Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips had hoped rookie wide out Dez Bryant would practice on Wednesday but that was not the case as Bryant was held out of practice with an injury to his ankle and another to his ribs. Bryant has a stress fracture in his ribs and aggravated his ankle injury during Sunday's loss to the Titans.
On a better note for Dallas fans, Martellus Bennett returned to practice on Wednesday. Todd Archer reported that:
Bennett, who had been slowed with a left ankle injury since training camp began, went through the morning walkthrough without a problem. We will know how much he practiced later. Rookie fullback Chris Gronkowski (groin) is also at practice.
Bradie James, Igor Olshansky and Alan Ball were also held out of practice.