FRISCO, Texas – Quarterback Tony Romo and wide receiver Dez Bryant continue to recover from their respective injuries, though head coach Jason Garrett on Monday afternoon did not yet have results of a check-up MRI on Romo's back.
Following Sunday's 28-14 win over the Bengals, Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said indications were the next MRI would show the fractured bone in Romo's back has healed.
Asked what Romo could do next following an expected good medical report, Garrett said, "I just think continue his progress. He's working hard with our trainers, he's working hard with our strength coaches, he has been throwing a little bit the last week or so. Depending on how he feels with the work, you try to ramp him up each day as we go. It takes a lot of feedback. The player has to be honest with you about how he's feeling and then you make your decisions from there."
Garrett said working back into limited team drills "seems a little bit farther down the road" for Romo, who has been sidelined since suffering the injury Aug. 25 in preseason. In the meantime, rookie Dak Prescott will continue to start in Romo's place.
Bryant has missed the last two games with a hairline fracture in his knee and "has improved – there's no question you've seen that each and every day," Garrett said.
"He's moving around better. He's seems more comfortable. But we'll take his situation day by day. He had treatment today. We'll see how he feels tomorrow when he comes in."
With Sunday's trip to Green Bay up next, Garrett said the team doesn't necessarily have an eye on next week's bye as a chance to get Bryant two more full weeks of rest before returning.
"Well, sometimes you evaluate injuries like that, but I think what you try to do is you try to see who's going to be available for the game independent of that as much as you can," Garrett said. "These games are important, you have 16 of them, so all hands on deck every week if guys are available."
Garrett said left tackle Tyron Smith (back) and kicker Dan Bailey (back) felt fine after playing Sunday. Wide receiver Terrance Williams (shoulder) also "checked out OK today" after briefly getting shaken up against the Bengals, Garrett said.