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Saturday, August 28, 2010
Dez Bryant runs routes full speed

By Tim MacMahon

HOUSTON -- Dez Bryant targeted this trip to Reliant Stadium for his preseason debut. He settled for running routes full speed for the first time since suffering a high ankle sprain July 30.

Bryant ran routes and caught passes from Stephen McGee under the supervision of receivers coach Ray Sherman for at least 15 minutes before other players started warming up.

A similar session, in which Bryant ran three-quarters speed, was halted Thursday by associate athletic trainer Britt Brown. Bryant jogged through the rest of his routes that afternoon.

There were no signs that Bryant's right ankle gave him any trouble Saturday afternoon. He made several sharp cuts off his right foot without problems.

Bryant plans to push to play in the preseason finale Thursday against the Miami Dolphins. The Cowboys' training staff is likely to exercise caution with the first-round pick, but there's no question he'll be ready for the Sept. 12 season opener against the Washington Redskins.