IRVING, Texas – Wide receiver Dez Bryant is expected to be ready for the Cowboys' offseason program after surgery on his right foot and ankle, which is scheduled for Wednesday, according to multiple reports.
The Cowboys placed Bryant on injured reserve Dec. 30 with the expectation he would have surgery within a week after the 2015 season. Following their 34-23 season finale loss to the Washington Redskins this past Sunday, team owner/general manager Jerry Jones said the procedure won't affect Bryant's availability for the team's offseason program that begins in April.
"What I am told is that he shouldn't miss any of our organized offseason work and certainly not training camp," Jones said.
Although Bryant was able to play in nine straight games before going on injured reserve, foot and ankle injuries nagged him for weeks. He missed five games in September and October following surgery to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot, and then the final two games of the season against Buffalo and Washington.
In nine games, Bryant had 31 catches for 401 yards and 3 touchdowns. He played with starting quarterback Tony Romo in only three games due to Romo's fractured left collarbone.