Dez Bryant gets on practice field

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant practiced for the first time this week on Friday.

Bryant, who is dealing with a nagging ankle sprain, participated in special teams drills during the portion of practice open to the media. He was listed as limited on the Cowboys' official injury report.

There is no doubt that Bryant, who has not missed a regular-season game, will be available Monday night against the Giants. It's a matter of how healthy he will be.

"He was out there running around pretty good," coach Wade Phillips said. "He's way ahead of where he was the previous week or two."

That's also the case with linebacker Bradie James (knee) and center Andre Gurode (knee). They've been limited in practice this week but participated fully Friday.

Right tackle Marc Colombo returned to practice Friday after being given a day of rest for precautionary reasons.

Left guard Kyle Kosier (Achilles tendon) has not practiced this week. He's expected to miss two or three games, although Phillips has yet to rule him out against the Giants.

"I'm certainly worried that he won't be able to play," Phillips said.

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