Quick healing Dez Bryant could play in 2 weeks

The prognosis for Dez Bryant is getting better all the time.

The Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver shed the walking boot he had been using since suffering a high ankle sprain at the beginning of training camp. Originally, it was expected that he would be out until the start of the regular season. Then, reports surfaced that the former Oklahoma State star might be able to get on the field for the final preseason game, if the team was so inclined to rush him back.

Now, Bryant could be on the field for the fourth preseason game for the Cowboys, who have five by virtue of participating in the Hall of Fame Game last weekend in Canton, Ohio.

Charean Williams of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram reports that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says Bryant could be available sooner rather than later.

“He’s doing well, and we expected him to do well, by the way," Jones said. "We had expectations, and I am hopeful we will have him back for those last two preseason games."

The Cowboys face the Houston Texans in their annual preseason meeting on Aug. 28. Then, they close out exhibition action vs. the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 2. We’re not sure it would be wise to have Bryant in action for the final preseason game, but the sooner he is back in practice at 100 percent, the better things will be for arguably the league’s most hyped rookie for 2010.

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