Friday, September 23, 2011
Updated: September 24, 3:30 AM ET
WR Dez Bryant doesn't participate
By Tim MacMahon
IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant dressed for practice for the first time since suffering a bruised quadriceps in the season opener, but he did not participate Friday.
"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 worked out on the side. After sitting out Thursday, center Phil Costa (knee) and running back Felix Jones (shoulder) returned to practice with limited participation Friday.
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.
Receiver Miles Austin (hamstring), offensive guard Derrick Dockery (knee) and cornerback Orlando Scandrick (ankle) did not practice and aren't expected to play against the Redskins.
Kickoff specialist David Buehler (groin) had limited participation after being injured in practice this week. Dan Bailey would handle all kicking duties if Buehler was unable to play Monday night.
Tim MacMahon covers the Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com.