According to Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas, Cowboys rookie wide out Dez Bryant ran and made cuts on Monday for the first time since suffering a high ankle sprain on July 30.
Bryant has already been ruled out for this weekend’s preseason game against the Houston Texans. Per MacMahon:
“It’s very frustrating, but at the same time, I’ve got to look at the big picture,” Bryant said after a post-practice teaching session with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. “I’m trying my best to look at the big picture instead of what’s going on now. That’s the Washington Redskins.”
Head coach Wade Phillips said he does not expect Bryant to play during the preseason, but that decision hasn’t been made yet.
“We’ll just wait and see,” Phillips said. "I know he wants to play and he feels better, but we still want to make sure that he’s healthy.
“The prognosis all along has been that he will be able to play the first game, not the last preseason game or the last two preseason games. I know he wanted to, but he’s not a doctor or athletic trainer.”
The Cowboys remain optimistic that Bryant will be ready to go for the regular season opener against the Washington Redskins.