Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys is back at work on Wednesday, fulfilling a prediction he made in a conversation with our Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan.
This is the first time since Sept. 11 that the star wide receiver has been able take part in a practice after having broken a bone in his foot six weeks ago.
The Cowboys plan was for Bryant to be "limited'' on Wednesday, though Fish reports that the more Bryant is able to do on Wednesday, the more he will attempt to do in a push toward playing Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
On Sunday, Bryant told Fish, "I don't think (his foot) has to be 100-percent healed for me to get back on the field. That's my choice.''
But in fact, Cowboys medical staff is against that concept. So maybe a conflict is being avoided as coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday that "all the bone scans look great.''
Bryant plans on looking great, too, even amid concerns that he might have "conditioning issues.'' Fact is, he's among the best-conditioned athletes on the planet so those issues should be less of a factor for him than more most anyone coming off six weeks of not playing. And remember, these were not six weeks of inactivity.
Said Garrett: “As this week goes on he’s going to take it day-by-day. Hopefully he can handle the work, and we’ll make our best judgments as a coaching staff as to what his role may or may not be for this weekend.”