Dez Bryant's optimistic goal that he would be back for the final two preseason games appears to have slipped away.
The Cowboys first round pick has not been cleared to resume practice when the team returns to Oxnard for the final six days of training camp. When asked if he expected Bryant to be able to practice with the team at some point this week, head coach Wade Phillips said:
"I wouldn't think so. They (training staff) told me the first game.''
That would be against Washington on Sept. 12.
Bryant suffered a high ankle sprain in the opening week of camp, an injury the Cowboys said at the time would keep him out four to six weeks.
Dez will likely start slow, but could be a prime fantasy weapon later in the season.