Dez Bryant returns to play vs. Seattle

Kaplan says to keep Dez Bryant out (0:32)

ESPN medical analyst Dr. Michael Kaplan explains why the Cowboys should be cautious with WR Dez Bryant and keep him out another week. (0:32)

Dallas Cowboys star wide receiver Dez Bryant is listed as active and will play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.

Bryant, who has been sidelined since suffering a foot injury in Week 1, had been listed as questionable earlier this week.

The Cowboys plan to monitor Bryant's snaps, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter, but the two-time Pro Bowler has publicly stated that he wants to play.

"Of course, hell yeah, I'm playing," Bryant said Friday, acknowledging that the medical staff, coaches and owner Jerry Jones would be involved in the decision-making process.

Bryant had surgery to repair a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot on Sept. 14 and has missed Dallas' past five games. Bryant recently underwent X-rays that revealed new bone formation in his foot, sources told ESPN's Ed Werder.

But he still is looking to develop timing with Cowboys quarterback Matt Cassel, who threw three interceptions in last week's loss to the Giants and did not start practicing with Bryant until this past week.

On Wednesday Bryant returned to practice for the first time since Sept. 11 and was able to work into some 11-on-11 drills on Thursday and Friday.

ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer contributed to this report.