Practice Update: Dez Bryant Participates On Limited Basis; More

FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys' first practice of Week 6 included a sight that's been missing for nearly three weeks – Dez Bryant, in full uniform.

Bryant dressed out and went through the early portion of practice on Wednesday morning. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Bryant wouldn't be a full participant in practice and would focus on individual drills.

It still has to be considered a positive that Bryant is back on the field, just 17 days after suffering a hairline fracture in his knee during the Sept. 25 win against Chicago.

"We'll see how the works goes today," Garrett said. "He's certainly making progress day by day. Today is an important day for him to continue to make some steps."

As a whole, it seems like the Cowboys are returning to good health after a rash of injuries in the past few weeks. Lance Dunbar, Orlando Scandrick, Chaz Green and David Irving sat out of Wednesday's practice with various injuries. Tony Romo also sat out, as has been the case all season.

Other than those few, though, several of the team's biggest injury concerns were on hand for Wednesday's practice. Garrett said Tyron Smith is expected to practice fully after coming out of the Cincinnati games with no further problems to his back.

Dan Bailey also returned from last week's back injury to practice on Wednesday. The Cowboys' Pro Bowl kicker was a concern all last week, but he played against the Bengals and connected on all four of his extra point attempts.

Terrance Williams and Kyle Wilber were treated for minor injuries during that win against Cincinnati. Williams was on hand for the first practice of the week, but Wilber was officially ruled out on the team's injury report.

They might not have suited up, but Dunbar and Scandrick took part in rehabilitation work during practice. Dunbar sat out last week after dealing with some soreness in his right knee. Scandrick has missed three-straight games with hamstring problems.

Green and Irving were absent altogether. Green is still coping with the foot sprain he suffered Oct. 2 against San Francisco. Irving suffered a concussion in that game and has yet to return to practice.


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