks was very “aggressive” and that an eight to twelve week absence was much more realistic.
Any Dez Bryant news probably needs to be taken with a grain of salt, but any good news about Bryant’s status is still to be taken as a positive. The bummer is even if he does make it back by week seven, he’ll be playing with Brandon Weeden or Matt Cassel, and not Tony Romo (clavicle). Still, you drafted Dez Bryant early in drafts, so getting him back asap is something you surely want to happen. You still have to wait, but this news obviously should shake any thoughts of flat out dropping Bryant in any leagues. Trading for him at a solid bargain isn’t a bad idea if the price is right.