Cowboys WR Dez Bryant continues fast track back from ankle sprain

Things continue to progress along in the injury situation with wide out Dez Bryant. The first round pick continues to recover from a high-ankle sprain, and now there’s word that he would like to play in the teams final preseason game next week against the Miami Dolphins.

Dez Bryant showed some good signs at practice Thursday, running routes for the first time since he suffered a high-ankle sprain last month.

Before practice started, Bryant ran some routes for quarterback Stephen McGee under the watchful eye of wide receivers coach Ray Sherman. “I’m excited,” Bryant told the Cowboys’ official site early Thursday. “I am ready for it. I know I can (cut on the ankle).”

But by the end of the session Bryant was jogging through the routes with Sherman going over the proper release techniques and footwork. Full participation in practice could come as early as next week.

Bryant has been ruled out of this week’s game with Houston and it’s unlikely he’ll play against Miami, even though he will lobby to do so if he’s made progress. “If I do good or great,” Bryant said. “There’s a possibility I might get a couple snaps in next week against Miami.”

Bryant was on the fast track to being the Cowboys 3rd wide out when he went down, but if he can continue to recover and get back and show that he can cut on the ankle, there’s no doubt he’ll have plenty of time to make a big impact on a team that is expected to make a run in the NFC at the Super Bowl.

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