Bryant expected to return Wednesday

Updated: May 25, 2010, 8:37 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant left Tuesday's organized team activities early with a stomach virus, owner Jerry Jones confirmed.

Bryant, who was given medication by the Cowboys' doctors, was sleeping and unavailable for comment Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday's practice was closed to the media, and so is Wednesday's.

Jones, at the NFL owners meetings Tuesday in Irving, Texas, was asked if thought Bryant would return to practice Wednesday.

"I do, and we basically told him to stay home and be there tomorrow [Wednesday]," Jones said, adding that Bryant first felt ill Monday. "Flu, upset stomach yesterday, and the trainers who saw him yesterday told him to stay home."

Bryant, the Cowboys' first-round draft pick, battled fatigue on the first day of the rookie minicamp at the end of April. He was coughing up water and bent over, but he was fine the next two days of the minicamp.

Calvin Watkins covers the Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com. You can follow him on Twitter or leave a question for his weekly mailbag.

Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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