"He's progressing on a daily basis," coach Jason Garrett said. "I think he's done more today than he has the last couple of days, so we're certainly optimistic about him. But again, he's day to day."
Bryant missed the Cowboys' Week 2 win over the San Francisco 49ers, when he was ruled out after attempting to run before the game at Candlestick Park. His status for the Cowboys' Monday night game against the Washington Redskins remains in question.
Bryant had three catches for 71 yards and a touchdown on the Cowboys' first two series of the season opener against the Jets, but he was shut out the remainder of the game. He sustained the bruise on a punt return before the second series.
Quarterback Tony Romo did not practice for the second consecutive day despite a CT scan taken Thursday indicating his punctured lung has healed. His availability for Monday will be determined by his ability to handle the pain of playing with a fractured rib, and Romo has said pain will not sideline him.
Tim MacMahon covers the Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com.