Cowboys rookie receiver Dez Bryant has been cleared to play Thursday night against the Dolphins. He might play, too, since it sounds as if the Cowboys will play their first-team offense at least a series.
"I don’t know," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said when asked if Bryant would play Thursday. "He’ll be able to play. He’ll be ready to go. It’s a question of is it worth some of the risk. If we end up playing our regulars, then that might make a difference. We typically have not played a full set of our players, so that might be something we might consider since we’ve got a chance to have our starters out there."
Bryant ran routes before the game. He also ran full speed some Thursday. Bryant, who injured his right ankle in practice July 30 and has not practiced with the team since, said he feels great and eager to get back on the field.
"I'm very anxious to get back on the field," Bryant said. "At the same time, I know it's a work in progress. I have to do everything everybody asks me to do to get to 100 percent. I know how calm I am about the game of football. I just have to be smart. Hopefully, when the trainers give me that go call, I'll be ready to go."
-- Charean Williams