| Dez Bryant on a pitch count? -- Sat Oct 31 7:00 am --|
VP Stephen Jones optimistic Bryant will play
|Dez Bryant was limited all week in practice and listed as questionable for Sunday on the team's official injury report. "I don't think it's realistic to think he's going to be able to go out there every play after not playing here for six, seven weeks," Jones said. "There's going to be a pitch count. As to what that number is, I think that's to be determined." (Dallas Morning News)|
FF Today's Take: It sounds like Dez is going to give it a go, but fantasy owners should temper their expectations given the comments above and the caliber of the opponent. Anything above WR2 value for Dez this week should be considered a bonus.
| Cowboys optimistic Bryant will play -- Fri Oct 30 8:12 am --|
Barring a setback
|The Cowboys are optimistic WR Dez Bryant will play this weekend. Source said he "should be" a go barring a setback today. (Rand Getlin on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Bryant has been out since Week 1 with a foot injury and he'll be tough to trust with Matt Cassel at quarterback but owners should be comfortable with WR2 value if he plays.
| Dez Bryant limited in practice -- Wed Oct 28 6:56 pm --|
Nearing return from broken foot
|The Dallas Cowboys have their star wide receiver back. Dez Bryant practiced today for the first time since Sept. 11. Bryant was limited in his remains that he can suit up Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. It's a tangible step toward game action for the veteran pass-catcher who hasn't played since breaking a bone in his right foot against the Giants in the season opener. Bryant wasn't a full participant in Wednesday's session, but hope remains that he can suit up Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
FF Today's Take: The Cowboys won't rush their star wideout back onto the field and the team's matchup and current quarterback play put a damper on Bryant's fantasy upside. If given the green light to play, don't be surprised if the team limits his snap count in his first game action since the team's opening game of the year.
| Dez Bryant doubtful though not yet ruled out -- Fri Oct 23 6:40 pm --|
Cowboys' star "is running and cutting at full speed"
|Dez Bryant has been sidelined with a broken foot since Week 1 but coach Jason Garrett said Thursday that the Cowboys' all-world wide receiver is "day to day," and that no one has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants, reports NFL.com's Desmond Purnell. Garrett said before practice that Bryant "is running and cutting at full speed," according to Fort Worth Star-Telegram Charean Williams. (CBS Sports)|
FF Today's Take: Dallas is desperate for a victory but don't expect them to risk the health of their best offensive weapon. Bryant will probably miss at least one more game before returning to the Cowboys' lineup. Terrance Williams and Jason Witten remain the team's top two receiving options in the interim.
| Dez Bryant will test foot this week -- Tue Oct 20 11:15 am --|
Jerry Jones says WR has a shot to play vs. Giants
|NFL reporter Charean Williams on Twitter: "Jerry Jones says on @1053thefan that Dez Bryant has a chance to play this week. They will see if he's comfortable making his cuts Wed and Thurs." (Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: It's good news that he's giving it a shot in practice, but we suspect there's no way that Dez is ready to play at 100 percent.
| Dez Bryant's foot to take six weeks to heal -- Tue Sep 15 10:59 am --|
Jerry Jones Cowboys star WR will be out through team's Week 6 bye
|In a radio interview, Jerry Jones said Dez Bryant's (Jones fracture in foot) surgery went well, but that the foot will take a full six weeks to heal completely. (Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Don't I know it! I once had the exact same foot fracture (fifth metatarsal) and it's a low-blood-flow area that heals relatively slowly, though the inserted screw aids the process. The Cowboys will likely continue to spread the ball around to TE Jason Witten, WR Terrance Williams, slot receiver Cole Beasley, RB Lance Dunbar -- though we could see some of second-year WR Devon Street and rookie Lucky Whitehead if the team shows a need for a bigger edge target.
| Bryant diagnosed with Jones fracture -- Mon Sep 14 4:25 pm --|
Possible Week 8 return?
|Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot, according to a source. The injury is known as a Jones fracture and requires surgery to correct. He is scheduled to have the operation on Tuesday.
That's the same injury as Thunder star Kevin Durant, who had to have three surgeries and was shut down for the season last year.
Bryant's last play of Sunday's game came in the first minute of the fourth quarter when he caught a pass on a crossing route. (Dallas Morning News)|
FF Today's Take: ESPN Dallas considers Week 8 a more realistic return date, but owners need to pray the surgery corrects the problem. A Jones fracture is the same injury that eventually shut down NBA star Kevin Durant this past season and the same ailment that caused the Bengals' Marvin Jones to sit out all of last season. While Week 1 is not a time to panic, Bryant's owners would be wise to treat this as an injury that could hinder him all season.
| Dez Bryant out 4-6 weeks, foot injury -- Sun Sep 13 10:00 pm --|
|Dallas All-Pro receiver Dez Bryant could be out at least a month after breaking his right foot in the Cowboys' season-opening victory over the New York Giants. Owner Jerry Jones said Bryant would need a pin and be out four to six weeks. (Dallas Morning News)|
FF Today's Take: The Cowboys will be without their biggest playmaker for at least a month. Next up on the depth chart is Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley. Tight End Jason Witten may also see increased targets over the next few weeks. If available, Williams will be a hot waiver wire pickup as a potential WR2/3.